11 Home Decor Brands More Sustainable Than HomeGoods
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There is nothing that makes a house feel more like a home than filling it with the people we love and the simple things that speak stories of sentiment and self expression. When sourcing these special items, it can often take a bit of time, effort and a few drawn out shopping trips!
While HomeGoods is known for being a popular one-stop-shop for all things decor, there’s something special about finding unique decor items that are sustainable and one of a kind. These eco-friendly home decor brands offer a more limited range of products than the big box stores, but with a little patience, it’s definitely worth the effort for a curated and sustainable space. (And ofc secondhand is always better!)
We’ve made your search a bit easier by featuring eleven of our favorite home decor brands that are committed to ethical sourcing, sustainable production and giving back to artisan communities. And as you outfit your home, check out our guides to ethically made furniture brands, nontoxic cookware and organic mattresses too, all of which are focused on ethical labor standards and sustainable practices. Happy home decorating to all!
Best For | Community-based decor recommendations
Product Range | Green homegoods, lifestyle & wellness products, food & kitchen goods
Price Range | $12–$500
Brightly is so much more than just a shop—it’s an educational resource and a community for living better for the planet. With a mission to empower conscious consumers, the brand features content on its website, social channels, and podcast to inspire big impact through small changes in our daily living habits. The sustainable products make it easy to swap home goods for eco-friendly and clean alternatives, and the food & kitchen section includes yummy plant-based recipes and easy cooking tips for building a more sustainable kitchen.
2. Our Place
Best For | Kitchen & dining
Product Range | Cookware & dinnerware
Price Range | $25–$585
The kitchen is often the heart of a home, so we love outfitting ours with plates, cups, and cookware that match our values. Our Place’s minimalist dinnerware is a beautiful and sustainable way to set the table, and the fan-favorite Always Pan (which replaces eight traditional cookware items!) will be a culinary staple in your home for years to come. (We feel the design is impeccable, and the pans cook magnificently but beware of turning the heat too high or the nonstick coating will wear.) The brand is committed to ethical labor standards with employees in their Always Pan factory receiving healthcare coverage and professional development opportunities.
3. Ten Thousand Villages
Best For | Affordable artisan-made decor
Product Range | Kitchenware, wall decor, home accents, textiles, outdoor accessories, bath
Price Range | $5–$225
For 75+ years, Ten Thousand Villages has been a pioneer of the Fair Trade movement, laying the groundwork for sustainable change in 25+ low-income countries. The company provides a safe space and interest-free loans for people to empower makers and communities. Each houseware and decor piece is created by independent small-scale artisan groups, co-ops, and workshops, and is crafted with love using locally sourced materials and time-honored skills.
4. Uncommon Goods
Best For | One-of-a-kind home goods
Product Range | Cookware, dinnerware, home decor, garden
Price Range | $10–$1225
When you want your space to stand out, turn to Uncommon Goods’ home decor. The brand teams up with makers all around the globe who craft one-of-a-kind products you likely won’t find elsewhere. Every product comes with information about the artisan who made it and any sustainable materials; plus, many orders can be customized. A portion of every order is donated via the Better to Give program; and to date, the company has donated over $2.9M to the IRC, Nest’s Makers United initiative and American Forests.
Best For | Lighting & accessories
Product Range | Vintage & one-of-a-kind furniture, rugs, lighting, cook/drinkware, & home decor
Price Range | Varies by seller
To support small businesses, fair trade artisans, and sustainable sellers, we recommend Etsy, particularly for vintage home decor. There are over a million items up for grabs, from Victorian-style candelabras to 19th-century prints. No need to go through them all to find what you want—Etsy’s filters will do the work! Delivering worldwide, Etsy offsets all carbon emissions from shipments, so you can decorate your space without worrying about any muddy footprints. 😉
6. West Elm
Best For | Bed & bath
Product Range | Furniture, rugs, lighting, bedding, decor, art, storage, kitchen, patio
Price Range | $10–$1595+
West Elm is one of our favorite go-to’s for stylish home design and decor. The company believes in making sustainable products while being mindful of its impact on every level. It has committed to sourcing pieces that are handcrafted, Fair Trade Certified, organic, sustainably sourced, and/or local. To date, more than $200M has been invested in artisan communities and local craftspeople, and more than 52 percent of its wood furniture is sustainably sourced.
7. Afternoon Light
Best For | Curated home decor & independent designers
Product Range | Art & wall decor, accessories, mirrors, textiles
Price Range | $5–$15,070
Afternoon Light is a uniquely curated e-commerce destination for all things interior design. The site features modern classic home decor items that are carefully selected by the team for their integrity and purpose. Each of these one of a kind goods is also equipped with all the info you might need on its use and features, making it easy to learn while you browse. Pro tip: if you’re in a bind when it comes to presents, check out their gifts collection, organized by budget and themes for smooth gift shopping!
8. Lorena Canals
Best For | Rugs
Product Range | Rugs, baskets, poufs, throw & floor pillows, wall decor
Price Range | $20–$3900+
Create the ethical home you’ve always envisioned with Lorena Canals‘ sustainable rugs. Designed by Lorena herself, the washable rugs are the first of its kind in the world–and are handmade using artisan manufacturing procedures in India. Choose from an abundance of nature-inspired styles or design your own custom washable rug to be shipped straight to your home! There’s something for everyone, including kids, with Lorena’s stunning selection of children’s rugs that are all washable, making tough stains a thing of the past. Be sure to check out our editor’s firsthand review of a Lorena Canals washable rug.
Best For | Ethical handmade homewares
Product Range | Rugs, pillows, kitchen & dining goods, throws, furniture, bed & bath
Price Range | $7–$6400
For ethically handmade home goods, check out NYC-based home decor brand MINNA. Collaborating with master artisans throughout Latin America, MINNA approaches their design process with respect to the cultural heritage of the communities they work with. When combining contemporary designs with heritage techniques, the result is beautifully crafted products rooted in respect and transparency. Achieving a sustainable manufacturing process is also essential for the brand, as small batch orders help provide consistency in products and seasonal employment. MINNA is B Corp certified.
Best For | Premium bedroom decor
Product Range | Bedding, bath, decor, rugs, pillows, tabletop
Price Range | $19–$1899
Parachute‘s homewares are manufactured by artisans who’ve been doing this work for over 80 years. By collaborating with expert craftspeople, Parachute is able to deliver premium textiles that uphold the heritage of that region. We adore the duvet cover sets made by artisans in Portugal as well as the decorative pillows sewn from responsibly sourced fabrics. We’ve outfitted our own beds with Parachute’s linens and throws, and couldn’t be happier with how function meets form for an effortless look. Parachute gives back through carbon offset projects and a mentorship program to Black entrepreneurs.
Best For | Secondhand decor
Product Range | Lamps, wall art, rugs, mirrors, divides, decorative accents
Price Range | Varies by product availability
Kaiyo makes buying pre-loved furniture an easy and enjoyable process. Its online marketplace is on a mission to make the planet more sustainable by giving a second chance to well made pre-owned furniture and decor. Here you’ll find popular brands such as Restoration Hardware and West Elm, all at discounted prices. Kaiyo promptly inspects, cleans and delivers your pieces, saving you time. Best of all, Kaiyo plants a tree for every completed order, helping keep forests sustained!