We’ll be the first to admit it…we on Team EarthHero love getting a bit #basic from time to time. And doesn’t fall just bring out the best parts of being basic? Enjoying your morning coffee surrounded by colorful leaves, cozying up on the couch next to your fall-scented candle at night, and sporting your favorite fall-colored beanie, are all autumn cliches at this point – but they’re so much fun! As conscious consumers, we love indulging in the little things that make fall feel festive – but we also want to make sure that our #basic fall activities still prioritize the health of our planet and come from ethical brands. So when you’re engaging in the fall fun, do it with quality items that help you live sustainably! From leggings to match your oversized sweaters, to charcuterie boards and scented candles galore, we’ve got you covered with products to satisfy the basic in us all, so you can sustainably live it up guilt-free. Check out 12 of our favorite brands and products for enjoying a fall that’s basic, but better for the planet!
Hydro Flask uses their innovative insulation technology to create their reusable cups, mugs, and bottles of all shapes, sizes and colors. Whether you’re heading out for a long hike or looking to enjoy a cup of coffee while you’re on-the-go, mix and match with your lid of choice and create the perfect bottle for any activity! Fall into the routine of using your Hydro Flask to eliminate waste from water bottles, to-go coffee cups and other single-use plastics, while supporting a company that shares some of our core values by protecting the great outdoors.
tentree has a long list of reasons for why to shop with them, not the least of which is their soft and sustainably-crafted unisex wool kurt beanies! tentree has planted over 24 million trees, and will plant 10 trees with your order – so you’ll have plenty to say when people compliment your cute, fall-forward head gear! Made from 50% merino wool and 50% recycled polyester, this beanie is cozy and warm, without the itch – and uses far less energy than materials like virgin polyester or traditional cotton. Check it out!
In a business story that’s both sweet and inspiring, P.F. Candle Co. was built out of a studio apartment by a husband and wife duo seeking to provide high quality candles at an affordable price – and in a socially conscious way. P.F. Candle Co. creates non-toxic candles that’ll infuse any room with the smell of fall, with aromas like smoky cinnamon, spruce, black fig and spiced pumpkin (can you get more autumnal than a spiced pumpkin candle?!). And to dial up the #basic factor, we fully support posting boomerangs of your flickering scented candle with the caption “cozy vibes.”
Whether you’re hiking or running errands all day, Maggie’s organic cotton socks (and their organic wool socks!) are the way to stay cute and comfortable! Making their products in the USA, Maggie’s is an early adopter of organic cotton and a trailblazer in declaring the importance of organic cotton for environmental and health implications. Their mission? To convert as many acres as possible from conventional to organic cotton. On top of their impact in the textile industry, these socks are warm and moisture-wicking – which will keep your feet dry and comfortable all day. Be sure to tag us in your Instagram Story with your high socks and cup of steaming coffee!
Colder weather brings dry skin and chapped lips with it! It’s hard to keep track of all the products you need to take care of your skin – but with All Good Goop, you don’t need to. One bottle of this magical formula takes care of any chapped, cut, or burned skin, made with organic ingredients you can feel good about putting on your body. The product that started it all for All Good, this low key magical formula is packaged in a reusable and recyclable glass jar, so you can feel good about the packaging, too!
Ladies, who’s in need of a new, quality pair of black leggings (aren’t we all?). It’s hard to find sustainably sourced athleisure clothing that isn’t ridiculously expensive compared to the high end brands out there. Check out Girlfriend Collective’s high-rise leggings made from recycled plastic bottles! If you’re feeling basic and ready for autumn, Girlfriend Collective has leggings in other super cute colors like moss, midnight, plum, honey and smoke! This is a trailblazing company that forges the path toward a more transparent fashion industry, with all products manufactured sustainably and saving water bottles from ending up in landfills. Being kind to the planet while looking cute in clothes that will last?! Count us in!
When shopping sustainably and economically, it’s always best to search for items that you can get more than one use out of…like this blanket by Happy Earth Apparel! Use it to wrap yourself up at a bonfire, as a bolster in yoga class, or as the blanket (and photo backdrop) for your picnic! Handwoven from 100% recycled and reclaimed fibers, this super durable and decorative blanket will soon become your favorite fall accessory…and for $35, you can’t go wrong!
Apple picking is a true staple of fall, even if you’re mostly going for the pictures and donuts! You’ll be picking at least some apples, and these Eco-Bags cotton mesh produce bags are the perfect way to store them as you stroll through the orchards! Eco-Bags puts the emphasis on socially responsible manufacturing, so you can be confident you’re putting your produce in the right place! Locally grown fruits in a sustainable bag to hold them in? That’s a yes from us!
At EarthHero , we’re big fans of items that are cute, practical, and eliminate waste! That’s why we love Kooshoo hair scrunchies (available in Gold Sand, Moon Shadow and Blush Walnut). With an estimated 20,000 pounds of hair elastics created in the U.S. daily, Kooshoo created the first ever biodegradable hair scrunchie. Coming in multiple colors, these scrunchies can double as a bracelet when they’re not being used. And with lots of fall-friendly colors available, they’re adorable when paired with your fall outfit!
Speaking of accessories, have you seen our Baleen jewelry collection yet?! From simple, everyday gold studs to statement earrings that’ll spice up any outfit, Baleen creates handmade jewelry from recycled metal scraps in a zero-waste production facility. They make sure to properly dispose of scraps and other materials they don’t use – much of which is donated or repurposed! Accessorizing while shopping smart and sustainably? Check!
Fall is the best time for outdoor adventures, which means you need to have your mask ready. Cotopaxi uses multicolored fabrics repurposed from the waste from other factories – and with their new masks, you’ll get two layers of this fabric along with cotton, literally saving garbage from the landfills while following CDC guidelines. With the message of “Do Good,” this reversible mask sends an encouraging message to passersby. Try the mask in Spruce, which will coordinate perfectly with your fall outfits.
Something about a charcuterie board screams autumn – so we have to talk about our favorite one! ChopValue uses recycled bamboo chopsticks to create the most beautiful charcuterie board – which makes taking 500 photos of your wine and cheese assortment an easy task. It’s natural, sleek, and perfect for indoor or outdoor spreads. Put some delicious foods on a board like this one, and we’re all in!