At BELLA+CANVAS, they believe transparency leads to accountability and accountability leads to change. When it comes to choosing where to make their products, they evaluate factory partners based on quality, price, speed, and a shared vision around environmental and social responsibility. They do all of their dyeing and cutting in Los Angeles and then their goods are shipped to Central America to be sewed. Facts:
- Workplace code of conduct label: this Workplace Code of Conduct specifies basic minimum policies, procedures, and working conditions that their owned operations and their suppliers must meet in order to do business with them.
- Fair labor association label: as a Fair Labor Association affiliate, BELLA+CANVAS commits to FLA standards and only works with suppliers who share this commitment. FLA is responsible for improving the lives of millions of workers around the world.
- WRAP label: all of the factories in their supply chain are WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) certified. WRAP is a globally recognized, independent 3rd party certifying body whose mission is to promote ethical, humane and lawful working conditions.
Founded in 2015 by designer Hunter Craighill, the brand is a design and manufacturing company that embodies curiosity, ingenuity, and pleasure. With a team of 11 based in Brooklyn, NY, they specialize in creating unique and innovative products. Collaborating with approximately 15 specialized manufacturing partners in the United States and China, they bring their designs to life. All fulfillment operations are conducted within their workshop located in Brooklyn, ensuring quality and attention to detail throughout the process.
The story starts in Los Angeles with 2 co-founders, Holger and Daniel. Their entire line is designed in their studio. They are working with trusted local manufacturers. Graf Lantz is a unique collection of wool, leather, organic cotton, linen and canvas collections. Thoughtfully designed for function and multipurpose use. With the value of the products built in the enduring nature of the minimal, design and extremely durable quality. For products made to last you years and elevate your everyday.
Bagito partner with family-run production facilities that are committed to providing fair living wages to their workers and upholding above average environmental practices.
They're maintaining a close connections with their partner factories and suppliers: making regular site visits, reviewing safety and manufacturing testing reports, and ensuring a healthy work environment.
To support their goal of sustainable impact, they give 10% of all sales to environmental literacy. Power2Sustain, provides valuable educational enrichment to ensure that the next generation knows how to care for the planet.
- Premium rPet fabric - they use material made entirely from recycled plastics.
- Certified organic cotton canvas - Cotton is one of the most heavily sprayed crops. They source GOT certified, non-GMO cotton for their totes.
- End of life - All of their products can be either recycled or returned for upcycling at the end of their use.
- B Corp certified.
Founded in 2013 for coffee and tea lovers. The intention was to make a beautifully-designed product for brewing good coffee. Dreamed up with the spirit of never having to choose between aesthetics and functionality, they want to help the coffee aficionados and the brewing beginners alike find the fun in the craft of brewing. The products are designed in San Fransisco and manufactured by their partner in China.
Over the course of 100 years, Caran d'Ache instruments have become internationally renowned for the drawing and writing experience they offer through the elegance of their lines, the quality of their materials, the purity of their pigments, and the technical brilliance of their design. The family business, which was founded in Geneva in 1915, owes this to a shared vision, the unique values of Swiss Made excellence and an innate sense of creativity and innovation. Their values are the soul that goes into crafting the products and the beacon that guides them every day and in everything they do. They create an entire state of mind that ensures they remain inventive, environmentally responsible, committed to passing on knowledge and education, focused on their quest for excellence, and loyal to the Swiss Made label that embodies the quality of their products. Their commitments feed into a long-term vision that places sustainable development and social responsibility at the heart of everything they do. The proof of this is easy to see in the number of steps they have taken to protect the environment and the partnerships we have formed. They work with social and cultural stakeholders and with local and international artists who are proud to be ambassadors for their values.
American-made, practical, beautiful and handcrafted of the finest materials. Appointed goods are designed to elevate the work experience. The Appointed team is a small but growing group of individuals who are committed to providing top-quality product and experience to all of their customers. The paper is carefully selected for its smooth, durable quality and for the way it is responsibly made. They are actively changing the packaging materials and methods to reduce their environmental footprint by limiting single use plastic and choosing materials that are renewable and biodegradable. The labels, tape, and boxes are all made from recycled materials.
Topo design was born in Colorado in 2008 from the simple fact of wanting classic, functional and well-designed products that are inspired by who we are and where we live. Today, they want to produce the most durable, versatile, beautiful products that can be used around town, out on the trail and traveling the globe. All of their local and international manufacturing partners adhere to Fair Labor guidelines and maintain certifications and best practices needed to fully support their expectations as they relate to the health and well-being of their partner workers. Their long-term vision for process improvement is to reduce waste, harmful chemical use and energy consumption.
