Top Favourite Conscious Consumer Brands and Why
Let’s talk about some of our top favourite conscious consumer brands in the UK!
Most of us are in a horrible habit of getting our daily fix of tea or coffee in conventional single-use cups. It’s time to move on to stylish reusable coffee cups like those sold by KeepCup. This Australian brand was founded to introduce an environmentally conscious product to a market that was becoming more wasteful on a daily basis.
KeepCups are now used in more than 65 countries around the world, diverting millions of disposable cups from landfills every day. Even KeepCups’ supply chain is entirely eco-conscious; though they began manufacturing in Australia and stuck to it for a while, in 2016 they began production in the UK to reduce their transit footprint. According to them “the savings are not financial; they are environmental”.
Their packaging is socially conscious too as it is boosting the local economies. For example, their retail boxes are made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified cardboard and are manufactured and printed locally, in Australia and the UK. Want to know another cool fact about KeepCups? Their Australian office has been solar powered since 2015, and in 2019 their UK office went solar!
If you’re looking for a brand that’s conscious in a stylish way then KeepCups is the choice!
Visit the KeepCup website
Go Green, Go Wild - that is the motto of Wild, a brand on a mission to shake up the throwaway culture created around our bathroom products. Wild creates eco-friendly natural deodorant which is redefining the future of personal care.
Wild’s products are a great choice for environmentally conscious consumers. They make the world’s first zero-plastic deodorant refill - their deodorant applicator is reusable and made from durable aluminium and recycled plastic and their natural deodorant is completely compostable.
Wild’s commitment to the environment also extends to their philanthropic endeavours. For every deodorant they sell, they contribute a percentage of sales to their chosen climate charity 'On A Mission', supporting incredible reforestation projects. The icing on the cake? Wild is perfect for ethically conscious consumers since their skincare is vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, dermatologically tested and free from artificial fragrance, parabens, aluminium and sulfates.
So, if you’re looking for a personal care product that is effective, convenient, waste-free but most importantly conscious then wild products are the way to go!
Visit the Wild Refill website
Wondering where to get your next pair of jeans from? Look no further, E.L.V. Denim is the super cool and upcoming conscious consumer brand you need in your life. Born out of a passion for sustainability and denim, E.L.V Denim takes discarded, unwanted denim and reuses and reworks this functional fabric into modern and sophisticated styles.
Environmental consciousness is embedded in this brand's operations. Every piece of denim used in production has zero impact on the environment and gives a second life to a fabric that otherwise would be destined for the landfills. E.L.V Denim also ensures that the remainder of their production process is eco-conscious. For example, the entire collection is manufactured in East London, minimising waste, water and carbon footprint. The numbers prove this brand's commitment to the environment; It only takes 7L of water to create a pair of E.L.V. DENIM jeans, compared to 7000L otherwise used for an average new pair.
We’re loving this brand because they believe in making conscious choices and being entirely transparent with parties in the supply chain to ensure that their consumers are receiving a sustainable alternative with jeans that are fit and fair!
Visit the E.L.V Denim website
Ohne is raising the standards of women’s health one sustainable period product at a time. The brand makes 100% organic period products including naked tampons, applicator tampons and organic pads in addition to research-backed supplements to support you all cycle long. Their ultimate aim is to make a real change to period stigma and help women realise that we’re all in this together.
Ohne is super environmentally and ethically conscious. They’re certified by both the Soil Association and GOTS and believe in creating products that are as good for the environment as they are for your body. This means their products are vegan and cruelty free, 100% biodegradable and include absolutely no plastic in their packaging. What makes their products even cooler is that they’re made using hydroelectricity.
Want to know what we love the most about Ohne? If you subscribe to their period kits and use the code PLANTMYTREE then the brand will plant a tree in your name. How cool and environmentally conscious is that!! It gets even better though; Ohne’s mission is also socially conscious. For every month you subscribe to Ohne, they donate to a ‘girl programme’ in rural Zambia which provides innovative health education to these girls. We’re here for it all!
Visit the Ohne website
Looking to swap out cleaning products around your home with more environmentally conscious alternatives? Then detergent is a great place to start. Method Laundry Detergent is the non-toxic, all-natural detergent that your clothes need. When it comes to environmentally conscious products, it’s not only about what is included in them but also what isn't. Method is transparent about what they leave out of their products and why - making it a super consumer conscious brand.
One of their promises is to make products that work for the environment. This is why they don’t include any ammonia, bleach, phosphates, aluminium, animal by-products, formaldehyde, parabens, trichloroethylene, and phthalates in their detergent. Their strong commitment to planet earth also extends to their packaging which is largely recyclable and their manufacturing in which they use sustainable energy to power their production plants. The only thing to watch out for is the method refill pouches which are currently not recyclable.
We’re loving Method because, unlike most eco-friendly products, these are not too pricey. In fact, Method’s 1.56 litre bottle goes for just £9, making it one of the most affordable all-natural options on the market.
Visit the Method website