Do you ever have a hard time trying to determine which “green” products are actually made by companies that support sustainable practices? Or perhaps you know someone who hasn’t gotten past overly processed and chemical products because buying green is just too overwhelming? Sure, something on the shelf of your local store might boast having natural ingredients, but it could be made by a manufacturer with unfair labor practices or one that ships ingredients from across the world.

Conscious Box helps consumers find a starting place and look past the greenwashing on store shelves. The monthly subscription box features samples of fair-trade, organic, non-GMO and vegan products from “conscious” companies, that are committed to people and the planet. Conscious Box staff screens each business before including their products in the box (a company can’t buy its way in, like many subscription services). They also make a special effort to include smaller businesses, which often have excellent products but lack the resources for extensive marketing.

The boxes themselves are made entirely out of post-consumer recycled cardboard, and are manufactured in a facility fully powered by wind energy. The boxes also use vegetable-based inks and BPA-free shipping labels.

The folks behind the box: Jameson Morris, Jesse Richardson and Bjorn Borstelmann. The three men all grew up in different mountainous regions of the western U.S., which influenced their passions for sustainability and the outdoors. Both Morris and Richardson are behind organic living publication Organic Soul, which went live in 2010. Conscious Box was started in 2011, and has grown impressively since its launch.

Want to try it out?
We’re giving away one July Conscious Box! For details and to enter, visit the Revmodo Facebook page.

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