6 Eco-Friendly Brands In The Philippines
If you’re looking to transition to a more eco-conscious lifestyle, this one’s for you
Environmental awareness has been increasing over the years, fueling passionate businesses to create a positive impact on our world—one eco-friendly product at a time. These innovative brands have managed to go beyond the conventional paperless and plastic-free lifestyle by offering safe and effective products in the beauty, skincare, fashion and home industries.
Curious where you can shop these products? Here are some amazing eco-friendly stores you can check out today.
If you want to go the zero-waste route, Zero Basics is perfect to get you started. This independent vegan brand that’s based in Paranaque offers sustainable products ranging from beauty to personal care.
All of their items are cruelty-free, organic and affordable to customers. The best part? The containers are recyclable and they sell refills at a discounted price.
Currently, the items of Zero Basics are available on BeautyMNL, The Vegan Grocer, Greenery Kitchen and Market. They also regularly have a kiosk at Good Food Sundays in Mandela Park, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong for refills.
Chill’s Cloth Pads
In the Philippines, it’s common for women to use disposable menstrual pads, which lead up to a lot of waste. This is why Chill’s Cloth Pads decided to change the scene and produce reusable and customizable cloth pads. Arguably, it’s a less intimidating alternative to menstrual cups though it does almost have the same environmental impact.
Chill’s Cloth Pads come in various sizes and bundles available for shop on their Facebook page, ranging from P129 to P298 per piece. Discounts are available for sets of 4 or more.
No eco-friendly brand list is complete without Human Nature. And if you need any proof, you only need to see just how much this homegrown brand has expanded since its launch in 2008.
Other than bath and body products, Human Nature has also ventured into creating their makeup line and introduced home and lifestyle products like eco-friendly detergents and bamboo toothbrushes.
The brand is known for its consistency in giving high-quality products and they’ve even transitioned into becoming a global brand. Canada, USA, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE and other countries now proudly carry Human Nature products on their shelves.
Human Nature is available online (and even offer free shipping for purchases over P2,000!) and has over 30 brick and mortar stores nationwide.
Messy Bessy’s vibrant and vintage packaging is familiar to most by now as they started to appear in shelves way back in 2007. They offer biodegradable and non-toxic products at affordable price points, but the brand has also founded a great cause to go with their mission of supplying eco-friendly items. A portion of their product’s sales sponsor the education, employment and rehabilitation of at-risk youths. So remember this little tidbit every time you purchase a product!
Messy Bessy also offers products for males and younger individuals called Messy Man and Messy Baby. Shop their products online or catch them at stalls in select Ayala Malls and SM Store branches.
Since its inception in 2010, Ritual has become a game changer in the Philippines’ eco-friendly market. The physical store allows you to buy different beauty and wellness products using your own reusable containers.
Ritual aims to reduce overall packaging waste that most people go through every month with regular use. They’re even meticulous about shipping their products—no disposable waste will be coming from the package that you receive.
Visit their physical store at Jackson Building, 926 Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo Village, Makati or head online.
Getting a reusable straw is probably the most natural first step in reducing your contribution to plastic waste. Go Zero offers three different sizes for all your drink needs, giving you the option to choose from straight, bent or milk tea straws. Each one comes with a brush cleaner and you also have the choice to purchase a tikog pouch if you don’t already have a case.
With the many eco-friendly products available today, it isn't much of challenge to transition to a more eco-conscious lifestyle. Give these brands a try and be part of making a real difference!