April’s Top 13: Design That’s Good for the Planet

April 13, 2023 | By Noise 13

At Noise 13 our core mission is using brand strategy combined with client’s values to discover ways to change how we impact and make a positive difference on our planet. In addition to the clients we partner with, as a team, we’re always on the lookout for eco-friendly products and designs. In recognition of Earth Day ‘23, here are some of our favorite brands, products and designs that are good for us and our beautiful planet.

Dava’s Picks: Founder and Chief Creative Officer 

  • I’m a sucker for anything salty and crunchy. Add in upcyclinging that helps with food waste and it’s another win. Pulp Pantry uses the pressed fibers from juicing and Dirt Kitchen uses rescued veggies. For more of a sweet tooth you can grab a bag of Ugly rescued fruits.
    IG: @pulppantry / @dirtkitchensnacks / @packofugly
  • Stella skincare recently collaborated with five pioneers known for their advocacy and innovation in the fields of environmental and social activism and philanthropy. Their products are eco-conceived, recyclable and refillable.
    IG: @stellamccartneybeauty
  • Travel is a huge opportunity for sustainability but it’s best when part of the whole ethos of the brand. Six Senses is working at many levels for people and the planet. Hoping these lux options continue to show up in smaller properties, too.
    IG:  @sixsenses

Andre’s Picks: Associate Creative Director 

  • I’m obsessed with my new Paka hoodie. They’re a B Corp and a Good Ocean founding member. Working with alpaca fiber and other materials that are healthier for people and the planet, they help consumers connect to the natural world, make more conscious choices, and support the communities where products come from.
    IG: @paka

Haley’s Picks: Creative Project Manager

  • I love shopping at Reformation, and in the past year, even more so as they take their sustainability efforts to the next level. By sourcing cleaner recyclable materials and producing limited batches of clothing, they are creating sustainable garments, reducing waste and making a positive impact within the fashion industry.
    IG: @reformation

Caity’s Picks: Creative Project Manager

  • I recently started using hair oil from Kerasilk, a haircare line committed to environmentally friendly practices including a climate neutral pledge, sustainable packaging and clean and transparent formulas. They are also 100% vegan and work with a number of small businesses supporting the unique needs of both small and large salons.
    IG: @kerasilkna

Suzanne’s Picks: Operations Leader

  • From sustainable packaging to making donations to environmental nonprofits to tracking carbon emissions during the production process, Numi Teas makes sure every step in sourcing, making and selling their tea is environmentally sound. You won’t find a more delicious and eco-friendly tea than Numi.
    IG: @numiorganictea

Elaine’s Picks: Designer 

  • Colorful Standard is an apparel company focusing on creating high quality essentials that go against fast fashion. They offer an array of color options all selected without compromising the environment, eco-friendly packaging, productions which reuse scraps and tips on long-haul garment care. Plus all students enjoy a 15% discount.
    IG: @colorfulstandard

Meb’s Picks: Designer 

  • What Design Can Do (WDCD) is an international organization that seeks to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, fair and just society using the power of design. Their Make it Circular Challenge honors innovations to improve everything from what we eat and wear, to how we build, package and buy. Their book Never Waste A Good Crisis is shining a spotlight on 31 creative optimists who are working to reinvent our relationship with waste.
    IG: @whatdesigncando
  • Solar energy is an important component in the future of our planet’s energy consumption, but there are many barriers to adoption. How might we convince more people to install and use solar panels? Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel believes that the solar energy of the future needs to be beautiful as well as sustainable! Her books, talks and organic solar panel designs are entrancing and hopeful.
    IG: @marjanvanaubel

Zili’s Picks: Designer 

  • Circumference creates ecological skin care using natural, ethically sourced ingredients, and recycled packaging. Their mission is to promote sustainability in the beauty industry, minimize environmental impact, and inspire conscious choices.
    IG: @circumferencenyc

Xiaoxiao’s Picks: Junior Designer 

  • Pangaia, an apparel and material science company, is committed to crafting earth-friendly wardrobe solutions for all. Teaming up with scientists and designers to use the most ethical and planet-friendly materials possible, the brand’s contemporary basics are built to last.
    IG: @pangaia

Sol’s Picks: Junior Designer 

  • Parade is a line of sustainable and inclusive underwear, founded by Latina, Cami Téllez. Their products are made of 80%-95% recycled materials with the goal of 100% by 2024. They also promote sex education and donate 1% of all sales to Planned Parenthood.  
    IG: @parade

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