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Get expert buying advice on ethical homewares from the pebble team, with shopping guides covering recycled furniture to organic bedding and everything in between.

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Francesca Brooking

Thu 3 Feb 2022

Turn your home into an eco sanctuary by furnishing it with homewares that are kind to the planet.

From organic bedding to recycled furniture and handcrafted accessories, the pebble team have rounded up the very best ethical homewares that are stylish and sustainable.

green bedding on a double bed

jjkAll our ethical buying guides are updated weekly so drop by regularly to read our most up-to-date recommendations!

At pebble, all of our products are independently recommended by our editors. If you buy something, we may earn an affiliate commission which goes to help running our publication.

Best Ethical Homeware Products For An Eco-Friendly Home

Bower & Collective

Join the refill revolution with certified B Corp Bower & Collective, the refill homeware company you need to know.

They offer a wide variety of products that can be used around the home, from the kitchen to the bathroom.

Bower & Collective also offer a personalised Bower basket for your household - where they also tell you the amount of average plastic waste generated from your house using non-refill products.

Bower & Collective makes sustainable home care simple, so whether you are completely new to the refill game, or look to try out some new brands, Bower & Collective is where to go.

Check out Bower & Collective from £3.99. Bower & Collective are also giving our readers 25% off as a new customer with code PEBBLE25 (valid until 31 July 2022)

model holding Bower & Collective refill

Check out Bower & Collective's refills for all the house - so you can cut down on plastic and save time.

Homethings

Homethings want to clean up cleaning up, and promise never to ship water (and have ditched single use plastic). Homethings have a range of dilute at home, refillable, plastic free cleaning products that are all:

Cruelty free
Vegan
Made in the UK and EU
B Corp Certified

We love Homethings’ Just Add Tap tablets. Homethings dishwasher tabs are totally biodegradable, 96% plant and mineral based ingredients and made in the EU with no chlorine. They come in cardboard packaging so no plastic here!

Get 30% off your first 3 orders with the code PEBBLE30.
Homethings dishwasher tablets start from £8.50 with free shipping.

A sink with a tap running with Homethings cleaning products lined up around it

Eco-egg

Reduce plastic in your laundry with ecoegg’s Laundry Egg. The reusable egg is your complete replacement for laundry detergent and fabric softener.

The Laundry Egg comes complete withe mineral pellets which clean your clothes and leave them smelling fresh too.

We love that they’re natural, vegan friendly and suitable for sensitive skin. Pus, each pack lasts up to 50 washes!

Laundry Egg is priced at £9.99 and refill pellets at £4.99. View on ecoegg.

Three Laundry Eggs in different colours with pellets

Revolutionise your laundry with ecoegg

Leaflace

Leaflace provide breathtaking artworks made entirely from dried leaves that are sustainably grown in the UK.

Each leaf is individually crafted to create these intricate yet minimalist designs. Following the natural shape of the leaf, a unique net-like pattern is formed.

Whether chosen for a minimalist three-leaved piece, or an extravagant and voluminous six-leaved centre-piece, Leaflace adds a unique flare to any room.

From £21.00. View on Leaflace.

three pots on a table, each containing varying amount of leaflace leaves

Incorporate biophilic elements into your home with Leaflace

Inspire by nature

Eco-conscious Liga is launching their own mini collection of tables inspired by nature’s forms fused with modern classics.

Handcrafted in Cornwall using sustainable materials, the pebble-shaped tables make for eye-catching furniture.

The family business’s unique ‘Beach Clean’ material includes recycled EVA plastics and eco-friendly cork, making unique and colourful patterns.

From £175. View on Liga.

Table in living room, near sofa and plants

Liga's homewares are handcrafted in Cornwall

Sleek Designs

London-based design house Anden produces beautiful and sturdy homeware products.

All handcrafted and made with the planet in mind, Anden aims to bring high class design to everyday accessories - resulting in bespoke creations.

Their sleek Cameo Mirror is both playful and practical with the use of a ball socket to allow adjustment. Available in beech or black, the Cameo Mirror is sure to reflect joy into the home.

£109. View on Anden.

Bring Anden's sleek designs into your home

Put A Lid On It

It’s time to stop hoarding disused pudding pots! Pudding Pot Lids encourages upcycling of disused glass ramekins that come with Gu/Aldi/Lidl desserts.

Made with high quality bamboo and a silicone suction seal, these lids transform the ramekins into storing anything!

Whether storing spices or baby food, Pudding Pot Lids makes you question - why weren’t there lids in the first place?

