Green Goodness with PLANET JOY

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We are approaching the time of year when many of us purchase gifts for our loved ones. With that in mind, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the potential we all have to make a positive impact during this season. 

When you practice greater discernment while shopping, it can go a long way in regard to your environmental impact. I encourage you to take your time and really do the research to make sure what you're buying and whom you’re buying from are in alignment with your values. 

To make your research a little bit easier, below is exactly what environmental good is done when you shop with Planet Joy  :)

Merino Wool Beanies

  • 2 trees are planted for each beanie sold.
  • Merino wool is a premium natural material that will last a long time plus it will not create more pollution when it no longer serves you. 
  • They use no plastic, only recycled paper products for shipping.
premium merino wool beanies

Friendsheep Brand Products (For Your Laundry and Your Furry Friends

  • 1 tree is planted for each item sold.
  • 6 trees planted for each set of Mama Earth Eco Dryer Balls sold.
  • All marine themed items directly benefits their #plasticfree4thesea program which supports non-profit like The Ocean Conservancy, Sea Shepherd, and Surfrider Foundation.
  • These products are made with organic New Zealand wool and made by underprivileged women in Nepal for fair wages.
  • Wool is a natural fiber so it is biodegradable and will not create more pollution when it no longer serves you.
  • All shipping from Friendsheep to us is carbon neutral.
  • They use no plastic in shipping, only recycled paper products. 
friendsheep brand products

Art Prints

  • Our printing partner donates $1 to The Farmer’s Footprint for each print sold. 
  • The birch wood is sustainably harvested.
  • Their production facility is 100% solar-powered.
  • They use one very small plastic bag to hold the stand for the art. Otherwise, it is all recycled packaging. So close …

mandalas prints on birch

Greeting Cards

  • Printed with water-based inks on recycled paper.
  • Uses no plastic in shipping, only recycled paper products.

Butterfly Greeting Cards

Totes and Shopping Bags

  • Made from recycled cotton that would have otherwise gone to the landfill.
  • Made to order, so no wasted bags!
  • Printed with water-based inks.
  • Uses no plastic in shipping, only recycled paper products.
recycled cotton totes and shopping bags

Coconut Wood Cutlery Kits with Bamboo Straws

  • Coconut wood is a renewable resource.
  • Bamboo grows very fast and requires very little water.
  • Owning a reusable cutlery kit helps you reduce your plastic waste. 
  • Uses no plastic in shipping, only recycled paper products.
reusable coconut wood cutlery kit with bamboo straw

Organic Cotton Shirts and Hoodies

  • The production of organic cotton is much better for the environment than conventional cotton. Chemicals and pesticides used in the farming of conventional cotton pollute waterways and can be harmful to humans, plants and animals.  
  • The 15% recycled polyester in the hoodie strengthens the garment and gives the synthetic fabric a new life. 
  • Made to order, so no wasted products!
  • Printed with water based inks.
  • Uses no plastic in shipping, only recycled paper products.
Organic Cotton Shirts and Hoodies


  • Ceramic is non-toxic material.
  • Ceramic is strong and will last longer than paper, plastic, wood and bamboo cups. 
  • Made to order, so no wasted products!
  • They ship plastic-free.
  • Our designs are created to uplift and inspire you.
planet joy 11oz mugs


  • The front cover and paper in our journals are stock sheets that are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified. The back cover is a navy leatherette made of 95% recycled material.
  • They ship plastic free shipping upon request, using recyclable kraft paper. And of course, we request that!

responsible sourced wood cover journals

Malas (Coming Soon)

  • Our malas are made of organic, sustainable materials, help sustain a cultural art tradition, and are fair trade providing living wages for local artisans.

malas with azurite guru bead

P L A N E T  J O Y

  • We search for like minded artists, craftspeople and vendors to create our products.
  • The only plastic we use is the tape used to attach the shipping label to your package. That will be eliminated as soon as we purchase a label printer. Otherwise we use only recycled paper products and 100% compostable corn resin mailing bags.
Carbon Offsets 
  • We partner with EcoCart to empower the Planet Joy community to make their orders completely carbon neutral.
  • EcoCart connects us with carbon offset projects that are carefully vetted, ethically proven, and scientifically verified according to the world’s major carbon standards. Over 90% of each dollar put toward this cause goes directly to sustainability projects that plant trees, build wind farms, and more.
  • We calculate how much is needed to offset each order (from production to shipping) on an individual basis.
  • Currently all carbon offsets are going to a Mangrove restoration project in Myanmar. Click here to learn more. 
  • To date the Planet Joy community has offset 407 lbs of Co2 with this program. We are grateful for your support in this global effort!

When you support Planet Joy, you are buying products that are created with the well-being of the Earth and all life in mind; you are also helping bring greater awareness to humanity through your support of the Planet Joy website, blogs and newsletters. It is both humbling and a privilege to do this work, and we are grateful for it every day!

For more information, see the sustainability page on our website.  

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  • So nice to read this breakdown, product by product, of how much eco-mindfulness goes into making and shipping Planet Joy’s offerings. This is so reassuring . . . and a model for all businesses to follow. Thanks for all you do to help save our precious world!

  • such a beautiful way to inform and showcase your collection of earthly treasures!


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