National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to pause our busy lives and remember the history of our American Latino community. From September 15th through October 15th, we recognize the great contributions and diverse cultures of Hispanic Americans as well as their immense achievements.
Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage month by supporting small, eco-conscious Latinx-owned businesses that are not only making the Hispanic community proud but also paving the way for a more prosperous future through their sustainable practices.
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, here are 8 Latinx-owned environmentally friendly businesses to check out this month:
MicMas ReMiX is a small Boricua-owned business providing organic and vegan hair care oil products for kinky curly, coarse and coily hair while enforcing the message that hair texture does not determine whether it’s good or bad. Intentional in practicing careful sustainable measures, MicMas ReMiX purchases from a reputable supplier that provides certified organic, cruelty-free, and vegan ingredients.
Green Studio Marketing
Green Studio Marketing helps purpose-driven entrepreneurs build an audience of conscious consumers by amplifying their messaging through a strategic website and copywriting plan. For every 1:1 project, Green Studio Marketing plants a tree as a reminder to let your dreams grow. They believe the world needs more conscious leadership in business.
The GuiltFree Agency
GuiltFree Agency is an eco-inclusive brand agency helping impact-driven businesses showcase their values while increasing profits through strategy and design. They do their best to implement as many of the latest eco-web practices as possible when designing websites, from using sustainable hosting providers to CDNs and creating lighter websites. Additionally, GuiltFree Agency donates 5% to eco-sustainable and inclusive non-profit organizations.
Goodfind is a platform that connects consumers with good brands doing good things. With a list of over 600 environmental & social impact brands, their aim is to help build a more sustainable economy. They have helped over 17,000 consumers of all types start, progress, and continue their sustainable consumption lifestyle by finding ethical alternatives easily. Goodfind creates campaigns and content to raise awareness about environmental and social issues (from the gender pay gap to reducing mindless consumption at Christmas) seen by thousands of people.
Ella Pocketbook is a sustainable travel handbag company for today’s global woman. Helping women of color who travel extensively by enhancing highly functional compartments and minimizing overpacking with cactus fabric adhering to ethical labor standards within the U.S. Their use of sustainable fabrics such as award-winning cactus fabric allows them to be transparent in telling a traceable and sustainable story for each bag and its life cycle. Cactus fabric usage benefits include no irrigation system usage, no herbicides or pesticides, and an unharmed process of the plant. Ella Pocketbook plans to maintain a restorative program to repair or restore bags to contribute to a circular business model.
South Elevation is a business casual clothing brand for plus-size women. Using eco-friendly fabrics such as Tencel Lyocell and GOTS certified organic cotton allows them to have a closed-loop production cycle and products that decompose more easily on a landfill compared to synthetic fabrics. South Elevation also uses recycled and compostable packaging to ship its garments. They will soon launch a pre-order model to avoid the overproduction of garments.
La Dolce Vintage
La Dolce Vintage is a boutique of new, vintage & secondhand clothing. Dedicated to helping you curate a wardrobe that is unique to you, La Dolce Vintage was created in 2019 in hopes of making others feel comfortable & confident. They started off with vintage but have gradually introduced their own designed items that are each made to order. La Dolce Vintage is always looking for ways to give back and has started offering customers the option to donate a portion of their purchase to one of 5 charities when purchasing from their website.
Xula Handmade is an ethical brand featuring ethically sourced, boho-chic tassels, poms, and accessories, all handmade with love by women artisans in Chiapas, Mexico. Xula Handmade promotes slow fashion and timeless accessories meant to last for years. They work directly with partner artisans in Mexico to minimize waste when embroidering each piece. Being an ethical and fair-trade brand means they are ultra-aware of their waste, and in doing so they have fully transitioned from poly mailers to boxes for all orders. They see it as part of their social responsibility to take care of our planet.
There you have it, 8 eco-conscious Latinx-owned businesses are working hard to improve their environmental impact. By supporting these brands, you will not only be supporting the Hispanic community during this important month but also taking a step towards a more sustainable future.