From 2 x lids for £4.99. View on Pudding Pot Lids

Hand holding glass ramekin of olives lifting up lid

The suction seal means no leaking - even during transportation!

Spiritual Healing

Breath in deep and connect with your soul with the help of Fifth Origin's Chakra Incense Sticks.

Chemical and plastic free, the natural Verdi herbs are sourced from the foothill of the Himalayas.

Handcrafted by Tibetan monks using century old monastic recipe, the incense will help calm both body and mind.

Make your home a sanctuary for €10. View on Fifth Origins.

Incense burning next to Buddha statue

Breath in the smell of Tibet with Fifth Origin's Chakra Incense Sticks

Upholding Tradition

This breathable and luxuriously soft reversible muslin throw blanket by Fifth Origins adds a subtle pop of colour into any area of the house.

Made from 100% Muslin cotton, these charming blankets make for a perfect gift.

Handwoven in Turkey, each blanket is individually crafted with pride and each purchase supports families and centuries of tradition.

Get comfortable for €79. View on Fifth Origins

woman reclining on beanbag with blanket

Support traditional craftmanship

Sleep Well

The Nemo mattress from the Millbrook Bed Company is more than just a mattress.

Perfect for any environmentally-aware homeowners, the Nemo mattress is made from recycled plastic. There are at least 300 plastic bottles used in each mattress.

The packaging is also made from recycled materials, and can be fully recycled once you’re done with it.

Nemo has a wide variety of sizes available to ensure everyone can get a good night’s sleep.

From £499. View Nemo Mattress.

A Nemo mattress on a pallet on the floor with a plant next to it

The Nemo mattress is made from recycled plastic

Spring Clean

Brand new B Corp Bio-D is here to support your household cleaning needs.

The brand uses ethically sourced, plant based and naturally derived ingredients that are all vegan and cruelty free.

All bottles it uses are both recyclable and made from 100% post-consumer waste that would otherwise end up in landfill.

Give your home a natural clean with Bio-D.

From £4.00. View on Bio-D.

Also read Your Free Essential Guide To Eco-Friendly Cleaning

Selection of Bio-D hand washes on a countertop

Clean your home with B Corp Bio-D

Baby with Style

Looking for sustainable products for your baby? The BIBS Boheme pacifier is what you need.

With a romantic touch of modern Bohemian style, these pacifiers showcase beautiful patterns.

The shield faces away from the soft skin of your baby’s mouth, and the shape is designed to resemble a mother’s breast.

What’s more is the pacifier is free from harmful ingredients, making it safe for your baby and the environment.

From £10.95. View on Jojo Maman Bebe

Baby pacifiers surrounded by shells

These pacifiers are gentle for your baby and the environment

Rental Fun

Want fewer kids’ toys with a more lasting impact? Why not rent toys through Borrow and Nest?

The rental service provides a circular economy, reduces plastic consumption and extends a toy’s lifecycle. Plus, all toys are wooden and sourced from award-winning designers.

Become a monthly subscriber, get your pick of toys and choose how long to keep them for.

Subscription is £23.99 a month. View on Borrow and Nest.

A wooden toy tree surrounded by autumn leaves

Rent kids' toys with Borrow and Nest

Ethical Flowers

Love flowers but worried about waste? Say hello to LÖV Flowers, the Scandinavian-inspired florist offering premium letterbox bouquets.

All of its flowers have been ethically sourced and each stem is bought for a specific order so none go to waste.

What’s more, everything in the flower box is recyclable or biodegradable - including the cellophane.

Choose these pretty letterbox flowers for your home or events.

From £29.50. View on LÖV Flowers.

Woman smiling and holding a box of letterbo flowers beside a pink door. Bouquet of white and green flowers from LOV Flowers

This Scandinavian inspired florist offers premium and ethical flower bouquets

Bye Bottle

Want plastic waste out of your cleaning and personal care routines? Opt for Splosh.

Covering essentials for both house and body, Splosh offers eco-friendly refills delivered to your door, we love their dishwasher tablets, handwash and concentrated washing up liquid.

Simply choose and personalise your starter pack with the containers you need then get a flexible subscription so you never run out.

You can track the plastic saved on Splosh’s Bottle-ometer too.

Starter boxes from £9.05. View on Splosh.

Person refilling a cleaning bottle with Splosh

Splosh takes care of all of your home and personal care essentials

Sweet Dreams

Time to upgrade your sheets?

Go cosy, organic and Fairtrade with Dip & Doze.

