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Your 2016 Ethical Gift Guide

Raven & Lily | Kandahari Rectangle Embroidered Pillow

Raven & Lily | Kandahari Rectangle Embroidered Pillow

Buying ethically-made gifts is a natural way to demonstrate your values for fair trade and artisan made goods during the Christmas holidays.

This Zero Waste gift guide features some my very favorite ethical brands who are wholly committed to giving back through artisan craftsmanship and environmental responsibility. Enjoy!

– For Her –

1. Soft Diamond Hoop Earrings | Nisolo

These gorgeous, modern hoops are sure to elevate any outfit. Lovingly handmade in Kenya from upcycled brass.

Shop Online | $38

2. Dreamland Necklace | Thirty One Bits

This necklace has been carefully created from delicate paper beads, hand-rolled by artisans in Uganda and Bali.

Shop Online | $64

3. E2 Flare Dress | Everlane

This versatile LBD is sure to catch the spotlight for years to come. Made transparently in Suzhou China.

Shop Online | $88

4. Foldover Wallet in Gold Fern | JOYN

Handspun, handwoven and hand block-printed in India. This wallet is made from exclusively natural, vegan materials.

Shop Online | $48

5. Mamuye Tote in Pewter | Society B

Classic. Timeless. Functional. This tote bag, handcrafted in Ethiopia from 100% genuine leather will never go out of style.

Shop Online | $178

6. Keepsake Vintage Jersey T-Shirt | Alternative Apparel

Soft, breathable, vintage feel. Everything you want in a tee! Made with 60% less water than your average t-shirt from organic fabrics.

Shop Online | $28

– For Him –

1. Wheels Up Plush Melange Hoodie | Alternative Apparel

Vintage meets modern in this aviator-inspired hoodie. This garment has ribbed sleeves and is fully lined for ultimate coziness.

Shop Online | $78

2. Men’s Nano Puff Hoodie | Patagonia

Warm, windproof, water-resistant. This jacket is perfect for the outdoorsman due to its warm, lightweight nature.

Shop Online | $249

3. The Vaughn | Krochet Kids

The Vaughn is a cuffed beanie with a unisex, versatile fit. Made in Peru from a blend of baby alpaca, merino wool and micro tweed.

Shop Online | $32

4. Bowery Earbuds | LSTN

Stylish and convenient, these Bowerys will be your new go-to. Made from dense ebony wood, you won’t get a more beautiful sound.

Shop Online | $50

5. Leon Weekender | Nisolo

This essential travel bag is handmade from vegetable-tanned leather in Leon, Mexico. Perfect for any trip away from home.

Shop Online | $378

6. Admiral Flask & Traveling Case | Ames & Oates

This is a great gift for the traveler in your life. Made of durable stainless steel.

Shop Online | $23

– For the Littles –

1. Ramp Racer | EverEarth

This award-winning Ramp Racer will entertain your kids for hours. Made from renewable rubberwood certified by the FSC.

Shop Online | $39

2. Shawl Collar Sweatshirt| Mini Mioche

This sophisticated little sweatshirt is as cozy as it is cute. This will endure for years to come!

Shop Online | $47

3. Bunny Lunch Box | Mini Mioche

It doesn’t get much cuter than this! Equip your kiddo with this retro-style lunch box, made from EVA coated, insulated linen.

Shop Online | $35

4. Sweet Sailor Dress | Vintage, The Simple Kind

A retro sailor mini-dress with a front box pleat and darling back tie. Size 6-12mo. Vintage.

Shop Online | $8

5. Cube Bot | Cubebot

This robot toy doesn’t require a single battery. Made from sustainable beechwood, you can be confident this toy will last.

Shop Online | $12

6. Winter Star Embossed Moccasins | Amy & Ivor

Handmade in England, these handmade shoes are stylish, practical and super comfortable. Soft soled and kindest to even the tiniest feet.

Shop Online | $44

– For the Home –

1. Vanilla Spice Candle | Society B

Handcrafted in small batches, these lovely candles will fill your home with the scent of tobacco and vanilla bourbon. Vegan and clean.

Shop Online | $24

2. Tatu Tray | BADALA

This gorgeous olive wood tray features three paint-dipped serving scoops. Perfect for some holiday guacamole! Made in Kenya.

Shop Online | $40

3. Mugavu Geometric Planter | Rose & Fitzgerald

These gorgeous planters are individually crafted by woodworkers in Kampala, Uganda. A geometric and eclectic way to display greenery.

Shop Online | $60

4. Gray La Playa Blanket | Morning Culture Co.

Wrap up with your honey in the softness of this cozy blanket! All blankets are handwoven by artisans in Mexico.

Shop Online | $42

5. Kandahari Rectangle Embroidered Pillow | Raven & Lily

These unique throw pillows are intricately embroidered by artisans in Pakistan. A lovely way to add character to your home.

Shop Online | $78

6. Palermo Chair in Copper and Cognac| The Citizenry

This leather butterfly chair is authentically Argentine, inventive and made of vegetable-tanned leather. Worth the splurge!

Shop Online | $775


*Photo credit for the featured photo on this blog post goes to Raven & Lily.


Sunday 12th of March 2017

Thanks so much for including Society B on this amazing list! Love your site!


Sunday 19th of March 2017

It's my pleasure! I do whatever I can to help my readers learn more about sustainable, ethical brands that are doing good in the world :) It's important to me that people know they don't have to settle.