5 B-Corps We Love
Today, consumers are more concerned than ever with aligning their values and their shopping habits. With the interest insourcing sustainable products on the rise and an increasing desire to support companies who use their power for good, consumers are constantly searching for the best organizations to choose to give their money to. We’ve selected a list of 5 of our favorite B-Corps. Each one of the companies below is committed to giving back and works diligently to leave the world a better place than they found it.
What is a B-Corp?
Obtaining the title of a B-Corporation is hard work; it signifies that a company is not only committed to supporting social and environmental betterment but also that the company has the proper structure in place to provide transparency in how it is meeting benchmarks and goals in alignment with its B-Corp status.
This is a lot of fancy mumbo jumbo to say: B-Corps work hard to be certified regularly by B Lab, the governing body that audits and grants the B-Corp status to organizations all over the world and across many industries. When shopping at a B-Corp, you can be confident your purchase is supporting more than just the bottom line of one business. Here are some of our favorites:
As an outdoor apparel and gear company, Patagonia knows that it must protect the environment not just for business purposes, but because the environment needs protecting. The company imposes its own “earth tax,” donates 100% of Black Friday profits to grassroots nonprofits that do work to protect our planet, and even sued the U.S. government to protect national monuments.
The simple vision of, “We’re in business to save our home planet,” paired with its top-tier products makes shopping at Patagonia the right choice every time.
Starting out as a single coffee shop in Australia trying to use fewer paper cups, KeepCup has become a global phenomenon. These reusable coffee cups are easy to clean, meant to last, and stylish, too! Responsible for diverting millions of coffee cups from landfills over the years, KeepCup vows that this is just the beginning. Their website is filled with helpful climate information and a wide array of KeepCups for you to choose from.
Harnessing the power of technology for good, Ecosia is a search engine that plants trees with every search! This non-profits fully committed to restoring biodiversity across the globe, revitalizing forests, and funding climate action. Not only will every search help restore our planet, but Ecosia has committed to keeping users’ data private, and powering every search with 200% renewable energy. You heard that right – their solar panels produce 2x the amount of energy needed to power each and every search!
Already operating with a “carbon-neutral” status, Allbirds plans to continue on the same path, aiming for an emission-free model by 2030. These waterproof, durable sneakers have unmatched comfort and are made with sustainably sourced materials such as wool and sugar. Allbirds also supports regenerative agriculture, renewable materials, and responsible energy in every step of the production process.
Plastic from shampoo, conditioner, and other hygiene products fills our landfills faster than we can lather, rinse, repeat. Ethique turns the world of hygiene upside-down by putting all your favorite products into a bar form that actually works. Since every bar is vegan, sustainably sourced, and wrapped in biodegradable packaging, supporting Ethique is the perfect way to reduce your own environmental impact.