6 Summer Sustainable Products

Sustainably Inspired

If you’re looking to add more eco-friendly choices to your summer fun, check out some of these beautifully designed summer sustainable products that will help you enjoy the season while keeping the longevity of our planet in mind.

It often feels like there are only two seasons in New England – a much too long winter and a much too short summer. So as people stir from hibernation, the days get longer, temperatures rise, and flowers bloom, signaling that spring has sprung, I’m prepping for the lazy, hazy days of summer. The winter gear has been banished to the attic, and boxes labeled “summer’ are scattered around the house.  

This year, however, feels different. The pandemic and war in Ukraine rage on, and we are confronting supply chain problems, market disruptions, geopolitical tensions, and wartime atrocities. If you are anything like my family and me, you’ve been refreshing the feed on your news app yet doing everything possible to stop reading the headlines. Honestly, it’s a confusing world.

If you want a distraction from these unprecedented times, I recommend checking out sustainably inspired, beautifully designed summer products. 

Hop on Pinterest and start pinning or peruse your favorite sites. Let your creative brain focus on this task rather than the news, at least for a while. And maybe, just maybe, we’ll all be able to enjoy summer when it officially begins on June 21st.  

To get you started, I’m sharing my favorites below.

Here’s a list of 6 Summer Sustainable Products:

How can you block the suns rays with recycled plastic?

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The beach umbrella by Klaoos is made from recycled plastic or textile waste and printed with the Imprim’vert® ecological label. It’s also 100% made in Europe since all manufacturing occurs within 1,000 kilometers of the company’s Bordeaux, France headquarters. The many bright, beautiful designs ensure you’ll always find your spot on the beach, and with an Anti-UV UPF 50, all I can say is, Ooh la la!

Gotta have this New England must-have recycled doormat?

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Recycled lobster rope doormats may be as popular as LL Bean Boots in New England. The New England Trading Company has been creating these mats since 2009 in Maine. They use recycled lobster rope and leftover scrap lobster rope to make these wicked awesome, eco-friendly, one-of-a-kind creations. 

Want a 100% Recycled Adirondack Chair?

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Adirondack chairs are a summer must-have, and Loll Designs’ version of this classic is made from 100% recycled plastic. Along with the company’s other products, these chairs can be recycled at the end of their life, becoming part of the circular economy. The Minnesota-based company is also Cradle to Cradle Certified® and donates 1% of the gross annual sales of the Lollygagger Lounge Chair to charitable groups.

Can it be? The World’s First-Ever Recylced Hammock?

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As the “world’s first-ever recycled hammock”, you could watch the sky from your Nakie on a summer day for hours. Each Nakie is made from 37 plastic bottles, weighs about 600 grams, can be set up in less than a minute, and comes with a lifetime warranty. The Australian-based brand additionally sponsors four trees to be planted in Madagascar with every Nakie sold. 

A Beach Towel Both Soft and Eco-Friendly?

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Wrap yourself in a Green Petition Beach Towel when you get out of the ocean or the pool on a summer day, and you’ll know that you are contributing to a more sustainable future. These quick-drying towels are made in Turkey from recycled plastic bottles and leftover fabrics and contain no dyes or chemicals. Green Petition is a Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified company and donates 10% of its profit to non-profit organizations.

Looking for Socially Conscious Eyewear?

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Sunglasses are synonymous with summer, and everyone has a favorite style, from aviator to wayfarer. However, Norton Point’s “socially conscious eyewear” is unique because the company was founded on Martha’s Vineyard in 2016 and makes glasses from recycled ocean plastics. The now Los Angeles-based company also pledges to remove one pound of plastic from the ocean for every pair of sunglasses sold and donates 5% of their net profits to global ocean clean-up, education, and remediation practices.

These are just a few of the many sustainably inspired, beautifully designed products you can use to beautify your world and better our planet.  This list exclusively showcases summer products but don’t forget to enjoy all the wonders that nature, seasons, and colors provide every day no matter what is happening in the world. Every day is a gift and there is no Planet B.  

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