Take your pick from USDA certified organic cotton T-shirts in jersey, v-neck, and basic rib styles for green hipsters (and toddlers, too) from sweatshop-free, Los Angeles-based clothiers, American Apparel.
Stylish, socially sensitive sartorial collaboration between rock icon Bono, his wife, Ali Hewson, and design star Rogan Gregory. Choose from denim, tees, dresses, and other separates. Fifty percent of the 2008 spring/summer collection utilizes organic fabrics.
The Gap goes green with 100 percent organic cotton tees for men available in v-neck, crew, and tank styles. This trendsetting American company—responsible for bringing affordable, casual basics to mallrats and fashionistas alike—also boasts remarkable environmental policies.
"Eco-urban fashion" with arresting graphics—T-shirts are made from 100 percent organic, India-grown cotton and designed in Wales. Read all about the environmental policy of husband-wife design team Damian and Michelle before you buy.
Modish green threads, including T-shirts, from the UK. howies boasts simple but effective environmental beliefs and a vibrant online community. Want to pair deep thoughts with that new green T? Check out the Think section of the company's website.
Fashion-forward denim and clothing line from Rogan Gregory, popular with discerning eco-shoppers, that uses old-world production methods and 100 percent organic cotton sourced from countries such as Turkey, Peru, Africa, and India. While you're at it, check out Loomstate's !Act Natural! blog.
Mission Playground generates trendy gear while "preserving the present." Viewing the earth as the ultimate playground, the company uses organic cotton fabrics, raises awareness, and donates 1 percent of all sales to environmental nonprofits through its S.E.E.D (Sustainable Environment & Educational Development) program.
Poetique Couture makes their garments—including comfy T's, tunics, and more—from organic cotton fabric and azo-free dyes while supporting fair trade labor practices. The PC line is available in several boutiques nationwide, including Atlanta's Honey Nail Salon & Boutique.
Tonic, a UK-based line founded by two graphic designers in 2004, specializes in ethical, edgy tees for men and women. Shirts (along with hoodies and tote bags) are made from ethically sourced, sweatshop-free organic cotton.
Want to make a green, short-sleeved fashion statement? Take a gander at Turk + Taylor's organic cotton graphic T-shirts with bold, original designs. Looking for something a bit more formal? Check out the tailored line for guys and gals.
"Earth wise, style conscious" Under the Canopy offers unfussy, chic organic cotton pieces, including T-shirts. Want to add a dash of organic to more than just your wardrobe? Check out the companies' luxurious bedding and spa collections.
Get your family photo, a favorite quote, or an interesting image imprinted on your custom-designed organic cotton tee, available for men, women, children, and babies. Or, choose one of their pre-designed organic-cotton, earth-inspired options for the eco-activist in your life.
The Wildling Organics line of bar soaps from A Wild Soap Bar is comprised of three soaps made with certified organic essential oils: Leaf, Bark, and Bloom. A portion of the profits from sales of the line is donated to the Organic Consumers Association.
After using this invigorating peppermint oil-based soap from Burt's Bees, you'll be left abuzz with pampered, squeaky clean skin. Along with its titular cleansing oil, the soap contains exfoliating ground almonds and soothing calendula and comfrey.
Render your skin totally kissable with these olive oil-based bar soaps. Like other KMF goodies for bath and body, these moisturizing and cleansing soaps are free of animal products, artificial colors, and harmful chems.
This sweet-smelling UK-based purveyor of natural handmade goodies for body and bath offers a line of solid bar (okay, chunk) soaps made from fresh organic fruits and vegetables, essential oils, and alluring extras like seaweed, clay, and honey.
These three method body bars—Almond Flower, White Tea, and Olive Leaf—are made from olive oil, coconut and palm oils, aloe vera gel, and shea butter with none of that bad stuff (parabens, EDTA, animal byproducts, and "testing on rubber duckies.")
Origins—a beauty company that's always erred on the natural side of things with strong commitments to the environment and the use of non-synthetics—takes it up a notch with the Origins Organics line. Claiming that "you are what your skin eats," the company's Cleansing Body Bar contains 90 percent certified organic ingredients.
