The 10 Best Eco-Friendly Stores And Sustainable Brands In 2021

October 27, 2021
Sustainability

Thrifting and upcycling what we own are amazing ways to be environmentally friendly, and while we don't want to overbuy, there’s always a point that we need to buy something new.

So, we may as well vote with our wallets and support  environmentally friendly and sustainable companies and restaurants.

In this article, we'll be having a look at the 10 best  environmentally friendly brands, including the top sustainable companies or brands of 2021.

TOP 10 ECO-FRIENDLY AND SUSTAINABLE BRANDS IN 2021

1. GROVE

Grove makes sustainable household cleaning products, including concentrates. They offer flexible monthly shipments as well.

They were also named an EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year 2020 and aim to become 100% plastic free by 2025 and are plastic neutral today.

2. GIRLFRIEND COLLECTIVE

The Girlfriend Collective is a clothing brand that uses eco-friendly dyes and recycled materials. These include postconsumer water bottles, nylon and fishing nets, which make up more than half of their clothing and packaging.

They're also size inclusive. Their popular leggings come in sizes up to 6XL.

Another thing that sets this wonderful brand apart is that they'll accept any used compressive pieces shipped back to upcycle into new pieces, plus you'll get store credit.

3. PELA

Pela has the distinction of being the first company to create the first 100% biodegradable phone case.

It's also worth mentioning they've expanded their line of products to include smart watch bands, AirPods cases and even sunglasses!

4. MY OWN WATER

My Own Water supplies purified and spring water with personalized labels for companies, such as hotels, golf courses and fitness clubs.

Catering to business owners and individuals alike, the company has a great range of environmentally friendly drinking container products for everyone’s needs and requirements.

Aside from its signature line of custom water bottles, the company also offers 100% recyclable aluminum containers as part of its growing lineup of eco-conscious products.

5. BEYOND MEAT

As you've probably noticed, Beyond Meat is available at some of your favorite restaurants and even some grocery stores.

Beyond Meat offers plant based meat alternatives, such as "burgers" and other crowd favorites to satisfy our taste and appetite for meat in a healthier and more sustainable way.

One Beyond burger takes 99% less water, 93% less land, 90% less carbon emissions and 46% less energy than an animal based beef burger.

6. PATAGONIA

Patagonia sells outdoor athletic wear and gear, such as fleece, sleeping bags and snow gear.

What makes them different is that they've built repair centers around the world to prolong the lifespan of their products.

They also support grassroots environmental groups and acknowledge that they're seeking to improve their practices when it comes to sustainability.

7. GREEN TOYS

Green Toys makes toys for babies and toddlers. What sets this company apart is that these toys are made from recycled milk jugs and printed with soy ink.

Not only are they made from recycled material, the dye is non-toxic too, which is a win-win for environmentalist shoppers.

8. NATIVE SHOES

Native shoes are not only comfy and cute, they're also made from EVA (Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate) materials. It's not only more shock absorbant and lighter, but also more durable than other shoe soles. This means you need to shop for shoes less often than usual!

Native Shoes is also a cruelty free and vegan company. Another noteworthy fact about Native Shoes is that they collect old pairs of their brand of shoes and remake them into playground flooring and insulation.

They also created a groundbreaking, limited edition plant based pair of kicks called the Plant Shoe, which is the first 100% biodegradable shoe.

9. NUMI TEA

Numi Tea takes a holistic approach to sustainability. This means that they've made their packaging sustainable and even track carbon emissions during the production process. Every step in sourcing, making and selling their tea is environmentally sound.

What's even more impressive is that they're also responsible for creating OSC2 (One Step Closer to an Organic Sustainable Community), a group of CEOs and business leaders from the sustainability focused and natural products industry that are dedicated to improving not only their own business practices, but all across the board.

10. SEVENTH GENERATION

Seventh Generation is a cleaning products company. They revolutionized the cleaning industry by introducing eco-friendly and non-toxic cleaning products that are not only kinder to the environment, but safer for use around children and pets.

Not only are their products competitively priced, Seventh Generation also recently topped Forbes' annual "Best For The Environment" list. This is a big deal because this list is for companies that exceed standard green and eco conscious practices.

ECO FRIENDLY BRANDS: SHOPPING FOR GREEN IS IN

While there are so many companies that are worthy of recognition for their efforts in being or becoming more sustainable and environmentally friendly, we've narrowed it down to 10 companies that ultimately provide items we all need and use in our day-to-day lives.

Buying reusable products, where it's practical, is also another way to be more sustainable and eco-friendly. Why not vote with our wallets and support businesses and companies that have sustainable and eco-friendly practices, like the ones listed?

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