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the 11 best stops to shop this Earth day (& beyond)

what you already needed, but better

This is going to be a "what you see is what you get" sort of post, so huzzah for less chatter from me, and more of getting straight to what you came here for. 

Have I purchased something from every single business below? 

Absolutely not. 

Have I followed them around for at least a year like the stalker I am waiting for the day I get my hands on some of their products?

No doubt about it. 

Each of the companies here were founded with the mission to do good by our planet with higher standards than most, while offering products their customers will love and use admirably. so we'd be a little wild not to consider them as an option (especially when what they make is better than what you'll find in any big name stores...I said it). 

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Recently discovered this company is based in Arizona, so I have an extra reason to love them. jKeep Nature Wild has products from apparel to accessories (including hats, stickers, items for pets and more). What's better? With every product sold, they pick up one pound of trash (and with your order, they'll send you a biodegradable trash bag to join them in their efforts of cleaning up the planet one bag at a time. I recently purchased their limited time pine needle, vetiver & sandalwood scented candle (bliss) which is part of their collaboration with Good & Well Supply Co (another company you should check out). 

If you're in need of some new bed essentials, this is the place to get them. Buffy uses earth-friendly materials to create more sustainable products, leaving both you and the earth "more comfy". We've had the Cloud comforter for a couple years now and will likely not be going back to any other comforter. What's also great? You can try out their products for 7 nights before determining whether or not it's a true match. 

Just placed my order for my first pair and I'm positive I won't be wearing much of anything else on my feet for awhile. Essentially, this shoe company has the goal of getting people back to healthy feet, and in turn a healthy planet (sounds odd, I know - here's the link to the science behind the foot on their website). They also have Revivo where they sell their shoes that were returned to them after good use, and fix them up like new before selling them at a lower cost  (what a way to reduce, reuse and recycle, huh?). 

Want to do good without purchasing something for yourself (except oxygen, I guess). One Tree Planted is a 501 charity with a mission to help global reforestation efforts, where they plant trees in areas that need it most (not just, let's say, in Jeff and Susan's back yard in California). With $1 / tree planted, you can donate just $1 or $20+ and make a world of difference in the long run for our planet and those who live on it.

Oh, I'm sorry, did I reference this in my last post? Obviously don't have coffee on the brain. Why they're listed as a business who is doing good by the planet we inhabit? Well, unlike many other coffee bean harvesters, their crops are not sprayed with pesticides, or stored in a way that encourages mold growth (gross). "Every batch of Kion Coffee is sourced with 100% organic Arabica beans that are grown and harvested on sustainable, fair-trade coffee cooperatives. We also regularly test our coffee for mold, mycotoxins, and pesticides.". I'd say that does good by you, and the planet  Grabbing at least one bag in your life time is worth the taste and lack of jitters you typically face with a cup o' joe.

GC lives up to the name "eco-friendly" every step of the way (from the product itself to the package it's shipped to you in). Made from plastic water bottles, fishing nets, cotton industry waste, and more, GC workout and leisurewear apparel uses materials that would otherwise cause damage to the earth, and turns it into something we can wear. Not sure how eco-friendly can get better than that. 

Looking for a better quality tote and some goods for the home? FB is the place to go. Known for making mindful decisions based around the land, and creating minimal waste, both in the products created and the processes used, Forest Bound strives to make one of a kind pieces that don't harm the planet, and offer customer's a look into a life among the forests. Load up on the good stuff for yourself, or someone you don't hate.

Allergy season is the worst, and Beekeepers has helped me thrive more than survive. I use their B. Immune throat spray almost daily, and it has saved me on the days where my itchy throat is unbearable (and it tastes incredlbe, which can't be said for most medicinal products out there). Their mission? To create sustainably made products (aka doesn't deplete natural, nonrenewable resources), and save the bees (you can read more about their mission and how they're living out the values they speak to in their business here).

Ladies, this one's for you. Saalt creates clean, high-performance products that are healthy for you and the planet - the product I'm talking about is their menstrual cup. I was honestly terrified to use this post partum (literally sent an e-mail to their support team asking what the odds were of it getting "lost"). Now I can't go back to any other way. One of the major perks is you don't need to change it out every few hours - that sucker holds a lot more than your typical tampon or pad would.

If you haven't already received a million ads on the internet about this company, you will now (you're welcome?). Grove Co is known for making tree free paper products, moving beyond plastic, and protecting the planet with their manufacturing and shipping practices - giving us better air to breathe, and saving the ecosystem that literally makes the world go 'round. They sell household items, personal care products, and things for kids and pets. 

A company that started out making "friendship bracelets" is now one that does much more. Teaming with artisans in Costa Rica, PV creates sustainably made jewelry, clothing and more - all with a unique meaning behind them. I wore Pura Vida braceletes throughout college, each representing a cause or topic I felt was important, so if someone commented on the bracelet, I had the opportunity to expand on what it really meant. Pura Vida partners with organizations like Surfrider Foundation, One Tree Planted, World Wildlife Fund and more to help protect and conserve our planet. In 2019, they also started offsetting our carbon emissions from shipping and now offer the option for plastic free shipping. And did I mention friendship bracelets?

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