Founded in 1990, this woman owned and operated company is making each product handmade. All products are made in their factory in the U.S.A. Their efficient cutting and stitching methods, along with precise printing, eliminate fabric waste. All of the standard sizes are designed to have no fabric waste. They recycle all their office paper and cardboard. cans and bottles, and re-use one-sided office paper, which is bound into note nads.
- Fair labor association
- 60 employees
The peak design's factory meets strict social and environmental standards ensuring the health and wellbeing of the people working there and their surrounding environment. The factory is audited annually to ensure ongoing compliance. Peak Design pays a premium on all product from that factory and the money goes directly into an account that is managed by the workers themselves. The workers vote on how they want the money to be used. The workers at Vung Tau have elected to split and distribute their first premium payment equally in cash as additional income. In 2022 the factory became Fair Trade Certified.
- Climate neutral
- 1% for the planet
- B Corp
- Fair trade
When they created the very first Klean Kanteen, their goal was to promote healthy living and respect for the environment by giving people an affordable alternative to plastic bottles. From the get go, they've shared some of the concerns our customers have expressed about manufacturing in China. However, after much time and research into manufacturing options, manufacture of Klean Kanteen in China would allow them to provide a handcrafted product of exceptional quality at a price point that would support broad accessibility and cultivation of mindful, reusable habits. At Klean Kanteen, they are driven to ensure the materials and operations involved with the manufacture of our products meet acceptable standards for quality and safety, fair labor, ethical business practices, and environmental responsibility. The manufacturers who produce Klean Kanteen bottles and caps maintain certifications for Quality Management System (ISO 9001) and Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The stainless steel supplier for Klean Kanteen production also maintains the ISO 9001 certification, as well as the more intensive ISO/TS 16949 quality management certification required for stainless steel suppliers of auto manufacturers.
The company was first known as Modo&Modo, a small Milanese publisher that, in 1997, brought the original notebook back to life and established the Moleskine® trademark. Moleskine Srl was listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in 2013. The brand was acquired and delisted by D’Ieteren at the end of 2016. Today, the Moleskine company has around 500 employees and a vast network of partners. Moleskine has always paid close attention to sustainability issues, from which some of its fundamental values are derived. Moleskine is active on a daily basis reducing the direct and indirect environmental impact of its routine activities, both in the office and in connection with the production processes it manages. All Moleskine collections are conceived and designed in Italy by Moleskine and manufactured in China, where the paper was invented in the 2nd century A.D. In China, Moleskine works closely with manufacturers able to combine mass production with a level of care and attention more typical to artisanal craftsmanship. All our suppliers are required to provide certifications of environmental and social sustainability in their manufacturing processes, issued by major international associations. All Moleskine products are compliant with California Proposition 65, one of the most stringent regulations in the world regarding the safety and environmental impact of materials. Moleskine is FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council), supporting responsible management of the world’s forests. Moleskine notebooks are made with environmentally friendly acid-free (no chlorine) paper.
- Location: China
- Foundation: 1997
- Certificates: FSC
The need for paper isn’t going away any time soon, but the need for sustainable answers to today's problems is past its tipping-point. Materials are responsibly sourced, employees are treated and paid fairly, and leaders work for a greater cause than a profit margin. Through their commitment to inspiring people and helping the planet, they take note of what matters most.
Made from 100% sustainably recycled stone, and without any bleaches or acids, Karst Stone Paper™ is rebuilt from first principles to be better than wood-pulp paper: more durable, more sustainable, and infinitely smoother to write, scribble, doodle or draw on. Paper is 100% tree-free. Certifications:
- B corp
- Cradle to Cradle
It's a world that spans more than 130 years of pioneering innovation, unique style, and world-renowned craftsmanship. Aged 25, George Safford Parker applies for his first pen patent and begins the Parker story with the driving philosophy: “It will always be possible to make a better pen.” In 1954, production begins on the Jotter, Parker’s famous ballpoint pen. The Jotter sells 3.5 million in its first year and remains popular today. Making a Parker pen is a solemn act of creation. Modern Parker pens are complex mechanisms of up to 21 individual parts designed to work together to produce pens of discerning quality. For the most prestigious lines, meticulously selected materials are enhanced by decorative treatments and manual polishing before being assembled by hand and rigorously tested. Attention to detail is at the core of every Parker pen and it requires experts who have an aesthetic attention to detail.
Machine Era was born in 2013 with 2 designers, Ryan and Adam. They’re dedicated to crafting the highest quality machined everyday carry items. All of their products are created in their shop using manual and CNC machines in Richmond, Virginia. By using Swiss-type turning techniques, they’re able to deliver parts that are extremely accurate with the best possible surface finish.
