Sustainable Brands and Eco-Friendly Products at The Hut

The fun of consumerism can be easily dampened by the thought of the harm caused to the environment, nature and animals. Our conscious minds are becoming more aware of the effects our actions, and purchases, have on the wider world. Brands are becoming increasingly informed of this problem too, and are actively looking for sustainable solutions. Here at The Hut, we have picked out our favourite guilt-free, eco-friendly brands that embrace sustainability through their products, brand ethics and business practices. Being able to buy quality products knowing your purchase is not harming the environment, but helping it, is a much happier and guilt-free thought.

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Bringing rural artisans and craftsmanship from around the world to the global stage, Nkuku is a homeware and lifestyle brand that fuses natural materials and traditional skills to make its products. Working with recycled and natural materials Nkuku instils an eco-friendly, sustainable and ethical production line into everything they make; developing long-standing relationships with artisanal suppliers from around the world.

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Another of The Hut’s most ethical brands is Denby, and are the only UK company to produce their own clay for products made in the factory. A leading stoneware and pottery manufacturer for the past 200 years, Denby is rife with history. Any scraps of clay are recycled and crushed into powder which are then pumped back into the production process. Denby are also a zero to landfill business, with the only materials sent out of the factory being used for roadwork improvements in the local area.

Burt’s Bees

From humble beginnings Burt the beekeeper sold honey from the back of his truck. Combining thoughts with Roxanne Quimby, the pair made candles from the unused wax from the beehives. Now with over 180 products, Burt’s Bees maintain the same sustainable outlook that they did at the beginning. With over half their products being 100% natural, and the remainder beng 99% natural, the brand has established its no-waste, ethical and organic stance within the beauty industry.

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You’re at your most beautiful when what you put on your body is from Nature — after all, what goes on to your body goes in to your body

Their products are not tested on animals and contain no petrochemicals, phthalates, parabens or sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). This natural and organic distinction has lead them to become one of the world’s leading natural personal care brands.

Burt continues to use nature as a laboratory to tackle all skin types such as dryness, humidity, the sun and the cold. The changing of the seasons can bring complications for your skin, yet Burt’s Bees products continue to use natural ingredients from plants and the environment to develop their own chemistry to maintain vitality in the face and body.

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Another brand taking sustainability in fashion seriously is Tommy Hilfiger and their sub-label Tommy Jeans. With the industry average of recycled fabrics in jeans at only 30%, Tommy Jeans has created a 100% recycled denim line. Made from recycled cotton and recycled thread and even recycled fabrics in their trims. In the production process, Tommy uses less water in the dying and treatment stages which, in turn, uses less energy. The recycled cotton is sourced from scrap material in their factories as well as hotel bed linen, with the recycled thread originating from recycled PET plastic bottles.

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Giving back to disadvantaged communities is not only embedded within TOMS daily operations but is the core reason for the set-up of the brand. Founder Blake Mycoskie witnessed first-hand the terrible hardship experienced by many children when travelling in Argentina. Wanting to help, he set up TOMS, a shoe company that gave back one pair of shoes, to a disadvantaged child, with every purchase made; they called it ‘One for One’. This initiative has spread throughout the growing brand, including eyewear. With every pair of eyewear purchased, TOMS will fund and aid the sight of a child in need of glasses, medical treatment and even surgery.

Now, for every £3 TOMS make, they give £1 away. TOMS is committed to giving at least 1⁄3 or more of its annual net profits to organisations focused on physical safety, mental health, and equal access to opportunity. Since the birth of the brand, they have given 90+ million pairs of shoes to those in need, conducted 780,000 sight restorations and provided 722,000 weeks worth of safe drinking water.

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Noted as beautiful, sustainable and charitable, S’well is a brand built from eco-friendly intentions and a love for innovation and smart design. As a proud partner of UNICEF, S’well has donated $800,000 since 2015, which has ensured safe and clean water for millions of people across rural and vulnerable communities. Created to reduce the waste of plastic bottles, S’well is renowned for its focus on fashion-led design, sustainable materials and functional shape.

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Founded in 2008 by Yorkshireman Julian Kynaston, the distinctive beauty brand effortlessly combines diversity and creativity to challenge typical and conventional beauty ideals. Being experts of the face, the brand offers high-tech primers, foundations, lip shades, eyeshadows, and powders.

Illamasqua is one of the largest and well-known beauty brands to be animal-cruelty free. Their products “have NEVER and will NEVER” be tested on animals. Since the Illamasqua’s launch, the makeup brand has maintained their support and exercised its commitment to promote a cruelty-free lifestyle amongst its customers and to broader communities. Working closely with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), they have instilled a “Beauty Not Brutality” philosophy across their entire product range, supply chain and stores.

The brand also boasts an entire 100-product range that is vegan, consisting of primers, powders, foundations, mascara, eyelashes, brushed nail varnishes and much more.

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Le Creuset

Known most commonly for their cast-iron casserole dishes, Le Creuset has embedded a sustainable approach amongst their production, brand values and philosophy. Throughout their manufacturing, sand moulding, casting, finish and enamelling process, Le Creuset has mastered the art of creating durable cookware that can sustain the range of temperatures, environments and usage with which we tend to cook. With a lifetime guarantee, Le Creuset cookware is a one time purchase; saving both your wallet and the environment in the long run.

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Whilst SOMA uses recycled plastic and ocean waste to create the sleeves of their water bottles, it is not just their materials that consider sustainable living. Their entire brand operates on an ethical and sustainable philosophy, encompassing all elements of the business including supply, partnerships, materials, projects and their foundations.

They want their customers to feel good about their water and so strive to find solutions to the global water crisis alongside upholding sustainable business practices. They use post-consumer waste and recyclable materials for their products and packaging and offset emissions through conservation based forestry. The environment is truly at the forefront of the brand.

And if that isn’t enough to shed any consumer guilt you may feel, SOMA donate to charity in the form of water projects everytime a SOMA filter is bought. These contributions are fast-tracked through to sustainable, community-owned water projects in developing and disadvantaged countries.

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Here at The Hut with a focus on being sustainability-conscious to celebrate World Environment Day this year, we have launched (more:trees) with the pledge to plant 1 million trees for customers. 

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World Environment Day is a United Nations (UN) initiative that is celebrated globally on 5th June every year. It was launched in 1974 as a way to engage governments, businesses and citizens with pressing environmental issues and ignite positive change.

Every year, there are a variety of events that aim to inspire our consumptions habits and adopt greener practices. This year’s theme is Ecosystem Restoration and marks the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. 

• Every three seconds the world loses enough forest to cover a football pitch 

• In the last century, we have destroyed half of our wetlands 

• As much as 50% of coral reefs have already been lost 

Ecosystem restoration means helping the recovery of ecosystems that have been destroyed or degraded such as forests. Ecosystem restoration can happen in a variety of ways, including tree planting, so join us on The Hut to make a difference. 

All you have to do is follow these simple steps:

  • Meet the eligibility requirement (minimum spend £0.01)
  • Add the gift with purchase at the check out to your basket
  • Check your email on redeeming 
  •  Signs up to (more:trees) and receive a tree in your name and a tree for a friend (welcome email from (more:trees) sent, with instruction on how to set up your account)




Words by Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Writer and expert