Give your lather an exotic eco-edge with Pacifica's line of handmade soaps. All—there are many to pick and choose from ranging from Tunisian Jasmine to Thai Lemongrass—boast a biodegradable, vegetable glycerin base and contain no artificial fragrances or colors.
From Pangea Organics—purveyor of "Ecocentric Bodycare"—comes several organic essential oil-based cold process bar soaps, the result of "soulful saponification": choose from soothing Oatmeal with Italian Bergamot, refreshing Indian Lemongrass with Rosemary, and seven other varieties.
Brooklyn-based and carbon-neutral skinnyskinny has a bar soap for all occasions: the Rosemary and Mint bar for bouts of dry skin, Coriander and Lemon for post-gardening, Basil and Mint for shaving, and many more, including Chocolate for, well, dessert.
The Blue Ridge Soap Shed, a North Carolina-based purveyor of soaps made the traditional way, crafts (from scratch, naturally) this 100 percent olive oil soap for crusty nature boys and girls who want to bathe in freshwater streams without impacting the environment.
Trusted purveyor of eco-friendly personal care items, Toms of Maine presents a vegetable-based and cruelty-free bar soap that is scented with chamomile flowers and lavender oil. Also available are deodorant and moisturizing body bars.
Weleda's gently lathering soaps—available in Rose, Calendula, Rosemary, and Iris—gently cleanse and moisturize the skin with the aid of organic plant oils and organic and biodynamic plants extracts, as well as natural essential oils.
With its humble beginnings in a Greek pharmacy, APIVITA is now a fixture on the global natural and holistic skin and hair care scene. The company's vitamin-rich PROPOLINE shampoos cater to follicle-related fixes like hair loss in both men and women and split ends.
From the good green folks at Aubrey Organics comes this line of power-packed, petrochemical- and paraben-free shampoos and conditioners. Mix and match or stick to one variety: Blue Camomile Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner, Camomile Luxurious Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner, or GPB Glycogen Protein Shampoo & Conditioner.
Always at the cutting eco-edge when it comes to beauty products, Aveda offers a range of salon-quality, earth-friendly shampoos for various coif concerns. Lather up with Be Curly, Shampure, Scalp Benefits, Pure Abundance, and other targeted treatments.
This volumizing shampoo is cruelty-free and does not contain parabens, sulfates, or petroleum-derived ingredients, instead containing mineral-rich volcanic ash, white ginger, and natural coconut oil. Ten percent of the profits are donated to WildAid, a wildlife conservation organization. Also available in a hydrating formula.
From the good doctor (Dr. Hauschka, that is) comes three gently cleansing natural shampoos: Shampoo with Macadamia and Orange (for normal hair), Shampoo with Nasturtium and Lemon (for normal to oily hair), and Shampoo with Apricot and Sea Buckthorn (for dry and damaged hair).
Showertime becomes a thrilling, guilt-free affair when you use JASON's range of natural shampoos and conditioners. Pick from several different lines that target different issues: Natural Salon Hair Care, Everyday Hair Care, Dandruff Control, All-Natural Specialty Hair Care, and more.
Looking to steer clear of hairy chemicals? Look no further than shampoos and other hair care items from John Masters Organics. Masters (a member of Global Green) abides by strict guidelines when it comes to ingredients.
These six deep-cleaning, healing shampoos from coveted Greek natural beauty line Korres are free of mineral oil, silicone, propylene glycol, and ethanolamine. So what do they contain? Lather, rinse, repeat with soapwart, aloe, provitamin B5, wheat proteins, sage and nettle extracts, and much more.
This sweet-smelling UK-based purveyor of natural handmade goodies for body and bath offers six bottled shampoos full of potent essential oils: Big, Curly Wurly, I Love Juicy, Rehab, Daddyo, and Cynthia Sylvia Stout. These silicone and cruelty-free potions are made from a mix of safe synthetics and natural and/or organic ingredients.
Feeling flaky, itchy, dry, or oily? No worries. From Max Green Alchemy comes this scalp-remedying winner of the 2008 Proggy's "Best Cruelty-Free Personal Care Product" award. The Scalp Rescue Shampoo replaces petrochemicals, parabens, and lanolin with essential oils, vitamins, and botanical extracts, many of which are organic.
