Sustainability is in and we can’t be happier. In 2021 we see this trend of good living not only shining in the forefront but also being implemented in everyday lives. To support this (you in this journey) we have welcomed great sustainable alternatives into our homes and yours. Check out our pick of 10 sustainable brands that can add to your home sweet home and start your sustainability journey.
11 Best Sustainable Alternatives To Welcome Into Your Homes In 2021
It is the small things that matter and makes a whole lot of difference. From toothbrushes to straws, we are used to adding more and more plastic to our lifestyle. Switch to a green and sustainable lifestyle, starting with the basics, with Bare Necessities. This zero-waste lifestyle brand, based out of Bangalore, is one of our favourites. We are talking about bamboo toothbrushes, tooth powders, natural detergents, soaps, and stainless steel straws to name a few. They also have coffee face scrub, organic bath salts, and neem hair combs that you can add to your daily regime. Check out their Ultimate Zero Waste starter kit that has everything you need to kickstart your sustainable lifestyle journey.
2020 has been a year where people decorated or re-decorated their space, just the way they like it. While we were looking to add a few functional decor pieces, we stumbled upon Vrtta. Vrtta is a home decor brand that uses tetra packs and recycled and reclaimed wood. Their products include serving and slotted trays, shelves, storage boxes, coasters, planters, and reusable cloth bags. Find coasters made with tetra packs that add a kitschy touch to your table as well as multiway holders - solid square frames with holes in them to store anything from pencils and cutlery to salt and pepper shakers, or small sauce bottles. Functional, chic, and pretty!
The feeling of drinking water out of an earthen pot is quite unparalleled, right? Well, it is highly sustainable as well. Mitti Cool is making earthen pots cool again with their range of products that you can add to your kitchen and your space. Mitti Cool is a Gujarat-based company that manufactures organic earthen kitchenware and the award-winning clay refrigerator that requires no electricity. Find everything from earthen cookware to water filters made out of clay here. Their earthen clay water bottle and clay handi are our top picks. You can check out their website for their entire range and shop sustainable alternatives for your kitchen and home.
Bamboo is great not just for pandas but also for us and our living spaces. Mianzi is a sustainable and eco-friendly brand that's redefining home decor and furniture using bamboo. Find baskets, mirrors, hangers, different kinds of lamps, chairs, stools, shelves, and bespoke dining table sets made out of bamboo. We also love their mirrors and storage boxes that we have added to our rooms. They are minimal, chic, and sustainable, perfect to add an earthy or rustic look to your home sweet home.
2020 has been a year of self care at home and what better way than indulging in a bit of aromatherapy. Get home candles made out of soy wax from Alkimi Living and unwind after a long work day. Alkimi Living is a sustainable brand, started in 2020 by Pratiksha that makes soothing and wholesome home and self-care products. They stock up on organic candles made out of soy wax, virgin coconut oil, and organic essential oils that have found a place in our living space as well as our hearts. Find soy wax candles with rose vanilla and lemon blend, grapefruit, lemon, and vetiver and patchouli, cedarwood, vetiver. Check out their products on LBB shop.
Sirohi By Skilled Samaritan Foundation
Charpoys and traditional weaves for your living space. Sounds like it is straight out of a Pinterest board? Then check out Sirohi By Skilled Samaritan Foundation, an online home decor brand that is sustainable and kitsch. An NGO that works with women of disadvantaged communities, this brand constructs modern, and chic versions of the Charpai with the help of traditional weaving techniques. Find stools, trunks, trays, bags, and storage boxes out of waste products like plastic wrappers and fabric rags. Their charpoy benches made with ropes made out of the recycled waste that is weaved against metal is our favourite. Check out their products on LBB Shop and say hello to sustainability.
Lamps made out of handmade paper? Yes, please! Oorja is hands down one of our favourite sustainable lighting brands. Based out of Bangalore, this green and eco-conscious brand make beautiful and artistic lamps with natural papers. Oorjaa combines waste and natural fiber to create beautiful lights that resonate with their vision of living lightly. Their collections vary from oxide to shadow play and explore popular art styles across the globe. The Japanese philosophy of ‘mottainai’ (no waste), the art of ‘shibori’ (tie and dye), and traditional shadow puppetry native to South India are a few techniques that the studio has incorporated into their products. Check out their range of products on LBB Shop and add the light of sustainability to your space.
The Macrame Corridor
We all secretly have wanted to add a decor piece made out of Macrame at some point, haven’t we? Few have tried their hands on it and failed (like yours truly). Leaving it to the experts, we are in love with The Macrame Corridor for all home decor knick-knacks made out of macrame. Find dream catchers, coasters as well as plant hangers to name a few made out of 100 percent natural fibers. Their plant hangers have our hearts. It is made out of natural cotton fiber and is the perfect addition to your garden or terrace. They can carry up to 10 kgs of weight. Pretty cool, right? Plus, they are budget-friendly.
Got your plant frenzy on, this year? Then, it is safe to say that you are always on the quest to find that perfect for your plants. Apart from earthen clay and ceramics and deadly plastic, you now can get your hands on planters made out of concrete. Yes, concrete! Elite Earth, an eco-friendly and sustainable brand makes planters and home decor products made out of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete which is lighter and durable than regular concrete. Their products are made with minimalist designs and pops of colours. Many of their products are hand-painted and can be customised to suit your home decor theme. Find geometric planters, hexamont planters, and cavern planters as well as desk organisers that you can add to your space.
Sustainability begins at home and what better way than to add home decor pieces that are functional and sustainable. Sustainable Clumps, a zero waste collective, works with small time producers to create lifestyle products such as wireless speakers, plantable pencils, and minimalist notebooks made of recycled paper. Find bamboo straws and tooth brushes, herbal tooth powders and natural, organic soaps made by self-help groups, and cooperatives to support their family, and help you kickstart your sustainable lifestyle. The star product is their acoustic bamboo speaker made with Channapatna style artwork which are hollow bamboo branches with a slit for your phone. The natural shape of bamboo allows for great reverb and sound amplification. Quite amazing, right?
Eco-Friendly Home Decor
What makes this label unique is the fact that it has bio-compostable designs that are made from processed plant starch. Eco Friendly is the latest decor trend, and EcoDecor is one brand that's taken it to heart. You'll find some very unique designs in terms of vases and bowls that you can invest in for your homes. It also makes for a great gift for any special occasion!
The prices are slightly on the higher end, but it's well worth the investment, if you ask us!