Responsible Suppliers for Discounted Everyday Goods
We’ve identified the following companies who are making socially and environmentally responsible everyday goods. These products are available for purchase at our community drop-ins at a deep discount from normal retail price, because we can pass along the discounted price that we receive as a wholesaler to our members to acknowledge their contributions to their community and the planet.
Chloe + Chad
Face wash, toner, and serum, body butter, bath soaks
Based in Brooklyn, ny
Organic vegan, and small batch. All products are created after the order is placed. This gives the product a longer use life. They use products that are closest to nature, nothing added, nothing taken away. The company creates non-toxic plant-based products using their proprietary blend of essential oils to give each item a unique scent. Ecologically responsible – 95% of products are in amber glass containers.
Full body line, shampoo / conditioner, and childrens body wash and shampoo/conditioner
Based in Olympia, WA
Alaffia is a great sustainable eco friendly brand, and has a Social Enterprise Model that has a comprehensive approach to providing safe, efficacious hair, face and body care while alleviating poverty in West Africa through the preservation of traditional skills and knowledge in the global market. They have clear communication and third-party certification showcase Alaffia’s high product standards. They are proudly For Life and Fair for Life (by ECOCERT), MADE SAFE and Non-GMO compliant. The MADE SAFE seal means that a product is literally made with safe ingredients™ not known or suspected to harm human health, animals or ecosystems. It’s the only nontoxic certification to apply to products used every day.ECOCERT is one of the first and most renowned international inspection and certification agencies for fair trade accountability, combining strict social and fair trade standards with adaptability to local conditions.
Natural Unbleached Recycled Toilet Tissue
- 100% recycled fiber, minimum 60% post consumer
- No chemical whitening (naturally beige color)
- Green E Certified, manufactured with 100% wind energy
- Certified Eco Logo
- Certified Green Seal
- Greenest toilet tissue ever!
Laundry detergent, hand soap, dish soap, and cleaning products
Based in Brooklyn
Common Good products are made with gentle, plant-based ingredients and scented with 100% pure essential oils. Their mission is to reduce plastic packaging by offering beautiful, refillable bottles.Sustainably-sourced raw materials, 100% readily biodegradable formulations and a mission to reduce plastic.Formulated with gentle plant and mineral-based ingredients that are safe for everyone in the house, including kids and pets. Concentrated plant-power and enzymes means you only need a little product to get the tough jobs done.
Based in Brooklyn
They coin themselves as the first “Farm to armpit”company. Scully’s is the first natural and chemical-free deodorant. It’s unisex and safe for kids and pregnant / nursing women, while being strong enough for men too. Aluminum-free, no parabens, non-toxic, and cruelty-free with no artificial fragrance.
Laundry detergent, oxygen brightener bleach alternative, and all purpose cleaning sprayBased in Chicago, IL
- Partners with 1% for the planet, and Certified B Corporation
- Leaping Bunny Cruelty-Free certified ingredients
- Entire product line is MADE SAFE certified
- Gives back at least 2% of sales revenue to Environmental causes via 1% for the Planet
- 100% Ingredient Disclosure on packaging and website
Diapers and wipes
Based in Culver City, CA
Bambo Nature Classic disposable diapers are gentle to the child’s skin and health and have a very soft textile-like back and top sheet that makes the diaper feel like soft clothing. The diaper is designed to fit a child’s anatomy perfectly, which ensures there is no leakage and makes the child feel comfortable while enabling greater freedom of movement.
Their disposable baby diapers are among the most environment-friendly diapers on the market. They are manufactured with care for the environment, and 95 % of all waste coming from the production of Bambo Nature is recycled. Furthermore, the diapers are labeled with the Nordic Eco-label, the FSC®-label and are Dermatologically Tested.
Organic Fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate
Based in Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Equal Exchange is a worker cooperative, and fair trade, and was founded to challenge the existing trade model, which favors large plantations, agri-business, and multi-national corporations; support small farmers; and connect consumers and producers through information, education, and the exchange of products in the marketplace. Fair Trade is a way of doing business that ultimately aims to keep small farmers an active part of the world marketplace, and aims to empower consumers to make purchases that support their values. A worker cooperative is an alternative for-profit structure based upon standard democratic principles. It is not designed to maximize profits, nor returns to investors, but rather to bring to the workplace many of the rights and responsibilities that we hold as citizens in our communities. A worker co-op is not owned by outside shareholders or a small group of founders or partners but by all the employees in equal portions.
Greenline paper is dedicated to selling only recycled and tree-free papers.
Based in York, PA
Green compostable + clear recycling trash bags
- Made from plants
- 64 gal bags are 47×60″
- Instructions for bio bags: For best results, use within one year of purchase and store in a cool, dry place.
- Certified Compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute, meet the US Standard ASTM D6400 and the European Standard EN 13432.
Clear Recycled trash bags
- Clear for quick identification of contents
- Perfect for recycling
A Drop in the Ocean
Containers for bulk zero waste items
Based in Tacoma, Washington
A Drop in the Ocean is a Tacoma, Washington-based zero waste store and blog dedicated to giving back to the environment and the community. They specialize in bulk refills and raw materials, along with sustainable alternatives to common disposable items.
Their mission is to use business as a driving force for change. They aim to make sustainable living accessible to all, and use their resources to support on-the-ground efforts that further enhance our vision for a sustainable future.
Each and every purchase plants ten trees, which aids capacity building in developing regions, and at least one percent of annual sales is donated to nonprofits working in the field to protect and preserve our planet. Further, many of their products are sourced from other individuals and businesses doing the same. By shopping at A Drop in the Ocean, you’re supporting small businesses, minority- and women-owned businesses, and layers of dedication to protecting this big blue marble we call home.
Tooth care made from materials that biodegrade
Based in Carlisle, PA
TreeBird was created by Angela in 2018. After having worked and volunteered all over the world, Angela was haunted by the quantity of waste she observed in underserved countries. She adopted a sustainable lifestyle as her first small step toward change, and TreeBird grew from there. Now operating out of a small town in Northern Europe, with a full range of eco-friendly dental products, TreeBird is the sustainability-seekers solution for a better smile and a better earth.
Sage harvested in the wild by a Native American woman
Based in Menomonie, Wisconsin
Pure 100% Native American reservation grown organic white sage bundles sold individually. These are a nice smaller size measuring approx 4-5”. Every bundle/wand is hand tied and dried. Wrapped in 100% cotton strong (color may vary).
The traditional way of the Sioux is to fist always ask the plant for permission before cutting and then to leave a small gift like tobacco or a piece of hair in place of what was taken. Each one of these bundles was individually handmade with respect and prayer. May these smudge sticks bring blessings upon you!
Sage is used for smudging to clear negative energies and cleanse the air in your home. Simply light the end of the wand with a flame, blow out the flame, and let the bundle smolder encouraging the smoke to circulate throughout your home.
Please use caution and common sense and keep away from flammables and do not leave unattended.