Have a mangy mop in need of some green TLC? Look to MOP's (Modern Organic Products) range of salon-quality hair care products. Choose from shampoos, conditioners, treatments, and styling products across three lines: C-System, Glisten, and the core line that includes Mixed Greens, Pear, Lemongrass, and more.
Founded over 35 years ago by Paris-based hair stylist Patrick Ales, Phyto harnessed the eco-friendly power of natural botanicals long before hair care took a turn for the green. Phyto's potent plant-based, cruelty-free shampoos contain ingredients like lemon, rosemary, and cypress oils and are packaged in 100 percent recyclable containers.
Treat your 'do to Simply Organic's four unique shampoo and conditioner treatments—Volume, Everyday, Refresh, and Moisture. Along with boasting natural ingredients like honey, olive leaf extract, and various extracts and essential oils, the company lists common chems found in hair products to avoid.
Terressentials only uses ingredients certified as organic by the USDA. The company's Pure Earth Hair Washes come in Cool Mint, Lavender Garden, Sultry Spice, Left Coast Lemon, as well as a fragrance-free variety.
Aubrey Organics combines henna and indigo in a botanical-based, cruelty-free hair dye that's safe for the environment and consumers. Although labeled as permanent, the dye only coats the hair with color, as the product doesn't contain the chemicals required to penetrate the hair shaft.
EcoColors Haircolor focuses on nontoxic hair dye, but it does contain ammonia and other chemicals like peroxides and trace amounts of PPDs that enable the permanent color to penetrate the hair shaft. However, EcoColors has eliminated allergy-inducing sulfite-based preservatives and toxic ethanolamines.
Herbatint's Vegetal Semi-Permanent Hair Colour is a dye with results comparable to henna. The dye is not vegetable-based, despite being called "Vegetal." Although it contains no peroxides, PPDs, or ammonia, the dye does contain ethanolamines.
Light Mountain Natural Hair Color temporary hair dye is free of synthetic chems, preservatives, and fragrances. Because this cruelty-free dye is henna-based, it can only tint hair a shade or two darker than the natural color, and it fades slightly after several thorough 'poos.
Going gray but want to stay green? Turn to Naturtint, a line of permanent hair colorants that replaces ammonia, parabens, and other chems with soy, corn, wheat, and coconut extracts. The formula—available in 24 shades—does contain small amounts of high-grade peroxide and PPD.
Containing no scalp-burning, stinky bad stuff like PPD, ammonia, peroxide, or synthetic coloring agents, Lustrous Henna from Saba Botanical is 100 percent natural. This gradually fading, conditioning formula also contains herbs that prevent hair loss.
Their list of eco-yoga products is long, and includes cork blocks, woven yoga bags, hemp slings, PVC-free and natural rubber mats, and even cotton rugs. Choose from a wide selection of colors and sizes.
The Harmony mat is made from natural rubber, a renewable resource, and comes in a variety of colors, including Purple, Black, Sedona Red, Tibetan Orange, Slate Blue, Midnight Blue and Olive Green. They also offer mats of various sizes and thicknesses.
If you already have a plastic water bottle, consider the Firefly: it's unique design let's any standard wide-mouth water bottle double as a lantern. The patented lid design contains an integrated LED light in a separate sealed compartment which spreads a warm glow throughout the bottle.
Each stainless steel bottle Guyot sells through their website carries 100 pounds of greenhouse gas emission reductions—they're not just carbon neutral, they’re carbon negative! Choose from Standard, Commuter, and Backpacker models, which work with standard wide-mouth water purifiers.
New Wave Enviro offers stainless steel refillable bottles, as well as bottles made from corn-based bio-plastic. The bio-plastic bottles are good for up to 90 uses, degrade in 80 days if composted, and come equipped with a carbon-based water filter to remove chlorine and contaminants from plain old tap water.
Artisanal perfumer Mandy Aftel (also the founder of The Natural Perfumers Guild) eschews synthetic ingredients and opts for wild-crafted or organic oils when possible. Her Aftelier line features traditional liquid perfumes, solid scents, face and body products, and custom scents.
