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Everyday we get heaps of emails from brands seeking our help in promoting their amazing sustainable businesses, and everyday we do the best we can to support them with limited time and resources.
So in this new monthly feature, we’ve curated a list of the amazing sustainable and ethical businesses from across the globe that have launched crowdfunding campaigns and are looking for pledges of support from wonderful eco-conscious readers like you!
And if you don’t have the funds to pledge, why not share this post with your networks? The brands listed are all small businesses and after the blood, sweat and tears shed to bring these sustainable concepts to life, and with the coronavirus heavily impacting small businesses, getting the word out to as many people as possible will help these conscious brands more than you know.
It’s about time women had a shoe for home that is stylish, supportive, and sustainable. And that’s just what Dooeys, a female-led ethical shoe startup, has come out with. Designed in Amsterdam, expertly made in Portugal, the business focuses on the oft-forgotten footwear category and has reimagined the slipper creating slipshoes™ for modern home life.
Featuring premium, sustainable and cruelty-free materials, Dooeys are built for comfort and ready for everything you do at home. Available in two styles, Loafers and Mules, the house shoes feature breathable uppers made of vegan apple leather and tree fibers, insoles made from cork and coconut husk, to EVA soles made from sugarcane, Dooeys has spared no detail in the design.
Pre-order your pair of Dooeys vegan indoor shoes here.
Hempton is a woman-led and woman-run Australian fashion brand focussing on casual wear made from organic hemp, a fibre that many in the green community consider is the most sustainable for its regenerative qualities as it grows quickly without the need for chemicals, uses less water than cotton, and is one of the most durable natural fibres in the world (which also means garments made from hemp usually last longer).
The brand has just launched its first product, the Hempton Classic T-shirt, exclusively on Kickstarter, produced by a manufacturer that is certified by the Fair Wear Foundation.
So what inspired founder Hannah to create Hempton? The idea was born after she left her 9 to 5 corporate job to take a career break and go travelling around the world with her husband. It was in this two-year round-the-world backpacking trip that she realised that there was a lack of suitable clothing options for female travellers.
“When I really thought about it, I realised there aren’t really any clothes made for travelling. There is only fast fashion, which isn’t designed to last,” she says.
Through her Australian ethical label Hempton, Hannah hopes to change the way fashion is done; making stylish, durable and versatile basics from sustainable wondercrop hemp. To help Hannah get her brand off the ground, and in return for your support, they are offering their first release hemp tees at the lowest prices in March, starting at just A$37.
Pre-order your Hempton Classic T-shirt on Kickstarter here.
In 2019, brothers and co-founders Hrvoje and Domagoj Boljar launched the first generation MIRET ecological sneakers and because of all the positive feedback, they decided to develop the second generation, made from 97% natural materials. Version two has been designed and developed to be more lightweight, durable, comfortable, super soft and flexible from the moment you put them on.
Ethically-made in Croatia from some of nature’s strongest fibers to ensure comfort, durability and environmental sustainability, the sneakers feature 10 different plants and eco-friendly materials: hemp, kenaf, linen, cork, wood, corn, jute, eucalyptus, rubber tree, and wool from New Zealand.
Grab your pair of MIRET 97% Ecological Sneakers here.
Tough, durable and highly functional, British brand Stubble & Co’s new product offering, the Adventure Bag is made from recycled plastic and features high-performance high-quality materials such as taped seams and waterproof zippers to ensure that it lasts the distance as you go the distance.
With a 16-inch padded laptop pocket, shoe compartment, drink bottle storage, pockets for storing bits and pieces and weighing less than 2kg, this bag makes the ideal travel companion, whether you’re heading to the gym, the library, catching a domestic flight or going on a weekend adventure trip.
For an all-in-one bag that you can trust, pre-order this sustainably-made Adventure Bag by Stubble & Co on Kickstarter here.
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