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Living a more sustainable life doesn’t require huge amounts of sacrifice. Small changes in daily activities and purchasing habits can make a world of difference.

At Sheets, we work every day to innovate and develop plastic-free, eco-friendly products to help you clean more sustainably. But we aren’t the only company making great, sustainable products! There are loads of other companies doing incredible things for our planet across clothing, technology, food/beverage, and more.

We are excited to launch this new blog series called Products for the Planet where our team shares the sustainable swaps they’ve been making!

First up is our Creative Director, Parks Thompson. Parks is 27 and when he’s not leading up our creative efforts you can find him out on the tennis court or taking weekend trips to the beach with his girlfriend and their pups!

1. Reusable Water Bottle from S’well

Investing in a nice, reusable water bottle is no-brainer. Whether I’m at my desk or out on the tennis court, my S’well bottle is always close by. Plus, always having it around has helped cut out a cup or two of coffee a day. It’s BPA/BPS-Free and is just as nice to look at as it is for the planet!

2. Sustainable T-shirt from Recover Brands

I was recently working on a new t-shirt design for the Sheets team and was on the search for a sustainable alternative to standard cotton t-shirts and came across Recover Brands. Recover makes all of their material from recycled plastic bottles, and better yet they’re located right in our backyard!

Recover collects and sorts post-consumer plastic bottles, stripping them of all labels and caps. Next, they salvage cotton from discarded industry scraps, which are also sorted by color and blended with polyester. The reclaimed fiber is then spun into yarn and knit into fabric, which is ultimately cut and sewn into a garment! How awesome is that??

2. Reusable Bamboo Utensils from Bambu

We recently had a team barbecue and our founder, Chris, popped out a box of these. I was a little hesitant at first. I thought there was no way they were actually going to be functional and our food was probably going to taste like wood… I was wrong! This bamboo set is the perfect combo of form and function. Unlike many other organic utensils I’ve tried, the knife actually cuts, the fork actually spears, and the spoon actually scoops! These are perfect for everyday use, picnics, or anywhere else you eat!

4. Stainless Steel Straw from FinalStraw

I first came across Final Straw on Kickstarter a few years ago. It was mind blowing to learn that Americans use over 500 million straws every single day. Final Straw set out to do something about it!

Their mission is to “create reusable Foreverables™ (responsibly made, badass products) that reduce the need for plastics, empower individuals to change their buying habits, and raise awareness of the impacts of our everyday decisions.” Since launching, FinalStraw has prevented approximately 300 million single-use straws from entering the environment! This easy to carry, foldable stainless steel and silicone straw is one my everyday carries.


If you like Parks’ recommendations, or have any ideas of your own, let us know in the comments!

4 Comments

  • Danielle says:

    I would just like to add for those out there who are hesitant about using bamboo utensils. I didn’t realize how eating with bamboo doesn’t change the taste of food as normal metal utensils did. Bamboo doesn’t get or hold hot or cold temperatures metal does. It’s actually a big difference in comfort, which may sound strange, but it is true. I use bamboo now always.
    And thank you for being a company that isn’t competing childishly with other companies trying to do their part in bettering the earth and instead touting their efforts. This is how we convince and educate people to do their part.

  • Donna Marino says:

    Going vegan or even reducing the consumption of animal products can have a huge impact on the environment. Animal agriculture is one of the primary contributors to global warming. “On average, a vegan, a person who doesn’t eat meat or dairy, indirectly consumes nearly 600 gallons of water per day less than a person who eats the average American diet.”

  • Sheets laundry detergent is such a perfect swap for those heavy plastic jugs! I also really like shampoo bars–I use a great one from Lush.

  • April olson says:

    Thank you for sharing!!!

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