Celtic Jewelry by Reflective Images
This company is really, really committed to being green. From their workspace to where they source their materials to making contributions to offset their carbon footprint. They are based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but I had found them via an internet search years before I moved to New Mexico. Even then, years before my husband and I were engaged, this was the company we were going to get our rings from. (And we did! See photo.)
I love this company for so many reasons. Besides being so very eco-friendly, their work is beautiful and their standards are high. They are committed to being eco-friendly (according to their site, “Every single ring on this site is either made from recycled precious metal or fair-trade precious metal”), but they are also conscious of our social responsibility. Co-owner Marc Choyt was honored by Jewelers That Care in 2010 for his global impact on ethical sourcing issues in the jewelry sector. Find out more here. All in all, jewelry you can be proud to wear.
These are not ordinary flip-flops. U.S-made Okibashi flip flops are are 100% recyclable and are produced by a company that goes beyond recycling to be sustainable. These sandals are also are comfortable, sporty looking, made to promote foot health and are a great price as well – about $20 a pair. I tested their two-year guarantee when after a year of wearing one pair, the fabric on one of my flip-flops broke. Returning them and getting a new pair was easy as can be.
When it’s warm, I wear my Okibashi flip-flops all the time. I am now on my third pair and wouldn’t look anywhere else for these essentials.
If you search for organic cotton clothing or eco-friendly clothing, you will find quite a few options, but they are often very expensive. I have found Pact to be reasonably priced for great quality and clothes I actually wear. All of the clothes from this Colorado-based company are made from organic cotton, the company partners with Fair Trade Certified™ factories and works all around to be an eco-friendly company.