Investing in green and socially conscious home design is an amazing way to minimize your carbon footprint while contributing to initiatives that enable artisans to earn livable wages from their craft. Luckily, plenty of retailers are committed to sourcing local, eco-friendly and sustainably-made products — and thus becoming ethically aware has never been easier.
Discover a handful of inspiring goodies — from a non-toxic all-purpose cleaner to a handmade ethically sourced rug and an organic bath towel — proving you don’t have to sacrifice style for sustainability. Conscious consumerism has never been so chic!
Click though our top picks to improve the world, while you improve your space.
As part of H&M Home’s conscious home line, this botanical cushion cover is made with organic cotton fabric. Bonus: the playful leaf design will transport you to a tropical escape in your own abode.
Source: H&M Home
Patterned Cushion Cover, $15,
Through Nordstrom’s partnership with non-profit charity WE, a portion of the proceeds are donated to support organizations that help empower youth while adding a touch of glam to your home.
Treasure & Bond Medium Geo Metallic Glass Vase, $34,
Not only is this stool visually stunning, but it’s also made from natural and recycled materials. From the genius minds of fashion brand Want Les Essentiels, designers Byron and Dexter Peart have stepped into the home decor world with Goodee, a space to launch social and eco-conscious brands.
Fionia Stool by Skagerak, $433,
Crafted from durable stainless steel, Greenpan makes eco-friendly, non-stick ceramic cookware without PFAS, PFOA, lead and cadmium (read: no harmful fumes).
Greenpan Venice Pro Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware 10-Piece Set, $543,
Wipe down countertops and remove dirt and grease using this all purpose cleaner. Peppermint, lavender and rosemary essential oils — clean ingredients you can actually pronounce and understand — freshen and deodorize your home.
Multi Clean Invigorating All Purpose Cleaner, $13,
Hand-picked in the historic Khan el-Khalili souk in Cairo, Egypt, this blown glass carafe and cup sets’ majestic blue hue will add an air of whimsy to al fresco dining.
Glass Carafe and Cup Set in Sky, $60,
Based in Tuscany, Italy, Uashmama is a family-run business who’s 100% organic, reusable and versatile paper bags can be used to store bread, bathroom organization and even popcorn. Smart storage has never looked so stylish.
Source: Holt Renfrew
Products: Uashmama Paper Bag (Small), $24, available at Holt Renfrew's Yorkdale, Square One, Calgary and Vancouver locations
Add geometric, colorful charm into your space with this artisanal, ethically-sourced and handcrafted wool rug.
Goly Handwoven Wool and Cotton Rug, $379,
Instantly drift into relaxation with this soy candle’s formula of soothing chamomile, lavender and vetiver botanicals. The Detox Market is a one stop shop for elevated, pure green accents to envelop your space in pleasant scents.
Source: The Detox Market
Uma Oils Pure Calm Wellness Candle, $89,
Made from reclaimed wood, this handsome bed is sure to add raw texture and modern farmhouse style to any principal bedroom.
Source: Urban Barn
Stapleton Bed in Whiskey Brown, from $999,
Instead of single-use plastic, try these eco-friendly and dishwasher safe bags perfect to carry, store and freeze leftovers and snacks. Made from reusable materials that are BPA-, PVC- and phthalate-free, the planet will thank you.
Full Circle Ziptuck EVA Sandwich Bags (Set of 2), $12,
Handcrafted in Mexico, each Puebla Marble Serving Board is unique. Made from start to finish in a fair trade environment, the elegant veining will add sophistication to your kitchen counter.
Source: The Citizenry
Puebla Marble Serving Board, $125,
Made of eco-friendly and sustainable components, this eye-catching pendant is sure to become a statement piece above any gathering place.
Source: Bed Bath & Beyond
Elk Lighting Modern Organics 1-Light Pendant in White, $297,
The plush, soft blue tones of this fair trade, organic towel gives a touch of Hampson’s cool to any bathroom.
Source: Hudson's Bay
Boutique By Distinctly Home Air Rich Bath Towel in Blue, $30,
Ideal for entertaining, rest libations on this beautiful set worthy of a conversation. Made from pure brass and natural Ankole horn, each gorgeous coaster was sourced ethically and crafted by artisans and metalsmiths in Kampala, Uganda.
Source: Rose & Fitzgerald
Pure Brass & Ankole Horn Coaster Set in Light Horn, $144,
Save the turtles and opt for this reusable, stainless steel and dishwasher safe straw — perfect for on-the-go use and compact enough to hide in a pocket or purse.
Final Touch Go Sip Stainless Steel Straw, $16,