With the holidays around the corner, it's a perfect time to think about how you can make your gifting more sustainable. While experiences are often the most sustainable option, there are some wonderful small business out there making ethical goods that would make perfect gifts for the loved ones in your life. I've reached out to some of my favorite female business owners, and pulled together a collection of sustainable gifts for the people you love.
Olivia Joffrey is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Santa Barbara, CA. We produce limited-edition, small batch collections of dresses, decor, stationery, and art sold via our online shop. The brand draws inspiration from the years that Olivia’s mother spent living as an expat in a mid-century Spanish writer's colony.
We recommend the Inez Cabana Dress.
The Inez Dress is effortless, sexy, and suggestive of a life of ease. Rendered in the softest pale red stripe deadstock poly-cotton blend. The fit of the Inez is loose, and slips effortlessly over the head. The a-line silhouette achieves mobility via a deep slit in the front panel. Three-quarter length sleeves, classic Moroccan caftan neckline.
+ Made of Deadstock fabric
+ Sewn in Downtown Los Angeles
+ Women-owned small business
+ Limited-edition, small batch ethos
Beya Made makes minimalist clothes designed to grow with your child, expandable to fit 3x longer (so you need fewer of them)
For the baby in your life, we recommend their cordury romper.
Keep your little one warm, cozy, and comfortable in our super soft, fine wail cotton corduroy harem romper. Straps adjust for a perfect fit as they grow, pants legs can be rolled up or down as needed, and harem seat has tons of room for growing bums.
Jackalo (that's us) makes long-lasting, comfortable, and sustainable clothes for kids. We then buy them back when outgrown to be renewed and resold, or responsibly recycled.
Product description: Jackalo’s Jules Jeans are the clean jeans you’ve been waiting for!
+ Designed to last twice as long with beautifully reinforced knees
+ Perfect for how real kids grow (out and up, am I right?) Elastic waist stays comfortable as kids get thicker; and extra length for when they get taller
+ Straight legs that let kids move freely
+ Organic cotton denim that is simply beautiful, but also fairly made and will only get softer with age
+ We buy them back when outgrown to be renewed and resold, or responsibly recycled (but so cool that all of your friends’ kids’ will want them as hand-me-downs)
Father's Factory is your one destination for a wooden toy camera! Choose from a wide range of wooden toy camera styles that will delight your little ones. Father's Factory's high-quality wooden toy camera is sure to become a treasured keepsake.
For creative kids, we recommend the Super 16 Pro Toy Camera, crafted of durable, beautifully grained wood with a kaleidoscopic lens and clickable shutter button.
+ Encourages creative play & pretend-play for your child and family
+ Made with real sustainable solid wood.
+ No paint, no coating, only natural wax for protection from wear, water, and stain.
+ Designed with families in mind, their wooden toy cameras can double as interior decor.
+ kaleidoscopic lens, spinning rewind level, and clickable shutter button working like a real camera!
Chuan’s Promise is a sustainable natural skincare brand. Their products are ethically handcrafted in small batches, with a focus on eco-friendly formulas & compostable packaging.
For the skin care enthusiast, we recommend Chuan’s Promise all natural lotion bars. They are a sustainable, grease-free and travel-friendly moisturizer. Give one to your granola friend, or keep it for yourself and take your sustainable moisturizer on the go!
+ Stick format helps lotion glide on easily and keeps application mess-free - no more greasy hands!
+ Choose from unscented, lavender or citrus scents - or, opt for their vegan version!
+ Made from high quality organic ingredients that are good for you and your skin.
+ These lotion bars come in 100% home compostable paper tubes, featuring FSC-certified paper, lined with a plant-based wax.
Evergreen Activewear makes sustainable and environmentally friendly maternity and postpartum activewear for women during every phase of pregnancy. With innovative designs and small batch production they focus on creating beautiful, functional and comfortable activewear for every type of movement.
For new moms, we recommend Evergreen’s Juniper Sports Bra.It's the last nursing / pumping sports bra you’ll ever need!
+ Designed by moms for moms for form and function
+ Innovative zipper front design enables easy access for nursing or pumping
+Adjustable front straps so you don’t have to take your bra off for it to fit right
+Italian recycled polyester/spandex