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Making consumer choices with a social conscience is fast becoming the new norm.

TRVL LITE slip-on shoes, $119.95. TOMS founded the One for One model, donating a pair of shoes to a child in a developing nation for every pair sold since its 2006 launch (86 million to date). tomsaustralia.com.au

Valberg short necklace, $48. Handmade using sustainable timber, Elk has pledged by 2025 to operate a 100 per cent carbon neutral and zero-waste business. au.elkthelabel.com

Shea butter body lotion, $60. The shea nut used in Arbonne products is harvested in West Africa by a woman's cooperative, with no fertilisers or pesticides used in the process, and the trees pollinated by bees. arbonne.com

Trucker jacket, $199. Made from recycled cotton with eco-washes that use less water, less chemicals and less energy. A green Tommy Jeans patch on the back symbolises the celebration of the collection's sustainable elements. au.tommy.com

SoL Cup, from $27.99. Australia's most health-conscious and beautifully designed reusable cups, they're part of a mission to end single-use plastics. solcups.com

Spiced ginger and musk candle, $42.95. These candles burn longer and cleaner than a comparable paraffin candle, using natural waxes that produce about a tenth of the soot, without any of the toxic chemicals. ecoya.com.au

Maragogype coffee beans, $14.99. Due to its low yield, only a few plantations in the world continue to grow the Maragogype, Vittoria working closely with a dedicated grower for the past 25 years to make this single origin variety. vittoriacoffee.com

Glass cleaner, $7.99. Ecostore's packaging is made from sugar cane, a renewable and 100 per cent recyclable resource which helps to reduce the company's carbon footprint and single-use plastics. ecostore.com.au

Kat Von D Beauty Vegan Love eyeshadow palette, $62. The launch of this limited edition palette is the company's way of celebrating a love for animals and commitment to creating a kinder, more compassionate world. sephora.com.au

Panda Go jumpsuit, $64.95. Australian swimwear brand Funkita has created a new range of swimwear manufactured from used plastic bottles, giving new life to waste and reducing their environmental impact. funkita.com

Recycled wool throw, $229. Natural unused fibre, offcuts and seconds blankets from the factory floor are shredded, spun and blended with the softest wool to make recycled yarn. waverleymills.com

Love, Beauty & Planet shampoo, $15. Made with responsibly sourced ingredients and ethically sourced essential oils, then packed in 100 per cent recycled and recyclable bottles. Available at Woolworths, Coles and Chemist Warehouse.

Gemini necklace, $138. To ensure a cruelty-free product, YCL oppose the use of animal bi-products in the manufacturing of their designs or packaging, and uphold a 'less is more' packaging policy. ycljewels.com

Dahlia pants, $230. Sustainability, slow fashion and ethical processes are key pillars of this small business, with 80 per cent natural fibres used throughout each collection and fabrics only purchased as needed to eliminate fabric and stock wastage. saroka.com.au

Limited-Edition Blue Heart Crème de la Mer, $665. Available from next month, the luxury brand continues its mission to help safeguard marine areas through awareness-raising initiatives and charitable donations from the La Mer Blue Heart Oceans Fund. cremedelamer.com.au