Discover sustainable small businesses
When we start reducing plastic in our bathroom, we usually ditch first the usual suspects: the numerous bottles of plastic containing shower gels, shampoos, conditioners and others hair treatment.
What about all the plastic hair bobby pins, hair claws, hair clips or these colourful scrunchies made with polyester and plastic elastics? Fortunately, there are several eco-conscious small businesses that create beautiful accessories using environmentally-friendly materials.
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Wood Hair Clip* - AnitiMadeForYou (Etsy)
Materials: Wood, Acrylic
Annette offers sustainable products in her online shop and concept store, including trendy jewellery, hand-poured candles, and hair accessories inspired by bohemian and Scandinavian styles.
Set of 2 Japanese Wooden Hair Sticks With Malachite* - CarnevalMefisto (Etsy)
Materials: Painted wood, Malachite
Magdalena began making jewellery ten years ago. Originally, it was earrings and ear clips, but after some time, she decided to make hair sticks as well (which she was quite passionate about for many years, but those were never popular in Poland, and to get one, you had to order it from abroad). Since many years, her business has focused exclusively on making hair sticks.
White Maxi Scrunchie - Justine Le Guil (justineleguil.com)
Materials: Organic cotton, cotton & natural rubber elastic.
Pink Scrunchie - Justine Le Guil (justineleguil.com)
Price: From €9.80
Materials: Organic cotton (naturalldy dyed with avocado skins and stones), cotton & natural rubber elastic.
Our handcrafted cosmetics are made with organic and natural ingredients in order to provide you with the best quality. It is very important to us that our small business is environmentally friendly, ethical, and creative. We offer all of our products in eco-friendly packaging.
Having been unable to find plastic-free scrunchies locally for a long time, we decided to make them ourselves and share them with our customers. The scrunchies are carefully crafted in Dublin with organic cotton and plastic-free elastic.
Moon Hair Stick* - WoodBerryArt (Etsy)
Price: €26.32 - €61.41
Materials: Bloodwood, Hornbeam, Wenge wood, Oil
WoodBerryArt is run by Evgeniy who is from Russia. For more than fifteen years he has been working as a professional woodcarver. About three years ago he opened his shop of women’s hair accessories on Etsy. It allowed him to show his eco-handmade items worldwide. His long-haired customers inspire him to experiment with different designs and new materials such as exotic and recycled wood.
Natural wood is a durable and long-lasting material. Consciously sourced wood is a great choice for those who strive to live a more eco-conscious life: it is long-lasting, and (after many years of use) biodegradable. Evgeniy makes sure that when you buy a handmade piece of art, it will last for a long time and will protect your hair from damage.
Hair Barrette no. 407* - HPstylstudio (Etsy)
Price: €35 - €50
Country: Czech Republic
The small family business designs wooden hair clips, hair sticks and combs which are handmade in limited quantities. These sustainable hair products are strong, lightweight, functional and non-chemically treated.
Hair clips, sticks, and combs come in a variety of colours and sizes to fit customers' hair. Additionally, wood hair clips are available in hornbeam, cherry, walnut and exotic ebony.
With their products, you can tie knots that are firm, elegant, yet gentle to your hair.
Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think about these suggestions. Whether you have a recommendation or want to share an eco-friendly hair accessory, please let me know!
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