Scientists estimate the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans each minute and by 2050 there will be more plastic then fish.
“Imagine five plastic grocery bags stuffed with plastic trash sitting on every foot of coastline around the world”
- Jenna Jambeck, professor of engineering, University of Georgia.
A man-made material invented to make our life's easier; plastic only became a prevalent material in the 1950's. In such a short time plastic is having devastating effects on our planet, killing millions of marine animals every year. We can do better, make one small change when you shop and seek out biodegradable alternatives. Check out these brands that offer stylish options to reduce single use plastic; keeping you, your family and our planet healthy, with sustainable products that are beautiful and ethically crafted.
|Karmic Seed had one goal in mind, find a sustainable product to reduce single use plastics. From their journey they created a range of all natural products, made from agricultural by-products that would normally go to waste or be burned. Raw materials such as naturally fallen palm leaves and coconut shells are collected and only water and heat is used in manufacturing. No chemicals and no additives so the natural beauty remains intact. Items are 100% biodegradable and compostable supporting a circular economy. SHOP NOW|
|Brushboo was formed after learning that a typical person will use 300 toothbrushes in their lifetime and each one takes approximately 75 years to degrade. An equivalent of 5kg of plastic per person that sits in landfills or pollutes our oceans just from brushing our teeth! Committed to reducing plastic use Brushboo turned to sustainable, biodegradable, organic moso bamboo from FSC certified forests for 100% eco-friendly products. Packaging is all recycled paper with no glues used. No longer selling just toothbrushes, all their products reduce plastic use and Brushboo donates 10% of their profits to Plant for the Planet which funds reforestation projects. SHOP NOW|
|Bhavana Bottle is a women owned, sustainable bamboo bottle company with a mission to provide beautiful sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic water bottles reducing our plastic footprint and bringing mindfulness back to daily decision making. Company founders and sisters are passionate about the preservation of our ocean eco-systems and providing everyone worldwide access to clean drinking water by 2030. Bhavana Bottle donates 3% of all proceeds to these partnerships and global initiatives. SHOP NOW|
We think these products are perfect gifts for anyone looking to reduce the amount of plastic used in your home and daily life. These brands are committed to making a sustainable impact with regenerative products that encourage a circular economy.
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AKS - Two sisters passionate about women's development and the planet established Aks which in Urdu language means reflection. 80% of women's lives in emergent nations is connected to textiles so they focus on manufacturing a product connected to the lives of women. Hand embroidered sneakers are made using Fairtrade certified organic cotton with 100% natural rubber outer soles. No plastic, no man made synthetics, no toxic chemicals and no blends makes it safer for the women picking the cotton and saves 92% water compared to conventional cotton. The hand embroidery preserves a heritage craft and results are comfortable, beautiful, one of a kind, lightweight, naturally bio-degradable sneakers. What you wear is a reflection of you so shop AKS now.
VIVAIA offers a wide selection of comfortable, stylish women's shoes that are eco-friendly and zero waste by using upcycled materials and 3D technology. Plastic bottles are recycled to make thread, wool comes from happy sheep, infused herbs neutralize insole odors, carbon-free outsoles, simple packaging from recycled cardboard and a commitment to audit and monitor factory conditions for fair, safe employee first working conditions using renewable energy. Flats are machine washable, heeled shoes hand washing recommended. Click on your personal style and step into conscious comfort.
Santicler manufactures beautiful, easy to care for women's apparel, made with nontoxic materials from renewable resources for the lowest environmental impact . Committed to social responsibility, material ethically sourced and zero waste processes. Packaging is recycled or biodegradable materials without compromising on quality. As summer winds down we encourage you to jump to their site and get ready for cooler weather with soft, luxurious apparel and accessories. Shop Santicler products.
East Fork Pottery takes a stand for social equality. Partnering with community outreach organizations to stretch outside their comfort zone; paying employees a living wage, they are now working towards increasing wages to a family living wage. Receiving Carbon Neutral Certification and B Corporation Certification has inspired them to make even greater changes. East Fork's About Page was part of our inspiration for starting The Savvy Elephant. AND we haven't even touched on how stunning and beautiful their pottery is! See for yourself by clicking through to the East Fork Website.
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