All tagged Organic Ingredients

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.

Mata Traders - Fashion

Mata Traders is a fair trade fashion label striving to end global poverty and produce sustainable fashion by sourcing its garments from India and Nepal, where the company employs women from marginalized communities. The women work at artisan cooperatives that provide childcare, healthcare, paid maternity leave, and education on subjects such as opening a bank account, literacy classes, computer training, and dealing with domestic violence. These services are imperative because they help prevent child labor and gender inequality in countries where these issues are rampant. Mata ensures that child labor practices are not involved in the production of its products. The artisans who work for Mata are paid living wages, allowing them to provide for their children, thus combatting child labor at its source. The co-ops also use traditional printing and embroidery techniques, preserving an ancient art that is being phased out by globalization and fast-fashion.

WAMA Underwear - Hemp Clothing

WAMA Underwear is a new startup focusing on pioneering the way with hemp underwear. Their mission is to make the best hemp undies in the world and to bring more awareness to hemp as an option for clothing, especially underwear. Hemp fabric has many benefits like being naturally anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and super soft and breathable. WAMA works with suppliers who are Global Organic Textile Standard certified (GOTS) to ensure the organic status of their textiles and they have a team member based out of China to oversee and audit the factories. WAMA also takes pride in being a Vegan company and an official PETA Approved Vegan brand.

Ninoshka - Fashion with a Conscience

Ninoshka is a sustainable fashion brand by designer Ninoshka Alvares-Delaney. Produced in India, her products are available worldwide through several online retailers. All of Ninoshka’s products are made from natural and organic material. She uses natural dyes including indigo, pomegranate, marigold, onion peels, and coconut. Embroidery is done by rural Indian artisans and Ninoshka works with handloom weavers from across India. By working with rural artisans, not only does she create employment opportunities, but also makes sure that the artisans she works with receive fair wages. Ninoshka practices the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle philosophy. She reduces waste and the use of resources by creating minimalistic styles and up-cycled fashion. Some of her designs are constructed in a single stitch line, while others can be reused by wearing a garment inside-out or in multiple ways.

Upasana - Integral Design

Upasana is a place where creativity, fashion, design, Indian culture, business, social responsibility and spiritual progress are woven together. Their mission is to create conscious sustainable fashion without passing environmental costs on to the future. Upasana's work ranges from design and manufacturing of garments using a rich palette of traditional Indian textiles (organic cotton, silk from Benares etc.) to design consultancy, education and social development. It is a place where people are the central focus and all the projects, products and resources help people to grow and develop into their full radiance.

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.

Braga Organic Farms

Braga Organic Farms is the home of Mike and Julie Braga and sons in Madera, California. They offer organic fruit and nuts shipped directly from their farm. All products from Braga Organic Farms are certified organic, GMO-free, peanut-free, and gluten-free. Their processing facility is 80% solar-powered and their product bags are made of rice paper. In addition to growing trees, the Braga's harvest, hand sort, roast, and box their products. Their nuts are dry roasted in small batches with or without sea salt. Every order is packed and shipped directly from the farm, guaranteeing the freshest product available. The main crop at Braga Farms is pistachio, but you can order a variety of other nuts, seeds, and dried fruits that they offer from nearby farms. Some of the products offered include almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cranberries, raisins, and trail mixes.

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.

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.

Nordic Natural Clothing

Nordic Natural Clothing is made from organic wool, silk, and cotton made by manufacturers in Finland and Germany. Their product line includes merino wool underwear, shirts, leggings, tank tops, t-shirts, socks, hats, camisoles, and baby clothes. Nordic Natural Clothing strives to provide garments that have passed the Oeko-Tex 100 Standard for product and environmental safety. They track all of their product sources. One of their suppliers, Ruskovilla, is a pioneer in environmentally-friendly textile manufacturing based in Finland. The organic wool used for Nordic Natural clothing is from South America and is produced according to the criteria of IVN (Internationaler Verband der Naturtextilwirtschaft). The yarn is spun in Germany and it is certified by IMO (Institute for Marketecology). For silk, Nordic Natural uses a manufacturer that retains some of the natural sericin protein and it has not been chemically treated during production. Nordic Natural's organic cotton is from India and woven by a company that guarantees minimum wage and ethical labor practices. Located in BC, Canada, Nordic Natural offers online ordering and shipping to the U.S. and Canada.

NUI Organics - Wool Baby Clothes

NUI Organics offers certified organic New Zealand merino wool clothes for babies and children including one-pieces, bottoms, sweaters, jackets, sleepwear, socks, hats, and blankets. NUI Organics uses certified organic materials as much as possible, including organic wool and organic cotton, and they select manufacturers with strong environmental and social philosophies. NUI also looks for other ways to reduce their impact like designing for growth. By making simple changes to their clothing design, like adding fold-back cuffs, their products can fit your child for three years instead of one. Located in Austin, Texas, their products are available for purchase on their exceptionally beautiful website.

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.

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.

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.

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.