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18 Eco-Friendly Products That’ll Have You Saying "Lookin’ Good"

Compostable Wineglasses from Repurpose
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April 22, 2023

This post was originally published in April 2022 and has been updated.

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If you’re like us, you’re always trying your best to be as easy on the earth as possible. And there's probably some room for improvement when it comes to the items you use every day. But making the swap to eco-friendly products doesn't need to mean sacrificing personal style or your home's aesthetic. Promise. We’ve rounded up some chic sustainable alternatives that’ll make it easy to live just a lil’ greener. Because you can look out for the environment and look good doing it. 

Eyelet top

An eyelet top made with sustainable materials…

This might just be the perfect summer top. Wear it to the office on casual Fridays, or style it for a picnic date at the park. We love the deep V-neck, ruched elastic cuffs, and hemline that’s long enough to front-tuck into your favorite denim. It’s made from 100% eco viscose (aka derived from the wood pulp of fast-growing trees), and the brand recommends dry-clean only. ($104.50+, Saylor)

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simplehuman compost caddy

A sleek compost caddy that lives on your countertop…

Or on the side of your Simplehuman trash can. This 4-liter design has a soft-seal lid that’ll keep odors in and fruit flies away. Its fingerprint-proof coating is infused with Agion — an antimicrobial that stops the growth of fungi, bacteria, mold, and mildew — and it has a smooth inner bucket that’s easy to remove come cleaning time. And if you really can’t stand the smell of trash, snag these odor-absorbing pods that fit underneath the lids of your Simplehuman trash cans (or compost bins). ($48.49+, Amazon)

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thredUP's fashion footprint calculator

A quiz you *need* to take if you’re a self-proclaimed Earth warrior…

thredUP’s fashion footprint calculator estimates your closet’s overall carbon impact in just under three minutes. Plus helps you decipher which of your eco-friendly practices actually make the biggest difference. Just answer a few questions about your shopping and laundry habits, and it’ll take care of the rest. But wait. There’s more: It also shares interesting facts and actionable tips you can use to live even greener. You go, little rock star. (thredUP)*

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Nesting set

A seven-piece nesting set made from sustainable materials…

Recycled bamboo has never looked better. These come in three color options — a desert-hued theme, pastels, and a neutral-colored set — and range in size from salsa dish to family salad bowl. They’re durable, dishwasher-safe, and outdoor-friendly. ($60, Food52)

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An ‘80s-inspired minidress to wear on date night…

Get ready to meet your new favorite statement dress. With a shell made from 100% eco viscose, it has an eye-catching red, pink, and purple floral print, a deep V-neck, ruffled sleeves, and puffed shoulders designed to flatter. Style it with a shiny clutch, or a pair of sustainably made heels. Jaws = dropped. ($165, Saylor)

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Tencel bralette in nude and black
Organic Basics

A super-soft bralette made from wood pulp fiber… 

This Tencel bralette with a cutout design has a classic triangle fit with a soft elastic band. We love that this bralette is ethically made, and softer and more breathable than cotton. Customers say it’s got great support and fits like a dream. Did we mention it also comes in 10 different colors? Basically a no-brainer. ($65, Organic Basics)

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Recycled cutting board

An upcycled and renewable cutting board that’ll brighten up your kitchen… 

Made from repurposed kitchenware plastic scraps and renewable sugarcane, this cutting board is sturdy and durable. It’s BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and measures just under 15 x 11 inches, so it’s perfect for prepping fruit and small veggies. And if you’re looking for a larger version, try the OG reBoard (it’s 25% bigger). Chop to it. ($25+, Material)

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Toilet brush cleaner

An eco-friendly toilet brush to keep your bathroom in tip-top shape … 

No more hiding your toilet brush out of view. This sleek-looking one has got a powder-coated steel stem and wooden bamboo handle with an easy-to-push toggle button. It’s way more sterile than a standard toilet brush, thanks to its steel grippers that grab and detach from the pads at the press of the button. The base holds eight lemon and tea tree oil–infused coconut husk scrubbing that are upcycled and will naturally biodegrade once you’re done using ’em. Psst…check out our review of more Tushy products here. ($49, Tushy

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Compostable wineglasses

A compostable stemless wineglass for plastic-free fun…  

These lightweight but durable wineglasses are made from corn and other plant-based materials. Each pack comes with 50 12-ounce cups — and if you’re planning a party, try these compostable utensils, plates, and paper towels too. Pro tip: Subscribe to get recurring shipments every one, three, or six months and receive 10% off your order. Happy sipping. ($14.39, Repurpose

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vegan floss
Ecoroots bamboo floss