The factories Tentree partner with all strive to meet the highest standards when it comes to upholding ethical labour rights. Their partner factories are regularly audited to ensure compliance with the tentree Code of Conduct and international labour standards. They established a partnership in 2018 with a family owned factory specializes in cotton and cotton blends. As a vertically-integrated manufacturer, Pratibha Syntex produces textiles and garments. Their cotton is grown sustainably through earth-friendly agroforestry, and processed with a focus on providing employment opportunities for women in rural India.
- Oeko Tex Standard
- ZDHC Certified
- B Corp
- Climate neutral
Their manufacturing partners are more than just a significant part of the supply chain, they are vital to helping us uphold our mission and values. MiiR is considering each individual that helps them navigate this process as extended members of the MiiR family. MiiR's commitment to people and planet drives them to continue working towards developing the most sustainable products and processes. They always have, and always will, strive to work collaboratively with their partners, ensuring that everyone is respected and cared for as part of the MiiR community. Their Supplier Code of Conduct combines 30 years of drinkware experience from industry experts local to their suppliers. This mutually agreed upon document is applicable to today’s labor standards and covers a range of areas including health and safety, worker treatment and rights, working hours and compensation, and environmental protection. At the heart of this document is MiiR’s unwavering commitment to give more and take less, which starts with the individuals who make their product.
- Climate neutral
- 1% for the planet
- B Corp
Stojo's products are made in factories that meet the BSCI Code of Conduct, a rigorous set of requirements focused on employee rights, safety, and environmental regulations. These factories undergo regular audits by international organizations, and Stojo closely monitor the results. Stojo’s silicone and polypropylene components are FDA and LFGB Platinum Certified—the highest food safety standard in the world. And although they are currently sourcing virgin materials, they’re actively seeking ways to incorporate recycled plastics and silicones into their product line.
Stojo is free of: BPA, BPS, cadmium, mercury, lead, and all California Prop 65 harmful substances.
Osprey was born in California 1974 at the seat of a single sewing machine, with a head full of ideas and a desire to design & build innovative backpacks to the highest quality. Today, Osprey products continue that pioneering spirit, being used on the highest mountains to the remotest islands and everywhere in between. At Osprey they are dedicated to the outdoors and a key aspect in their ongoing strategy is the protection and conservation of our natural environment. That is why they sponsor the Bird Conservation Georgia’s project through The European Outdoor Conservation Association to stop illegal hunting of raptors in Batumi, Lesser Caucasus.
Bellroy was born 10 years ago in Australia when a team of product designers and engineers realized they could rethink the classic wallet - and use it to improve not only how we move through life, but what that life looks like for all of us. After years of research, experimentation and testing, they have found a way to make their woven fabrics from recycled bottles without sacrificing the quality and longevity of these materials
- B Corp
Based in Scandinavia, Rains is a contemporary rainwear lifestyle brand. They work with few, close manufacturing partners in order to build valuable partnerships that contribute to good quality, dialogue, sharing of knowledge, and responsible development. All of our Rains products are manufactured in Chinese factories with more than 15 years of experience in rainwear and performance garments. Rains is proud to partner with professional and ethical factories that produce high-quality products in safe working conditions. The factories are aligned with our employee standards, including but not exclusive to secure health insurance, proper working schedules, and clean working environments. While Rains values a dialogue-based supplier relationship, they find ethical audits to be a useful tool in gaining insight into our production. The audits help them to understand how their manufacturing partners work and identify potential risk areas. Their audits are conducted by specialist third-party auditors carefully selected by amfori BSCI – the leading global business association for open and sustainable trade. Going beyond monitoring, they engage in training and education programs to support their suppliers’ efforts in meeting Rains’ expectations.
Rains has specifically chosen sustainable materials. The PU-coating as it is significantly more environment-friendly than its hormone-disrupting alternatives: PVC and DWR-PFC. Light woven polyester fiber is used as the backside of the water-repellent PU-coating. Together, the polyester and the PU represents a strong construction that both keeps the fit and keeps you dry. The environmental benefit of polyester is that the synthetic material is completely recyclable, and by 2021, Rains' goal is to minimize its use of virgin polyester. To do this, Rains introduce a recycled polyester microfiber made of plastic bottles from a closed-loop system. Going forward, Rains will remain to have a focus on reducing their transport carbon footprint with the help of efficient capacity planning and by keeping the percentage of air freight down to a minimum (currently 6%).
Camelbak manufactures its products in its wholly-owned ISO-certified factories. Products are made in both the United States and China. They are pioneered hands-free hydration and introduced the first BPA-free bottles to the world.
This human-sized company manufactures the most famous mills in the world! In this French factory, everything is made on site: design, technical development, but also manufacturing. The wood is turned, varnished or painted; the mechanisms are stamped, meticulously assembled with the know-how of a goldsmith. The wood used for Peugeot mills comes from European forests with the PEFC™ label.
