Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide
Updated: Oct 22, 2020
The holiday rush has begun and while there are so many options to choose from -- and promo bait to filter through-- it can get pretty stressful trying to gift mindfully when you have a long list of loved ones to shop for. This year, you can't go wrong delivering a gift that was made ethically and supports local businesses and brands that are working to change an industry.
This sustainable holiday gift guide is dedicated to looking outside the mall to explore well made products created by thoughtful designers who are breaking the mold. Browse below for dozens of eco-friendly, zero waste and fair trade gifts from a selection of our dedicated Sustainable Fashion Alliance members:
Skinny Red Love Bracelet from Our Love is Project ($24)
The perfect stacking bracelet for teens and tweens. Every purchase creates a sustainable livelihood for thousands of Maasai women, Indonesian artisans and their families. Wear or gift a LOVE bracelet as a reminder to love and that you are loved
Betty Sleep and Lounge Brief from hernest project ($30)
The Betty Brief is for those who like a less is more approach to sleeping and lounging. Less frill, more freedom. Because comfortable is sexy. Made of a luxurious blend of BCI cotton and tencel.
Silk Wrapped Fringe Necklace from Rover + Kin ($36) FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50
Fair trade necklace made hypoallergenic and nickel free. Measures 2" wide and 16" in total length with 3" extender.
Modal Scarf from Loveleen ($75)
Scarf with print inspired by the artist's work titled "Spirals and Circles."
Amorette Rose Gold Hoops from Astor + Orion ($80)
These elegant lightweight 2.5 inch hoops with a touch of detail are a simple way to rock a minimalist style with maximum impact. Add some variety to your capsule wardrobe with these rose gold beauties.
The Abigail Cardholder from AITCH AITCH ($165)
This adorable card holder makes a great stocking stuffer. It's made with with paneled sustainably harvested salmon leather skin and handcrafted in London by master artisans.
'Tuxedo' scarf in Black or Teal from Indigo Handloom ($109)
This handwoven scarf is made using a luxurious blend of silk and wool. It is not only soft, but warm. The yarns have been dyed to a classic black and all sides of the scarf are adorned with cream-colored handmade tassels. Made in 50% Wool, 50% Silk.
Sasha Pants from Taylor J Collection ($115)
These french terry pants work with almost any garment in your closet. They perfectly pair with our crop tops, but can be styled with many other style options. The Taylor Jay signature waist-band has a detached sash and oversized pockets to create a chic yet comfy look.
Elliot Silk Blouse from Sourcery Label ($188)
An elevated essential. Made of machine washable silk, this style has a sand-washed finish and a velvety luster - without the hassle of dry cleaning.
Diana Earrings in Natural White Horsehair from ANNA MONET ($189)
Gorgeous statement earrings. 18K gold plated brass embellished by natural white horsehair tassels. Handmade in San Francisco.
Lauryn Jacket in Ice Blue Indigo from ETICA DENIM ($195)
This stylish jacket pairs with .Made of a cotton/tencel blend denim with faux fur lining sourced from deadstock fabric.
The Coupe Dress by Amy Kuschel ($210)
It's Tencel and organic cotton - and oh-so-cozy-and-chic.
The Aura Dress from ClotheCraft ($248)
Light and easy dress with applique and cutwork embroidery. Take it for a brunch on a sunny day or drinks under the stars. 100% cotton.
Gail Shrug by Atelier Francesca ($349) TAKE 15% OFF sitewide from Dec 7 - Dec 20th with code "SFAfun"
A relaxed style shrug jacket that lands above the waist in the front, drops just below the waist in the back, with a small drop shoulder. Made of high quality Italian Wool Crepe Knit.
No-Nasties Pajamas from Mightly ($29)
These organic cotton kids pj's have a snug fit so no nasty chemicals are needed to make them fire-safe. Designed in California and made in India.
Give me a Future Youth Tee from Rebel Buda ($29.95) ($32) TAKE 20% OFF with code "REBEL20"
This super comfortable tee is sustainably made in USA from 100% certified organic cotton at a renewable energy factory. GOTS certified. Cradle-to-Cradle Silver certified.
Foxfibre® Colorganic® Socks from Vreseis ($30)
Original organic colorgrown cotton socks since 1994. Spun and knit in North Carolina, USA. Includes three pairs to a pack.
Alpaca Beanie from Industry of All Nations ($80)
Made from 100% Alpaca wool by a Bolivian co-op of farmers, manufacturers, and knitters. The production of this ultra soft, heavyweight winter hat supports the local lifestyles, craftsmanship, and the future of this community.
Men's Merino Wool Henley from Alamere Designs ($85)
An upgraded long-sleeve henley with natural performance aspects. You can run in, sweat in, travel, and wear multiple days in a row without retaining odor.
Long Sleeve Mid from WRN FRSH ($240)
Stylish, zero waste, gender-neutral shirt made from up-cycled cotton fabric.
Set of 4 Natural Linen Napkins from tonlé ($24)
Each set of 4 linen napkins, made from deadstock linen sourced in Cambodia, contains 4 of the same color. Finished with a raw edge and 2 sets of stitching - these workhouse napkins are a beautiful and functional addition to a zero waste home!
Turmeric Apron from Loyale Studio ($84)
Convivial unisex apron with neck and waist ties to adjust the fit. Ethically sewn in San Francisco and made with 100% Japanese milled canvas.
Accent Pillows from elworthy studio ($299)
Digitally printed onto Belgian linen/cotton fabric on the front, paired with a solid coordinating 100% linen fabric on the back and a brass exposed zipper. Made by hand of certified organic materials, they are exclusive to elworthy studio.
Linen Pillowcase from Bella Notte Linens ($64)
Garment dyed Linen Pillowcases embody easy elegance. Finished with a 4" self cuff, our heirloom quality cases become softer with every wash, and remain cool and breathable during the warmer months.
Circular Memory Jacket from DHANA Inc. ($350)
An up-cycled, zero-waste, one-of-a-kind customizable Circular Memory Jacket for everyone in the family.
Custom Denim Gift Card from Denim Unspun ($250) TAKE 20% OFF WITH CODE 20% "sfaxunspun"
Custom jeans for the whole family. Body scan technology provides you a true, unique fit.
Gift Cards from thredUP ($25-$150)
There’s Nothing Quite Like the Gift of Thrift. Skip boring and wasteful gifts with a thredUp gift card!