Get everything from zero waste essentials to skincare and home goods all delivered straight to your door with these sustainable subscription boxes. When you order one of these eco-friendly subscription boxes, you’re getting mindfully curated boxes made for green living. What a great way to discover new eco-friendly products!
Monthly green subscription boxes have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few years and are no longer limited to green makeup samples. Instead, there are sustainable subscription boxes for anyone and everyone. These boxes just keep on giving. I’ve chosen boxes for moms, fashionistas, garden lovers, and more!
10 Best Sustainable Subscription Boxes
Sam & Lance take the guesswork out of ethical shopping. You can choose from two ethical subscription boxes, the Classic and or the Exclusive. The latter comes with 6-7 full-size products that are only available through the exclusive subscription. All of the products are made by women, with 50% being BIPOC-owned.
The hand sanitizer has the best smell ever and has really come in handy for me! I love the mesh bag from Credo bags (I know and love the founder, Judy); you can honestly never have enough of these. The face mask was simply divine too—it’s from a small company called Sosbliss, which makes vegan and natural bath products. And the incense from Sea Witch Botanicals was such a great addition. If your lips need a little TLC, you’ll love the lip smooch from Sugar Plum Scrubs. Good enough to eat.
What I loved most about this sustainable subscription box (aside from everything) was being introduced to new brands. I’ve worked in this space for a long time and am always so excited to uncover new eco brands.
This box is valued at over $150 but will cost you $88. If you sign up for a yearly subscription, you will save another $20.
All the products are carefully curated by the founders, Veronica and Alora, and are chosen to add value to your home, not clutter. I love how useful all the items in the box are.
They plant a tree for every order and you can shop your values easily on the website (if you want to shop from the marketplace instead of get the subscription box). They have six categories, ranging from cruelty-free to sustainably sourced, so you can find products that align with your ethics. If you are not sure which box is best suited for you, you can take a quiz to find out.
Let’s Go Eco is one of the best zero waste subscription boxes on the market. Each box is seasonally themed, offering a variety of full-size products that are at least 33% less than the retail price. If you are just starting to think about green living or know someone who is, this is the box for you.
I LOVE the fact that everything included in their eco subscription boxes are 100% plastic-free, natural, handcrafted, and made by small, mostly Canadian business. (They’re mostly vegan too, though not always. But if you’re vegan, you have the option to swap out items!) In the latest Spring box, you will get 10 practical and stylish eco products for you and your home, including:
Natural, Facial Cleansing Bar from Indigenous Inuit Business Uasau Soap, from Iqaluit, Nunavut. This Cleansing bar is unreal—I am so excited to learn more about this brand and try more of their beautiful products. Uasau Soap (pronounced ooh-ah-sow) is inspired by Inuit tradition. All of the ingredients are sustainably sourced and made from local ingredients using traditional Inuit practices.
The facial bar is handcrafted from hand-harvested bentonite clay from Frobisher Bay. This beautiful and moisturizing goat milk bar will leave your face feeling fresh and ready for the day.
The box also includes:
100% Pure Certified Organic Maple Syrup from Pefferlaw Creek Farm;
Unpaper Towels from Cheeks Ahoy (if you are looking for paper towel alternatives, look no further!);
Hydrating Hemp Shampoo and Conditioner Bars from Upfront Cosmetics (one of my top picks for shampoo bars, by the way!);
Reusable Facial Rounds from The Green Co. (Have you tried reusable cotton rounds? They’re a must!);
Bamboo Hair Brush from Let’s Go Eco;
Natural Bath Salts from Cedar and Sunset;
Zero-Waste Toilet Bowl Tabs from Earthlove;
Two Natural Loofah Pot Scrubbers from Let’s Go Eco!
They make living an eco-friendly lifestyle a little bit easier with natural subscription boxes filled with sustainable, eco-friendly, biodegradable items. When you subscribe it will cost you $89.99 saving you 10%. Use code CANDICE10% for 10% off your first order.
Acre75 offers a range of beautifully curated Canadian sustainable seasonal subscription boxes. I want them all. When you sign up for the seasonal subscription, you will get a new surprise every time—they don’t do spoilers! I love that! All of the boxes are packed with high-quality products made locally in small Canadian towns.