FS Objects is the home goods division of Fort Standard, a contemporary design studio and manufacturer based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Their approach to design explores the interplay of natural materials and modern production processes to create distinctive designs rooted in simplicity and functionality. They work with metal machining as well as brass casting production partners in China, both in Shenzhen. They are specialists and extremely experienced and innovative in their production methods. They take extreme care to meet the quality levels required.
Two brothers with the same passion for outdoor adventures, decided that the coolers that existed on the market were not of sufficient quality to accompany them. In 2006, they found Yeti, with one simple mission: “build the cooler we’d use every day if it existed”.
The Memobottle is responsibly produced in China by local workers. All the Memobottle are crafted using Estman Tritan. The containers are shared with other businesses to avoid any wasted space on ships. The cartons are made from recycled cardboard and are strategically assembled to optimize space. Memobottle supports Water.org, an international nonprofit organisation that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world with access to safe water and sanitation. The path to breaking the poverty cycle starts with access to safe water. Through supporting Water.org, Memobottle has helped provide over 7 million days of safe water for people in need. Facts:
- Labels/Certifications: B Corp
LARQ began with a simple vision where innovative technology can be combined with inspirational design to help people access purified drinking water easily and sustainably. Their bottles are equipped with their proprietary PureVis™ technology, which is able to eradicate up to 99.9999%* of germs, bacteria, protozoa, and other harmful bio-contaminants without the use of toxic chemicals like mercury. Facts:
- 1% for the planet
- Partnership with Plastic Bank to help clean up our oceans
CW&T is the art and design practice of Che-Wei Wang & Taylor Levy.
They concept, design, and make real the things that they want to see in the world. These are objects and bits of code that they were spurred to make a reality to adapt, augment, and transform our surroundings into something better than what was there before.
The results are thoughtfully made, carefully considered, and overly engineered to do what they do and do it well—often for multiple generations. They’re made for the individual, to patina with your own wear and tear, and become a part of your life. Everything is made to be the last of its kind you’ll ever need.
They sketch, design, and prototype all their products from their Brooklyn studio. What they can’t do in-house, they work closely with talented manufacturers on to bring these into existence. Every step of the way, they’re touching, tweaking, and refining to make it the best it can be.
It’s attention to detail and that makes a CW&T product. They make things how they want them in our world, and if that resonates with you, they think you'll enjoy them in yours too.
Founded in 2013, Orbitkey was insipired by intentional living. The founders had a simple idea to solve the problems related to jingling keys, a key organiser. After a kickstarter campaign, they realized many people believed in their vision. Their goal is to impact the organization world. The product is highly durable and has premium finishes. It is made in genuine cowhide leather. A unique mix of hand-crafted and highly precise automated processes is used. Therefore, everyone is sure to find what he or she is looking for, thanks to soft-touch materials of the highest quality complemented by durable and tailor-made materials. This product embodies elegance, simplicity of transport and well-thought-out organisation. Over time, their challenge has been to create new products to revolutionise traditional ways of organisation.
- Location: Melbourne, Australia
- Certificates: Chemical testing pursuant to Directive(EU)2015/863, Certificate of Conformity for Directive 2014_53_EU, 'Authorised substances' from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Heavy metals requirements of the European Council Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste and many more
They only have one partner factory because the process of making their bags is quite complex. This factory is located just outside Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, where they have been operating for over 20 years. By manufacturing in Vietnam they have chosen good logistics, quality and adapted infrastructures but also clean and sustainable manufacturing.
Production site is an eco-designed place in a natural green space. This eco-design allows the reduction of energy. The water used to make the bags is cleaned and then re-injected into the river. Rainwater is collected and recycled on site, then used to grow fruit and vegetables on the factory premises.
- ISO 50001 standard (and is regularly audited on labour standards, health and safety, environment and ethics)
Rite in the Rain was born in the early 1900s in Raymond, when Jerry formed a company to produce paper that could stand up to severe rains.
Proudly made in America for over a century, Rite in the Rain has proven to be an indispensable tool for tough working conditions preserving notes through rain, sweat, mud, and the passage of time. Their all-weather products have proven to be an essential tool for those working and playing outdoors. From their humble beginnings in the logging industry, Rite in the Rain has expanded to serve multiple industries world-wide.
- Location: USA
The heavy tote factory was founded in early 2007, at the edge of the Western Massachusetts Berkshire Mountains. They make bags built with durable, water-resistant materials for people going places. Designed and manufactured, start to finish, in Seattle, Washington. Every bag they make contributes to an ecosystem of long-term manufacturing jobs.
The factory purchases high quality fabrics from trusted, USA based sources. They believe in minimizing the environmental footprint by producing all of their goods within a few miles of their studio.Their years of manufacturing and carrying the bags have helped them hone in on what works best for their bags and holds up to daily use.
