Earth Day just passed on April 22, but let’s make every day Earth Day! One way to practice sustainability in our personal lives is through discovering and supporting brands that are making sustainability a core aspect of their business model. We can’t avoid consumption completely, so it’s in our best interest (and the Earth’s best interest) to consume as responsibly as possible. We recently highlighted our favorite sustainable swaps for everyday items, and 17 sustainable products that are good for you and the planet! In today’s article, we’re shifting our focus to 6 BIPOC-led brands that are supporting sustainability and leading by example.
This stunning BIPOC-owned brand features gorgeous African-produced and artisan-driven resort wear pieces. I’m not lying when I say this is some of the prettiest resort wear I’ve ever seen! Lemlem uses sustainably sourced natural fibres to produce their apparel, and they practice upcycling and utilize eco-friendly packaging. It just gets better and better! The brand is founded by model, Liya Kebede, and we are swooning over all their bright and unique designs.
We featured Brother Vellies in our article about sustainable footwear brands and this brand still remains one of our favorites. The craftsmanship is unmatched — we admire their dedication to artisans and creating a model that empowers the bottom line. Their commitment to lessening global impact includes soling from recyled tires, vegetable-tanned leather, and floral-dyed accents. Their footwear is super chic, exquisite, one-of-a-kind, and totally worth the investment!
Briogeo is an earth-friendly haircare brand that is committed to to a minimum 25% post-consumer recycled plastic in packaging production. Their formulas are cruelty-free and their ingredients are sustainably and ethically sourced. They offer serums, oils, shampoos, conditioners (and more!) all made with the yummiest, most effective ingredients on the market. We love how their nourishing products bring life back to your hair!
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Now let’s talk about health and beauty from the inside out! We love Golde — a wellness brand that sells all-natural supplements (and clean face masks!) made from organic ingredients sourced from around the world. Their product line is delicious and in-demand so check out the products when they’re still available! They carry some popular favorites like turmeric, matcha, and green superfoods.
I am absolutely obsessed with AAKS! They carry hand crafted stylish beach bags, most popularly their ecologically-harvested raffia bags, in the brightest, most stunning color combinations. They practice slow fashion production which is made possible through their sustainable partnership with Ghanian artisans.
We love supporting BIPOC-owned brands and bringing awareness to the importance of sustainability! What are some of your favorite BIPOC-owned/sustainable brands that we should know about? Share with us below!
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