Every day is the perfect day to love Mother Earth, but let’s pay extra attention to our consumer choices this Earth Day. Every purchase makes an impact! Here are some choice sustainable brands and products that we are recommending this year:
NAGNATA Bralet + Laya Legging
Comfortable and stylish pieces from NAGNATA are made from natural fibers and sustainable manufacturing. In collaboration with The Woolmark Company, NAGNATA has seamlessly blended Australian Merino wool with Tencel for fitted, high-stretch workout clothes with minimal use of synthetic fibers and maximum breathability and softness.
Merino wool is 100 percent natural, renewable and biodegradable. It’s one of the world’s most technically advanced fibers that works with the wearer’s body to control temperature, moisture and odor. The NAGNATA collection proves that sustainably produced fashion can have both style and quality.
Bralet $118; Laya Legging $150
Patagonia Men’s Stretch Hydroflow Boardshorts
A certified B-Corporation, Patagonia is recognized internationally for its commitment to product quality and environmental activism. These technical boardshorts are fast-drying, superlight and feature four-way stretch for unrestricted freedom of movement while surfing, kitesurfing or bodysurfing. Fair Trade Certified sewn and made from 87 percent recycled polyester.
Jungmaven 100% Hemp Stripe Tees
Jungmaven is committed to the effort of legalizing hemp — a natural fiber that the company vocally believes has the potential to change the world. A phytoremediation plant, hemp restores balance to environments by cleaning the soil, air and water. Theses tees are not only sustainable, they have a vintage style that lasts a lifetime.
Toad&Co. Tara Hemp Sleeveless Jumpsuit
Toad&Co’s Spring 2019 season marks 100 percent sustainability for the first time in the brand’s history. This means all of their products have a minimum of 80 percent sustainable fibers and/or fabrics that are third-party certified for responsible manufacturing. Made from the brand’s new Stretch Hemp, this lightweight jumpsuit naturally wicks moisture and travels with ease.
Based out of Buena Vista, Colorado, Freegirl Skin Care products are made with organic, plant-based, wild-crafted ingredients — all MADE SAFE® Certified to be non-toxic. The skincare brand uses raw materials — never bleached or processed, conserving all of their nourishing vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins and lovely natural colors.
Boxed Water Is Better
Get all the convenience of bottled water without the waste. The Boxed Water Is Better boxes are more eco-friendly than plastic bottles and are more efficient to produce and ship. When it comes to your water container, choose one that is either reusable or, like these, 100 percent recyclable.
Yellow Willow Yoga Mats
This Australia-based yoga mat brand makes 100 percent machine washable, stylish yoga mats made of recyclable and biodegradable materials. Micro-fiber suede fabric top made from recycled plastic bottles bonded to 100 percent natural biodegradable tree rubber provide you with grip and softness standards to beat the heat and keep your poses solid and deep.
Astral Hemp Baker
This everyday slip-on is a unisex shoe with durable, antimicrobial and naturally odor-resistant hemp canvas upper stitched to a flexible and grippy outsole. Astral is on a mission to design products with the smallest environmental footprint. Hemp is grown without pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers and requires 21 percent less water to grow than cotton.
Yoga Sling 3 Knit
These sandals are not only sustainable, they are vegan. These have anatomically-perfect footbeds made out of real yoga mat, and the knitted one-piece upper keeps your feet securely in place.
Chaos Macy Women’s Sun Brim
This spring and summer hat is made from 55 percent hemp and 45 percent recycled polyester. With a wide and shapeable brim, the hat offers extra protection, while also being UPF 50. It’s packable and crushable for packing, so get ready to bring it to the beach in your carry on.
Costa’s commitment to sustainability is rare in the eyewear world. Kick Plastic was launched by Costa to help reduce the amount of plastic they use as a company and to mobilize a movement. Costa uses as many sustainable materials as possible in their products, such as bio-based resin and recycled fishing nets. Some summer favorites include the Spearo, Rinconcito (pictured here) and Broadbill for men and the Panga, Cheeca and WaterWoman for ladies.