Buying new things can be fun, but with climate change an urgent concern, many of us are realizing that the way we shop and the products we purchase have an impact on the planet.
With that in mind, Amazon recently launched a line of sustainably produced, everyday essentials that includes clothing, household goods, beauty products and more. Called Amazon Aware, this new brand makes it supereasy for green-minded consumers to search for and find eco-friendly items on Amazon.
What Is Amazon Aware?
Every item sold under the Amazon Aware brand is certified as carbon neutral, meaning that Amazon has accounted for emissions from materials, production, distribution and end of life, and used carbon credits to offset any remaining emissions. The carbon footprint of each product is calculated by an external certifier called ClimatePartner. Most products also feature other certifications as well, such as 100% organic, that are part of Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly Program.
Ready to shop with some peace of mind? We’ve scoped out Amazon Aware’s various offerings and picked our top 10 favorite consciously created essentials to get youu started.
Amazon Aware 100% Organic Cotton 300 Thread Count Duvet Cover Set
What You Get: This duvet cover set is available in a full/queen or king size and includes one duvet cover and two, standard-size pillow shams. Made of 300-thread-count, organic cotton with a soft, sateen finish that gets softer over time, the set comes in five pretty shades: blush, gray, navy, white and taupe. The duvet cover features a hidden button closure in a one-inch placket.
What We Love About It: Sweet dreams are that much sweeter when you’re wrapped in 100% organic cotton, grown without pesticides so it’s better for the environment. This duvet cover is reportedly crinkly out of the package but gets incredibly softer each time you wash it. What’s more, this set is also certified climate neutral and Made In Green by OEKO-TEX, which means it was produced in a safe workplace with reduced environmental impact.
Cost: $64.99 at Amazon
Amazon Aware 100% Organic Cotton Plush Bath Towels
What You Get: These plush, absorbent bath towels are made from 100% organic cotton. Super-soft ringspun yarns and double-stitched edges make these towels extra durable, even after many spins around your washing machine. Also available: a four-pack of hand towels, a six-pack of washcloths or a six-piece set with two of each. Choose from these five colors: gray, navy, white, taupe or blush.
What We Love About It: Simply put, the luxurious, 700-gram weight of these towels means they are indeed as thick, plush and absorbent as promised. We’re big fans of the diamond-stitched border, which imparts a high-end look. Reviewers, too, love these towels, with 75% giving them five stars and writing things like, “super soft” and “thick and luxurious.” Go for the coordinating organic bath mat to complete your look.
Cost: $54.99 at Amazon
Amazon Aware Women’s Jersey Puff Sleeve Crewneck Top
What You Get: This Jersey Puff Sleeve Crewneck Top has just the right amount of puff and stretch for a close-but-comfortable fit. It’s made with Organic Content Standard (OCS) certified organic cotton, and it’s also certified carbon neutral by ClimatePartner. Made with a smooth cotton jersey, this high-quality shirt has a beautiful drape and easy movement.
What We Love About It: With its crew neck top and slightly puffy sleeves, this top is the perfect piece for everyday wear – it’s like a basic tee but with a twist. Dressed up with jewelry or down with jeans, it’s sophisticated and stylish no matter how you wear it. It comes in a wide range of sizes so there is one to fit every body type, and we especially love the pretty purple color, which just screams spring.
Cost: $24.90 at Amazon
Amazon Aware Women’s Fit and Flare Dress
What You Get: An elegant but simple dress to wear all summer long, the Women’s Fit and Flare Dress is soft, comfortable and stylish. Available in six colors and many sizes, it wears slightly fitted through the waist and chest and then flares to the hem. The fabric is a luxe jersey that drapes beautifully and is made with OCS-certified organic cotton.
What We Love About It: Whether you’re going for a walk in the park or an afternoon of running errands, you can’t go wrong with this easy, comfortable piece. With slightly puffy sleeves, an empire waist and a midi-length, it’s simple yet stylish and makes a great travel dress, too.
Cost: $39.90 at Amazon
Amazon Aware Men’s Cotton Straight Leg Chino Pants
What You Get: For guys, this soft, durable cotton-blend pair of pants has gentle stretch for comfort and style. Available in four classic colors – navy, black, olive and tan – these pants fit with a slight ease through hip and thigh and are tapered at the leg. Like other clothing items in the Amazon Aware line, they are made with certified organic cotton and are climate neutral.
What We Love About It: These straight-leg chinos are smart-looking, and priced at just $35, they are also a smart buy. They are just as suitable for a Monday at the office as they are Saturday at the football game.
Cost: $34.90 at Amazon
Amazon Aware All Purpose Cleaning Cloth
What You Get: Use these all-purpose cleaning cloths with water or liquid cleaners to wipe down kitchen counters, bathroom sinks or any other surface. Then, rinse them manually or in the washing machine. Reuse and repeat. The set includes eight 13″ in x 15″ cleaning cloths.
Why We Love It: Breaking your paper towel dependency just got a lot easier thanks to these reusable cloths. You can use them to dry dishes, clean windows, wipe up spills and much more. At just $5 for a set of eight, they’re a great value. Buy two sets for $10, and you’re guaranteed to always have a clean one handy.
Cost: $5.99 at Amazon
Amazon Aware Nourishing Body Cream
What You Get: Amazon Aware’s thick and moisturizing body cream is infused with shea butter and vitamin E. It’s vegan, tested by dermatologists (not animals) and formulated without fragrance. Comes in a 6.7 fl oz. metal jar that can be upcycled or recycled.
Why We Love It: This hard-working body cream is all business. It gets right down to work, nourishing dry skin with ingredients like shea butter, glycerin and vitamin E. Like all of the skincare products in this line, the Nourishing Body Cream is free of any chemicals deemed concerning by the Environmental Working Group.
Cost: $12.79 at Amazon
Amazon Aware Women’s 100% Organic Cotton Sleepwear Pants
What You Get: Get cozy in a pair of these cotton sleepwear pants that come in five soothing colors: white, off-white, gray heather, smokey gray and beige. They are made with OCS certified-organic cotton and are also certified carbon neutral by ClimatePartner.
Why We Love It: You need these snuggle cotton pants in your life. With an elastic, drawstring waistband and a supersoft texture, they will stay comfortable all night long (or all day long if you opt to never take them off). Reviewers said they have a tendency to shrink in the wash, so consider ordering a size up just in case.
Cost: $24.90 at Amazon
Amazon Aware Women’s 100% Recycled Polyester Sherpa Jacket
What You Get: Made with Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified-recycled polyester, this Sherpa Jacket has an inner lining for extra warmth and a button-front closure. It’s available in four colors: brown, off-white, pale pink and tan.
Why We Love It: Embrace the sherpa style with this eco-friendly essential. The fabric is soft and warm and the cut is close but comfortable, making this a fun and fuzzy layer to add to your early spring or fall wardrobe. The satin lining on the inside gives it a refined touch.
Cost: $59.90 at Amazon
Amazon Aware Unisex 3-Pack Crew Socks
What You Get: These three-pack socks are made with Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified-organic cotton. They come in six different color groups.
Why We Love It: Step right into these soft marl crew socks made with lightweight soft cotton, with some stretch for comfort and fit. Priced at about $6 a pair, they are a decent bargain. Reviewers said they were soft and good quality and left no annoying marks across their legs at the top.
Cost: $18.90 at Amazon
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