6 Luxury Sustainable Brands For Eco-Friendly Earth Day Shopping
Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. This includes our collective efforts to raise awareness of the need to protect our Earth by shopping consciously with the help of the most inspiring luxury Black-owned sustainable brands!
In an era where big box retailers dangle same-day shipping and cross-category carts in front of our eyes 24/7, it’s important to focus our support on eco-conscious brands and change the prevailing mindset around shopping – one, susty purchase at a time.
Whether it’s in the form of super-effective skincare, luxury beauty, ultra-feminine lingerie, or fashion: each founder has their own unique story.
So in the spirit of Earth Day 2023 (and everyday), here are 6 luxury brands that deserve your support.
Nubian Skin is a sustainable lingerie and hosiery brand that was founded by Ade Hassan. The brand is dedicated to providing nude lingerie and hosiery for people of color. From Nubian Skin offers a range of lingerie and hosiery products, from bras, panties, and shapewear, to tights, stockings, and socks, the clack-owned company offers a variety of nude shades that cater to everybody. The brand uses eco-friendly materials, such as bamboo and recycled nylon, in its products. In addition, the brand ensures that its factories meet ethical labor standards and that workers are paid fair wages.
BLK + GRN
BLK + GRN is a sustainable marketplace that was founded by Dr. Kristian Henderson. The marketplace features a curated selection of natural, non-toxic products from black-owned businesses. On their virtual catalogs, you can find a great assortment of natural, non-toxic products, including skincare, haircare, home goods, and wellness products. The marketplace prioritizes products that are made from sustainable and eco-friendly materials, such as organic cotton, bamboo, and recycled materials. In addition, the marketplace ensures that all of its products are cruelty-free and made without harmful chemicals.
Bôhten is a sustainable eyewear brand founded by Nana Boateng Osei. You can browse their fantastic selection of eco-friendly glasses made from reclaimed wood and recycled materials. In addition, the company ensures that its factories meet ethical labor standards and that workers are paid fair wages.
CLEAN DESIGN HOME
Clean Design Home is a sustainable home goods brand that was founded by interior designer, Wendy E. Booker. Whether you are looking for throw pillows, curtains, rugs, or, rest assured that you‘ll find plenty of options made with eco-friendly materials in its products, such as organic cotton, linen, and recycled materials. What’s more, the company has received various certifications for its sustainable practices, including the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification, which ensures that the brand's products are made from organic materials.
Kahmune is a sustainable shoe brand that was founded by Jamela Acheampong. Their mission? To offer Luxury Footwear for every woman's shade of nude. Kahmune offers a range of shoes, including pumps, sandals, boots, and sneakers.
The brand uses sustainable and eco-friendly materials in its products, such as vegetable-tanned leather and recycled materials. In addition to its commitment to sustainability, Kahmune also supports various social causes, including diversity and representation. The brand offers shoes in a range of skin tone colors to celebrate diversity and promote inclusivity.
Sabreen Cosmetics is a luxury sustainable beauty brand ready to enhance your arsenal with clean luxury beauty products “dressed” in eco-friendly packaging materials. Each color-rich, long-lasting formula is crafted ethically to adhere to the highest international EU standards. What’s more, Sabreen Cosmetics has received various certifications for its sustainable practices, including the PETA certification, which ensures that the brand's products are cruelty-free. You can stroll their virtual aisles to discover a world of luxury beauty where unapologetic women reign.