Freyja Canada - Wool Clothing

Freyja Canada manufacturs 100% natural Icelandic wool sweaters, hats, mittens, and scarves. Their products are made according to traditional Icelandic patterns and designs. The Vikings first brought sheep to Iceland 1100 years ago. There, the stock bred in isolation for centuries, adapting to the harsh climate of the Arctic Circle. Freyja yarn is made up of the two layers of wool from these Islandic sheep. The outer layer repels water and the inner layer insulates. By combining the correct ratio of these two layers they produce a unique dense yarn that is lighter and stronger than other fibers. Every step in the production process of Icelandic wool is environmentally sustainable. The mills are exclusively powered by geothermal and hydroelectric energy and chemical use in cleaning and dyeing is minimized to protect the inherent properties of the wool. The Icelandic yarn used by Freyja is manufactured by Istex, who purchases wool directly from farmers in Iceland. Freyja products can be ordered online and they offer a low fixed rate shipping charge to Canada and the U.S. with worldwide shipping available.

Icebreaker - Merino Wool Clothing

Icebreaker produces a wonderful line of stylish merino wool long sleeve shirts, short sleeve shirts, zip turtleneck shirts, base layers, sweaters, jackets, hats, gloves, scarves and a full selection of merino socks. Icebreaker's commitment to sustainability is substantial. To start with, they have stringent supplier requirements. Their primary wool cleaning plant recycles its cleaning water, their spinning plant recycles heat, and their manufacturing plant uses environmentally-friendly dye. All manufacturing contractors are required to be working toward a global environmental assurance program, such as ISO 14001 and to consciously minimize environmental impact. Icebreaker's garment manufacturer, spinner, and sock manufacturer are all accredited to ISO 14001: 2004.

All of the cardboard that Icebreaker uses for packaging is either recycled or

BBB Seeds - Heirloom Vegetable and Wildflower Seeds

Beauty Beyond Belief Seeds is a small family-owned company based in Colorado that specializes in the distribution of wildflower seeds, heirloom vegetable seeds, and native grasses, in small and bulk quantities. You can ask their experts about site preparation, seeding rates, selection of the proper species, and maintenance of grass and wildflower plots. BBB only purchases seed that has a noxious weed content of zero and they carefully follow the ever-expanding list of noxious and invasive species lists to ensure that they don’t knowingly distribute varieties to areas where they might be considered invasive. BBB Seeds sells their seeds online and you can select the best varieties or mixes for your region. In addition, they produce a variety natural handcrafted soaps, gift baskets, and greeting cards.

Bluecorn Naturals - Beeswax Candles

Bluecorn Naturals is a small company in Colorado dedicated to producing the pure beeswax candles and organic body products from pure renewable beeswax and soy wax. Bluecorn Naturals believes that by focusing first on creating a healthy workplace and happy workers, quality and success will follow. They have been making pure beeswax candles since 1991. Their candles, lotion, aromatherapy candles, and soap are available for purchase online.

JH Stillman - Merino Wool Clothing

JH Stillman produces a line of high quality merino wool underwear, tops, bottoms, zip-neck shirts, hats and gloves. The company actively limits waste by creating products that are designed to last a long time and by using recyclable materials and some products are produced from reclaimed material. They hold all suppliers to labor ethical standards and employees are paid for time volunteering at non-profits. Product that is non-saleable is recycled through textile or pulp mills or donated abroad. JH Stillman also donates books to promote literacy throughout the developing world. Their products are available for purchase online and they are located in Wisconsin.

Baabaazuzu - Upcycled Clothing

Baabaazuzu produces men's and women's jackets, vests, hats, scarves, mittens, purses, bags, throws, and christmas stockings all handcrafted from 100% vintage materials that are reclaimed and transformed into a beautiful wearable. No two pieces of Baabaazuzu are ever alike. Upcycling is even more eco-conscious than recycling because the materials do not have to be remanufactured. Even the buttons, zippers and other embellishments found on the old clothing is removed and reused in the final designed products. Baabaazuzu switched to high-efficiency laundry machines designed to use less energy use and water. All the garments are washed with a local-made soap that is biodegradable and uses no bleach or phosphates. Baabaazuzu also reuses cardboard shipping boxes, uses sustainably-sourced office supplies, and recycles paper and other office waste. Located in northern Michigan, Baabaazuzu offers online sales.

