Earth Day top picks: Eco-friendly, stylish home goods and fashion

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Despite everyone’s best efforts, it can be hard to live green every day. You may be surprised that there are more sustainable products out there than at first glance. There are now eco-friendly clothes, home decor and even toys. We’ve rounded up some of the best options out there to help you celebrate Earth Day in style.

Green products for the home are my favorite way to do my part for the environment without compromising style. Below are just some of the options to help lessen the impact on the environment

West Elm has very stylish and high quality organic cotton bedding options. Organic cotton is grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, growth regulators, chemical pesticides, irrigation or genetic engineering. I have the Organic Cotton Pintuck Duvet Cover in my guest room and it is currently on sale for $83 (Reg $119) in the Full/Queen Size.

Towels are another organic cotton option. Magnolia Organics Towels are $18.95 Prime Shipped and come in three color options. They will even arrive to your home in a biodegradable bag to up the eco-conscious factor.

Organic cotton has made its way into the fashion world as well.  H&M’s Conscious line is very affordable and a great way to stock up on basics.  The V-Neck Striped T-Shirt is only $9.99 and its wide selection of sports shirts are made from recycled polyester.

Natural fiber rugs, such as those made from jute, sisal or sea grass, are very popular home decor items. Pottery Barn has an array of choices that are currently 25% off. My top choice, the Diamond Wrapped Jute Rug, ranges from $203 to $755 (Reg. $239-$889) depending on what size you need. These rugs are made from sustainable plant-based materials. If you are looking to spend a little less Amazon has Safavieh and nuLoom rugs, both of which are reputable alternatives.

Soy wax candles are an easy way to add some ambiance to your bathroom, kitchen or living room. The soy means that the candle will burn cleaner and will last longer. The very popular Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Soy Candle is available on Amazon for $9.79 Prime Shipped. If you are looking for something a little more high-end, the top rated Archipelago Botanicals soy candle comes in a number of great smelling options at $19 with free shipping at Nordstrom.

There are even green options out there for kids. ALEX Toys Eco Crafts comes with 20 different craft options all made from recycled papers and pencils and even soy ink for $19.99 Prime Shipped. For younger kids, Nordstrom carries Green Toys, a line of recycled plastic options like the 3D Garden Puzzle for $12.99 with free shipping.

Vegan leather is another of my favorite Earth Day friendly choices. Not only does it avoid the use of animals as materials, it is a much more affordable option than real leather. The highly rated Cole Haan Signature Men’s Faux-Leather Jacket is a classic in black at $129.95 Prime shipped. Lysse Women’s High-Waist Vegan Leggings at $98-$108 Prime shipped, depending on your size, are another great way to do right by the environment while still showing your style.

Bamboo’s sustainability is extremely high. It is a durable and fast growing wood product that can have many different uses. The Slicoo bamboo iPhone case is a super slim and stylish way protect your phone. It is highly rated at $12.99 Prime shipped it is an affordable way to incorporate a renewable product. Bamboo is also widely used in a number of kitchen products.

Making small steps like these every day to become more eco-friendly is a great way to get started. Don’t forget, there are even more green options out there like organic cleaning products, water tumblers and reusable shopping bags. Celebrating Earth Day has never been easier.

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