Made from 100% recycled paper, Who Gives A Crap’s toilet paper is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional, big brand versions. Their iteration is three-ply, made without inks, dyes or scents and boast 400 sheets per roll. For $30, you receive a box of 24 rolls. Additionally, the brand gives 50% of its profits to WaterAid—an initiative that helps provide access to clean water and toilets, as well as education regarding sanitation and hygiene.
Made from stainless steel rather than plastic, this ice pack not only saves water but it saves users from having to store it in plastic, too. It stays cold for four to six hours and reaches its lowest temperature after two hours in the freezer. It’s non-toxic and filled with distilled water—so there’s no chance of it leaking any unwanted substances.
Packable and easy to carry, To-Go Ware’s Repeat Utensil Kit features a pair of chopsticks, a fork, knife and spoon. Each utensil is made from recycled bamboo and the carrying case is made from RPET (recycled PET plastic). Plus, they’re heat- and stain-resistant and won’t absorb unsavory flavors.
Packaged inside biodegradable membranes, Dropps’ dishwasher detergent pods are eco-friendly, while still strong enough to combat grease and food debris. Free of harmful dyes and fragrances, the soaps can be naturally broken down by 55 different species of micro-organisms commonly found in river water—if they make it there. For the listed price you’ll receive 64 pods.
Made from cellulose and wood-pulp cotton, these made-in-Sweden sponges are 100% biodegradable and compostable, though should last between six to 12 months. Available in various colors and patterns, they’re ultra-absorbent and naturally anti-bacterial—thanks to their quick-dry ability. Just one of these cloths should replace some 17 rolls of paper towel.
A first-ever for the sneaker industry, Native’s The Plant Shoe is a low-cut silhouette made entirely from plant-based materials. From the eucalyptus pulp lasting board to the pineapple husk upper, the sneaker adheres to 100% zero-waste biodegradability standards, is aerobically compostable and is Certified Animal Free. The cork midsole (something a few brands are turning to for its antimicrobial properties) lends comfortability, while a cotton and linen insole affords breathability. The release is significant for its material innovation and resourcefulness—plus, it looks luxe without employing environmentally unfriendly materials or processes.
If the new year has gotten off on the wrong foot and you’re already feeling overwhelmed, aromatherapy can make a difference in transforming your headspace. Vitruvi’s pre-blended essential oil bottles are slightly easier than mixing a bunch of separate ingredients yourself, and each blend has its own inspired mood or place. The Quiet blend (ylang ylang, geranium, amyris, clary sage) is great for recharging your mental batteries.
Only to be used for good, Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company has plenty of superpowers in stock, from Doom and Gloom to Omnipotence and Magnificence. Our pick is Chutzpah—a little extra nerve and audacity for when you most need it. Available in half pints or full gallons, purchasing powers from BSSCo doesn’t just benefit yourself—each purchase supports 826NYC, an organization that offers creative writing and homework programs for NYC public school students.
“Wear what you care about.” Each Prinkshop piece has a purpose, from supporting Planned Parenthood to empowering those suffering from addiction. The “Ban(g) Ban(g) Ban(g)” T-shirt benefits Everytown, an organization that’s committed to ending gun violence, with 30% of profits being directed there. Spark action and discussion every day you wear it.
According to various studies, Americans alone use some 500 million straws every day, and almost every single plastic straw ever made (regardless of whether it’s been recycled) still exists in some way on this planet. One little, and very easy, step we can all take to lessen the waste, pollution and eight million tons of plastic trash that ends up in our oceans is adopting reusable straws. This set of four stainless steel straws (two curved, two straight) are BPA-, phthalate-, lead and toxin-free, and will never rust. They even come with a little brush to make cleaning them extra simple.
If you can’t bear to dive in the sheets fully nude, these gossamery lounge pants are your best bet for sleeping as close to naked as possible. Made from incredibly soft 100% mulberry silk—in a unique, laborious process during which silkworms are not harmed—this wide-leg piece is un-dyed to complete its close-to-nature appeal. Part of the profits go to two worthy charities.
Handmade in Thailand from cotton and brass, Bloom + Grace’s Flamingo tassel drop earrings contribute to social good just as much as personal style. The brand partners with local artisans across the globe, employing people in developing nations. Further, through a partnership with the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign, each purchase made through Bloom + Grace translates to vaccinations for children in these countries—with a purchase of these earrings alone translating to six vaccinations. The Flamingo tassel drop earrings might be our favorite, but there are dozens of (sometimes limited edition) jewelry pieces for sale.
Help keep the earth nice and tidy with a mobile mesh ashtray from esteemed Tokyo brand Tsubota Pearl. Drop your roaches or butts in the lined pouch when puffing on the go.
Sky Like Snow’s unisex Indigo Fade beanie is made with uber-soft New England yarn and is hand-dyed using organically processed Japanese indigo grown at their Vermont studio. The double-sided design is guaranteed to keep you warm all winter long, just wash by hand between wears.
The World’s Best Ever’s HIGH Kite and Journey Tube are two items made for outdoor adventuring and spreading positive vibes. Each kite is hand-stitched by Miami-based kite-maker Dan Ward and serves as a bold statement—whether in use or on display. The clever carry case doubles as a fully functioning water pipe and was designed in collaboration with Brooklyn-based studio The Principals.
A joint venture between Kiehl’s and Brooklyn-based art collective FAILE (aka Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller), this collection of luxe skincare products sees 100% of net profits going toward non-profit Feeding America. The set includes Daily Reviving Concentrate, limited edition Ultra Facial Cream, limited edition Creme de Corps, and a limited edition FAILE sticker; the total value of each set sold translates to 415 meals for those in need through the charity. Yes, it’s a beautifully designed kit of lavish items, but the charitable element remains undeniably important.