From this popular line of men's grooming products comes an aromatic arsenal of nature-based, allergy-tested body sprays for guys. Choose from Courage (Amber Spice), Energy (Cardamom Zest), Spirit (Green Spice), and Strength (Fresh Incense). A portion of sales from Anthony's products goes to organizations helping to fight prostate cancer.
Rest assured when you dab a little Aubrey Organics' Angelica behind your ears or on your wrists; you're wearing a scent made with USDA-certified organic ingredients (sans synthetic aldehydes and petrochemicals) and crafted for women with sensitive skin.
This men's fragrance from Burt's Bees contains natural oils and an enticing mix of tropical herbs and spices. Can't get enough of that heady scent? Try out the Bay Rum Aftershave Balm and Shaving Soap. Product is 99.91 percent natural.
Although not exactly natural, the Gendarme fragrance line of perfumes and colognes—including the unisex signature scent Gendarme, Grabazzi and Gendarme V for men, and Carriére for women—are designed for those with chemical sensitivites.
This organic cologne by Herban Cowboy is free of dyes and synthetic ingredients and is vegan certified. The cologne's packaging is recycled and biodegradable with soy-based printing inks. Aftershave balm, soap, shave cream, and deodorant also available.
With L'Occitane—an all-natural French beauty line with a rapid cult following worldwide—women can smell like the South of France without setting foot out the front door. All products are animal-free and plant-based (organic when possible.)
This UK-based purveyor of natural handmade bath and body products offers a line of solid perfumes—choose from Karma, Go Green, Fever, Potion, Silky Underwear, and Honey I Washed the Kids. They're preservative-free, contain fair trade cocoa butter, and are packaged in recycled aluminum tins.
Beauty has never looked—or smelled—greener with Molly's line of natural soaps and shower gels, balms, body butters, and fragrances made from natural essential oils for men and women. Perfumes are made in small batches and are available in spray, oil, or sample sizes.
The Rich Hippie line of organic, wild-crafted fragrances employs traditional scent-making methods used before World War II and the rise of the synthetic, petro-based perfumes. Choose from 15 women's and unisex scents, such as Bohemian Wedding, Hoochie Coochie, Purple Haze, and Foxy Lady.
Spaõ Apothekaria's line of natural fragrances—Body Splash, Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum, or Pafum—are handcrafted old-world style without the use of synthetic chemicals and preservatives.
This scent for men is natural and sports lemon, bergamot, and fig leaves. UK-based The Body Shop is famed for social and environmental progressiveness. Read up on the company's eco and ethical campaigns.
With WaterColors Polish from Honeybee Gardens there's no need to worry during your nail-painting session. This water-based, low-VOC line of polishes is free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate, xylene, and formaldehyde.
Treat your fingers and toes to a nontoxic treat with these formaldehyde-, toluene-, and dibutyl-pthalate-free nail polishes from No-Miss. Colors include South Beach Red, Panhandle Pink, Palm Beach Mauve, and Strawberry Keys.
LA-based nubar, "the Healthy Alternative for Beautiful Nails," offers a range of nail beautification products that are free of formaldehyde, toluene, and phthalates. Color lines for lacquers include the Trendy Collection, the Princess Collection, the Vineyard Collection, and Sweet Nothings.
PeaceKeeper's line of mineral-based (some are also vegan) nail polishes are free of the nasty, noxious chemicals commonly associated with nail care products, like toluene and formaldehyde. Choose from a range of shades such as Paint Me Grateful, Paint Me Tender, and Paint Me Stunning.
These Leaping Bunny Certified nail lacquers are vegan and DBP-, formaldehyde-, and toluene-free. In addition to nail colors, SpaRitual also offers a full line of nail care elixirs, from cuticle care to nail strengtheners. Bottles are made from 50 percent recycled reusable and recyclable glass.
Finicky about nail polish colors? Fret no more by choosing one of Zoya's 240 colors. The company was founded by salon owner Zoya Reyzis, who was determined to find a healthier alternative to chemical-heavy traditional nail polishes during her pregnancy.