Ever since I was a little girl, I have looooooved wearing headbands. No, seriously! In like 9/10 of my school pictures from back in the day, I was sporting one. Along with the classic chapped lips and goofy kid smile. To this day, I’m still a fan of headbands (but have since discovered chapstick and braces)! Maybe it’s because I find that having hair in my face is super annoying, or just want a quick way to disguise dirty hair, who knows.
But my collection has grown over the years and I have found some adorable headbands that are *bonus* made with sustainable, earth-friendly materials from smaller brands. It feels good to look chic while supporting woman-owned, eco-conscious companies at the same time. You will adore them 🤩
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Made from unused fabric scraps that are leftover from garment production and usually end up in landfills. These are hand-sewn by Miakoda workers in New York (so you can expect perfectly imperfect). They source fabrics from fair trade, GOTS-certified factories that abide by the Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production regulations. Some of the materials they use are organic cotton, bamboo, modal, lyocell, and low impact dyes 🌎
You can untie these and adjust them to fit your head size (they are approximately 35-39″ x 3.5″). I love that these headbands are chunky, floppy, and oversized!
I was totally influenced and just HAD to buy both a Pink and Mint headband because they are SO FREAKIN’ CUTE! These are made of 100% terry cloth which feels like a towel on your head. Not gonna lie, these are pretty large and in charge, so I wouldn’t wear them out and about (more power to ya if you do!). But, they sure are awesome for an at-home spa day or for keeping your hair back while doing your skincare routine.
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These are all hand-sewn and printed by an independent maker from Pennsylvania. Etsy for the win! I have the Tropical Leaves and Black & White Dot styles. She does also sell small sizes for babies, so make sure you select the correct one during checkout!
These ties are made from 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton sourced in the USA. They are somewhat thin and easy to work into a hairstyle. They have raw-edge construction so you can trim them to your desired length, too!
Mindfully handmade in Iowa! Seed Stitches uses bamboo viscose, Tencel, and organic cotton with eco-friendly dyes. There are tons of options for colors, knots, and styles. I have two of the Thick Braided Sailor Knot headbands which are stretchy but you can’t really untie them to adjust. But I find that they fit well and are snug! (the adult sizes are about 20-21″)
If you’re looking for more of a traditional spa headband, this is it! 🧖♀️ It’s incredibly soft and made from bamboo and organic cotton. It has velcro on it so you can adjust it to whatever tightness necessary. Love Peace Organic is an online market but is based (local to me) in the Milwaukee area. The owner, Anastasia, is the sweetest!
You can use code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount on your entire order.
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As you can see, I’m only *mildly* a hoarder when it comes to headbands. If you’re aware of any other eco-friendly brands, let us know by dropping them in the comments. Share the love!