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It's always nice to see stars using their fame for good, but too often their good intentions are just a way to camouflage products that don't live up to their reputation. Not here: These products were created and developed by celebrities, and are guaranteed green. So whether you're stocking your closet, your pantry, your makeup bag, your cleaning supplies, or your shoe rack, turn to these companies for an eco-friendly--and celeb-approved--solution.
1. Edun by Bono and Ali Hewson
Edun isn’t just about eco-friendly fibers--although they do offer men's and women's organic tees, denim, and dresses--Bono and his wife Ali Hewson founded the line to support the development of communities in Africa, South America, and India, in countries including Peru, Kenya, India, Mauritius, Tunisia, and Madagascar. The clothes are produced in locally-owned factories--though Edun monitors them--and provide these nations with sustainable industries that allow them to trade on an international scale. Better working conditions and safer materials mean a greener product, and the results are healthier for the workers and the environment.
2. Josie Maran Cosmetics by Josie Maran
Leave it to a model to make eco-friendly cosmetics accessible to everyone: After 10 years of having her famous face on magazine covers, print ads, and in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, motherhood inspired Josie Maran to develop her own line of non-toxic makeup, Josie Maran Cosmetics. The moisturizer, blush, eye shadow, mascara, liner, lip gloss, and more are made without parabens, petrochemicals, animal testing, or fragrances, and even the packaging is recyclable or biodegradable. And although the products aren’t certified organic, Maran intends to keep up with changing technology in the cosmetics industry: "I have reformulated before and I am reformulating some products now to make them even healthier," she told TreeHugger's Jasmin in May. "There is always going to be newer greener chemistry and I’m committed to keeping up with it."