16 Ethical Essentials To Elevate Your Home
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.
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.
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.
Crafted from durable stainless steel, Greenpan makes eco-friendly, non-stick ceramic cookware without PFAS, PFOA, lead and cadmium (read: no harmful fumes).
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.
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.
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.
Add geometric, colorful charm into your space with this artisanal, ethically-sourced and handcrafted wool rug.
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.
Made from reclaimed wood, this handsome bed is sure to add raw texture and modern farmhouse style to any principal bedroom.
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.
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.
Made of eco-friendly and sustainable components, this eye-catching pendant is sure to become a statement piece above any gathering place.
The plush, soft blue tones of this fair trade, organic towel gives a touch of Hampson’s cool to any bathroom.
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.
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.