7 Organic and Eco-Friendly Products You Need for Earth Day

Earth Day reminds us to do something we should really be doing throughout the year – living sustainably and consciously. While there’s much good in planting a tree or attending an Earth Day event, there are also ways to incorporate eco-friendliness into your lifestyle.

We’ve scoured the interwebs to bring you the best in natural men’s goods. These pieces are simply sophisticated and designed to last you a very long time.

Read on for 7 ways to celebrate Earth Day in style.

Sprout watch

 

Sprout Light Grey Corn Resin Strap Multifunction Dial Watch

We can’t resist a good watch, and it just so happens that Sprout’s sleek grey timepiece is made entirely out of sustainable natural resources. A corn resin case houses a mineral crystal cover with bamboo dial, and the watch is water-resistant up to 165 ft.

Keen Slip Ons

Keen Timmons Slip-Ons

A pair of comfortable slip-ons in durable leather is an essential whether you’re at the office or on holiday. These Keen Timmons Slip-Ons are finished in velvety Nubuck leather that’s resistant to wear. But the footbed is where this shoe really excels – layers of recycled polyurethane, cork, and memory foam cushion the foot.

Some Keen wearers have said their shoes last for years with minimal wear and tear.

Patagonia Organic Cotton Shirt

Patagonia Men’s Long-Sleeved A/C Steersman Shirt in Glass Blue

The Patagonia Men’s Long-Sleeved A/C Steersman Shirt was manufactured to keep you looking dashing in even the harshest conditions. 100% organic, fair trade cotton wicks moisture away from your skin and is ultra light. This shirt can be packed snuggly into luggage without wrinkling, so it’s a favorite of travelers and outdoorsmen.

Tequila shot glasses

 

Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses – Set of 4

There are beautiful shot glasses, and then there are beautiful shot glasses that douse your liquor with extra flavor and nuance. Brett Cramer’s Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses add just a touch of salt to your tequila.

Salt is naturally anti-bacterial, so these shot glasses require minimal maintenance.You’ll have one gorgeous tequila presentation with these uniquely grained glasses, which are also 100% organic.

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Edwin Jagger Premium Shaving Cream, Limes & Pomegranate

We are always looking for ways to achieve a smooth shave without harsh chemicals. That’s why we’re thankful for the existence of Edwin Jagger Premium Shaving Cream, which is all natural and paraben free. This rich cream lifts whiskers for a clean shave, and leaves you smelling amazingly fresh.

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Le Kraft Refillable Cognac Leather Notebook, Small with White Paper

Never underestimate the power of the written word – especially your own. Of course, most of us are writing all the time on our computers, phones, and tablets. But there’s something to be said about the age-old art of writing in a notebook.

The folks at La Compagnie du Kraft have crafted an exquisite notebook carefully sourced from the company’s native France. The paper is made exclusively from waste pieces from saw mills, branches, and trimmings in the maritime pinelands of Gascogne. None of the paper is dyed, both to preserve the paper’s rich brown color and to prevent the release of CO2 (which occurs in the process of dying paper white).

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Interview: Dr K Soap Company

 

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Here at RoyalShave, we are constantly scouring the globe to bring you the best men’s grooming products. When we discovered Dr K Soap Company in Cork, Ireland, we knew we had stumbled upon a gem. Concepted and formulated by a biochemist and scientist with a penchant for natural ingredients, Dr K Products not only perform exceedingly well, but they’re also good for you (and cruelty free!).

Check out our interview with Dr. Rob Karreman, founder of Dr K Soap Company, to learn all the interesting details of how the company started, how the beautiful scenery of Ireland inspires his creation process, and what’s to come.

Where are you located?

Cork, Ireland.

When and why did you start this business?

I started the business in 2011 after funding ran out for my position as a researcher at a university in Cork, Ireland. The process of soapmaking had always appealed to the biochemist and scientist in me and so it was almost a natural transition. I also really liked the idea of experimentation in my own lab – it was and still is an exciting and fun process to manufacture the Dr K range of body care products.

How did you come up with the name of your company? 

The company is named after me – Dr (Rob) K(arreman).

What inspires you?

My inspiration is intrinsic to my personality – I am inquisitive and a perfectionist so product formulation and development ticks all of the right boxes. I also love nature. Living in Ireland, I am fortunate to be surrounded by lush, unspoiled beauty which inspires the use of all-natural ingredients and earthy, natural colours in my packaging and branding.

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What are some of your accomplishments as a business?

Dr K Soap Company started out as a cottage industry in my kitchen and has since blossomed into an internationally recognized brand in men’s grooming.

What do you believe makes a quality product?

Meticulous research and attention to detail. There are many products out there that rely on hype, but I strive to research each ingredient to ensure that the end product is the best that it can be. While branding and packaging are important and certainly help with retail presence, I feel that the product itself speaks volumes at the end of the day in terms of customer satisfaction. Many of my sales are from repeat customers, a clear indicator of the quality and contribution of the product to men’s lifestyles.

What is one Dr K Soap Company product every man should own and why?

If you own a beard, Dr K’s Beard Tonic is a must-have, especially for the drier winter months. If you are clean shaven, Dr K’s Shaving Soap is a top-quality soap that provides a smooth shave with excellent after-shave moisturisation. It is also one of the very few vegan-friendly shaving soaps on the market today.

What advice do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs?

I would say “go with your dream”. I started my company from scratch with a dream of providing people with a top-quality product that would be better for them than the mass-produced, chemical-laden products on our supermarket shelves. I am delighted that others share this vision as well – by purchasing my products and contributing to the growth of the Dr K brand, they have shown the grooming industry an immense demand for natural products.

What do you have coming from Dr K Soap Company in the near future?

While the company is currently focused on few flagship products – simply due to the overwhelming demand for them (!) – I plan to bring out some new products as time permits. In the pipeline are variations of scents for our Beard Soap & Beard Tonic and new products such as a Beard Balm and Moustache Wax for styling applications.

Where can readers find out more about your company?

I have a website at www.drksoap.com and several social media channels, including:

Facebook: DrKSoapCompany

Instagram: @DrKSoapCompany

Twitter: @DrKSoapCompany

Shop for Dr K Soap Company products at RoyalShave.

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