With Earth Day right around the corner, we have to look at ways that Black Owned Brands can also help protect the environment. While being friendly to the environment is important in the overall sense, it is also a good way for Black Owned Brands to differentiate themselves in an area that shows plenty of opportunity for growth. Most lists of sustainable Black owned Brands are based in fashion. As we celebrate Earth Day this year, let us do it with Eco-Friendly Black Brands in a variety of categories. For more of the great Black Owned Businesses that you can support, check out our directory today and search through our amazing categories.
Loo-Hoo offers an environmentally friendly replacement for the dryer sheets you might be still using. Their wool balls are great for removing static, helping clothes dry and keeping them soft. The best part is they are reusable so you save on garbage and money because you don’t have to keep buying them every month.
Pur Home Clean is full of products that were designed with an eco-friendly mindset. The cleaning products offered by this brand run the gamut from surface cleaners to laundry detergent. One of the sometimes overlooked aspect of being eco-conscious is the packaging. Pur Home Clean offers concentrated products that take up less space as well as some packaging that is recyclable as well.
Laura Kay Innovations is another great Black Owned Eco-Friendly Cleaning Brand. Pictured here is their lemon based line of cleaning and hand soap, but they have a variety of options in their line up. They also feature oxygen based cleaning products along with air deodorizers and odor eliminators.
One of the largest causes of Greenhouse Gasses is animals. From cows to chickens, feeding the large amount of animals to provide food for us is an enormous use of resources. Enter Everything Legendary, makers of some of the best Plant based meat replacements that you can find. Featuring real ingredients and no soy, this growing line of vegan products can be found across the country in Target and Safeway/Ralph’s family of stores and growing to encompass more locations every month.
Toilet paper is an under reported way to save on resources. Reel Paper is made with bamboo instead of tree paper pulp. Bamboo grows at a way faster rate than do trees and use less water as well. Bamboo paper products will help reduce our carbon footprint overall and are vastly more easily renewed. This Black owned toilet paper brand can be found at Target and online.
There are a lot of great black owned brands which tout their natural ingredients. Having less synthetic chemicals is often a better choice for the environment. Puretopiah is a black owned brand that was developed when the founder, Alicia Sangster had her first child. Struggling with the normal natural solutions, she partnered with her brother Jason Brown, a chemist to create their natural formula. Check out their innovative, natural, and nutrient products and give them a try today.
Plant based bath and body care isn’t just for the kids. In fact, the entire family has options and many are black owned like Plant Apothecary. This brand uses natural ingredients for their family of products. These include skin and face cleansers and moisturizers as well as their new line of body washes and bars. Their commitment extends to partnering with Climate Neutral and 1% for the Planet .
The rainy weather gear from Baxter Wood is all eco-friendly and made from recycled plastics and other planet friendly materials. Get one of the classic rain coats from this black owned sustainable fashion brand. Another option is a pair of their Chelsea Boots and be super stylish even when it’s wet outside.
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than at the beach? Do so and feel great about it in your swim suit from Arrow + Phoenix. This sustainable fashion brand makes their swimwear from 100% recycled materials and use less energy to be created. This brand takes things a step further with their recycling program. You can return swimsuits for discounts off of your next purchase as well as their skincare vessels and votive candles. Seriously give this brand a look if you are trying to transition into a more sustainable lifestyle.