These days, thanks to a sea of designers and brands who are trying to make the world a better place, considering your environmental impact at home has never been easier.
Buying things for the home is no longer as simple as searching for bedding that you like the look of. We are now on a quest for things that have been designed and made sustainably. And we love it!
From decor to textiles and from food storage to paint, here we’ve put together a list of our favourite eco-friendly home brands that you’ll love.
1 // Pampa
Beautiful textile brand, Pampa, is located in Byron Bay’s shopping district. In store, you will discover a stunning range of handwoven rugs, throws and cushions made in Argentina by remote indigenous communities using traditional techniques. The business follows fair trade practices, aiming to offer a fair income to skilled artisans and help sustain these traditional communities into the future. The couple behind the brand, Carl and Victoria (who is originally from Argentina), also ensure each creation is made with naturally dyed fibres, and they’re both photographers so expect to see their amazing photos for sale as well.
2 // Life Basics
Made from cotton, beeswax, eucalyptus oil and jojoba, and offering a great alternative to cling wrap, the Life Basics wraps save money and help the environment. They can be used for wrapping all types of food, covering bowls and so on.
3 // Creative Women
Creative Women offer handmade textiles that support sustainable employment as well as unique products tied to artisanal traditions and time-honored processes. Working with women in Ethiopia, Morocco, and Bolivia, Creative Women aims to create a positive impact in communities.
4 // Ecolour paints
Paint without the dangerous chemicals and toxins? Yes, please. Ecolour use breakthrough technology to manufacture premium-quality, water-based paints that are 100% free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which means you can breathe easy and enjoy your freshly painted room immediately. Suitable for interior, exterior and timber finishes, the paints are available in an array of colours.
5 // Package Free
Owned by Lauren Singer who runs popular zero-waste blog Trash Is For Tossers, this gorgeous minimalistic shop located in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg is, as the name suggests, full of sustainable home, beauty and clothing items. And the good news? They have an online store, too! Package Free‘s curation aims to help you immediately reduce your waste production at home. Think bamboo products, plastic-free alternatives to everyday items and things such as skateboards made from ocean plastic. Be warned, you will want to bring one of everything home in your luggage.
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