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From crockery to cushions, shopping sustainably just got easier with these 11 brands.
Many of us are becoming more conscious of how and where we shop these days. In a time where we have to be more mindful of how we travel to where we shop, it’s clear to see there is a greater focus on living in a thoughtful and sustainable manner – and this is filtering through to our homeware.
From candles to vases, bedding to lighting, various brands are creating homeware with an ethical mission statement that we can get behind and are allowing us to furnish our home in style and with purpose.
Here, we’ve picked out some of our favourite sustainable homeware brands to help make your house a greener place to be.
Linen and Stripes faux leather geometric cushion cover
Linen and Stripes is a Liverpool-based homeware brand with a mission to create stylish and natural products. Created by husband and wife duo Anna and Istvan, their collection of cushions are handmade in Liverpool using eco-friendly materials with an emphasis on a classic but modern look.
Aerende cream & blue stripe beaker
Aerende is an online shop selling beautiful homeware products, all of them made in the UK by people facing social challenges.
The non-profit organisation was founded in 2016 by Emily Mathieson and operates as a social enterprise in which all makers, and the organisations who represent them, are involved in sourcing and designing unique, limited-edition products that will bring joy, beauty and utility to their customers.
Coultura naya cage table lamp
Coultura designs handmade lanterns and sustainable decor, with a focus on creating beautiful handmade products while supporting the local economies of their artisans.
Nove Lighting marbled pendant light
Nove Lighting is all about the natural beauty of cork and is dedicated to the design and development of lighting using natural materials that are both beautiful and sustainable.
This stunning marbled pendant with solid brass detailing is crafted from sustainable natural cork that has been hand-harvested from self-regenerating Portuguese cork oak trees and will create a striking feature in any room of the house.
Ecosophy organic linen bedding
You can rest easy with Ecosophy’s range of organic bed linen, cushions and blankets, that are created using sustainably produced fibres, most of which are organic and use either natural or low-impact dyes.
Peachy Parrot coco bath mat
Peachy Parrot is a UK-based homeware brand, which includes handmade products made using natural materials.
Each of Peachy Parrot’s bath mats is handmade in small batches by talented artisans in India, making the eye-catching item unique and rare while creating less waste for the environment.
Mind The Cork Abeeku cork planter
Mind The Cork is a sweet independent store that’s all about creating innovative homeware pieces crafted from cork.
Founder Jenny Espirito Santo says that cork is “fantastic” because harvesting it doesn’t require trees to be cut down which helps maintain wildlife diversity and promotes reforestation. It is also biodegradable, renewable and recyclable.
If you’re a plant enthusiast we think you’ll love the brand’s selection of planters, which have a minimalistic yet earthy feel.
anemone & basilic solid dish soap and white ceramic bowl
Described as “eco-friendly chic” anemone & basilic is an online store featuring a carefully curated range of sustainable handmade homeware products.
Each anemone & basilic product is eco-friendly in some way, from recyclable and biodegradable homeware buys to plastic-free and reusable items, in a range of hues that will make for a subtle yet stylish addition to your home.
Nkuku loko leather stool
Nkuku is a fantastic website to check out if you’d like your shopping habits to be greener. The brand creates beautifully handmade home and lifestyle products while working with artisans across the world to create timeless designs with traditional skills and natural materials.
Etsy Happy Melodie wall weaving
Macrame and woollen home accessories are big news this winter, so we’re loving this creative design and its muted colours.
Happy Melodie uses vegan-friendly, eco-friendly, sustainable, ethically produced and organic yarns and fibres to create these enchanting pieces of wall art, which makes them all the more special.
The brand is founded by Mélodie Nicolle who makes everything by hand in her Parisian home.
Images: courtesy of brands
Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.