Check out this awesome round-up from EcoCult of the best Ethical Home Decor brands, including yours truly… Yabal! Check out what they have to say:
I won’t claim to know much about feng shui, but I do know that environment matters—to our overall wellbeing, our creativity, our relationships, and our work ethic. Our homes are perhaps the most important spaces for our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health. It’s where we can relax our minds, restore our bodies, and heal whatever obstacles life has thrown at us. In short: the objects we choose to have in our home matter.
So when you shop for home decor, you want to look for items that will truly add value to your space—aesthetically and functionally, yes, but also that have good energy due to the way they were sourced and made. Before we give you some really great brands to check out, here’s a summary of what to look for when shopping for home decor:
Natural Materials: Look for wood, plant material, glass, leather, stones, wool, etc.—there are so many plastic-free options available when it comes to decor!
And/or Recycled or Reclaimed Materials: Recycled material in clothing can cause potential problems, with tons of microfibers breaking off in the washing machine, making their way into our oceans, wreaking havoc on ecosystems, and even ending up in our own stomachs. Decor and home goods, however, are a less destructive place to put recycled material since you’re probably not going to be putting them in the washing machine!
Transparent and Ethical Supply Chains: As with everything you buy, your decor was made by someone. Is that someone being paid fairly for their work? Are they given benefits like healthcare and family leave? Do they have safe working conditions? read more…
As member of WTFO, Yabal is a Fair Trade organization that supports indigenous women’s weaving cooperatives in Guatemala, providing them with the opportunity to sell their hand-woven products through local and international markets. Most of the material used is either locally sourced, natural, and/or recycled. They also give back by providing educational scholarships to the artisans’ children, along with other support like micro-loans and food security programs.