Earth Day is April 22!

sustainable brands

With April 22nd right around the corner, HOLR is highlighting the top sustainably-focused beauty, fashion, and lifestyle brands to shop and support in honour of Earth Day this month.

Check out our list of must-try brands below. Keep reading to find out how they are working to protect the planet with their sustainable missions and products.

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Burt’s Bees

Burt’s Bees is launching their 2022 innovations, in which their Sensitive Line is included. The Sensitive Line features a cleanser, night cream, eye cream, and moisturizer. Also included in the brand’s 2022 innovations is Waterproof Mascara, Watermelon Towelettes, Pineapple, and Elderberry Lip Balms, Luminizer, Brow Gels, and Gloss & Glow Glossy Balms. When it comes to sustainability, Burt’s Bees is a long-standing partner of Terracycle’s. Terracycle’s offers consumers a free recycling program to dispose of personal care, lip care, and beauty care packaging.



Biossance is a vegan line, developed to be effective and safe without harming the environment or animals. As a result, Biossance’s sugarcane-derived squalane is saving two million sharks, each year. This is because individuals hunt sharks for squalene oil. All of the brand’s ingredients are also ethically and sustainably sourced. The Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum provides instant restorative hydration.

As a result, all of Biossance’s award-winning core products delivers hydration, calming, and improved elasticity. This is thanks to its sugarcane-derived squalane. These include: the Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil and Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream to the Squalane + Omega Repair Cream and Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser.



Shiseido’s Essential Energy Hydrating Day Cream SPF 20 launches this month. It  delivers the hydration benefits of hyaluronic acid RED, as well as broad-spectrum protection. Also launching soon is the brand’s Essential Energy Hydrating Day Cream Refill, which reduces plastic waste by 81 percent.

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Clé de Peau Beauté

This April, consumers can now shop refills Clé de Peau’s iconic Synactif line. This includes Synactif Soap, and Synactif Lotion. It also includes Synactif Daytime Moisturizer, Synactif Daytime Moisturizer Enriched, Synactif Nighttime Moisturizer, and Synactif Eye Cream. These are all available exclusively at Holt Renfrew.



This luscious haircare collection from JVN is vegan, cruelty-free, silicone-free, and sulfate-free. Formulations also include hemisqualane, which comes from sustainably sourced sugarcane that is bio-fermented. It is also in the brand’s Shine Drops and Air Dry Cream. In fact, it’s in every JVN product formulation. When it comes to the products’ packaging, JVN bottles (such as Embody, Nurture, and Undamage) feature recyclable aluminum and glass. The caps are also made of Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic.



LXR is a Montreal-based, socially-responsible omnichannel retailer of pre-loved vintage luxury handbags and accessories. The brand gives luxury goods a second life by opening the doors of their past to a more sustainable future. As a sustainable reluxe brand, LXR’s mission focuses on extending the lives of luxury handbags and accessories. LXR provides consumers with a specially curated, authenticated, and affordable, selection of goods.

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The sustainable shoe and apparel company offers consumers a highly curated product range each season. This helps to maintain a tight supply chain. In addition, the brand uses natural materials such as Wool, Tree, and Sugar where possible. It also uses manufacturers who value being efficient in order to reduce the brand’s carbon footprint. Allbirds values sustainability and this is evident in the brand’s versatile range of shoes and apparel. As a result, every leg of an Allbirds product is evaluated when it comes to sustainability.

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Lee Valley

The family-owned Canadian business provides everyday homeowners with every-day must-haves. These include: hardware, gifts,  gardening tools, and everyday items committed to solving everyday issues. In its sustainability mission, the brand maintains a community perspective. Lee Valley supports skill-building education for youth and is dedicated to helping the planet by contributing to The Nature Conservancy. Employees should also be locally active in their communities. This means participating in volunteer work that serves a purpose and fulfills personal passions.

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Our Place

Cookware brand, Our Place, believes in going beyond the kitchen when it comes to sustainability. The brand values ethical labour and uses responsible materials when it comes to designing and creating its products. Our Place makes products that connect people through cooking. It is looking to constantly make a difference when it comes to changing the way people cook and eat together, in order to bring the world closer together. The brand’s Always Pan (pictured) and  Perfect Pot are kitchen staples.

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Parachute Home was created by founder and CEO, Ariel Kaye. The brand helps bring comfort to your world through premium and accessible home essentials. With quality, sustainability and versatility top of mind, Parachute works to take care of the world around its consumers. The brand’s Oeko-Tex certifications ensure products are safe, without harmful chemicals or synthetics. As well, Parachute partners with the United Nations Nothing But Nets campaign. This means the brand helps send life-saving malaria–prevention bed nets to individuals in need.

vero moda


Fashion brand VERO MODA wants to Bringing Sustainable Fashion Forward. The brand’s strategy focuses on becoming as sustainable as possible, as soon as possible. At the heart of its commitment is a promise to increase the use of more sustainable materials each year. This is until all of its products are circular by design.

In this regard, VERO MODA is on a journey to making sustainability a top priority. Looking ahead, the brand aims to raise its percentage of recycled polyester to 70%, more sustainable recycled viscose to 60%, and organic cotton to 75%. As a result, VERO MODA is prioritizing materials that do good for the environment. This includes materials such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, cotton, and wool, in addition to Tencel, among others.

Published by HOLR Magazine.