Hey, there Beauty Birds! Welcome to 2019, a time when sustainability is top of mind and thanks to consumer demand, many companies are answering our calls for more sustainable solutions to everyday items. Here at SkinOwl, we believe that living more sustainably now will help our planet and ourselves live a healthier future. If you’re looking to upgrade some of your everyday items to a more sustainable option, check out some of our top selects!
Able || a Vegan Lifestyle Brand
With a goal of helping end generational poverty by providing economic opportunity to women, Able is your “one-stop shop for ethical fashion, offering leather goods, handmade jewelry, denim, clothing and footwear”. Based in Nashville, but supporting communities across the globe, Able is pushing the fashion industry to new ethical heights by providing unparalleled transparency of the social impact of their employment and manufacturing practices. Their passion to provide their fashion workers with a livable wage will allow you to feel good about your purchase of vegan, women-made goods.
Diff Eyewear || Charitable Designer Sunglasses
Heralded as the Toms of the eyewear industry, Diff Eyewear donates a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair they sell. Since 2015, DIFF has donated an incredible 1,000,000 pairs of reading glasses to individuals in need around the world. Their promise of premium and high-quality materials without hidden costs will have you coming back time and time again for your perfect pair of prescription glasses, sunglasses, or even blue light glasses. You may even see your favorite celebrity or influencer sporting some of their styles!
Grove Collaborative || Where Home Products Support Both People and The Planet
Grove Collaborative promises healthy products that don’t just work, but are enjoyable to use! They deliver all-natural home, beauty, and personal care products directly to your door! Not only are their products sustainable, non-toxic, and cruelty-free, Grove even looks into their brands’ supply chain to guarantee transparency and ingredient quality. Grove Collaborative is a Certified B Corporation, meaning that they meet high standards of transparency, accountability, and environmentalism. They even have a goal of planting 1 million trees over the next three years with their contributions to the Arbour Day Foundation.
Allbirds || The World’s Most Comfortable Shoes
Allbirds was born from founder, Tim Brown’s, love of merino wool. After identifying that this remarkable, sustainable resource was virtually absent in the footwear industry, Tim teamed up with engineer and renewables expert, Joey Zwillinger, to design a line of footwear made from their revolutionary wool fabric. Made with natural materials such as wool, FSC Certified tree fiber, and sustainable sugarcane, Allbirds shoes are designed with practicality in mind. Their 90% post-consumer recycled cardboard packaging and their commitment to turning recycled water bottles into shoelaces and straps helps reduce waste. Plus, Allbirds is a Certified B Corporation; their Soles4Souls program helps find lightly used Allbirds a new home in communities all over the world.
Which one of these sustainable brands will you try first?