All tagged Non-toxic

Sanari Candles

Sanari Candles produces toxin free candles. Many candles release lead and carcinogens. Sanari Candles are made from soy and organic coconut with a lead free wick make from unbleached cotton. Their boxes are tree-free and printed with soy based inks. Sanari uses natural fragrances made from fair trade and organic certified essential oils. The company also donates 5% of profits to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Simply Straws

Simply Straws produces beautiful glass straws, bamboo utensils, and other reusable products. Their straws are sustainable, durable, biodegradable, and handmade in Costa Mesa, California and they include a lifetime guarantee. Simply Straws uses non-toxic dyes, BPA free materials, and fair-trade organic hemp, flax, and cotton. 1% of sales are donated to non-profit partners.

Garthenor - Organic Wool Knitting Yarn

Garthenor’s mission is to provide sustainable, organic, and British wool products in an ecologically responsible way. Garthenor produces beautiful certified organic wool yarn, fleece, and bespoke (custom made (bespoke) knitwear. Garthenor raises sheep on their own farm and they buy raw fleeces directly from UK farmers. All of their wool products are fully traceable to the farm of origin. Garthenor was the first company in the world to produce and sell certified organic yarns. Their sustainability goals include reducing energy use, reducing waste, promoting conservation, and inspiring others to act. Garthenor measures the direct and indirect environmental impact of their operations and actively develops solutions for reducing those impacts. Garthenor's wool is available in a wide array of beautiful natural colors and it can be purchased online with worldwide shipping.

Sleep & Beyond

Sleep & Beyond is a family owned manufacturer of organic and natural bedding with fair trade and sustainable factories located in Kyrgyzstan, India, and China. Their mission is to create an inspirational, sustainable, and educational system that will benefit people without harming the planet. Sleep & Beyond makes their products from organic Merino wool, natural Shropshire wool, and organic and natural cotton. They raise their own Merino sheep in the mountains of Kyrgyz Republic, which produce superfine organic wool. Sleep & Beyond is a fair trade employer who pays fair wages to their factory workers, provides great working conditions, and never employs children. Their products are tested to be free of arsenic, VOC’s, and other carcinogenic chemicals that are used in most conventional bedding products. Sleep & Beyond adheres to the most stringent certifications of USDA Organic, Oeko TEX, Woolmark, and GOTS to back up their “100% natural” and “100% organic” statements. You can purchase Sleep & Beyond pillows, comforters, sheets, blankets, mattress pads, and mattress toppers online with free shipping for U.S. orders and eco-friendly packaging.

Ecowool

Ecowool has been providing quality sheepskin rugs, boots, and slippers along with wool clothing and bedding to customers worldwide for over 20 years. Their environmentally friendly products are made from pure New Zealand wool that is grown in unpolluted alpine pastures. Ecowool's sheepskin rugs are not tanned using harsh chemicals like arsenic and formaldehyde. They are trimmed, machined, washed, left to dry in the sun, and finally combed over and over by hand. Ecowool offers free worldwide shipping in the currency of your choice.

North Star Toys

North Star Toys is a family business that has been making quality, non-toxic, wooden toys since 1979.  Every toy they offer is made by hand in their workshop in New Mexico. Environmental sustainability is top priority for North Star Toys. They recycle their paper, use recycled packaging, print on recycled paper, reuse waste sawdust for chickens, donate wood scraps to schools, only use sustainably managed American hardwoods, use food grade non-toxic oils for finishing, and 100 percent of the electricity that runs their workshop comes from wind and solar energy. North Star Toys are CPSIA compliant for product safety. North Star Toys are available for purchase online and their selection includes wooden cars, trains, animals, boats, and pull toys.

Challenge and Fun - Toys and Games

Challenge and Fun offers a wide selection of high-quality toys and games including soft dolls, natural baby toys, puzzles, animal puppets, cuddle dolls, children's jewelry, and baby toys. Challenge and Fun selects products that are environmentally responsible and their products are made from materials like organic cotton, bio-certified wool, oko-tex certified non-toxic cotton, and wood finished with non-toxic water based stains. They work with some of the best wooden toy producers in Germany and offer fair trade products as well. Challenge and Fun strives to select products that are durable, beautiful, and will last as keepsakes. Their products are available online and ship from their location in California.

