Your Favorite Eco-Conscious Finds Just Got More Sustainable
Photo by OOWLSTUDIO, Mind the Cork, and Apricot LA, from left
One of the things we love most about the Etsy community is our shared commitment to making a positive impact on the planet. Whether you carry your coffee in a washable to-go cup or rock vintage dungarees, it’s eco-conscious consumers like you who inspire us to constantly strive to do better for Mother Earth. That’s why today, we’re so proud to say we’re taking our next big step toward operating more sustainably, and—in addition to offsetting 100% of carbon emissions from shipping and packaging—working to reach net zero emissions by 2030. To celebrate the good news and keep you groovin’ down the path of greener living, we’ve rounded up 12 delightful items designed with the Earth in mind. Ready to do your part? Just click “add to cart.”
Coffee runs are decidedly more fun when you get your fill of caffeine poured straight into your own special mug. With its softly speckled surface, soothing ocean blue stripe, and grippy crocheted sleeve, this travel-friendly ceramic cup is ready to take you places—and spares the planet the cardboard waste in the process.
The only thing better than saying “no thank you” to disposable straws? Sipping your beverage of choice (hot or cold!) from a handmade alternative as vibrant and playful as these glass pretties, which come dotted with festive colors ranging from lilac to lemon.
Hot tip: going green looks good on you! Dressing in vintage duds not only gives pre-loved pieces a happy new home, it gives your wardrobe an enviable, one-of-a-kind edge. Our current fave? Mini shift dresses perfect for park walks, flea market foraging, and general romping in the sunshine.
It’s a BYO-bag party and you’re invited! Carry your farm-fresh produce in style with this expandable cotton market tote, dip-dyed in your choice of vibrant oranges, lush greens, and beautiful blue-grays.
Whether you’re organizing your bathroom staples, stashing fresh fruit, or even potting a leafy new plant friend, these machine washable paper baskets—available in five versatile sizes—have got all your storage needs covered. Constructed from durable, 100% biodegradable cellulose, they’re a simple and sustainable way to keep clutter at bay.
Make every meal as peppy as a picnic with trendy tie-dyed napkins in invigorating citrus hues. These chic, hand-dyed cotton cloths are a washable way to wipe up spills, and set a fresh, sustainable standard for setting the table.
For even more proof that “green” goes with everything, look no further than this crystal-studded vintage pendant. Bejeweled with an abstract cluster of citrine, peridot, moonstone, and more sparkly stones, this eye-catching silver piece is a stunning reminder that some of the best trends in fashion are timeless.
Crafted from natural linen and available in a variety of fridge-friendly sizes, these zero-waste fabric bowl covers (complete with handy elasticized bands) are an elegant replacement for sheets of plastic wrap. Leftovers have never looked so good!
What do you get when you mix recycled pulp with a sprinkling of dried botanicals? This textured, pastel craft paper, which serves as an organic canvas for all your favorite creative projects, from card-writing to scrapbooking. Even cooler? The sellers collect residual water from the paper-making process, filter it, and use it to nourish their gardens.
Treat your face to a scrub that’s easy on the skin and the environment! These reusable makeup remover pads are sewn from two soft yet durable layers of cotton flannel, so you can wipe away the remnants of the day with a touch of TLC, then pop them straight into the laundry.
The perfect home for a sturdy succulent? A minimalist planter carved by hand from cork. A little bit modern, a little bit earthy, this versatile vessel blends naturally with any decor scheme, whether you arrange it alongside your mood-boosting desk accessories or set it in a sunny spot on the windowsill.
You’ll never forget where you left your keys again with a macramé-inspired tassel as memorable as this, knotted from OEKO-TEX-certified recycled cotton cord in a rainbow of charming colors. Simply affix to any bag or keyring and strut your sustainable stuff.
Jackie Buddie is a writer and wilderness explorer working full-time as a content producer at Etsy HQ in Brooklyn.