- Made in Seattle
- 100% Female owned
Leuchtturm was born in Germany in 1917 with a family which is now in its fourth generation. The brand’s core objective is to produce well thought-out notebooks and planners with high standards of quality. The notebooks, pen and pencil are responsibly produced in China and Taiwan.
To ensure the durability of their products, they use FSC-certified papers which contain long fibers to suit each individual application. Therefore, they keep the processing methods sustainable by doing the printing with mineral oil-free, water-based ink and varnishes. Their products also meet the stringent requirement of the EU REACH chemicals regulation, which is based on the ‘Proposition 65’.
Foundation: 1917 Certification: FSC
Fractel has begun to create a community of like-minded followers and advocates around the world who share a passion for running and adventure. With plenty of time to think on the daily commute to work, it became evident that there was a need for a representation of both performance and style within the running and adventure community. With that thought, Fractel was born.
As any true outdoor fan would know, we should enjoy being in nature without causing harm to the environment. But considering the pace of climate change, it is also clear that even more needs to be done for the future of our planet. That is why they decided to join 1% for the Planet and give 1% of ALL our sales back to organizations that protect the environment.
- 1% for the planet
Yvon Chouinard, an accomplished rock climber, began selling hand-forged mountain climbing gear in 1957 through his company Chouinard Equipment. Later on, Patagonia has expanded its product line to include apparel targeted towards other sports. Patagonia commits 1% of its total sales to environmental groups since 1985 through 1% for the planet, an organization of which Yvon Chouinard was a founding member. In addition, Patagonia became a Certified B Corporation in 2012.
Patagonia engages in a range of due-diligence activities to promote and sustain fair labor practices, safe working conditions and environmental responsibility in the finished-goods factories that make their products.
- 1% for the planet
- Carbon neutral
VSSL is not just a product it’s a way you prepare for the outdoors. Born in the wilds of northern Canada, founder Todd Weimer created VSSL out of a vision to redefine the tools needed to not only survive but thrive in any condition. That exploration of unknown places inspire his designs and continue to push boundaries, challenging what is truly essential to any outdoor kit. Today, VSSL has expanded far beyond our original Camp Supplies to a fully integrated system of outdoor tools that take you from tailgate to summit.
Their secret is in their system, which through relentless obsession and design, allows you to focus on everything you need and nothing you don’t. Whether it’s enabling confidence through self-reliance or the act of crafting your own perfect cup of coffee, they’ve found it’s the simple things in the outdoors that truly enhance every memory. Enjoy the moment!
Now, the only question is, where will you take them next!
The Public - Supply mission is simple: to support creative work in their country's public schools. Whether students are painting, acting, singing, writing, or coding, they believe that creativity helps students become more engaged in the classroom, at home, and in the world. Public - Supply is a for-profit company that channels 25% of net profits to high need classrooms focused on creativity.
The brand is certified B corporation, they are since considering the impact of their decisions not only on their shareholders, but also on their stakeholders.
- B Corp
Founded in 1966, The North Face has equipped explorers to reach their dreams. To be curious, to overcome challenges, to seek higher peaks and push limits. Each product design begins with world-class athletes. Their suggestions, recommendations and new equipment ideas provide the inspiration and challenges that drive the research and development of advanced materials, innovative design and construction. The most crucial step involves testing both in the brand's laboratories and with their athletes on expeditions around the world.
In terms of sustainability, the brand is making progress toward having 100% of the leading apparel fabrics originate from recycled, responsibly sourced renewable or regeneratively grown sources. For most of their products, they’ve also replaced their Durable Water Repellency chemicals with non-per fluorinated options.
Coalatree designs eco-minded gear and apparel for the adventurer in everyone, from athletes and photographers to your average city folks and weekend warriors. Coalatree started out as a self-sustaining organic farm in Colorado. The farm focused around a "reap what you sow" mentality, and integrated sustainable practices with quality products.
Most of their goods are made from recycled or repurposed materials. They use a dye method that reduces energy and water waste at factories, and they work only with facilities that ensure the highest standards are met in efficiency, safety, and clean manufacturing, so no harsh chemicals ever need to harm the environment.
Made to always have your cup with you, and to be able to carry both in one hand, the Hitch Bottle and Cup fits into your life. Their products are crafted using high quality, food-grade and BPA-free materials, all while being easy to clean and care for.
Each year, Hitch measures and offsets 100% of their carbon footprint with their certification partner Climate Neutral. The brand restores forest ecosystems damaged by climate change and the logging of over 100 million trees every year to produce single-use paper cups. Moreover, with every order of a Hitch Bottle and Cup, they fund the cleanup and removal of 100 single-use plastic water bottles from the ocean with their partner Plastic Bank, who recycles these plastics and turns them into new products.