Whiner and Diner - Dog Feeders and Beds

Whiner and Diner dog feeders and dog beds are hand-crafted out of reclaimed wooden wine crates from European and Californian vineyards. Each product is one-of-a-kind. They are made with great attention to detail and are made to last a long time. There are many different sizes and styles of boxes to choose from and you can request a hand-painted name or design on the wood. Whiner and Diner only uses non-toxic finishes as well.

The Honest Kitchen - Organic Pet Food

The Honest Kitchen produces dog and cat food that is made from the same fresh meats, fish, and produce you might find at your local farmer’s market. In fact, Honest Kitchen pet food is literally fit for human consumption. Their pet foods are minimally processed and gently dehydrated to preserve quality. You just add warm water and serve. The Honest Kitchen's pet foods are made with 100% organic grains that are non-GMO. Their chicken is 100% free-range, antibiotic-free, and they use cage-free turkey and wild-caught fish that is MSC-certified. The Honest Kitchen cares as much about how they do business as they do about producing healthy pet food. Their finished products are concentrated and lightweight which cuts down on the energy used in transport. Their packaging is made from recycled or sustainably harvested SFI-certified fiber and it is printed with vegetable inks. The packaging is also BPA-free because BPA has been linked with hyperthyroidism in cats. The Honest Kitchen conserves energy by using energy efficient equipment and lighting plus they provide bicycles for employee transportation. All of The Honest Kitchen's dog and cat foods can be ordered online. 

Purrfectplay - Pet Toys

Purrfectplay makes pet toys for dogs and cats from organic, chemical free, fair-trade materials. Their toys are made in their Indiana workshop with no synthetics, no dyes, and no plastics. Most pet toys are made in China from bright synthetic materials that may not even be safe for your pet. Purrfectplay provides products made from natural fibers that are made to be kicked, clawed, and chased. They feel and smell natural -- not like chemicals, plastics, or dyes. Purrfectplay offsets their carbon footprint with a local land preservation fund and they support sustainable farming through their relationship with the Hemp Industries Association. Purrfectplay donates 5% of all sales to animal rescue organizations. Your dog or cat will really enjoy these natural hemp toys, balls, collars, leashes, blankets, and treats. All Purrfectplay products are available to order online.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bee Hive Candles

Bee Hive Candles makes every candle by hand using only all natural, renewable resources like pure beeswax and an all cotton wick so you will be certain you are burning a candle that's safe, non-toxic and environmentally friendly. The Bee Hive Candle workshop is 100% powered by sustainable Green Power. Bee Hive Candles uses 100% pure beeswax with no filler or additives from beekeepers in the USA. Many candles sold as beeswax are not 100% pure beeswax. Their products are hand poured and finished. Bee Hive Candles keeps their labeling and packaging material to a minimum. All candle labels are printed on recycled paper using soy or vegetable inks. They reuse packaging and purchase recycled boxes. The company donates to organizations helping people who are less fortunate or in need of help. Bee Hive Candles is located in Washington and their products are available for purchase online with a low fixed shipping cost.

Zia & Tia Pure Luxury Organics

Zia & Tia Pure Luxury Organics is a Canadian business that began after the owner's adoption of their daughter from China. They offer organic, sustainable, and eco-friendly products for babies,  children, and dogs. Their products include hand knit and fair trade toys, hand knit baby dresses, sweaters, hats, shoes and blankets, hand knit dog sweaters, organic baby gifts, and organic fairtrade Peruvian Alpaca yarn. Their handmade knits are crafted stitch by stitch on 2 needles using organic cotton and organic wool. Their handknit toys are stuffed with certified Oeko-Tex polyfill and their fair trade toys are non-toxic. They work with suppliers who are committed to creating a more fair & sustainable world and they support organizations that help women and children. Products may be ordered online with worldwide shipping rates clearly displayed.

VivaTerra - Furniture and Home Decor

VivaTerra offers globally-inspired goods created with sustainability and integrity in mind. They support non-profit and fair trade organizations to ensure artisans see fair wages, healthy working conditions, and sustainable development for their communities. Viva Terra uses FSC-certified or reclaimed wood, recycled glass, vintage fabrics, or salvaged metal to produce many of their products. They produce products without chemicals and their fabrics use natural dyes. In addition to fair trade imports, VivaTerra strives to support local artisans. Their product line covers a wide range of household items including home decor, pillows, rugs, mirrors, vases, beds, sofas, chairs, tables, dinnerware, cookware, bedding, apparel, jewelry, planters, potted plants, and gifts.