Though April is synonymous with both showers and flowers, it’s also about being environmentally conscious — Earth Day is April 22, after all. We’re doing our part with this month’s list of our favorite things to shop for, see, and do. Whether you’re looking to book an eco-friendly hideaway that doesn’t sacrifice one bit of luxury, or want to change up your décor (or beauty routine) with sustainability in mind, being green has never been so stylish:
You can breathe easily with Cochine’s line of diffusers — and not just because of the gorgeous scent combinations like Frangipani and Neroli. This line uses oils and materials that are harvested from environmentally sustainable farms and ethical small businesses. If you prefer candles, Cochine uses botanical wax from renewable sources. No matter what you choose, each comes in beautiful packaging made from recyclable plastic bottles and 90% recycled cards.
Melissa Joy Manning‘s jewelry designs have a definite edge, but also are made with strict attention to eco-consciousness, thanks to materials like recycled gold and sustainably sourced Herkimer diamonds.
Give your makeup routine a makeover with Surratt Cosmetics, a new line of cosmetics from celebrated makeup artist Troy Surratt. While we initially were struck by the ’70s-chic design and exquisite hues, we fell in love with Surratt’s eco-friendly ethos. For instance, the Artistique Eye Shadow uses minimal and recyclable materials to eliminate waste.
Buying vintage is one of the easiest ways to recycle. This set of Herman Miller Molded Plastic Side Chairs (designed by the great Charles and Ray Eames) makes a colorful addition to any table.
St. Lucia’s Ladera Resort is a retreat like no other — it was once a famed cocoa plantation and is the only resort situated on a UNESCO World Heritage site. Located on a volcano ridge line, 1,000 feet above the Caribbean Sea, this eco-resort only has 37 rooms and suites. Each is constructed from locally harvested tropical hardwoods/stone/tile, and all the furniture is made on-site by local artisans.
You’d never guess by looking at this Woven Concepts Fontaine Silk Rug that it’s actually made from recycled silk. The material gives extra vibrancy to the colors chosen in the design, while also giving the rug a stunning lustrous finish.
Expand your storage options with a handsome wood sideboard that didn’t waste a single tree. That’s because the Brownstone Teak Sideboard used reclaimed teak to construct this roomy drawer-and-cabinet combo, a material that naturally has a one-of-a-kind patina for a striking look.