The idea behind Planetary Design was born in 1992 on a backpacking trip in the mountains of Western Montana: a desire to drink quality coffee while adventuring in the outdoors.
To preserve those freshly roasted coffee beans, they developed the better-than-airtight line of Airscape® canisters. Reusable and refillable, Airscape® is the optimal dry goods storage solution for coffee, tea, spices, pet treats and more.
Paravel is a travel-inspired brand that creates impeccably designed, multi-functional, sustainable bags, luggage and accessories. Paravel hopes to inspire everyone who comes across the brand to see the world—and leave the earth a better place worth exploring.
They designed and created the world’s first carbon-neutral suitcase. In addition, 100% of their products use upcycled materials (Ecocraft Canvas® and Negative Nylon™). They obsess over design, function and quality and consider every detail to use best-in-class recycled materials and components wherever possible.
Ettitude is a fabric innovation and lifestyle brand making the world's softest, most sustainable materials with their proprietary CleanBamboo™. It’s not enough to create eco-friendly products anymore. As Ettitude thinks we need to give back to the earth, they use natural resources, like bamboo, that can be regenerated and support the health of our planet.
Comfort doesn't have to cost the earth. Cotton has long been the bedding industry standard. While cotton uses more pesticides, insecticides and water than any other crop. Ettitude’s CleanBamboo is sourced from FSC-certified sustainable forests and made in a non-toxic, closed-loop system that recycles 98% of water.
- 1% for the planet
- Climate neutral
- B Corp
The only thing the company loves more than spending time in natural is helping share that experience with others. That is their purpose and their heartbeat. Whatever you need to help you be outside living your best life, they're in. Mother Nature is from their point of view the best designer there is. There’s never anything extra – every choice is made for a reason. That's their inspiration behind every product they design.
Hydro Flask is the most ideal gear to replace single-use plastics such as plastic water bottles and to-go containers. The brand supports non-profit organizations focusing on building, maintaining, restoring and providing better access to parks.
Kinto was born in 1972 from the passion to create products that bring comfort and inspiration into the everyday life. Their products are made at their partner factory in China which sustains high skills and quality standards. In developing their vacuum insulated tumblers, they applied the vacuum insulation technology that the factory had cultivated and also worked together on incorporating new processing techniques. They also continue to make joint efforts to improve production quality and processes.
Urth is the story of a two years friend’s road-trip from California to Patagonia in 2014. Christian, Chris and Minnie were inspired by the untouched landscapes they traveled through. They ended their trip with a clear thought on the direct impact humans have on the environment and the responsibility we have to make it positive.
The company seeks to improve the planet's future and that of its subsequent inhabitants. They manufacture their products using low-impact materials and, with each item purchased, plant trees in severely deforested areas. Their philosophy is based on four pillars: conscious design, positive impact, creating change, and lifetime quality. Urth aims at having a 10x higher beneficial impact on the environment.
The Journey of Day Owl started in March 2010 when Ian and Marc Noel met for the first time in Haiti and noticed the country was full of waste, after the earthquake. Knowing that plastics bottles can be transformed into fabric, they decided to turn them into something functional and beautiful, like their backpacks. Their products are built from recycled landfill-bound materials, and repair and refurbish them to keep them in circulation for multiple owners. Made from 100% recycled textiles, even their “new” bags aren’t new.
Once the products are used up, they make sure they become input materials for new bags. In addition, the company invests in the humans in their supply chain that the rest of the industry ignores. They developed a responsible supply chain with two significant outcomes, getting people out of poverty and cleaning up the waste.
- B Corp
As colour aims at producing premium apparel that will stand the test of time and is guided by three key principles: quality is key, respect the details and keep it simple. Ranked third highest in the Ethical Fashion Report 2022 among 581 other brands that were assessed, they hand-pick factories with safe, fair, legal and humane working conditions throughout their supply chain.
Part of the Better Cotton Initiative, As colour is committed to improving cotton farming practices globally and tackling the challenges that often exist in the farming sector. Indeed, the farmers are trained to use water efficiently, care for soil health and natural habitats, reduce the use of the most harmful chemicals and respect workers’ rights and well-being.
Transparency is at the core of AS Colour, their t-shirt and hoodies are manufactured in Bangladesh and China but in carefully selected factories. They are all listed on As colour’s website.
- Oeko-tex certified
- Part of the Amfori BSCI initiative
- Better Cotton Initiative
Made in cookware started 6 years ago as a family business to bring restaurant-quality, performance kitchenware to home cooks around the world, after they first launched their Award Winning Stainless Clad Cookware. However, the story began almost 100 years ago, as a small, family-run business providing chefs with high-end cookware.
