‘Tis the season for giving and that makes it our favorite season! This year, give a gift that makes not only the recipient happy, but is also good for makers and the environment. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite gifts—for her and for him—that are not only stylish, but sustainable too!
Dark skinny jeans, a simple necklace, and this gorgeous blouse makes for the perfect get up for a night out with the girls. In addition to their quality fashion, Eternal Creation is fabulous and fair trade! Their Tibetan refugees and local Indians makers get an education, take English classes, receive maternity leave and partake in plenty of staff social events!
Know a girl who’s a minimalist when it comes to fashion? Give her this necklace which includes a pyramid pendant that is made from cast recycled brass. Ethical jewelry handmade from sustainable materials by makers in Kenya who are paid more than fair trade!
This snuggly headband will be sure to keep your ears warm when you’re out skating or having a snowball fight! Each headband is unique with the maker’s signature and Krochet Kids give you the opportunity to send a “Thank You” note back to them!
Call the Fashion Police! Because you will drop jaws when walking to the holiday party in this Martini dress by Reformation. This stretch matte jersey maxi dress incorporates comfort and sexiness with the plunging neckline. Most of Reformation’s products are made in their sustainable sewing factory located in Los Angeles, CA. From the heat-reflected roof to Energy Star-rated appliances to using 100% recycled packaging material, sustainability is core to their business at every degree.
Have your room filled up with warmth burning this candle, her name’s Cashmere! With notes of fig, cashmere, violet, oakmoss, white tea and lily this is a perfect blend of earthy, warm and floral. Made in true artisan fashion, maker Christine creates these candles in the comfort of her own home using all-natural ingredients including soy wax.
This maroon clutch includes a top zipper and an inside zipped pocket. Along with the subtle detailing of the contrast stitching, we love that buying any product from Mercado provides a sustainable livelihood for indigenous people of Guatemala.
Talk about a statement jewelry piece! Featured in InStyle Magazine, this elegant wooden cuff with a gold metallic leather detailing enhances just about any outfit! Another gift that gives back — purchasing a Raven + Lily cuff gives the women in Northern India access to stable income, healthcare and education.
This thick handmade infinity scarf which has a blend of merino and wool will surely keep any of your girlfriends extra warm this winter. Eileen Fisher is committed to investing in their makers health and wellbeing – whether they are in Ethiopia, Turkey or the USA.
Handmade in Ethiopia, this wallet is fit for the traveling gal. Made of genuine leather featuring 12 card slots, a section that is large enough for your passport & boarding passes and a zippered section to hold those coins from all around the world. It’s the perfect gift for a true jet setter.
Beauty is pain? Not in this closet! Nisolo has the perfect wedge for you, where effortless style collides with total comfort. Nisolo invests in their makers paying above the average fair trade wages, providing skill training and safe working environments.
Every guy needs a jean jacket. This jacket from Levi’s ‘Wellthread’ collection uses 50% less water and improves makers lives with investments in health, financial literacy and family wellness.
This standard crew neck tee is anything but basic. Each is personalized with the maker’s signature and gives you an opportunity to write a “Thank You” note back.
This organic jogger, made and sourced in the U.S.A., is a great gift for that guy who loves to be comfortable but stylish at the same time.
For the guy who loves to accessorize, this hand-mined crystal rests on a light leather neck strap. If you’re giving this to a boyfriend or brother, ask to borrow it! This necklace can be unisex. Check out her Etsy shop!
This dopp kit made from official U.S. Army tents and waterproof American leather is a gift that gives back! Sword & Plough employs veterans and involves them in every aspect from product conception to fulfillment.
What guy won’t appreciate essential winter coverage? We love this particular cashmere for its warmth and lightness. Everlane works to be transparent about their factories and says all 800 employees who work at the cashmere factory are happy and relaxed.
For the man who loves to be spiffy at all times! This vegan all-natural pomade gives a medium hold with a shine that’s not overbearing. Oh and the smell? It won “The Pomp” award for Best Pomade Scent of 2015! ‘Nuff said.
This check shirt paired with a chino pant would be perfect for that guy who dresses comfortably at his job. Better yet, the Fair Trade principles that People Tree has applied improve the economic stability of the women who make these shirts.