3 The Good Way: Sustainable Brands Making A Difference

Looking for simple yet beautiful jewelry? Get into this all around sustainable brand by the name of Ecolustre. In fact, the company can be found right here in the New York City area headquartered in Brooklyn. The brand was started by sister duo Natalia Tisdale and Luda Samuels. The two came together to create artisan jewelry that is hand crafted, bohemian, and you guessed it, all around earth friendly too. So how do these sisters go about protecting the earth and providing their consumers with lovely jewelry? Easy, they take pride in practicing what they preach being a business that is environmentally friendly from production to even office practices. Specifically looking at their production partnerships, the sisters only conduct business with artisans that are proactive within the environment. Not just stopping there but the two also take the time to teach young professionals within the artisan industry on the practices of sustainability.

Find Ecolustre, your one stop shop for necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings. With their affordable prices, I even found a pair of earrings for about $16 on their website. The Ecolustre brand is definitely on their way to the top.

2. Elate Cosmetics

Elate Cosmetics was found in Victoria, British Columbia by cosmetics expert and guru Melodie Reynolds in 2014. Reynold possessed a career within the beauty industry for over 17 years and found that although she loved the industry, she was not in love with the ingredients involved in making some of her favorite products. Reynolds went on to create Elate Cosmetics which is known for being vegan as well as toxic, gluten, and cruelty free! I mean, how many companies can be put into this category? The company is even certified by PETA and has vowed to not only create great products for their consumers but keeps in mind the communities that their consumers live in. Some natural products involved in the brand’s cosmetics are shea butter, coconut oil, and organic castor seed oil-to name a few. The company even uses bamboo for product packaging. Products that can be found from the brand are beauty kits, eyeshadows, lipsticks, blushes, concealers, and the list goes on. Not sure of what color to select for your foundation or concealer? No problem! Elate Cosmetics offer free samples so that consumers can find their perfect shade! With about 90% of the company’s ingredients being organic, why not order a few products and create an opinion for yourself!

3. Nudie Jeans

Despite their name, this company not only offers denim bottoms but a variety of clothing as well. Founded by Maria Erixon in 2001, this Swedish company puts their shoppers in a denim daze with their products (as well as other clothing) made 100% from Organic Cotton. With the company being a one stop for clothing, consumers will find canvas, accessories, knits, and jackets to name a few that are for sale. What someone may find most interesting about the company is the amount of social responsibility that the brand is involved in. Ultimately, it is the company’s goal to create transparency for their brand loyals and prospects to understand and relate to. The brand does a great job at creating ideas for the business that can and will improve the textile industry.

I admire the recycle, reuse, and resell process that the brand incorporates into their business. By Nudie Jeans offering free service repairs, the company shows consumers that your old jeans don’t have to go to waste. The brand has repaired over 21,000 pairs of jeans that have either went on to be resold as second hand goods or donated to those in need. I’d say, this company might just be my new stop for, well, ALL MY CLOTHES.