Materials and Ingredients
When we look for new products to add to EarthHero, we search for the most sustainable and “best-in-class” ingredients and materials in the category. After all, what makes a t-shirt sustainable is very different from what you look for in shampoo!
Primarily, we prioritize organically-grown materials and ingredients. From natural, renewable fibers in our apparel to plant-based ingredients without artificial fragrances or colors, chemical sunscreens, or petroleum-derived sulfates in our clean beauty category, you can shop confidently knowing that our products are gentle on both you and the planet.
When it makes sense, we do source synthetic materials for items like clothing, but any synthetic material on our site must be made from at least 70% recycled materials. From backpacks and workout leggings made from rpET to skateboards made from recovered fishing nets, we love giving new life to landfill-bound plastics.
We believe it’s deeply important that the materials and ingredients that our partners use preserve and protect the planet for future generations.
Terra Thread’s commitment to sustainability and ethical practices starts in the field. Using exclusively Fairtrade America Certified Organic Cotton, Terra Thread ensures that their farmers have access to a safe working environment, gender equality, a living wage (plus a Fairtrade Premium), and much more. Terra Thread’s cotton is not only GMO-free but is also organically grown using practices that are conscious of the environment and safe for surrounding ecosystems.
Klean Kanteen is a family- and employee-owned company that builds each product with love for people and planet. They use their business as a force for good and are always working to find new ways to reduce their environmental footprint as a brand. In 2022, they made the bold move to convert all their products to be certified 90% post-consumer recycled stainless steel. By making this change, they are able to reduce the impact each bottle has on the planet.
Earth Harbor offers personalized, synthetic-free skincare that checks all of the eco-boxes. With an ethical supply chain as the main focus, Earth Harbor sources each ingredient using fair trade, organic, non-GMO, or wildcrafted sources. Plus, each product is vegan and certified cruelty-free through Leaping Bunny.