This Earth Day, in this bog post I share with you 3 simple ways to be a more conscious consumer.
#1 - Shop Fair Trade and Ethical Brands
Here are few natural and organic brands that use fair trade practices
These brands use fair trade practices and sustainable ingredients
Dr. Bronner's make natural gentle soaps for the whole family. They work with organic farmers to create equitable supply chains, fair living wages, and excellent working conditions as they invest in the people and communities they partner with.
Mata Traders is an organic clothing company that work with artisans to make their clothing and pay them a fair wage. They make these beautiful organic clothes for everyday wear. Their mission is to ‘fashion a better world’ by creating designs that celebrate a woman’s originality and empower her to use her dollar for change.
#2 Shop Green Beauty Brands with Sustainable Packaging
What is consider sustainable packaging? Sustainable packaging is packaging made out of material that can be easily repurposed, harvested without harmful effect on the environment, or is biodegradable.
Here are few green beauty companies that uses sustainable packaging.
- Tata Harper: The majority of their packaging is made of glass. They only use plastic for their pumps and when it is necessary for their products to function.
- Ecco Bella: Ecco Bella offers three different refillable packages for multiple products (eyeshadow, powder eyeliner, blush, and shimmer dust).
- Captain Blankenship: This is a natural hair products brands that use recyclable and reusable glass packaging
- Elate Beauty: they use bamboo packaging from China and work with a green certified, fair-trade manufacturer.
#3 Reduce the use of plastic in your house.
An article from Clear Water Action mentioned that "plastic waste affected at least 267 marine species, including 43 percent of marine mammal species and 86 percent of sea turtle species."
Plastic waste has been so damaging to the marine life. We got to do better and every little step count! One of the easiest ways to reduce your use of plastic is to use reusable silicone bags like Stasher bags. This is a healthier alternative to plastic, their bags are self-sealing, air-tight, and made with food-grade silicone.