Our Top 7 Sustainable Picks for World Water Week
World Water Week is an annual international event to address problems like plastic pollution and clean-water accessibility, along with raising awareness for the various water crises facing our planet. In honor of this year’s World Water Week, we are dedicating this month’s Eco Editorial to companies and products that are contributing to improving clean water access and keeping plastic out of our oceans.
We only partner with brands we can get behind. In other words, you can rest assured that all of the pieces handpicked below will fit your shopping cart’s high standards. Because we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Why You’ll Love Them | Recyclable Products, Give-Back Programs
Our Pick | Guppyfriend Washing Bag
About the Brand | Ever heard of microplastics? Those tiny bits of plastic waste floating freely through our oceans and polluting our natural resources? Well, now you have, and believe it or not, many of those dangerous microplastics found in our oceans come directly from our laundry habits. The Guppyfriend Washing Bag protects your clothes while they are in the washer, preventing breakage and keeping your clothes in better condition for longer. In addition to protecting your clothing, the Guppyfriend Washing Bag also prevents microplastic fibers from breaking off and entering your wastewater system, keeping thousands of microplastics from entering the environment.
Why You’ll Love Them | Reusable & Biodegradable Products
Our Pick | Starlight 75cm Square
About the Brand | Wrappr was founded with the idea of eliminating single-use wrapping paper, which despite being made from paper, cannot be recycled. Where traditional wrapping paper may last for only a few brief seconds of enjoyment, cloth wrappings from Wrappr can last a lifetime. Wrappr offers cloth gift wraps in various sizes featuring custom artwork by commissioned artists. If beautiful, reusable wrapping paper isn’t enough to get you interested, maybe knowing that Wrappr donates $1 from every sale to local artists will get you feeling excited.
Why You’ll Love Them | Supports Clean-Water Project in Nepal, Certified B Corp
Our Pick | Dopper Glass (400ml)
About the Brand | Dopper is on a mission to fully eliminate single-use plastic bottles by offering a sustainable alternative. Dopper has created a unique design that gives users a portable water bottle experience and a convenient drinking cup in one. Whether you choose the glass or the plastic variety, Dopper bottles are 100% recyclable, even though they are such high quality, yours could last the rest of your life.
4. Girlfriend Collective
Why You’ll Love Them | Inclusive Sizing, Products Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles
Our Pick | Midnight Topanga Bra
About the Brand | Remember all that plastic waste we mentioned? Well, it has to go somewhere, and the Girlfriend Collective has an idea for where! Girlfriend Collective creates simple, basic clothing like bras, tank-tops, leggings, shorts, and more from collected plastic waste. Thanks to the efforts of the Girlfriend Collective, more than 2.5 million plastic bottles have been transformed into high-quality, durable, super comfy clothing.
Why You’ll Love Them | Recycled Materials, 10% of Profits to Marine Conservation
Our Pick | Seafoam XL Towel
About the Brand | Marine conservation is the name of the game whenever Sandcloud is concerned, built by three beach-loving friends with a dream of ridding their beloved ocean of plastic pollution. Today, Sandcloud offers customers tons of eco-friendly alternatives to items traditionally made from plastic, and features artisan-made items to help its customers enjoy the beach sustainably.
Why You’ll Love Them | Recyclable Blades, Plastic-Free Design
Our Pick | The 4Ocean Bracelet
About the Brand | Wearing the 4Ocean Bracelet instantly identifies you as a member of the clean ocean movement. It acts as a reminder to curb your consumption of single-use plastic and symbolizes your commitment to a plastic-free ocean. Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. Plus, every bracelet is created with 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.
7. Pela Case
Why You’ll Love Us | 100% Compostable, Climate Neutral Certified
Our Pick | Protect & Preserve Case
About the Brand | Creator of the world’s first fully compostable plastic, Pela is on a mission to eliminate plastic waste one product at a time. Pela’s eco-friendly phone cases are made with this proprietary compostable plastic, but feel just as durable as the traditional variety. Rather than needing to be tossed in a landfill at the end of their useful lives, Pela phone cases can be dropped in a compost bin where they will fully decompose within just a few short weeks. Pela offers tons of phone case varieties for virtually every type of smartphone, and is constantly releasing new and exciting patterns and styles for their trendy customers.