Sierra Trading Post - Discounted Outdoor Gear

Sierra Trading Post is a huge outdoor gear store that carries hundreds of major brands of outdoor gear at discounted prices. Over the years, Sierra Trading Post has sold more than 640,000 backpacks and 2,600,000 merino wool socks. They offer organic cotton clothing, wool shirts, and a wide range of men's clothing, women's clothing, underwear, hats, gloves, sweaters, shoes, outdoor gear, pet supplies, luggage, bed & bath, and household supplies. Most orders are shipped within 24 hours. Sierra Trading Post is part of The TJX Companies and they practice a wide range of sustainability initiatives including energy efficiency, waste reduction, inhouse recycling, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for one of their home office buildings, carbon offsets, solar and geothermal technologies on some buildings, and they hae begun testing alternative fuel vehicles for distribution. TJX is also committed to causes that help support families and children.

Treliske Organic - Merino Wool Clothing

Treliske Organic are producers of certified organic merino wool, wool yarns, organic hand knit sweaters, blankets, and babywear, all grown entirely on the Treliske farm in New Zealand. Treliske, which means "a place of trees" is a 3000-acre organic farm, certified by the New Zealand Biological Producers and Consumers Council. Farmed by the Aitchison family for 3 generations, Treliske grazes merino sheep flocks and cattle, on their rolling hills.  Treliske's farming respects both animal welfare (mulesing is not practiced) and the environment. Their merino wool is soft, non-irritating, and free from harmful chemicals. Treliske products are sold online and shipping is available worldwide.

Luca Chiara - Vegan Leather Accessories

Luca Chiara is a PETA approved environmentally conscious company that uses soft-grained vegan leather to produce a large selection of footwear and accessories for men and women. Their products are Italian-inspired and American-designed. Instead of using animal products, all of the Luca Chiara products are made of durable materials like water-resistance nylon, cotton canvas, water repellent acrylic, and soft grained vegan leather. Their wallets and passport cases offer RFID blocking to prevent identity theft. Leather uses dyes, chemicals, and tints to get shades even. These treatments are polluting and harsh on the planet. Luca Chiara's products are designed to be fashionable and functional. Based in New York, the product line includes shoes, purses, bags, wallets, iPad cases, and passport cases, all available online.

CozyPure - Bedding and Mattresses

CozyPure manufactures organic mattresses and organic bedding products made-to-order in Norfolk, Virginia. Their latex mattresses are custom-made from organic cotton, wool, and natural latex rubber and contain no toxic chemicals. Founded in 1990, CozyPure was the first company in America to offer natural organic mattresses and organic bedding  nationwide. CozyPure uses 100% on-site renewable wind, solar, and geothermal energy to operate their factory and 70% of their raw materials come from producers who also use solar energy. CozyPure's shipping boxes are made from 100% post-consumer recycled content. CozyPure also produces wool mattress pads, latex mattress toppers, wool comforters, organic cotton blankets, latex pillows, wool pillows, organic cotton pillows, organic cotton sheets, crib mattresses, baby bedding. All products are available online.

Reuseit - Reusable Storage

Reuseit offers products that help you reduce waste by eliminating disposables. Their products include reusable shopping bags, reusable zip lock bags, water bottles made from glass, metal, or BPA-free plastic, travel mugs, lunch boxes, food and snack containers, household storage, and kitchen preparation items. Reuseit strives to provide products that are practical, durable, made from sustainable materials, and made in accordance with fair labor & fair trade practices. Reuseit is a member of 1% For The Planet and donates at least 1% of all sales (not just profits) to environmental organizations. Their products are available for purchase online.

Babyganics - Household and Baby Products

Babyganics is a manufacturer of organic household products that are baby safe and effective. Made from plant-based ingredients, including many organic ingredients, Babyganics ensures their products are safe for babies. They evaluate every product and every batch for pH, odor, color, and other factors to ensure the products are contaminant free and ready to perform. Babyganics also strives to package products in a way that promotes sustainability. Babyganics products are available at retail stores and online. Their product line includes laundry detergent, hand sanitizer, wipes, bubble bath, shampoo, toothpaste, dish soap, hand soap, sunscreen, lotion, insect repellent, spray cleaner, and chlorine-free diapers.

Eco-Freaks Handkerchiefs and Home Products

Eco-Freako produces their own unique products from organic cotton and botanically-based ingredients on the coast of British Columbia. Their first products, over 20 years ago, were reusable organic cotton handkerchiefs which they still hand sew themselves. They have since expanded to offer hundreds of handmade towels, linens, pillows, mattress pads, baby products, and their own line of botanical salves, oils, soaps, shampoo, insect repellents, and immune boosters. EcoFreako collaborates with area non-profit organizations and community projects. They offer free shipping on orders over $75 to Canada and the USA and low flat rate shipping worldwide.

