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The Best Eco-Friendly Brands  

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List Rules Upvote the brands you love that most that incorporate eco-friendly business practices and make environmentally friendly products.

With climate change on the rise, droughts and extreme weather becoming all the more common, and signs of environmental degradation all around us, it is more important than ever to make smart, eco-friendly choices with your shopping dollars and the products you buy. Companies all over the world are creating high quality green products, and choosing to run their business in environmentally savvy ways as well. Which are the best eco-friendly brands on the market?

Companies like IKEA and New Belgium are greening their production methods, while others, like Seventh Generation, offer consumers eco-friendly cleaning products and items that have a minimal impact on the natural world. It's incredibly important to recycle and reuse as much as possible, but putting your shopping dollars towards eco brands like those on this list makes a huge difference too.

The brands on this list are also proving that producing green products in green ways doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality. Vote up the best environmentally friendly brands below, and then vote with your dollar next time you're at the store!
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1
Tesla Motors is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Automotive industry
Electric cars that reduce dependence on oil.
2
Annie's Homegrown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Organic snacks, pastas, and meals to die for. Try the Cheddar Bunnies!
3
Ben & Jerry's is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Retail, Food processing
The best ice cream around supports GMO labeling, fair trade, and sustainable dairy.
4
Seventh Generation Inc. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Industrial and Personal Service Paper Merchant Wholesalers
Their name indicates their effort to nurture the health of the next seven generations.
5
Whole Foods Market is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Supermarket
A national grocery chain that keeps sustainability at the forefront of their business.
6
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Delicious smelling soaps made with ingredients you don't have to worry about.
7
Tom's of Maine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations
Who doesn't love this classic, natural toothpaste?
8
Bob's Red Mill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
The gold standard in grains, Bob's sources from farmers they actually know, and many products are USDA certified organic.
9
Patagonia, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Clothing, Retail
This outdoor brand gives 1% of all sales to environmental groups and will recycle your old stuff for you!
10
Toms is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Shoes made with vegan and sustainable materials.
11
REI is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
The outdoor gear juggernaut is working to become climate-neutral by 2020.
12
Dr. Bronner's is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
These "magic" soaps are all about social and environmental responsibility, as well as offering light reading for the shower.
13
Method is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Natural cleaning products that keep the earth in mind.
14
Kashi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Food Manufacturing
A strong supporter of organic agriculture and the Non-GMO project.
15
Amy's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Elise Hennigan added
Easy, delicious, vegetarian meals made with natural and organic ingredients
16
Clif Bar & Company is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
They have a staff ecologist!
17
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Amy Boal added Alcoholic beverage, Brewing
Run by solar energy, largest buyer of US organic hobs, and 99% of plant's solid waste is diverted from landfills.
18
Toyota is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry
Home of the Prius.
19
Applegate Farms is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Delicious meat products that you don't have to wonder about.
20
New Belgium Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Alcoholic beverage
The brewer carefully tracks its environmental impact and is constantly working to reduce and streamline natural resource use.
21
The Body Shop is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations
Their core values and "Protect the Planet" campaign are working to reduce impact and create quality natural products.
22
J.R. Watkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Founded in 1868, they use only the finest natural ingredients.
23
Fjällräven is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Ernest Verbist added Clothing, Retail
24
Stella McCartney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
Her clothing line is vegan and eco-friendly.
25
Eco Eyes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Eco-Friendly Brands
tommyj19666 added

Eco Friendly Eyeglasses and Sunglases.  With and without prescriptions.  They plant 5 trees for every frame sold.  Think Warby Parker but for the enviroment.