Featuring a luxurious range of bed linen, sheets and more in neutral shades, the homeware brand uses the finest sustainably sourced and ethically produced GOTS certified organic cotton.

The cotton is also free of pesticides, grown using 80% rainwater and has a fully traceable supply chain.

From £35.00. View on Dip & Doze.

Also check out Duvet Days: The Best Organic And Ethical Bedding Companies

Snooze in ethical comfort with Dip & Doze

Feel Centered

Love candles but hate waste? Natural and vegan friendly candle brand, Scentered, offers wax refills for your favourite candles.

Choose a Refill Duo or go for the Candle & Refill Gift Set to receive the glass candle holder.

All candles are made with 100% natural wax and essential oils. The refills are packaged in eco boxes made with recycled paper and vegetable inks.

From £30.00. View on Scentered.

Also check out 11 Ethical Candles That Make Your Home Smell Divine

Scentered refills mean you never run out of great smelling candles

Fine Dining

Never use a plastic fork again thanks to Mnched’s stylish and sustainable travel cutlery set.

The kit includes a stainless steel knife, fork and spoon complete with unique marbled handles. There’s an extendable stainless steel straw and cleaning brush too.

The set is clipped into a portable box so you can stash it in your bag for picnics and meals on the go.

£27.00. View on Mnched.

Also check out 7 Essentials For Your Zero Waste Kit

Take proper portable cutlery wherever you go

Wash Up

Wash your dishes and go zero waste with brand new solid washing up cake, Solide!

Effective, practical and much better looking than a plastic bottle, Solide! helps you tackle packaging in the kitchen.

100% vegan, biodegradable and made from natural ingredients, this washing up cake is paraben free, preservative free and synthetic fragrance free.

Plus it lasts longer, antibacterial and removes grease!

£7.00. View on Solide!

Beat plastic with this solid dish soap bar by Solide!

Clean Up

Add an eco twist to your cleaning routine with bide’s Ultimate Eco Cleaning Box.

Inside the box, you can find dishwasher powder, washing up liquid concentrate, toilet cleaning bombs and more. All plastic free, zero waste and vegan too.

What’s more, the B Corp and social enterprise creates opportunities for marginalised women to make a living from home.

£22.90. View on bide.

Don't Miss Your Free Essential Guide To Eco-Friendly Cleaning

Eco cleaning just got easier with Bide

Garden Love

Give your garden and the environment a helping hand this year with Earthly Biochar.

Biochar is a method of carbon capture, made by burning wood in a way that safely stores the carbon the tree has absorbed in its lifetime.

Biochar can then be scattered around your garden to improve soil nutrients and water retention to give your plants a healthy boost.

From £14.00. View on Earthly Biochar.

Also check out Let’s get dirty: 3 reasons why soil health matters

Biochar product against plain background

Give your garden some love with Earthly Biochar

Cosy Scents

Bring the Alps into your home with Elm Rd’s Chalet Artisan Reed Diffuser.

It has an invigorating scent of atlas cedar and allspice to transport your senses to an alpine chalet.

It’s available as a set with hand-blown and recyclable glass tube or as a refill.

Each one contains a blend of pure essential oils and a vegan eco-friendly soy diffuser base.

From £35.00. View on eTHikel.

We love Elm Rd's amazing scented diffusers

Letterbox Hug

Light up dark winter nights with Wild Planet Aromatherapy.

The family-run business from Kent offers a range of candles, wax melts and more, all vegan, cruelty free and chemical free.

The range is handmade in small batches using only 100% natural origin raw materials that are fully traceable.

We can’t get enough of the Hug in a Box Letterbox Gift Set.

£22.00. View on Wild Planet Aromatherapy.

Also check out Best Air Purifier? briiv Helps You And The Planet Breathe Easy

Give yourself the gift of a letterbox hug from Wild Planet Aromatherapy

Brush Eco

Beat plastic pollution with Tooth, the eco-friendly toothbrush with replaceable heads.

Designed to last a lifetime, the toothbrush is made from recycled aluminium in a choice of colours.

Bristles are available in a range of strengths and are made from a plant-based material that’s compostable / recyclable.

Keep the handle and set up a flexible toothbrush head subscription so you never run out.

From £15.00. View on Tooth.

Beat plastic pollution with Tooth Eco

Pedal Power

Pedal into a more eco-friendly future with COCO-MATBIKE, a selection of handcrafted wooden bikes and e-bikes.

Originating from Greece, these unique bikes have an ergonomic design and firm frame. Each one has been handmade from strong American Ash from certified renewable forests.

