Gift Sustainably this Holiday Season

This holiday season, think twice about your purchases. If you’re going to gift something tangible, choose a brand that is sustainable. What does that mean? “Sustainable products are those products that provide environmental, social and economic benefits while protecting public health and environment over their whole life cycle, from the extraction of raw materials until the final disposal.” (wikipedia)

I’ve discovered some great brands and products that are heading in the right direction, adapting the way that we produce with new methods of recycling or reusing. These will make great thoughtful gifts that have less of an impact on our environment.

Gift Sunski Sunglasses

Sunski turns scrap plastic into recycled frames. This means less trash in our landfills, and it’s estimated that plastic will take over 400 years to break down. Plus, they have super cute and affordable sunglasses.

Gift a Nuuly Clothing Membership

We all get bored of clothes, so gift a Nuuly membership. With Nuuly, you rent 6 clothing items monthly, then they get sent back in, washed, and sent out again. This is much less wasteful from a consumer perspective. Nuuly also uses a recycled and recyclable package to send the clothes out (and back).

Gift a Thrifted Vintage Tee from Etsy

Thrift Tee Vintage thrifts and cleans all the vintage tees and there are some great finds! The great thing about thrifting is you get some authentic vintage looks, and the tees are nice and worn in so the fabric is usually soft. It’s also cheaper and more sustainable!

Gift Adidas Recycled Plastic Shoes

Adidas partnered with Parley for the Oceans in 2015 with the goal of turning marine pollution into sportswear. Now they’ve launched their Parley line of shoes, preventing tons of waste from entering the ocean. Their goal is to replace all virgin polyester with recycled polyester by 2024. 

Gift Alternative Apparel

Alternative Apparel has ethical production, a fair Labor Association, 80+ percent sustainable materials, and is Green Certified. Their soft recycled cotton is perfect for everyday basics.

I hope you find this post helpful in your holiday shopping. If we all start to make small changes in the way we shop, it can make a big impact globally!

Do you have any other sustainable brands you love? Please leave them in the comments below. Thanks!

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