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12 Sustainable Home Decor Brands for Ethically Styled Living

by Monika Bürger
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Looking to decorate your home with ethically-made goods? We love having a combination of vintage decor with fair-trade mixed in, and these brands are perfect for creating a cozy eco-friendly oasis. From stunning ceiling mobiles to beautifully decorated baskets, there is something for every type of aesthetic you are trying to create in your home. You can even find handmade wall art and unique rugs to tie the whole room together. So many possibilities in this list, it makes redecorating your home so exciting!

KNAUGHTY LOG CO.

Categories | Furniture, Cake Stands

These wooden tables are absolutely gorgeous and are made from reclaimed and salvaged wood. Knaughty Log Co. creates tree stump end tables, live edge coffee tables, benches, beds, key holders, and – yes, even sweet cake stands (which would be so sweet at a wedding, don’t ya think?).

Each piece comes with a lifetime warranty, & several of the bottoms are left unfinished to create the aroma of Cedar!

our side tables will be a stunning modern accent to your space. Selecting from our wide array of artist’s designs printed with a satin finish on birch wood, you’ll take any room from zero to a hundred. Available in a square or round table top, and black or gold leg colors.


TULIA’S ARTISAN GALLERY

Categories | Mobiles, Baskets, Ornaments

This brand is a Chicago-based woman-owned business showcasing high-quality Colombian craftsmanship by collaborating with master artisans who are preserving & strengthening the diverse cultures of Colombia. They always use fair trade practices with their artisans most of whom are indigenous and Afro-Colombians internally displaced in Colombia. Tulia’s even goes a step further and donates around 5% of each sale to the March Den Foundation. Their range of mobiles and baskets are so unique and beautiful!

Eco-friendly and minimalistic—kind of like a tiny house. The conservation framed art print, sourced from socially and environmentally responsible forests, provides a natural warmth to complement your favorite design. Framed prints available in six sizes, in walnut, pecan, or natural frame color.


ITEMERIE

Categories | Table Linens, Bar Goods, Dining

A curated online marketplace, Itemerie is selling quality items you can expect to last for years. From beautiful colored carafes to gorgeous hammered coppered, they will dress your table to perfection. All of their items are lovingly crafted by skilled artisans, & made from responsible materials. This shop doesn’t want you to have to choose from the quality and ethically-made products. Make sure to look for their symbols on each product to shop your values.

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MADE TRADE

Categories | Baskets, Blankets, Curtains, Planters, Rugs, Pillows, Wall Decor

Inviting, wonderfully organized, and lovely to look through! Made Trade is inclusive of many different price points, sizes, styles, and values so no matter where you are in your sustainable journey, you’ll be sure to fall in love with something. They make sure each product covers one {or more} of these values – Sustainable, Fair Trade, Heritage, USA Made & Vegan. Each value has a little symbol that is placed right next to the product so you know exactly what category it falls under.

Add throw pillows to whatever room needs an extra dose of comfy. Filled with a fluffy faux down insert, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style. Available in four sizes and all measurements are made without pillow insert.


PARACHUTE

Categories | Throws, Pillows, & Rugs

One of my favorite home goods brands, Parachute carries a collection of decor items made in limited runs and crafted for both style and comfort.

They use materials like New Zealand wool and cotton, Peruvian Alpaca, cashmere, and ceramic. Their decor looks and feels so luxurious.

Since almost everything is slowly handmade by artisans, you feel like you’re really getting a one-of-a-kind product.

Our folding stools offer a lightweight, yet a style-forward way to get your lounge on. There’s no better way to experience the outdoors than with your feet kicked back and a cold drink in hand, add in your unique sense of style and you truly can have it all. The woven polyester top is spill and splash resistant so you can take and use it anywhere you feel like lounging.


TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES

Categories | Wall Art, Rugs, Lamps, Baskets, Frames

Ten Thousand Villages has been putting people and planet first for over 70 years – and you may have even visited one of their shops in person before! More than just a store, this market-to-market movement is connecting us to some of the most talented artisans all over the world. Our purchase is directly contributing to sustainable livelihoods and keeping crafts original. Every product celebrates the culture and the planet, so you know no one is compromised for the other.