Their family story earned them relationships with some of the greatest craftman and manufacturer in the world. Their knives are forged in Thiers in France and their pan in Italy and in the US. They work with raw material providers and family-owned manufacturers in the US and Western Europe to create their superior culinary tools.
Jake and Chips aim at combining the artistry of traditional craftsmanship with the expertise of professional chefs to create new heirlooms that reflect the modern food landscape.
Founded in 2018 and based in New York, Caraway is on a mission to craft well-designed home goods that thoughfully raise the standards of what you cook with.
Caraway’s products are designed to make your life easier and healthier. During the manufacturing process, the cookware releases up to 60% mess CO2 into the environment compared to traditional non-stick coatings. They select materials that are free of PTFE, lead, cadmium and other toxic materials that can make their way into your food.
Besides this, the products are manufactured ethically and support BSCI and SMETA certified manufacturing partners where employees are safe, paid fairly, given benefits and work regulated hours.
Sustainability is at the core of their business. In fact, all orders are free of any single-use plastics, shipped in packaging made from recycled cardboard and include biodegrable cork trivets.
Walden products are both made and designed in Brooklyn. They work closely with the factory to ensure their products are made to the highest standards. Walden creates products to inspire rituals, encourage the present moment and honor tactility.
California-based, Vapur started in 2009 as a big idea with a simple solution. Vapur was on a mission to make hydration incomparably portable and disposable bottles obsolete.
Vapur has been created based on 3 elements : design, innovation and eco-responsability. About 87% lighter than typical rigid bottles, this reusable water bottle uses less energy to make and transport than normal bottles.
Vapur Anti-bottles are reusable,flexible,collapsible,durable,freezable,dishwasher safe and BPA -free.
Founded in 1930 By George G. Blaisdell in Pennsylvannia, Zippo is known to be the reference in terms of sustainability and reliability. In a world of planned obsolescence and disposable products, the Zippo lighter retains its famous lifetime warranty. For over 85 years, no one has ever spent a penny to repair the mechanics of a Zippo lighter, no matter how old or how bad the lighter is.
Nite ize started in 1989. They aim at offering products that are trusted and innovative, fun and functionnal but also, that are not only guaranteed for life, but guaranteed to improve your life. By evaluating their current operations and engaging with their local and global network, this company is committed to minimizing their environmental impact and fostering sustainable business practices. To reduce waste, Nite Ize uses a corrugated box-making machine that creates custom boxes on-demand. Additionnally, they recycle and repurpose their used cardboard for packaging filler and practice composting to cut down on annual waste.
As part of their sustainability initiative, a self-organized eployee-run Green Team focused on educating, inspiring and empowering fellow staff to take sustainable action at work and home.
Sustainability has been a part of Baggu’s mission since the company started making reusable shopping bags back in 2007. Their efforts are focused on the eliminiation and minimization of waste in their operations and production processes.
They want every bags to live a long, productive life and to minimize waste. Meaning that their reusable bags are assembled from one continuous piece of recycled nylon material, with the neck of the bag used to construct the carrying pouch. Baggu’s products are ethically manufactured in China, where they have long-standing relationships with ISO certified manufacturers. Their partners in China offer the best combination of advanced manufacturing technologies, ethical work practices and affordable productions.
Almost all of the materials and manufacturing of Nalgene’s bottles and containers happens in the USA, minimizing Nalgene’s carbon footprint. By the end of the year 2021, Nalgene will strive to convert all production of its reusable water bottles to Tritan Renew material, a revolutionary resin made from 50 percent recycled material.
Rareform is on a mission to repurpose every billboard on the planet into one-of-a-kind goods. Alex and Aric, the two brothers behind this fascinating idea, have already reused over 80% of the billboards you see in major cities and highways across the US. Billboards are durable, weather resistant and made from vinyls which is not traditionally recyclable and offer them a second life.
The process begins first with collecting the billboard from across USA to Los Angeles and Nashville facilities where they are sorted by sizes and material. Each products are cleaned and hand cutted. Finally, it is sewn at longtime factory partners and certified for fair, safe and ethical working conditions.
Therapy Notebooks is a brand that aims to provide effective mental health tools and practices to more people. They collaborate with experienced therapists, clinical psychologists, and researchers to select the most important findings and create products that are accessible to everyone. The brand values Trust, Empathy, Impact, and Empowerment, and ensures that their notebooks are truly useful by sharing early concepts and manuscripts with real customers.
Behind Therapy Notebooks is a team of experts with extensive clinical and real-world experience. The team values transparency and never compromises on quality, making sure that their products are informed by their collective knowledge and expertise.The result of their efforts is a range of mental health notebooks that are designed to be practical, effective, and easy-to-use. By bringing proven mental health tools and practices to more people, Therapy Notebooks is making a positive impact on individuals and communities alike.
