Green Product Reviews

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A Step-By-Step Roadmap To Purchasing Eco Friendly Products that are Truly Green

Eco Friend Product Reviews

We’ve look in depth at eco friendly products. 
Our green product reviews and guides have sustainability scores to help decide.

Sustainability Score

4.5/5

How sustainable is the product you want to buy? Here’s our scoring system.

Background on Green Products

Green Product Certification

There are hundreds of green product labels. Which ones are the most meaningful?

Organic vs Sustainable vs Green

Labels can be confusing. Here's the breakdown.

Characteristics of the best Eco-Friendly Products

These 10 characteristics help define if a product is eco-friendly.

PRODUCTS

Buyer's Guides for an Eco-Friendly Home

We’ll take you through the latest sustainably-produced innovations to transform your home into a safe and toxin-free destination.

Bamboo Bedding Reviews

Eliminate the confusion and compare bamboo bedding products
with these in-depth reviews.

Best Bamboo Sheets - Review

Soft and silky, bamboo sheets can provide a great night rest. We selected the best-of-the best bamboo sheets in this buyer’s guide.

Best Bamboo Pillows - Guide

Find out which bamboo pillow best suits your sleep style, and compare your options.

Best Bamboo Mattress Covers - Review

Mattress pads, toppers and protectors can transform your sleep experience. Check out our analysis of bamboo mattress covers.

How Eco Friendly is Bamboo Fabric?

It’s silky, soft & made of bamboo. But not all brands use eco friendly bamboo fabric. See how you can tell the difference.

Benefits of Sustainable Fibers

Fast growing and low water use plants will help sustain our growing population, while minimizing impacts on the planet. Check out the benefits of bamboo, other sustainable textiles.

Bamboo Flooring Reviews

Bamboo flooring vs other types of flooring can be confusing.
We break it down for you.

Types of Bamboo Flooring - Guide

Strand woven vs hand-scraped? Floating vs glue? Bamboo flooring types can be confusing. We break it down for you.

Best Bamboo Flooring Review

With many manufacturers of bamboo flooring on the market, we dive in to what your choices are and how they rate.

Why Choose Bamboo Flooring?

We detail the pros and cons of choosing bamboo flooring for your home. Take a closer look.

Why Choose Bamboo Bedding over Cotton?

We detail the pros and cons of choosing bamboo linen over cotten for your bedding. Take a closer look.

Bamboo-Products
Buyer's Guides

Looking for eco-friendly, sustainable products for your home? We can help you determine what is best with our bamboo-focused Buyers Guides. It’s all right here.

Green Product Questions

We Have Great Answers

It’s when a company leads you to believe that a product is sustainable or environmentally friendly, yet it’s practices don’t support it.

Eco friendly and sustainable can be used interchangeably. However, sustainability can extend beyond this to extend to include social and economic factors.

The Sustainability Score looks at the different environmental, social and economic factors of brands and products, and ranks them based upon our ranking system.

Hate to say it, but…it depends. Bamboo, hemp, wool and even organic cotton can be vary sustainable and eco friendly. However, the manufacturing process can be tough on the environment, where it originates and how far it has to be shipped can also contribute negatively. Our Sustainability Score looks at a wide array of factors.

Eco friendly are products that are do not harm the planet. Non-toxic products or ingredients are free of substances that can harm your health.

Our best advice is to spend some time reading about how products are made and what materials are used in order to help you choose. Our Sustainability Score will help take some of the guesswork out of whether a product is green or not.

Just because a product is marketed as eco friendly does not mean the materials meet the USDA Organic standard requirements. For a product to be labeled as USDA Organic it has to go through rigorous review and regular monitoring by the US Government.

GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard. It’s a certification that is used in the clothing business. The GOTS standard requires that the entire supply chain meets their rigourous environmental and social standards. Standards include that textile contains a minimum of 70% organic (non-synthetic) fibers, dyes be non-toxic, a waste water treatment plant be part of the wet processing process. There are also social standards that be met. 

THE ENVIRONMENT

Sustainable Fibers

A healthy lifestyle starts with healthy fabrics. As climate change becomes a priority, alternative and sustainable fibers such as bamboo and hemp are on the rise. Whether you’re committing to minimizing your exposure to toxins, prioritizing sustainable choices in your life, or making a difference environmentally, we’ve got the latest research on sustainable, eco-friendly fibers.

Your Source for Eco Friendly
Product Reviews

We here at Positively Sustainable strive to provide you indepth information on bamboo, hemp, and other green products.
Julie
Environmental Scientist