As consumers increasingly search for sustainable and eco-friendly products, many new merchants have launched products to match the demand. We want to help facilitate this movement to build a better future for our planet, so we looked at the data in our network and found 16 top-performing, eco-friendly affiliate programs publishers can promote today with Skimlinks.
Allbirds was started by two New Zealanders who created eco-friendly shoes using sustainable wool. They are also a Certified B Corporation, which is a certification for companies who meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Allbirds also use recycled cardboard for their packaging and have partnered with Soles4Souls to help communities in need around the world by providing them with lightly used Allbirds who need new owners.
Alternative Apparel’s pajamas and loungewear are made out of eco-friendly materials like organic cotton, OEKO-TEX certified and GOTS-certified (Global Organic Textile Standard), recycled cotton, and hemp. In addition, Alternative Apparel pledge to “replace all virgin polyester with 100% recycled polyester in future fabrics” by 2021.
As seen on Buffy’s Mission page, their aim is to help consumers “live comfortably, without making our planet uncomfortable”. To deliver on that, Buffy has launched a range of products including pillows, comforters, and sheet sets made out of recycled plastic, eucalyptus, and soft hemp. Buffy is also committed to offsetting all of its CO2 emissions generated from freight and customer shipments.
Coyuchi’s pajamas are made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and they focus on keeping their products toxin-free. Plus, Coyuchi works with Fair Trade certified partners to make sure that their employees are being paid a decent living wage. They are also one of the members of 1% for the Planet, and they source Climate Beneficial wool by working with Fibershed.
Everlane is a well-known clothing brand with a big focus on ethics and transparency. They show exactly how much their clothes cost to make and how their profit margins compare to traditional retailers. They also showcase their factories to give an idea of where their products come from, and each factory is audited to make sure they are paying fair wages, working reasonable hours, and are environmentally friendly.
Frank and Oak are a minimalist fashion brand from Canada. Their packaging is made out of recycled materials and they aim to achieve carbon neutrality by teaming up with Earth Day Canada to manage a tree-planting program that offsets their carbon emissions. Even their physical stores are built by partnering with Canadian artisans who make use of recycled materials, create the least amount of waste possible, and use locally sourced or upcycled furniture as much as possible.
Girlfriend Collective was one of the first brands to make activewear out of recycled plastic water bottles (sourced from Taiwan’s Garbage Island). Plus, their packaging is 100% recycled and recyclable, and they also use other materials for their products such as recycled fishing nets, ECONYL yarn, and cupro which is a delicate fiber made from waste left behind by the cotton industry.
Grove Collaborative is a Certified B Corporation that offers eco-friendly household cleaning products for home surfaces and clothes, as well as a line of Beauty products. Grove Collaborative also uses more eco-friendly materials for packaging, offset their carbon emissions, and have partnered with Arbor Day Foundation to help plant one million trees during the next three years.
Knickey’s motto is “Organic Undies for Everyday”. They make their products in Fair Trade certified factories using certified GOTS organic cotton which is both better for the environment and healthier from being toxin-free. In addition, Knickey has a recycling program that turns old underwear into fibers, which are then used to create rug pads, rags, and insulation.
Made Trade offers a range of different products from hundreds of artisans and makers around the world. They have a great selection of bedding, blankets, and throw pillows. All of which are extensively vetted to make sure that every product “promotes the health of our planet” and aligns with one or more of Made Trade’s seven core values: Sustainable, Fair Trade, Vegan, Heritage, Made in the USA, People of Color Owned, and Women-Owned.
Made Trade also has plenty of gift guides on their site, including “15 Affordable Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for $150 or Less”, which can be useful for commerce content generation.
Outdoor Voices is an activewear brand that is committed to protecting the environment, or in their words “our playground”. They build clothing designed for longevity so that consumers don’t throw them away, and circularity so that they can easily be recycled. Outdoor Voices found that 70% of their environmental impact was due to fabrics and packaging, which is why they decided to prioritize these by using sustainable alternatives to conventional fabrics and using packaging that is both recycled and recyclable.
Pact has been praised for its sustainable pajamas and loungewear. Pact’s mission is to build “Earth’s Favorite Clothing Company”. They only use natural, certified organic, long-staple cotton which is made in Fair Trade certified facilities without any toxic dyes.
Parachute is an online direct-to-consumer brand that makes premium quality home products such as sheets, robes, towels, and rugs. They also designed an eco-friendly and toxin-free mattress, made out of 100% certified organic cotton and Pure New Zealand Wool, a natural and sustainable material that is breathable, moisture-wicking, and hypoallergenic which helps you stay cool in the summer and stay warm in the winter.
PlushBeds is a direct-to-consumer brand that sells organic mattresses made with certified organic cotton, wool, and latex. They are “one of only six manufacturers whose factory has both GOTS and Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) certifications and is verified by Control Union”.
Saatva was one of this year’s top-rated mattresses. It uses eco-friendly foams, recycled tempered steel, and organic cotton coverings to make its hybrid memory foam mattresses. Saatva’s business model – which is focused on reducing their carbon footprint – is not only better for the environment, but also eliminates costs to make their mattresses more affordable. The company is also entirely paperless.
Thinx created period underwear that absorbs “up to 4 regular tampons’ worth” and saves tons of tampons and pads from landfills. They also have a strong Give Back initiative as they partner with several social organizations to fight for “better access to puberty education, amplifying grassroots activism, and donating undies and time”.