Darn Good Yarn’s yarn made from saris incorporates a repurposing of waste materials that is good for environmental initiatives and families in Nepal and India. … Read More
As consumers learn more about the potential for business to have a net positive impact on the world, the demand for products made by such conscientious companies continues to grow. It seems like there’s never been a better time to be able to choose environmentally friendly building materials, furniture, appliances and other green products for your home, whether for indoors or out. And lucky for the environmentally and socially inclined designers, you can also decorate and furnish your home with products that give back and create good jobs for artisans and makers all around the world.
Certified B Corporation furniture makers like The Joinery and Dapwood Furniture Co., for example, create sustainably harvested hardwood furniture. Other companies like Inigo Scout provide blankets for children in need — for every blanket purchase, the company pays for a craftsperson to knit at least 10 more for children in need of warmth in their local community. Certified B Corporation Yellow Leaf Hammocks is dedicated to creating artisan weaving jobs for the bottom one percent — each hammock is 100-percent handmade by hill-tribe artisans in rural Thailand, so each hammock purchased helps empower families and communities by creating healthy, sustainable jobs and eradicating extreme poverty.
Conscientious companies that produce nontoxic cleaning products are excellent examples of products that can do good in the world as well. Consumers was to keep their kitchen and bathroom sparkling by using good-for-the-environment cleaning products from companies that have proven they have an authentic concern for the environment and the health of their customers. A quick-and-dirty marketing campaign won’t cut it — consumers will force such companies to come clean, and will continue to opt for truly dedicated businesses.
In the backyard, responsible gardeners want more choices, too, when shopping for supplies that won’t harm their kids, pets or the environment. At Certified B Corporation Gardener’s Supply, for instance, consumers can feel confident that they’re purchasing organic soil, durable gardening tools and other sustainable supplies like rain barrels, composters and more. Plus, the employee-owned company is turning its profits into a powerful tool in its local community while doing global garnering outreach and education. Learn more about mission-driven companies’ products for the home in our free report.
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Sheeva Sairafi, the founder of Local and Lejos, has a passion for one-of-a-kind artisan pieces, and she wants them to be accessible to conscientious consumers near and far. … Read More
The CEO of BANGS Shoes Hannah Davis and the CEO of This Bar Saves Lives Ryan Devlin recommend their favorite products from sustainable and socially conscious brands. … Read More
Inigo Scout believes that all children have the right to freedom and the opportunity to make the most of their lives, from day one. … Read More
Purchasing handmade goods from Yellow Leaf Hammocks helps eradicate poverty in Thailand. … Read More
The Redwoods Group’s Christina Smith shares socially conscientious products she loves. … Read More
When the housing collapse brought Pete Dupuis’ business to a halt, a fortuitous meeting with TOMS’ founder, Blake Mycoskie, changed the course of his life. Pete and his partner, Sid Landolt, became the social entrepreneurs behind World Housing. … Read More