Loop Organic - Organic Bedding

Loop Organic manufactures quality organic linens and natural organic bedding. Part of Loop's mission is to educate the public on the ill-effects of conventional cotton growing and to help encourage choosing organic. All of Loop Organic's production processes are free from known carcinogens and heavy metals. Chemical-free alternatives are used during the finishing process, for example, hydrogen peroxide is used for whitening in lieu of chlorine bleach. Even the low-impact dyes which are used are certified organic. Loop products have even been proven safe enough for many with acute allergies and chemical sensitivities. All Loop products are made of fabrics that are certified to the most stringent set of standards for organic cloth and they are manufactured in accordance with fair-trade guidelines with fair pay and clean safe working environments. Loop strives to consider the social and environmental impacts of important business decisions and their products are packaged in simple cloth and brown paper packaging. Their products, including sheets, duvet covers, woven blankets, towels, and pillows, are available online.

Hipcycle - Upcycled Housewares

Hipcycle offers a large variety of upcycled housewares like home decor, floor mats, furniture, bird feeders, gift items, and jewelry. Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products. It is even better than recycling because less processing takes place. The materials used to make the products featured on Hipcycle are not purchased from stores or manufacturers. Rather, everything is made from items that would otherwise have ended up in the trash. Their suppliers, who are mostly small businesses that specialize in making handcrafting upcycled products out of reclaimed items, scour their local dump for items to upcycle, removing garbage from the waste stream. Hipcycle offers only products that are attractive, durable, and competitive in price to mainstream products. Their website allows you to find items either by category or by the kind of trash they are made out of. 

Green Products and Gifts - Repurposed and Recycled Gifts

Green Products and Gifts offers a variety of gifts items that are made from reclaimed materials. Products include furniture, home decor, garden decor, pet decor, jewelry, and organic t-shirts. They are made from materials like silverware, nuts and bolts, glass bottles, wine barrels, snow skis, milk jugs, corks, and grapevines. All products are made in the USA. The purpose of starting Green Products and Gifts was to encourage purchasing products made with recycled materials to help complete the recycling loop. Located in Texas, they offer free shipping on all items to continental U.S. locations.

Earth Linens

Earth Linens offers organic bamboo and organic cotton products including sheets, towels, duvet bedding sets, kitchen towels, bathrobes, baby bedding, and baby clothes. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing renewable natural resources on the planet. It's 100% naturally grown without pesticides or fertilizers and deliciously comfortable too. Earth Linens has made a commitment to carbon neutral shipping by partnering with GreenShipping who tracks and calculates how many carbon offsets Earth Linens should buy to offset all of their shipments to customers. Located in Utah, Earth Linens products are available for purchase online.

Big Dipper Wax Works

Big Dipper Wax Works is committed to creating products and working conditions that contribute to the health of the community and the planet. They always use natural biodegradable ingredients including locally sourced 100% beeswax, pure essential oils, and 100% cotton wicks. Big Dipper uses minimal packaging, they reuse packing materials, and they use post-consumer recycled paper. The company recycles their own paper, cardboard, aluminum, and glass. To reduce waste further, Big Dipper sells bulk refills for many of their products. Big Dipper strives to use local suppliers when possible and they support a variety of organizations that are working to sustain a healthy beekeeping community. Big Dipper Wax Works sells their products online and they include a wide variety of beeswax candles, bulk beeswax, beeswax based lip and body balms, and candle holders.

Sweetwater - Water Purification

Sweetwater provides top quality water purification systems that are customized to meet your exact water purification needs. James McMahon is the owner and he has the unique approach of not selling any products without first looking at the customer's local water report or well water test to identify the contaminants which must be removed and then actually speaking with you about the best options. His goal is to provide customers with healthy water and it is always based on science. The water purification industry is rampant with false claims promoted by people no understanding of chemistry and the science of clean water, often misleading consumers to buy the wrong products. Sweetwater provides extensive resources online for learning about water contaminants and clean water solutions. They offer all types of water systems including whole house systems and faucet systems, plus specific solutions needed to remove iron, fluoride, arsenic, nitrates, drugs, or other contaminants.

Preserve - Recycled Toothbrushes and Kitchenware

Preserve produces stylish, sustainable, and functional toothbrushes, razors, tableware, colanders, and food containers. Their food storage containers are BPA free, dishwasher safe, and very economically priced. All Preserve products are made from recycled materials and they are reusable and recyclable. Preserve makes use of the less frequently recycled #5 polypropylene plastics. Preserve makes it easy for customers to recycle #5 plastics by accepting them at over 250 locations in the U.S. and through their mail-back recycling program. Preserve products are also developed and manufactured without testing on animals. Located in Massachusetts, Preserve products are available online.