“You use your textiles every day—and they come into direct contact with your body—so it’s extremely important to look for options that are safe for your skin,” says Parachute founder Ariel Kaye. “Companies frequently manipulate the term organic when labeling their textiles, so fibers grown organically but processed with toxic chemicals may still carry the label.” And that’s just textiles. In looking for all-star brands that prioritize minimal chemical emissions, biodegradable packaging and an overall reduced footprint, we also looked at brands sourcing wood, metal and tile—and asked what was used to paint or finish them, too. Shopping with upcycled materials or ethical manufacturing in mind? Find the rest of BOH’s green shopping guide here.
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