Sustainability may be the buzzword of this era, but how eco-friendly are your material buys, really? We’ve rounded up five cool lifestyle brands in the region and beyond, that walk the talk by reducing food wastage and working with ethical sources in their processes. Plus point? Their products are long-lasting and beautiful to boot.

Credits: Bhuman

1. Bhuman

At Bhuman, high-performance skincare is stored in sustainable bamboo containers instead of single-use plastic bottles. But that’s not all—they also claim to be the world’s first skincare brand designed for climate change, thanks to products formulated with 100 percent plant-based ingredients and certified at 97 percent natural. The BCLEAN facial cleanser, made with acerola cherry, thanaka, and niacinamid vitamind B3, comes recommended for its ability to cleanse without stripping mosture.

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Credits: Seedlip

2. Seedlip

Known for being bringing to life the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic sprits, Seedlip is at its heart a nature-focused brand that uses botanicals in its adult drinks. Working with organisations that champion sustainable solutions to food waste, they’ve done cool things like using discarded lemon halves from abar and transforming them into drink coasters. The Seedlip Spice 94, made with a complex blend of aromatic Jamaican allspice berry and cardamom, pairs wonderfully with tonic water. 

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Credits: Benns

3. Benns

Working with small farms around Asia that use sustainable agriculture farming methods, Benns produces chocolate made from only natural ingredients—such as cacao nibs, cocoa butter, and unrefined cane sugar. Its direct trade model means that farmers get compensated two to three times more than market cocoa prices. Must-tries include its melt-in-your-mouth bon bons and moreish chocolate-coated almonds.

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Credits: Sunday Bedding

4. Sunday Bedding

Built upon the belief that sleep is a personalised experience, Sunday Bedding offers beautifully-designed bedsheets that are comfortable and easy to wash. To reduce overall environmental footprint, the brand offers diversified products and owns factories that sets yearly targets on reduced electricity consumption, oil, carbon emissions, and water. Made from materials like bamboo, French linen, satin, and organic cotton, the bedding come in pretty pastels and easy-to-match neutrals.

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Credits: Kmana

5. Kmana

Handcrafted in Bali, Kmana’s gorgeous travel bags and accessories are made with full-grain cow or sheep leather as a by-product of the food industry, as well as 100% vegetable sourced from local leaves, barks, and roots. The family-run company also works with workshops that comply with high ethical standard, including the finest tanneries in East Java, Indonesia. Made to last a lifetime, the designs span spacious duffle bags, working totes, and cozy clutches.

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