TERRAIN

Categories | Vases, Wall Hangings, Wreaths, Flowers, Baskets, Lighting, Throws, Rugs

The terrain has a huge variety of products so you’re almost sure to find what you’re looking for. Most of their products are sourced from their artisan partners from around the world and highlight global heritage and design. Although not everything on Terrain is made out of sustainable materials, their items will definitely help you create a more thoughtful and nature-inspired home environment. Plus, they have a lot of things you won’t find anywhere else!

Crafted from yarns in varying textures and patterns, these are a unique and easy-to-hang alternative to the standard tapestry. They also come in endless designs, meaning you can find the perfect statement piece that will make your apartment or dorm feel more like home. Available in two sizes.


THE CITIZENRY

Categories | Baskets, Mobiles, Vases, Mirrors, Wall Hangings, Prints

The team at The Citizenry personally travel to each country where their goods are made so that they can use only local materials and establish sustainable relationships with artisans. But doing this themselves and cutting out the middleman, they’re able to offer high-quality, handmade goods at more reasonable prices than traditional luxury boutiques.

What is our thing? Allowing you to express your style all over your home with a feature-worthy rug. They’re made from a woven, polyester chenille for a soft and textured look. Plus, choosing from our wide array of designs, you’re sure to find just the rug to match your decor. Available in two sizes.


UNCOMMON GOODS

Categories | Nick Nacks, Lights, Candles, Rugs, Clocks, and More

As you might have guessed from its name, Uncommon Goods has some of the most fun and unique items for your home. Similar to Etsy, a lot of the items on Uncommon Goods are crafted by independent makers and many of them use recycled or unconventional materials. A certified B Corp, all of their employees are paid more than twice the minimum wage and are given paid family leave. This is a really great place to find personalized housewarming gifts, too!

Our premium Tote Bags are hand-sewn in the U.S.A. and feature a high-quality print that’ll never fade. Constructed with a premium, canvas-like material and double-stitched for quality, our totes make amazing grocery and beach bags.


VIVATERRA

Categories | Wall Art, Throws, Lighting, Candles, Planters, Rugs, and More

VivaTerra literally means living earth. Therefore, the brand is dedicated to operating in harmony with nature and is inspired by modern, eco-conscious design. They’re well known for things like their recycled glass accents, block-printed textiles, and reclaimed wood furnishings. They work with talented artisans from around the globe and are always concerned with the who, what, where and how surrounding their products.

Our customers tell us ALL the time how soft and warm our Throw Blankets are (the secret: Sherpa fleece). Even better, they get softer the more you wash them. They’re a perfect addition to any living room couch. Featuring a crisp, vivid design on the front with a reverse white side.


WEST ELM

Categories | Pillows, Throws, Vases, Baskets, Frames, and More

West Elm is a leader in the sustainable and ethical home goods arena and was even the first-ever home retailer to join Fair Trade USA in 2014. Many of the materials used are FSC-Certified, recycled, GREENGUARD certified, Better Cotton certified, and more.

Plus, you can easily sort shop according to your values, whether you’re looking for handcrafted, Fair Trade, organic, certified non-toxic, or locally made.

Our floor cushions are the super comfy and style-forward option for the boho side of us all. They’re UV coated to protect against fading and water-resistant so you can avoid scrambling to bring them inside whenever there’s a touch of weather. Grab a few to have on hand whenever seating is hard to come by or for a fun option for kids to use out in the yard.


YABAL

Categories | Pillows, Linens, Wall Art, Rugs

Every product made through Yabal supports indigenous women’s weaving cooperatives in Guatemala. This outlet gives them the opportunity to sell their hand-woven products through local and international markets. Yabal is a member of both the World Fair Trade Organization and the Fair Trade Federation so you can feel confident the product you are buying is paying the maker a fair wage. Through the weaving cooperatives, Yabal is working to preserve the traditional art of back-strap weaving.

Our floor cushions are the super comfy and style-forward option for the boho side of us all. They’re UV coated to protect against fading and water-resistant so you can avoid scrambling to bring them inside whenever there’s a touch of weather. Grab a few to have on hand whenever seating is hard to come by or for a fun option for kids to use out in the yard.

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