Climate change affects the whole planet, so why is the sustainability movement so white-washed? Enough Black-owned brands exist within the stratosphere to dominate a large chunk of the eco-friendly fashion, beauty, wellness, and lifestyle industries, yet are often left out of the conversation. Let’s chat: we scoured the web (and our own personal belongings) to curate a list of the best Black-owned sustainable brands that we can support to support the planet.
What makes a brand sustainable? Biodegradable packaging, all-natural ingredients and textiles, ethical sourcing, fair trade methods, and upcycling materials are just a start to a long list of practices that retailers can implement to soften their carbon footprints. Ahead, shop an eco-collection of all-natural coconut lip balms, breezy 100% linen sheets, luxe vegan foot care, toxin-free yoga mats, and more sustainable goods from Black-owned brands that are crushing the eco-friendly game — not the earth.
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Goodee, founded by Byron and Dexter Peart, creates, “good design that doesn’t cost the Earth.” This Black-owned marketplace offers hundreds of responsibly-created products from numerous vendors and each one tells its own story.
Goodee Bicycle Basket, $, available at GoodeeLinoto
Linoto sheets are held to the same standards as designer dresses — each set is marked with chalk, expertly cut, washed with natural laundry detergent, and wrapped up in plastic-free sustainable packaging. Founder and creative director, Jason Evege, manipulates linen fabric into sheets that help you sleep better, curtains that effortlessly embellish a room, and more quality home essentials.
Linoto 100% Linen Sheet Sets, $, available at LinotoJade Swim
A majority of Jade Swim’s collections are created from 100% regenerated nylon, Oeko-Tex certified fabrics, and are packaged in 100% recycled plastic and biodegradable shipping bags. Former fashion stylist and editor, Brittany Kozerski runs Jade Swim on both minimalist designs and minimal waste practices.
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