Rebundle Makes Hair Extensions From Bananas

While commonly used, synthetic hair is toxic for the environment and detrimental to scalp health. Made from fine plastic fibers—like acrylic, polyester and polyvinyl chloride—that are also reliant on fossil fuels, hair extensions often lead to scalp irritation and inflammation. As Black women who rely on these extensions for cornrows and braids, Ciara Imani May and Danielle Washington know this all too well. That’s why …

Bioglitter

Available in six colors that are named after semi-precious stones—Obsidian, Tiger’s Eye, Citrine, Jasper, Moonstone and Amethyst—and reflect its natural ingredients, TooD’s bioglitter is the world’s only truly biodegradable glitter. While plenty of cosmetic glitter products tout themselves as sustainable, the compostable options are impractical (wearers must scrape it off their face and then go through the several composting steps) and many that claim to …

Magic Carpet

A rug unlike any other, the Magic Carpet (created from scratch by F Taylor) is not only soft, flexible, UV stable and phthalate-free, but entirely biodegradable. Transparent eco-friendly plastic, made in the USA, composes the surprisingly opulent piece, accented with dynamic patterning and hand-knotted fringing. Complete with non-slip beads, this intriguing addition to any room adds personality without covering up existing floors.