You can tell that the times are definitely changing when you find huge multi-national companies bowing to public opinion about using green products and phasing out plastic bags in favour of more environmentally friendly alternatives. The days of ignoring the call to take it easy on Mother Nature and recycle more are over. Now it seems that everyone understands that in order to keep the beauty of the world around us we need to harness the power of natural renewable fuels.
Scientists and environmentalists have talking about this for decades but what has changed in recent years, and enabled the boom in green products, is the inventive thinking from designers and product manufacturers. They have begun churning out green products that are genuinely useful and work in a way that can easily be integrated in our everyday lives. More than that, we all want to save money and use less energy, so anything that can tick all these boxes will easily find an audience that is ready and willing to learn more.
The realisation that the products we buy can be stylish, environmentally friendly, save money and that such green products can, not only fit in with but, enhance our existing lifestyles is a great combination. In this article we’ll be looking at 6 trendy green product ideas that you can easily private label and sell on Amazon to great profit. They are not only eco friendly but can give your customers a stylish and useful solution to some modern issues.
Green product ideas 1: fashion accessories
Changing attitudes mean that many more people are showing their support for environmental causes by switching to these alternatives. The rings, necklaces and hair bands can be made from buttons, cork and many other recyclable materials.
This is a niche that is growing and finding popularity in many age groups, but particularly amongst teens who are keen to spend money on items that will identify them as trendsetters within their peer groups and as having good fashion sense. These items of fashion accessories, created from recycled materials, have the potential to be truly unique and interesting to customers who want something different to the usual. Selling an exclusive line of fashion accessories means you can offer customers the chance to continue shop with you to build up their collection of a particular style of fashion accessories.
Green product ideas 2: Solar powered products
Solar power is big and everywhere. It seems that there is a solar panel attached to everything now and with all the power-hungry devices we carry around with us solar energy can be only a good thing for your customers. You have probably already found that solar panels are being used as part of power banks and phone cases to charge devices on the go. The technology is only getting better and becoming more effective with higher capacities emerging all the time. However these are no longer the only types of products benefiting from having a solar panel attached. Now you can find all sorts of old and new portable technology fitted with a solar panel to enhance usability.
Take speakers, for example, which can now come fitted with solar panels which can provide hours of entertainment for family picnics or at the basketball court.
How about solar panel lanterns? Great for camping but also great for emergencies when the power has gone out during a storm. Solar powered torches are a great idea for mechanics and engineers.
Solar powered reading lights are great for people who enjoy reading at night. Users can easily leave the device by the window to charge during the day and have full mobility to use in bed at night.
Green product ideas 3: Reusable cotton bags
This may not be a very cutting-edge idea but it is a great green product that provides an instantly recognisable value to the customer. These bags are strong and can be used again and again for a number of uses. They offer the customer an environmentally friendly alternative to purchasing plastic bags at the supermarket and they can also be printed with fashionable designs that your customers will enjoy.
Away from supermarkets you can also target your cotton bags with cute designs to younger people taking their books to school. Why not seek out a design that will appeal to the gym crowd. Or why not choose to advertise your own private label business with your logo on the bag?
Green product ideas 4: Eco friendly children’s toys
These are very popular right now and showing all signs of being a thriving niche for a long time to come. Eco-friendly children’s toys are toys that are still appealing to children but that do not contain certain chemicals that can be harmful to them. Any parent wants only the best for their children and it is with this in mind that potentially harmful PVC, plasticisers and stabilisers that are normally added to modern toys, are excluded from eco-friendly toys.
Other than the potential harm to children is the added concern about dioxins (carcinogens) which can be given off if the PVC is disposed of via incineration. Eco-friendly toy products also refer to toys that have been manufactured using sustainable materials and using ethical labour and fair trade practices.
Green product ideas 5: Water powered products
Want to get into a new niche revolving around natural, renewable fuels but want to go beyond solar energy? Try water powered products. For example, try a water powered clock that keeps perfect time using drops of water. It uses electrodes in its built-in water reservoir to transform ions into an electrical current which powers the technology within and illuminates a digital display with the correct time.
There are other green product ideas that work just as well with a little H2O. Reach out to environmentally minded professionals with a range of water powered calculators. Other products, such as a shower radio, can be fitted directly to the pipe feeding your shower system. The water stream activates a built-in turbine that generates electricity to power the electronics and have your customers listening to their favourite station without the need for batteries or winding up etc.
Green product ideas 6: Green water bottles
We all know that one of the biggest headaches for the environment is the seemingly insurmountable collection of plastic water bottles the world has built up over the years. Why not offer your customers a way to avoid adding to the problem? There are a range of alternative materials available for making water bottles that can be reused by your customers.
Water bottles are always in use at home, at work, at the gym, in the car… They can be printed with the logo of your business if you want an easy way to establish your brand. If you want to sell green products that are more aesthetically pleasing you can offer water bottles produced using more elegant materials such as glass or stainless steel. These can be an attractive option for those wanting to look sophisticated whilst at the gym.