Each box supports over six small-town Canadian businesses, from coast to coast. What a great way to support local communities.
The box they sent me is sooooo Canadian and I simply can’t get enough of it. If you love Maple Syrup (who doesn’t?), you will LOVE this box. In it you will find 7 unique products from all over Canada, including maple sugar from Maple Bluff Farm, maple syrup from Klein’s Maple Syrup, maple drops (the most delicious maple treat), maple shea butter (yes there is such a thing and it’s to-die-for) from Fulton’s Pancake House, two bowl covers from My Green Kitchen and the most beautiful weekly planner from Ink and Grace Paper Co. And…the most delicious vanilla chai tea from The Valley Alchemist! #YUMMY
Acre75 is located in Perth County, Ontario. Founder Virginia curates all of the precious items in this sustainable subscription box. There is something so special about knowing who made the products and where they came from. It’s the whole concept behind sustainable living.
Virginia says “When you purchase an item from Acre75.ca, you can feel good knowing that you are supporting a family-owned, small-town Canadian business and, at the same time, supporting hardworking small town makers who have carefully and intentionally handcrafted each item for you and me to enjoy.”
Boxes go out in March, June, September, and December! And they are super affordable, at $69.95. If you fall in love with a product in the box and you want to purchase it again, you can shop their huge selection of Made-In-Canada treasures. *Save $5 on your first Acre75 Gathered Box using code: THEECOHUB*
The Earthlove sustainable and eco-friendly subscription box is all about living better while loving the earth. In every seasonal, beautifully-curated box, you will find 6-8 full-size products and one really good book!
You can choose from a variety of categories like wellness, beauty, gardening, apparel, home decor, and more.
Boxes will arrive at your door in 100% biodegradable and sustainable packaging. Even their inks are algae-based, which is much better for the environment. Each season’s sustainable subscription box offers a range that is sustainably made and sourced from fair trade, ethical, cruelty-free, and vegan brands.
Earthlove also supports makers, artisans, and small businesses in Canada and the USA, along with eco-initiatives around the world. They are a member of 1% for the Planet too.
A subscription costs $59.95 (on sale when this blog was originally published).
Lofttan is an Indigenous, female-owned company with headquarters in the heart of the Niagara region on traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee and Anishnaabe people.
The Spring BlingBOX includes pieces from their convertible, multi-wear jewelry line which uses traditional Indigenous (and high-vibe) materials like wood, shell, and stone to beautifully frame the masterpiece that is you.
Every single piece is unique and absolutely stunning. Lofttan is a love project for founder April Mitchell-Boudreau. Each box is curated with sustainability in mind, with a portion of the sales from each box going to the Lydia Ruth Fund, which provides scholarships in the Arts for Indigenous students. Spreading a little sparkle is always the goal at Lofttan!
What’s most exciting is that this box will also include exclusive and limited edition pieces that you are sure to fall in love with!
If you are a new mom or know someone who is expecting, the Ecocentric Mom sustainable subscription box is simply superb. Every month you will get a selection of eco-friendly products that are matched to your stage of motherhood.
Mama can expect 4-6 products each month. 2-3 items are to pamper mom (think beauty & wellness!) and 2-3 of the items are pregnancy or baby-specific. You can look forward to items like cleansing towelettes, journals, bath soaks, nipple ointment, travel mugs, and so much more.
Each box is curated with care. Food and snacks are always GMO-free, the beauty items are always natural and free from harsh chemicals, and the products are always cruelty-free and mostly vegan. Kids’ clothing is almost always organic. The cost of the box is $34.99, available at Cratejoy.
They are also a proud member of 1% for the Planet.
A Curated Thrift is a sustainable clothing subscription box that I can totally get behind, mostly because I love to thrift and buy secondhand clothing. This box is for anyone who wants to say bye-bye to fast fashion and hello to slow fashion.
You can choose from three different boxes. The Thrift Box is a personal-style box that comes with two secondhand treasures.
The Vintage Box is for those who love a good surprise. Each month you will receive a handpicked treat just for you. Mostly vintage.
The Deluxe Box comes with four curated pieces just for you and it’s a really great way to build a seasonal capsule wardrobe. This is basically a capsule wardrobe in a box!
