Many companies are jumping on the green bandwagon, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they all take the word seriously. If you’re looking for genuine eco-friendly products, here are 4 brands you need to learn about (or get to know better).
The Bouqs works exclusively with eco-friendly, sustainable farms, certified by agencies such as Veriflora and The Rainforest Alliance. This direct method ensures that stems are not wasted in the supply chain, while many other companies waste up to 1 out of every 3 stems. The Bouqs cuts their flowers right when they’re ordered and not a day sooner.
Most of their flowers are grown on the equator in South America, located 10,000 feet above sea level on an active volcano (seriously). That way, the flowers receive much more sunlight, giving them exceptionally vibrant colors. For last-minute shoppers who need overnight shipping, they offer flowers that are grown on the sunny California coast.
In addition to their environmentally-friendly practices, their pricing is completely straightforward. At checkout, you won’t find additional delivery fees or hidden charges. For most of their products, they offer three sizes: the Original is $40, Deluxe is $50, and Grand is $70.
The Newsweek Green Rankings are one of the world’s most recognized assessments of corporate environmental performance. According to their research, Nike is amongst the Top 15 Greenest Companies in the US! Their energy, carbon, and water productivity ranges anywhere from 61.6% to 92.4%! Here are a few reasons why:
Threads 4 Thought uses a combination of green methods and materials to ensure that they aren’t harming the planet. Here’s how they do it:
If you decide to spend $100 or more on your website purchase, Threads 4 Thought will donate 10% of that sale to the IRC’s New Roots program. This campaign helps refugees become self-sufficient and contribute to their new home through community gardening, nutrition education, and small-business farming.
As part of their commitment to environmental sustainability, they absolutely never throw away any of their books. If it can’t be sold or donated, they will recycle the product. To date, they have reused or recycled over 153,000 books! Better World Books has also reclaimed more than 900,000 pounds of metal shelving from libraries across the United States.
In 2011, they started a Book for Book campaign. Now, for every book that you purchase, Better World Books donates another one to someone in need through Feed the Children and Books for Africa. So far, over 15,000 books have been donated!
As another added bonus, all of their products ship for free, so you can save all kinds of green with every purchase.