Ethical Home Good Companies To Decorate Your Abode
Krystal Ribble is a Noonday Ambassador with a passion for cultivating an ethically sourced home. Today on Flourish, she shares some of her favorite brands for ethical home goods. Read on to find inspiration for your home, then share your own favorite fair decor brands in the comments!
If you are anything like me, as soon as spring starts to peek her beautiful head out from behind the cold wisps of winter air, I start tackling all sorts of home projects.
Much to my husband’s dismay, he has already built an entire new bed of flowers and bushes outside our home and we aren’t even into full-on spring yet. (Sorry honey!)
With this desire come dreams of updating decor and sprucing up my house. In pursuit of this dream I have searched far and wide for ethical companies who make beautiful products to decorate your home with – so today I’m sharing three of my absolute favorites!
Local + Lejos
Based in California, the brand’s beautiful owner Sheeva partners with artisans in countries like Rwanda, Mexico, and Guatemala to make some of the most exquisite pillows, bowls, baskets, and tableware you have ever seen.
My first purchase from L + L was some bowls that were quickly assigned to a variety of duties in my home.
These bowls are made using tightly woven strands of a smooth rope material and are some of the heftiest crafted bowls I have ever seen. I could use them for holding a bunch of fruit and they would not even flinch.
My second purchase from L + L was some pillows. I can never decide if I like them more in my bedroom or on my couches in the living room, so they tend to be very mobile pillows. They are super comfy and of the best quality.
One of my favorite things about the way L + L does business is that on the website when you are ordering, each product page will tell you specifically what the purchase of that item affords the artisan who makes it. Some provide livestock for farms and some provide healthcare for an entire year. I love being able to see exactly what my purchase is funding.
Sackcloth & Ashes
I came across S + A on Instagram and was sucked in by their beautifully curated feed. In my home, we adore blankets. Our son even thinks that having four blankets on at a time is the absolute norm.
For every blanket you purchase from S+A, they give a blanket to a homeless shelter. The people who started S + A were very involved in the homeless shelters where they lived and realized very quickly the greatest need was blankets. Because of this, for every purchase you make S + A sends a blanket to a homeless shelter in your city.
Not only do I love the blanket I purchased from them because of the incredible quality of it, it also looks amazing on my coffee table. The blanket we have is a combination of a thick side that is slightly course to keep you warm and a side that is much softer against your skin. S + A also carries fleece blankets and cashmere blankets that I am sure are amazing.
Bridgewater Candle Company
Based in Spartanburg, SC, this candle company has taken the market by storm with their made-in-the-USA candle jars and tins. I came across them from seeing an ad about their campaign describing how buying one of their candles can help feed a child.
Bridgewater has partnered with Rice Bowls and with every candle you purchase in a certain jar or tin, they donate money to feed a child.
I purchased one in a glass jar that is the scent Storybrook Dreams, and I purchased one in a tin that is the scent Open Road. The Storybrook Dreams candle smells so warm and inviting with its vanilla tones; the Open Road candle is scented much more daintily and perfectly suited for adding springtime smells to your home. I have fallen in love with the scents and will definitely be buying more from them in the future (which will likely be a while since these candles are sure to last a long time).
If you are looking for a small pick-me-up for your home this spring, I highly recommend these three companies as your first stop. Not only are you getting beautifully handcrafted home goods, you are helping people around the world and even in your own backyard with your purchases. To me, no other décor can beat that combination.