It's happening! Zero-waste brands are becoming the most coveted brands. Apart from producing items that are long-lasting, these brands reduce the use of single-use plastic. It's more important now than ever to switch to brands that care about making products good for you and the planet. Here is a list of brands we love.
Good For The Earth: Have You Shopped From These Zero Waste Indian Brands Yet?
Run by an all-women team, Bangalore-based Bare Necessities champions zero-waste lifestyle. Their range of handmade products includes bamboo toothbrushes, make-up removers, body scrubs, beeswax lip balms, and even natural, aerosol-free dry shampoo. Their spa bars and face washes will make you skip those salon trips too. Bare Necessities also offers online courses and e-books on zero waste education.
Shell Out: INR 153 onward
P.S: Just so you know, their packaging is also made from recycled materials.
Made from recycled bamboo — Terra's range of toothbrushes is completely biodegradable and promotes a zero-waste lifestyle. Known for recycling and reusing, this brand makes oral care that consists of toothbrushes, tongue cleaners, and tooth powders. This eco-friendly brand makes copper tongue cleaners as an alternative to plastic, and their tooth powders are completely chemical-free.
Shell Out: INR 75 onward
Sustainable apparel doesn't just have to mean functional. And at Ambiya, we found clothing that's not just timeless but also really, really cute. Made with traditional techniques, we love how the suit-sets, dresses, tops and more are also combined with modern silhouettes and styling. They have a ton of kurtis and suit-sets in prints and solids and the clothes are made with organic fabric that's hand-printed.
Shell out: INR 270 onward for home furnishings; INR 1,700 onward for clothing
P.S: Apart from clothing, you can stock up on some home decor like the cushion covers, cheese boards, bedsheets and wall art, all of which is also hand-printed and unique.
This sustainable and conscious local brand works with over 1,000 kgs of only pre-consumed textile waste that otherwise would find its way to landfills. This excess, considered scrap is then given a new lease of life, in the form of woollen cushions and bean bags. Constructed using the patchwork technique (as a homage to quilt making), these artsy beauties are made for cozy nights, coffee chit chats, book readings or even a laid back workspace.
Shell Out: INR 450 onward
We've all heard about the 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. But the folks of this amazing sustainable brand called Revive think that there are 8R's - reduce, rethink, refuse, reuse, regift, repair, recycle, rot (last resort). They've got products in multiple categories like kitchen, health & beauty, office, essentials and travel kits too. So you can expect anything from cotton carry bags to bamboo cutlery or toothbrushes, and from coconut bowls to kraft paper files. What we, however, loved the most was their bamboo makeup remover pads and body sponges.
Shell Out: INR 175 onward
Started by a mom by making non-toxic DIY products for her child, Earth Rhythm is an online beauty and skincare brand that is 99% plastic-free and does soaps, body butter, face serums, lip serums, lip and cheek tints, hair oils, shampoo bars, eyeliner, and baby care products. Their zero-waste products include toothbrushes, wooden shaving brushes, neem combs, and bamboo straws.
Shell Out: INR 118 onward
Here's a sustainable furniture brand really making a difference. Founded by designer Aakriti Kumar, this brand's furniture is largely inspired by sculpture. Looking for art in scraps, Aakriti upcycles a lot of scrap material and obsolete wooden products and transforms them into furniture. Beauty that scores high on practicality? Yes! They do a lot of coffee tables, upholstered chairs, Origami trays, bar tables, chandeliers, etc.
Shell Out: Price On Request
For Earth's Sake
How amazing is the fact that you can get different kinds of supplies and supplies made from waste turned into amazing things all in the same store. We're talking about For Earth's Sake, a lifestyle brand selling super affordable products - form bottles, straws, stationery to face masks, soaps and other utility products. Ditch those plastic items from your routine.