Zero-waste, eco-friendly vegan floss…

This fluoride-free bamboo floss comes in 100% zero-waste packaging — a glass container with a recyclable metal lid. Its 33 yards of bamboo fiber have activated charcoal to keep your smile white. Plus, the floss contains no preservatives, colorings, or artificial sweeteners. Say cheese. ($9.99, Ecoroots)

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Made trade woven trivets
Made Trade

Handcrafted multipurpose trivets made from sustainable materials…

Perfect for setting under hot kitchen pots, using during get-togethers, or as DIY wall art. They’re fair trade verified, BIPOC-owned, and made from sustainable materials like sisal fibers and banana leaves. These handcrafted 9-inch trivets are made without any electricity in 40 artisan cooperatives across Rwanda. ($22, Made Trade)

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Sustainable hair ties

A sustainable hair tie that won’t leave creases… 

These hair ties are made from organic cotton, natural rubber, and plastic-free, biodegradable elastic. And with up to 19 pounds of bearing tension, they’ll stand up to even the thickest of ponytails. They won’t crease your hair, and when you’re done with them, you can just throw them in the compost. Hair for it. ($10.99/27-pack, Amazon)

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Sustainable carry-on

A classy carbon-neutral carry-on… 

This carry-on suitcase can pack two to four days’ worth of clothes and one or two pairs of shoes. We love that it comes with tons of extra features, like 360-degree spinner wheels, an interior compression board, and a removable laundry bag. Not only is it made with sustainable materials, like recycled zippers and a lining made from 15 upcycled plastic water bottles, but it's also the first carry-on to offset all the carbon emissions generated from creating and shipping. Give back to the earth while you travel it. ($350+, Paravel)

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Sport skort girlfriend collective
Girlfriend Collective

A sport skort that’ll become your summertime go-to… 

You’d never know it, but this piece is made from 23 recycled water bottles (and can be recycled via the brand's ReGirlfriend program). The sport skort was designed with a high rise for compressed comfort and has built-in shorts with hidden mesh pockets. Wear this versatile skort for a day on the tennis court or just during a grocery run. We love that it comes in sizes XXS–6XL and five colors — plus four additional limited-edition hues perfect for spring. ($62, Girlfriend Collective)

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Sustainable bundle
w&p sustainable bundle

A storage-essentials collection to help you kick single-use plastics… 

This eight-piece Porter set from W&P comes with three silicone bags in different sizes so you can store snacks and produce, and pack sandwiches. The two tightly sealed bowls are perfect for soups and leftovers, and the glass bottle and tumbler for your coffees and smoothies. Heading to the office? The ceramic bowl makes lunch easy to tote. (And check out more of our recs for carrying your lunch here.) Psst…you can buy all of these Porter products separately, but you’ll save 20% if you snag the bundle. ($135, W&P)

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The essentials cleaning kit

Eco-friendly household products that’ll save you money… 

Blueland offers hand soap, dish soap, laundry detergent, and more — minus the revolving door of single-use plastic products. Just add one of their tablets to your reusable container and get cleanin’. Hesitant first-timers can buy one-off products to start, but we love the Clean Essentials Kit. You’ll get all four of the brand’s bestsellers — foaming hand soap, bathroom cleaner, multipurpose cleaner, and glass cleaner — and four forever bottles. The tablets can be combined with water to create more solution, so you won’t need to keep buying bottle after bottle. Or grab the Clean Suite kit, which comes with everything listed above plus detergent, dish soap, and dishwasher cleaner. For some more reusable cleaning products, check out our guide here. ($35+, Blueland)

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Better Batteries

Recyclable zero-waste batteries to power your gadgets sustainably… 

Each box comes with 22 AA, 22 AAA, and two 9-volt batteries. They’re certified carbon neutral and 100% recyclable. All you have to do is save your used ones and ship them with an included mailer. They’ll be recycled at no cost to you, instead of winding up at a landfill. And just ‘cause they’re good for the environment doesn’t mean they’re any less effective — these are high-quality and long-lasting alkaline batteries you can rely on. ($44.99, Amazon)

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Cooling bamboo sheets

Cooling bamboo sheets that look and feel luxurious…

These 100% bamboo sheets are silky-soft and ultra breathable thanks to their weave’s cooling effects. So if you’re someone who’s constantly tossing and turning at night, you might wanna think about investing in these. Oh, and making the bed is easy thanks to the deep pockets and inside labels that tell which side it belongs on. According to the brand, their silk is comparable to a cotton 1,000 thread count. Plus, the sheet sets (you’ll get a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and pillowcases) reportedly use 500x less water and produce 52% less CO2 than traditional cotton. Do good, feel good, sleep good. The magic trifecta. ($169+, Ettitude)

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