The brand is also carbon positive, has zero-emissions and plants a tree in the UK for every bike purchased.

From £490.00. View on COCO-MATBIKE.

Wooden electric bike surrounded by trees

We're here for these bamboo electric bikes

Eco Laundry

Looking for a laundry service that can wash, iron and dry clean your clothes without harming the planet? Meet Oxwash.

They take care of all your laundry needs using gentle and sustainable methods.

Operating in London, Oxford and Cambridge, they’re on a mission to reduce carbon emissions, remove plastic waste and save water all while delivering a high quality clean.

From £3.95. View on Oxwash.

Learn more with our 36 Ingenious Ways To Make Your Clothes Last Longer

Man cycling with Oxwash

Dry clean the eco-friendly way with Oxwash

Choose Well

Social enterprise ChooseWell makes it easy to keep your hands and the planet clean with their range of eco-friendly hand wash products.

With four scents to choose from, each hand wash is dermatologically approved, cruelty free, vegan and contains 95% natural ingredients.

Packaging is recyclable too. ChooseWell will also donate to a charity of your choice when you make a purchase.

From £10.00. View on ChooseWell.

refill and bottle on sink counter top

Choose well and opt for eco-friendly hand wash

Refreshing Soaps

Feel fresh with Dr Bronner’s eco-friendly range of eco-friendly soaps.

Choose from an invigorating peppermint or nutty almond either as soap bars or a liquid formula that can be used on you, your pets and around the home!

Both leave your skin feeling fresh and soft.

All of their soaps are biodegradable, certified Fair Trade, organic and packaged in 100% recyclable containers.

From £5.49. View on Dr Bronner.

soap packaging against plain background

These Dr Bronner soap bars are multi purpose

Keep For Life

Cut out plastic with Kept for Life’s stainless steel bottles. The Kept Bottle is designed to suit any environment whether at the gym or on the go.

It features a naturally antibacterial acacia lid and a lightweight body suitable for up to 600ml of hot and cold liquid.

The brand has also partnered with Surfers Against Sewage to help protect UK coastlines.

£29.95. View on Kept for Life.

Also check out 5 Of The Best Plastic Free Water Bottles

We love these Kept for Life bottles

Green Clean

Switch to eco-friendly cleaning solutions with Nookary.

Their new Probiotic All-Purpose Cleaner that comes complete with a glass spray bottle and refillable pouches which can be returned to Nookary.

Scented with natural essential oils, the non-toxic formula uses a specially selected live bacteria which safely and effectively cleans around the home.

It will keep your surfaces hygienic and free of germs long after you stop cleaning too.

From £9.50. View on Nookary.

Check out more tips for Eco-friendly Cleaning.

Have a green clean with Nookary

Keep It

We all love a good candle, but what happens to the candle holder when it runs?

Keep Candles has solved that problem with its range of clever candles that double up as homewares.

Choose from candles presented in reusable hand dipped ceramic egg cups, mugs, bowls or glassware, all made with organic plant-based wax, cotton wicks and pure essential oils.

From £16.00. View on Keep Candles.

These candles turn into clever homeware afterwards

Essential Scents

In need of a pick me up or a winter gift idea? Say hello to Bio-Scent’s gift sets including its award-winning essential oils.

Choose from Relax for aiding sleep and calming busy minds; Clarity & Mind for a natural boost of energy; and Anxiety to help those feeling overwhelmed.

All oils are plastic free, 100% organic and contain natural ingredients.

From £32.00. View on Bio-Scents.

Essential oils in their packaging in the sunlight on table

Soothe yourself with these essential oils by Bio-Scents

Good Karma

Protect your valuables here, there and everywhere with Arma Karma.

It offers monthly insurance subscriptions at an affordable rate and you can cancel anytime with no fees.

Get cover for up to five items at home, out and about or abroad.

Plus, you’re supporting good causes too with 25% of its cut on your subscription going to your choice of charity.

From £3.99 a month. View on Arma Karma.

Woman with brown hair looking at her phone

Protect your valuables with Arma Karma

Blooming Heck

Love greeting cards but hate waste?

Meet Blooming Heck, the brand making cards eco-friendly and zero waste.

Each card is 100% handmade from recycled paper and embedded with botanical seeds which will then grow into flowers when planted.

The brand also uses recycled envelopes and compostable vegetable starch cellophane bags to protect the cards.

Share the love with friends, family and nature.

Cards are priced at £3.95. View on Blooming Heck.

Card with a bee on it surrounded by flowers

Get your bloomin' lovely greetings cards from Blooming Heck

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