Natural Materials


Fireclay Tile, based in San José, California, features decorative tiles that are each hand-molded from recycled materials and unprocessed stoneware clays. The company has used 100% leadless glazes since 1988, and its Debris Tiles—composed of over 60% recycled materials—come in more than 112 glaze colors. The company is also working to develop BottleStone tiles, comprised of 80% recycled glass bottles, ideal for countertops.

CONTACT: Fireclay Tile.


Illuminate your home and yard with Solar Halogen Security Floodlights (from $99.99). Motion-activated and time-sensitive, these eco-friendly halogen lights offer added home security, illuminating when there’s motion within 180 degrees or up to 35 feet away. No wiring or electrician required. An adjustable swivel head makes for easy positioning.

CONTACT: SolarLightStore.


Shades manufactured by The Shade Store offer a variety of eco-friendly perks.While Solar Shades (from $244) are GreenGuard certified, their Woven Woods (from $55) are made from natural grasses, reeds and bamboo.They also offer Roller Shades (from $63), which are approved by Oeko-Tex, an organization that tests textile products for harmful substances and human safety.And all Shade Store products are manufactured in the U.S.

CONTACT: The Shade Store