So what exactly is B Corp?
B Corp is a third-party certification that says a company meets their strict ethical and sustainable criteria. Basically, it tells you that the business prioritises the planet & people over profit - and that's music to our ears!
You can shop B Corp brands with confidence knowing they align with your values because they have to take a rigorous B Impact Assessment to get certified. It examines every detail of how a company operates, from social & environmental performance, public transparency, legal accountability and more!
Why should you support B Corp brands?
Because they actually care! B Corp certified companies are "legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community and the environment" meaning they're serious about their social & physical impact on the world. B Corps are helping build a more inclusive & sustainable economy by creating a global culture shift. When you support a B Corp brand, you're saying you care about the planet & the good these brands are doing.
To become a B Corp, the company has to get a min. score of 80 & it's estimated that "ordinary businesses" sit at 50.9. The overall B impact is scored out of a possible 200 points.
5 B Corp Brands To Check Out
1. Dr. Bronner's
Overall B Impact Score: 177.8
Family-owned and run, Dr. Bronner's is renowned for their quality, versatility and eco-friendliness! They topped the B Corp 2021 Best For The World list in Environment AND Community. This means they scored in the top 5% for planet-friendly practices, environmental initiatives & efforts in the community (including charitable giving, investment in diversity & educational opportunities). They're famous for their multi-purpose soaps that have over 18 different uses!
2. Badger Balm
Overall B Impact Score: 147.4
A small family business, Badger Balm is led by co-CEO sisters and a majority female leadership team! They were on the B Corp 2021 Best For The Word: Environment list for having planet-friendly practices & environmental initiatives. Badger Balm is also committed to and advocate for legislation around fair pay, family-friendly benefits, and climate and social justice.
Overall B Impact Score: 117.9
Customers love Ethique for their one-of-a-kind products with incredible, visible results. The fact that they're simple, natural & sustainable is also a huge bonus! They were on the B Corp 2021 Best For The World: Community list meaning they scored in the top 5% for their efforts in the community (including charitable giving, investment in diversity & educational opportunities). We highly recommend checking out best-seller Heali Kiwi Solid Shampoo.
Overall B Impact Score: 101.6
Boody was born from a collective passion, drive and demand for a simpler wardrobe made from sustainable fabrics that supported the everyday lifestyle. They believe that comfort can do more than feeling good - it can do good too! Think organic undies & socks that are comfy, soft and eco-friendly. They have a range of sustainable basics for men and women!
Overall B Impact Score: 106.8
Weleda is one of the world's largest manufacturers of biodynamic, certified natural and organic beauty products, with their ingredients grown on their own biodynamic farms. The company has been guided by this principle since it was founded in 1921 and has always placed sustainability above profit. We love that they have an extensive range of products for every skin type & family member, especially cult fave Skin Food!
Other fab B Corp brands we stock:
- Ettitude for super soft & sustainable bamboo bedding, bath & sleep essentials!
- Dr. Hauschka for natural skincare & makeup created with only the highest quality ingredients.
- Captain Blankenship for luxurious & honest hair products from a women-run business.
- Meow Meow Tweet for vegan, small-batch & low-waste personal care.
- Ecostore for incredible household cleaning products, bath & body products (perf for sensitive baby skin) & haircare.
- Golden Grind for powerful & delicious feel-good blends.