The past couple of years have seen a massive resurgence in eco-friendly shopping, and a dedication from many to start living a more sustainable lifestyle. If you’re looking to live more green- where better to start than at home? We’ve scoured the internet for our top picks of ethical homeware…
Soy Candle, Be Good Shop
Vegan friendly, chemical free, and made from 100% natural soy wax, this Nathalie Bond Organics candle fills your home with the sweetest scents, totally guilt-free. Even the container is green – the candle comes in a recycled glass jar, and is handmade in the UK.
Deep Sea Lampshade, The Maker Place
Designed and handmade in Kent by illustrator Emily Jepps, this beautiful screenprinted lampshade is made from 100% organic cotton. It’s also suitable for both pendant and lamp bases.
Geo Vessel, Secrets of Green
Secrets of Green’s geo vessels are individually handmade from sustainable and responsibly sourced plywood. They ensure that waste is kept at a minimum and use non-toxic paint and varnish.
Ceramic Coasters, Lusophile
This set of six ceramic coasters are hand crafted from pure white clay, and individually hand painted. The colours are perfect for a fresh, spring look – a perfect addition to any coffee table.
Organic Cotton Duvet Set, Ethical.market
Ethical.market’s duvet covers are fair trade, ethically sourced and produced in good working conditions in Jaipur. Staff here are on permanent contracts, with pensions and many additional benefits. They’re made from 100% organic cotton, and are of high-end hotel quality – so both your body and conscience can rest easy.
Stainless Steel Straws, Buy Me Once
Straws are one of the most widely consumed types of single use plastic, which many people and businesses are opting to stop using. Introduce this into your home with these stainless steel straws, which are BPA free and non-toxic (with no metallic taste!). They also come with a handy cleaning brush, and are dishwasher friendly.
Chai Organic Soap, The Future Kept
Made by the London Fields Soap Company with a beautiful combination of essential oils and black tea, this bar smells good and does good. It’s palm oil free, vegetarian, and 98% organic. It also comes in plastic-free packaging, and is manufactured in Hackney.
Linen Cushion, Aerende
Each of Aerende’s cushion covers (designed by Rosie Birkett) combines style and sustainability. They’re made from upcycled velvet and linen, and are cut and sewn at home by refugee women who have been rehoused in the UK and are receiving support from the Refugee Council (more info about this here).
Hexagon Mirror/Terrarium, House of Kind
These mirrors can also double up as terrariums or storage for make-up/jewellery. Each one is designed and made by an independent artist (called Fiona), and is handcrafted using glass and copper, which can be recycled and reused.