One way to reduce your carbon footprint is to buy your footwear from Simple, whose “green” shoes, boots and sneakers come with biodegradable soles. Founded in 1991, Simple started out as a brand dedicated to designing an alternative to all the over-hyped, over-processed and overdone shoes on the market. Basically, they wanted to make something simple. Since then, the label has added sustainability to its mission. In addition to featuring those biodegradable soles (made of recycled rubber), Simple's comfy kicks for men, women and kids are made from repurposed carpet padding, old soda bottles, fast-growing bamboo and hemp. The brand even designs a vegan-friendly line, but we recommend wearing them, not eating them.
Our roundup of great picks under $50 is all about elevating your style without devastating your wallet. From footwear to shirting to accessories, we’ve got what you need to kit yourself out without breaking the bank.
SHFT is a sustainable lifestyle platform that curates a plethora of eco-conscious choices in everything from art and fashion to travel. Founded by actor/activist Adrian Grenier and film producer Peter Glatzer, SHFT is helping to nudge ecologically responsible choices into the mainstream with video series, news updates, and curated shopping experiences like this sale. With top-notch picks from brands like Nau, Core Bamboo, and Simple in the mix, it’s the perfect way to look good and do good at the same time.
HABA’s games and toys join a selection of stylish sleepwear and casual duds from Hiho Batik, Kingsley, Tooby Doo and Fancy Nancy for a sale your kids will love. Stock up on crayon-bright pajamas and casual back-to-school wear, from graphic tees to nautical-inspired cardigans. And outfit your little one’s room with interactive toys from HABA, like logic building blocks that make playtime fun and educational.
Feel like you carry the entire world in your bag? Then choose an eco-friendly purse in honor of Earth Day, such as Matt & Nat’s chic handbags with linings made from recycled plastic water bottles. Or go for a 100% organic cotton tote from Maptote or Loomstate, which has created a special bag just for Gilt. Looking for shoes to complete the environmentally friendly look? You’ll love these Simple Shoes crafted from recycled and sustainable materials.