Several options from Oborain ensure environmental principles don’t go down the drain when choosing an outdoor shower. The Massachusetts company’s original pre-fab outdoor shower, Fjord, comes in bamboo cladding with a sustainably harvested American ash shower decking. In addition, the company offers decking tiles made with scrap pieces left over in the manufacture of its showers. oborain.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who writes about new products and sustainable design.