You will need to take the survey, but it’s so quick and easy. This gives them info on sizing, body-shape, and lifestyle.
You can pay monthly, or save by signing up for 3 months. What a fantastic way to keep clothing out of landfills. And they send it all to you in compostable mailers. Pricing starts at $34.95 per month.
Adopt A Plant is the perfect sustainable subscription box for the gardener! This is just so darn cute. Each month you get a new pot and baby plant or succulent and a hand-picked pot—no plastic here! You also get the soil, all the decorative accents, and a handwritten card with the care instructions.
What a wonderful way to spread plant joy! I am thinking this is a perfect gift idea, and Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Prices start as low as $15 per month. Sign me up!
Nomadik offers subscription boxes for the outdoor camping enthusiast. I wanted to include this box because it’s geared toward getting you more inspired to be in nature with a monthly challenge—which we all need more than ever right now. It’s packed full of goodies to make your next camping trip a breeze! Adventure experts (how do you get that job?) work hard to find the latest gear!
Each month you will discover epic gear. Get new gear that’s seasonally tailored to your interests. Boxes start at $29.99, and Nomadik says you are guaranteed to save at least $50 compared to retail prices. You can choose from three subscriptions: one month, 6 months or 12 months.
Hey, if you love camping, make sure you check out the Ultimate Zero Waste Camping Guide!
“Sitti” [Si’-TEE], which means “my grandma” in Arabic, is a social enterprise that aims to empower and restore hope to refugee communities through the making of olive oil soap and an expanded line of consciously-crafted lifestyle products inspired by the traditions of the community.
Sitti is a certified women-owned, and purpose-driven brand committed to the self-reliance of refugee and displaced communities providing long-term income-generating opportunities and skill development training empowered by an inclusive global economy.
Sitti was co-founded in 2014 by local Toronto resident, Noora Sharrab, CEO of Sitti and co-founder and Middle East regional director of Hopes for Women in Education, an international NGO, and American Jacqueline Sofia, CCO/CIO of Sitti. The two co-founders partnered with several skilled female artisans in the Jerash Refugee Camp community in Jordan to create Sitti.
The Sitti product line, which began with a signature square bar of handmade, cold-pressed olive oil soap, has since grown to a line of 21+ popular lifestyle products, including curated products through partnerships with mission-driven brand names.
Their subscription boxes have different themes, from women-owned brands to World Refugee Day to farm-to-face products.
Get The Bag‘s Boss Lady Boxes are inspired by Black-owned businesses from past and present. They are curated by tastemakers for today’s Black women business owners. These subscription boxes provide essential visibility to Black women business owners. The box is packed full of goodies as well as professional self-development tools.
Each box comes with some pretty awesome stuff like yummy munchies for that snack-attack. A drink like coffee or tea. A self-care book, office swag to keep you organized, self-care products and subscriber-only access to webinars and education on how to be your own BOSS. The price is $69.99!
Each box will deliver a new theme of 4-6 high-quality products. Founder Gloria Ware says, “My mission is to aspiring and existing Black women business owners the financial information and funding resources they need to be successful in business and to promote their goods and services to increase sales.”
Why choose eco-friendly and sustainable subscription boxes?
With COVID, it’s so hard to go out and shop. I am not a huge shopper, but I do like to browse every once in a while and I have not done that in over a year! So with social distancing, subscription boxes can be a very practical way to get something fun delivered to your door safely.
Subscription boxes that are eco-friendly also make really great gifts. I mean, let’s be honest: who doesn’t love getting mail and opening a treasure box? These small businesses all provide useful products that you might not have been exposed to before. Each of them curated specifically based on your needs and lifestyle. I really love that! I chose a wide range of boxes, so I hope you can find something you love.
A subscription service that sends its boxes directly to the consumer is cutting out the middleman, eliminating an entire stage of transport, as well as cutting back on the resources needed to stock something in a storefront location. If you’re having items shipped in bulk, you’re also saving the gas you might use on repeated shopping trips, as well as the materials needed to package items for non-bulk sales in the store.
Do you have a favourite sustainable subscription box? Drop their name in the comments below.
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