7 planet-friendly businesses to follow on Instagram if you want to be a better human
In case you missed the memo, we’re here to remind you, it’s Earth Day! Earth Day is a day of magic where we as humans make an extra effort to give back, clean up, and beautify the planet we all call home. In celebration of this year’s Earth Day, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite planet-friendly small businesses that are taking off on Instagram.
Whether it’s @WolfDiningLA using every edible part of an ingredient at their California restaurant, or @OsmiaOrganics’ luxurious organic, all-natural skincare products that aim to have a gentler impact on the planet, these small businesses — sometimes operated by only a handful of people — are using Instagram to connect with an enormous and passionate community around the world.
Discover just a few of our favorite environmentally-friendly small businesses across the U.S., and follow them on IG to inspire more eco-friendly habits in your own life every day.
1Industry of All Nations
"We created Industry of All Nations to take the message out to the world that 'It's not what we do, but how we do it.'"
– Juan Diego Gerscovich, co-founder, Industry of All Nations, @industryofallnations
A modern California restaurant by chef Marcel Vigneron in Los Angeles that has zero waste, Wolf utilizes every edible part of the ingredients it sources.
3Sons Of Sawdust
"At Sons of Sawdust, we build furniture using only reclaimed wood. Through this sustainable process, we keep trees from being cut down and we keep usable materials from being thrown into the landfill. We are saving the history of ancient buildings and creating beautiful furniture that has a story to tell. We’re preserving the planet and providing for our families at the same time."
– Sons of Sawdust, @sonsofsawdust
"Living in the mountains of Colorado is an ever-present reminder of both the breathtaking grandeur and startling fragility of nature, constantly fueling my desire to protect and repair the planet."
– Dr Sarah Villafranco, founder & CEO, @osmiaorganics
"At Canned Goods, we are inspired to leave Mother Earth more beautiful than when we arrived by making our Tin Can Glam jewelry pieces from normally discarded materials and finally by giving back to society through our CAN DO GOOD program."
– Thomas Paul Althaus, founder, Canned Goods, @CannedGoodsCo
“At CoffeeSock, we treasure the opportunity we have to change the world one sock at a time, while gaining sustenance, pride, and developing a legacy for our children's children. The work is actually our life, and to know that we are free from moral compromise in doing it is empowering. It's an easy choice."
– Robert and Corina Guillory, @CoffeeSock
"It's been huge for us that the people we want as our customers are finding us organically through channels that like-minded individuals have created. It can't be just one brand, it's all of us together that will change the world."
– Anna Gilkerson, Makenew Curated Thrift Shop, @Makenew