At S’well, they believe that something as simple as buying a beautiful reusable bottle or bowl can make a difference. They hope to be a sparke for change. Every S’well purchased, counts towards displacing millions of plastic bottle and help them pledge millions of dollars to organizations that help communities around the world. The materials used are BPA/BPS-free and reusable.
The headquarter of S’well is located in Manhattan in NYC, where the bottles are thoughtfully designed and responsibly made in China.
Newly started in 2016 with five friends thinking that not enough consumer goods are made with recycled content. They believed that if they create beautiful home goods and make them from 100% recycled or repurposed materials then they would be doing something special.
As of January 2022, 55 372 water bottles have been used to make their blankets and 10.3 million gallons of water have been saved by their manufacturing process. In addition, 3 tons of Co2 and 17 000 gallons of water have been saved by using 100% recycled packaging.
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- 1% for the planet
At Quiet hours, they believe in the importance of taking care of ourselves. They create well-designed and thoughtfully crafted tools to make your self-care routine easier and more enjoyable. Their products are made in China and from durable and natural materials such as Anodized Aluminium and jade stone, that will last for a long time.
Since 2012, the brand tirelessly seeks to facilitate micro-moments of self-care wherever people are. They believe that individuals are at the center of everything they do. Following that idea, their efforts are aimed to support everyone who wants to fulfill the three different pillars of Self-Care: physical, mental and emotional.
Therefore, their purpose as a studio and as team has always been to contribute to the wellbeing of our local and global community. They make sure that they offset the carbon cost of anything clients buy from their store and invest in initiatives that capture or prevent emissions for the amount of CO2 released in the atmosphere, which is a Carbon Neutral activity.
- Carbon Neutral
From a student's idea to 10 million seed pencils sold. The idea of the Sprout pencil is very simple: as soon as it becomes too small to write or color, you stick it in! This way, you give it a new life by turning it into herbs, vegetables, or flowers. The Sprout pencil is 100% natural and biodegradable and has become a popular green alternative to plastic ballpoint pens with company logos. As its founder, Michael Stausholm, says: "Every year an estimated 50 billion ballpoint pens are produced and sold. That's 135 million plastic pens a day! An enormous amount of plastic that sooner or later will end up in landfills. If we could replace just a tiny fraction of plastic pens with plantable pencils, we would have a good reason to be". Sprout (which means "Brussels sprout" in Brussels parlance) does not only want to sell pencils. They have made it their mission to be the preferred alternative. "If you can stick a pencil in, what else can you do to recycle more? ». This is the mindset behind Project Sprout. The highest ethical and environmental standards are rigorously followed within the manufacturing process and the company, and all pencils are made from PEFC or FSC certified wood. Sprout World is also developing the world's first plantable make-up pencil, which should be launched soon.
Adorn is a socially conscious business founded in January 2020, with a mission to offer a marketplace for makers who have been exploited and displaced globally. Adorn has established partnerships in Turkey, Thailand, and Morocco. The team is committed to providing fair and direct trade, reducing waste, giving back to the community, and ensuring a positive customer experience. Adorn aims to create job opportunities for men and women who have been displaced and need a safe place to work and heal. In 2023, Adorn anticipates immense growth and remains committed to producing ethically-made, life-changing goods that adorn the homes of their customers while positively impacting lives globally.
Introducing Anecdote Candles, a fragrance brand that turns scents into captivating stories. Each candle is meticulously crafted to evoke personal recollections and cultural trends, making fragrance a conversation piece.
Hand-poured in Brooklyn, NY, Anecdote Candles use a coconut-soy wax blend that provides a clean burn and delivers a powerful scent throw. With cotton wicks and phthalate-free fragrances, they prioritize quality and safety. Their commitment to sustainability shines through as they source raw materials from domestic suppliers and strive to minimize their carbon footprint by working with East Coast-based partners whenever possible. What sets Anecdote apart is their unique approach to product development. They involve customers in the creative process, allowing them to contribute ideas and ensure relevance and relatability.
By emphasizing clean ingredients, sustainable practices, and the art of storytelling, Anecdote Candles offers a truly immersive sensory experience. Discover their modern scents, designed to ignite memories and inspire meaningful conversations. With every candle, Anecdote strives to bring people together, spark nostalgia, and create moments worth sharing.
Earthwell is a global brand that draws inspiration from the natural world and is dedicated to designing premium finished stainless steel drinkware. Their products are created for active adventurers who value performance, durability, and respect for the planet. Earthwell is a proud member of 1% for The Planet and pledges 1% of their sales to preserving and restoring the natural environment. As part of the Conservation Alliance, Earthwell collaborates with organizations to protect wild places for their habitat and recreational values. Earthwell's products are distributed globally, and their commitment to responsible decision-making inspires earthlings to make conscious choices for their community and planet.