Being an eco-friendly brand is an important part of what LeKAC does. And it’s not just us! More and more brands are considering ways to become more eco-friendly in their packaging and with their products.
In this post we’re going to be introducing you to some of other eco-friendly brands, and how they do it! Keep reading to learn more!
One of the first eco-friendly brands we’re featuring today, beauty and personal care brand Lush has always been an environment advocate. Since inventing the shampoo bar as we know it, they’ve focused on recyclable and plastic-free personal care products.
However, Lush understands that eliminating plastic altogether isn’t easy. That’s why their signature black plastic pots come with an incentive! If customers save five and return them to their nearest Lush, they can get a free fresh face mask! Made of post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic, the pots reduce the amount of new plastic available.
Many shower products they offer (like the shower bar!) come in “naked” forms, meaning they use no packaging!
Continuing with the beauty brands, next up is Krave Beauty! Created by beauty content creator Liah Yoo, Krave Beauty focuses on simplifying skincare. There are an endless number of skincare products hitting the markets every week, and it can become overwhelming for any consumer. Krave Beauty has found that this excessive saturation isn’t just a problem for consumers, it’s also a problem for the planet!
Krave is doing their part by using PCR materials, so all of their packaging is either partially or completely recyclable! They include QR codes on all of their folding cartons that customers can scan to get information on how to properly recycle their empties. Additionally, their website has a dedicated section to learn how you can recycle each of the products in their line. You can read more about Krave’s sustainability journey here!
Blueland is a brand that creates refillable cleaning products. Founded by Sarah Paiji Yoo, their goal is to eliminate single-use plastics in our everyday lives, starting with our cleaning supplies. They do this by selling reusable glass bottles and tabs that dissolve in water to create different cleaners.
Run out of the cleaner you were using? No problem! Blueland sells refill tabs packaged in compostable paper. They even have metal tins to hold tabs purchased in bulk! In addition to cleaning sprays and powders, they also sell dishcloths and sponges made of natural plant fibres.
Girlfriend Collective is an eco-conscious active wear brand that makes their clothing out of recycled materials like recycled polyester and post-consumer plastic bottles. Synthetic fabrics can shed small pieces of plastic called microfibres. These microfibres can enter our waterways, increasing the plastic levels in our oceans and rivers. Thankfully, there are filters that catch the fibres before they get released.
Similar to the other brands we’ve talked about so far, they also package their products in recyclable packaging! Girlfriend Collective’s commitment to the environment even goes as far as their manufacturing. Similar to how the International Standardization Organization (ISO) sets standards for quality, Social Accountability International (SAI) sets standards for social accountability.
But what does this mean? In essence, it means that their factories follow guidelines that protect workers’ conditions and wages. If you’d like to learn more about Girlfriend Collective’s eco-friendly fabrics and practices, click here!
Finally, how could we talk about eco-friendly companies without talking about LeKAC! As part of out commitment to the environment, we offer various products with the environment in mind. As our signature product, the reusable bag is the perfect example of this! Our reusable bags are made of a variety of materials that are made to last. We also offer paper bags made of 100% wood pulp, which can be recycled after you’re finished with them!
Despite being an eco-friendly company, we understand that removing plastic from packaging isn’t always possible. While we try to make suggestions for more eco-friendly options, we do still offer some plastic options. If you’re interested in making your packaging more eco-friendly, contact us today to speak with one of our knowledgeable Business Development Consultants to learn more!