A Good Company

From Mindless Consumption to Conscious Decisions

Who They Are

The CEO and Founder of A Good Company, Anders Ankarlid, always felt that his happy place was at his wife’s family farm. For over 100 years, five generations of her family had been operating the farm through sustainable methods. He, on the other hand, was less dedicated to sustainability–until he had kids of his own. When starting his own family, Anders became acutely aware of the climate crisis. He started thinking about his children’s future and what kind of world they would grow up in. As a reaction to seeing the leaders of the world fail to take action towards combating climate change, he took matters into his own hands and created A Good Company.

A Good Company is one of the few climate positive companies in the global e-commerce community. They’re driven to provide a healthy planet for the children of the world to grow up in, so they can breathe fresh air, swim in clean waters, and enjoy nature.

A Good Company thrives from the diversity that working remotely brings. Anders enjoys working with people from all corners of the world and from all walks of life. It brings him broader perspectives about sustainability, how to treat employees fairly, and how to run a business on a global scale.


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Why We Like Them

A Good Company transforms mindless consumption into conscious decisions. They focus on each step of production, from the manufacturing of the raw materials to the way they’re shipped to consumers and resellers. Plus, A Good Company is never satisfied with the status quo, and is always looking to improve their products and procedures to be the best they can be. 

With his love for nature and growing awareness of climate change, Anders didn’t believe there should be a compromise between quality and sustainability. Better deals and cheaper products often come at a hidden cost–usually paid by nature. By providing fair prices, A Good Company always chooses production materials that have the least environmental impact, like recycled plastics, wheat straw agricultural waste, reclaimed concrete, or easily recyclable materials like stainless steel. They say no to cheap and harmful materials like BPA-laden plastics, and are committed to only working with suppliers who share the same values. A Good Company also identifies the potential environmental impact of all operations and makes sure to always compensate for emissions resulting from shipping and travel. 

A Good Company is dedicated to complete transparency, never taking shortcuts, and refusing to become corporate. They have even created their own shipping materials from 100% reused materials that are printed with soy ink. Carefully crafted in a small, family-owned factory, the Stone Paper shipping material is functional and sophisticated and made without cutting down trees or using water. And as for their other products? A Good Company carefully chooses and monitors each factory where their products are made, ensuring ethical labor standards and sustainable resource use. 

If that wasn’t enough, A Good Company has teamed up with WeForest to plant trees in Zambia, Africa to help lower carbon dioxide emissions! The project works with hundreds of small-scale farmers providing them with training and tools to diversify their sources of income while they plant and protect local forests. As a result, they receive a higher income, diversify their economic activities and learn new skills.

  • Sustainable Manufacturing
    Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Safe & Fair Labor
    Safe and Fair Labor
  • Plants a Tree
    Plants a Tree
  • Vegan
    Vegan
  • Sustainable Lifestyle
    Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Recycled Packaging
    Recycled Packaging
  • Plant Based Resin
    Plant Based Resin
  • Low Impact Ink
    Low Impact Ink
  • Recycled Content
    Recycled Content

Some or all of the energy used to make this product is produced via renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, or hydropower.

We support safe and fair labor practices when producing sustainable products. This company cares for their workers by fostering a safe work environment and providing their employees with fair wage.

The company that makes this product has a program to plant trees in proportion with their sales. Planting trees helps to combat deforestation, reduce atmospheric CO2, and preserve the health of ecosystems across the globe.

This product does not contain any animal products or byproducts, and has not been tested on animals.

This product helps promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether it encourages re-use and the movement away from disposable products, or it promotes sustainable actions like recycling and composting, this product can help you lower your environmental footprint.

This product is packaged or shipped in materials that contain recycled content.

Plant Based Resins are used as an alternative to fully-synthetic plastics. Instead of using Petroleum as the main base ingredient to form plastic, some companies have started replacing a portion of the ingredients with plant and vegetable extracts. This lowers the amount of resources extracted to create purely synthetic products, and often provides a use for agricultural byproducts such as corn or flax. Some plant based resins are made from 100% plant materials, and can be composted in industrial facilities. EarthHero recommends checking with your local compost facility to determine which items are safe to compost.

Companies can adopt multiple practices to print clothing, books, and catalogs in a more environmentally safe way. Low impact inks can include vegetable, soy, or water based alternatives, and generally do not contain harmful toxins like heavy metals or phthalates.

Recycling is the process of taking an otherwise-discarded item or material and cleaning, sorting, and breaking it down into its basic form (such as fibers or pellets). This material is then used to produce new items. Recycling keeps useful materials from being discarded in landfills, prevents resource extraction due to the creation of new materials, and provides a new life for used items. Recycling can utilize both pre-consumer waste (materials left over from production) or post-consumer materials (used clothing, empty water bottles, etc). This product is made from recycled content.

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