In recent days I have been lucky enough to collaborate and build relationships with some mega cool brands doing amazing things for the planet. I am super fussy about who I work with and seriously research every brand I support before I commit to working with them. In a world of green-washing its hard to sort the eco-warriors from those who are trying to ride the 'ethical' trend for profit. In short, I've put together a non-exhaustive list of my absolute FAVOURITE eco-brands that I think are doing a smashing job at innovating new and exciting ways to look after ourselves and the planet (without breaking the bank!).
In no particular order...
Ksoni (Eco-friendly haircare and hygiene)
Founders Joti and Banasa had a vision for Ksoni to be an spa-like hair experience whilst remaining non-impactful on the planet. 'Ksoni' meaning 'Earth' in Sanskrit offers the UK's first haircare in a can, providing a sustainable and recyclable alternative for beautiful hair. Sustainability is at the heart of Ksoni and all their products are fiercely lovely, all vegan and all natural. #PlantPower!
Ksoni kindly sent me their 'Zakti' or 'Invigorate' range and was blown away by how luscious my hair was after showering. I have super fine hair that doesn't grow fast and Ksoni recommended me the Invigorate range to encourage the healthy growth of my hair by stimulating the root with a mix of citrus and sensual essential oils. After drying off my hair felt bouncy, thick, healthy and shiny. Check out my Insta to see the post-wash mane!
If you'd like to look into more sustainable haircare, you can check out Ksoni on the link below and use code 'THESUNSHINEYOGINI' at the checkout to claim 15% off your order!
2. With Every Atom (Yoga mats and accessories)
Originating from Cheltenham (just down the road from me!) With Every Atom is an eco-friendly Yoga mat brand with lots of ambition. Offering a wide range of beautiful and original eco Yoga mats to suit every budget, style of practice and taste. Boss-lady Amber launched With Every Atom after a career in film and television, pursuing the goal of providing beautiful and sustainable Yoga mats for all.
I was lucky to receive the very beautiful Natural Rubber mat in Charcoal and WOW. I am impressed! After years of trying different Yoga mats and constantly slipping off the end or ripping my toes during a hot practice, this mat was so refreshing in that it absorbed all the moisture I threw its way. Super grippy, comfy, squishy for savasana, this mat has everything. All with no nasties, toxins and made from eco-rubber!
Find out more about With Every Atom on the link below and claim 10% off your order by using code 'SUNSHINE10' at the checkout!
3. Bagmaya (Hemp yoga mat bags and accessories)
"The bags you need for the sustainable lifestyle you want"
Emblazoned across the front of their website, Bagmaya are up there competing for my number one spot of recommended ethical and sustainable brands. Offering backpacks, bumbags and yoga-mat bags in 100% vegan hemp, these are high quality products you can trust from an amazing new brand leading the way in sustainability.
Offering carbon-neutral shipping, packaging and delivery completely free of plastic, Bagmaya are striving forwards in the sustainability game. Offering 10% of their profits to the amazing charity Yuwa and fairly providing opportunities for underprivileged workers in Nepal, purchasing a mat bag from Bagmaya has more of an impact than you can fathom. Community, compassion and sustainability are at the heart of Bagmaya.
All their products are made from 100% natural hemp, a wonder-material that has the capacity to save the earth. In comparison to cotton, hemp takes just 300-500 litres of water to grow 1kg in comparison with the 20,000 litres for cotton! It also grows faster, lasts longer and absorbs lots more C02 making it a much more earth-friendly option.
Grab yourself a beautiful and protective bag for your mat on the link below, use code 'JUST4MOLLY' at the checkout to receive 10% off your purchase!
4. Tree Tribe (upcycled yoga wear)
Introducing... the most vibrant Yoga wear you'll ever feast your eyes upon!
I'm so excited about this awesome brand. Exploding onto the viral web Tree Tribe are a brand you'll want to get behind. With an outdoorsy vibe, Tree Tribe are all about our connection with the planet and have placed having a positive influence on the world at the centre of their ethos. Every purchase = trees planted, so far over 400,000 trees have been planted through Tree Tribe buys. High fives!
Their clothing is based upon four key words; Nature, Adventure, Travel and Community and is truly some of the most colourful and beautiful Yoga wear I've ever seen. Those of you who know me are aware that I champion the outdoors and Yoga outside. This brand really excites me and I was lucky enough to receive the 'Fluorescent Mirage' leggings and sports bra set (pictured) and absolutely LOVE them. Made of up-cycled and recycled materials, this set is super absorbent, high-waisted, breathable, well-fitted and ohhhhh so vibrant!
Check out Tree Tribe on the link below...
5. Flickini (earth-friendly swimwear)
Uncomplicated, empowering, comfortable and with maximum tanning opportunity, surfer babe Flick has created her namesake, a beautiful and sustainable swimwear brand offering women suuuuper beautiful bikinis derived entirely from recycled ocean plastic.
As a paddle boarder with a growing love of surfing, I look for functionality in swimwear - quality materials, flattering fit and simplicity in design. Flickini delivers all this in a sustainably and beautifully delivered package. Comfortable on the beach all day and available in a few gorgeous colours and simple cuts, Flickini is cultivating an empowering message driving their brand, all bodies are beach bodies!
Every bikini purchased means a 10cent donation to Bali's R.O.L.E charity, a non-profit that works on initiatives to help keep our oceans clean. Get involved! Link below...
6. The Artisan Fakery (ethical clothing)
Kindred spirits Anne & Nadia founded The Artisan Fakery on the concept of being able to wear interesting and beautiful art on your body. With sustainability at the core of the brand, all their gorgeous designs are made of 100% organic cotton, PETA certified vegan and Fairwear accredited. The Artisan Fakery design, print and create all their t-shirts in the UK using vegan dyes and sustainable processes to deliver a branded message of beauty, culture, art and earth-friendly sustainability.
This is a brand with a difference, as a person who previously worked and studied fashion I have never seen a brand with images like these. Creative, aligned and a humorous study on popular culture, The Artisan Fakery have created a line of gorgeous, non-gendered tees suitable to throw on with some jeans or dress up with 'Flora & Forna-cation' plastered across the front. Interesting, original, sustainable!
Get yourself a slice of Artisanal beauty... link below!