Consumers demand more from brands these days. With an increasing focus on reversing climate change, many shops and brands are adapting to a more sustainable business model. Here are a few shops throughout the southern U.S. that are helping the planet.
Yogis are famous for their support of anything organic, fair trade, and sustainable. So, it comes as no surprise that YOGiiZA, a yoga apparel brand, is putting their money where their mouth is. YOGiiZA sells apparel that is 100% organic, pesticide and herbicide free, and non-toxic. The hope is to influence other clothing brands to also change their practices for a more sustainable future. YOGiiZA carries both men's and women's clothing and has a line for children as well. The hospitality line (wellness products) is featured in many hotel rooms throughout Florida. The free, community karma yoga classes are available in the Miami area and a great way to get in touch with other yogis.
Nomad Tribe is a climate conscious clothing brand in Miami-Dade county. The team travels the world looking for authentic people and traditions that inspire more ethical choices for consumers. Creative Director Valeria Savino draws inspiration from artisans and hand selects the brands that most align with Nomad Tribe's sustainability ethos. She wants to change the relationship people have with the clothes and drive them to be more conscious of how clothing can create change within communities and in ourselves. Denim will run prospective sustainability buyers nearly $200 but tops are more affordable and can come in under $30 on sale. The company also actively participates in sustainable movements such as #plasticfreeJuly.
The sharp focus on environmental stewardship is the driving force behind EcoHome Atlanta. The Peachtree Road shop caters to the luxury market and has a wealth of home goods, gifts, and wellness products. Many of the featured products are made by local artisans and purchases give back to the community. Don't be put off by the term "luxury" because many of the beautiful items are completely affordable on any budget. Upgrade your barware, get candles and diffusers, or purchase odds and ends to thank your next host or hostess at socially distanced gatherings. Personal wellness products come from trusted brands like 1818 Farms and Boxwood Grove
Take care of yourself and the planet all at the same time. HollyBeth Organics has been at the forefront of eco-luxe beauty products since its inception in 2007. Each face and body product is hand made, poured, and packaged in Clayton, Georgia. Since there's no need to sacrifice the planet for luxury, HollyBeth ensures that the packaging is eco-friendly and supports fair trade practices globally. Doing everything it can to reduce its carbon footprint, HollyBeth is truly the go-to spot for sustainable beauty in Atlanta. Whether you're interested in anti-aging, blemish reduction, or just looking for a daily cleanser, this is the spot.
Goods That Matter
Goods That Matter is the first Benefit Corporation in Louisiana and has also, to date, donated more than $48,000 to charitable causes. Every product sold is made in the United States from eco-friendly materials and gives back to social justice or environmental causes. Everything from books to candles, fragrances to accessories, will have an impact and better the planet. Goods That Matter has done so much good that it has even been featured in Vogue and Fast Company. The sunny store is located in the Lower Garden District and is currently open Thursday-Sunday.
Passion Lilie is a forward thinking fashion brand that believes in making things the right way. The fair trade fashion brand blends classic silhouettes with hand-woven ikat fabrics (Indonesian decorating technique). Each piece is handmade by artisans and designed with comfort in mind. Passion Lilie sources thoughtfully and chooses fabrics that won't harm the planet. It uses durable, natural fibers, organic cotton, and non-toxic dyes. The supply chain is designed to reduce CO2 emissions as well. The understated solids and elegant patterns are sure to flatter any body type. Fashionistas can even match totes and masks to their favorite business-casual items.