Be GOOD This Holiday Season: Ethical Gift Guide, Stylish & Under $30!

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These days there are tons of options for do-good, feel-good gifts!  Fair trade does not mean sacrificing great style or breaking the bank either.  To prove it to you, here’s our holiday gift guide for GOOD & stylish gifts under $30 for just about everyone on your list — so choose to shop fair trade, eco, vegan and other do-good gifts this season and cast your vote for the type of world you want to live in with every purchase 😉

For BABY:

baby-onesie-PACT $20.00  Butterfly Wing Short Sleeve Snapster by PACT (via Bead & Reel)
Who doesn’t love butterflies on a sleeping baby.
>> ORGANIC / VEGAN / FAIR TRADE
The softest non-GMO stretch organic cotton short sleeve snapster is made to grow with your baby. Thoughtfully made Fair Trade with no tags, lapped shoulder for easy on and off, and high quality snaps, it’s machine washable and fits true to size. No pesticides, no fertilizers, no bleaches, no sweatshops, no nasty stuff at all. Made in India from 95% organic cotton / 5% elastane.  Get it here!


Pact Apparel Beach Aloha Organic Fair Trade Bodysuit $19.99  Beach Aloha Organic Fair Trade Bodysuit by PACT (via Bead & Reel)
We just had to include this one too.  For the love of all things beach & boho 🙂
>> ORGANIC / VEGAN / FAIR TRADE
Soft organic cotton for your most precious little bug. PACT’s stretch jersey provide a comfortable fit that loves along with baby. Lapped shoulder and button snaps at diaper for easy on and off.

  • 95% non-GMO organic cotton, 5% elastane
  • 3-snap closure
  • Machine wash
  • Made fairly in India

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For SISTER:

wallet-thepeoplesmovement  $29.99  $23.96 Zippity Pocket Book by The People’s Movement (via Bead & Reel)
It’s hip and will help keep her organized.>> GIVES BACK / VEGAN / UPCYCLED
Keep organized with this beachy wallet made from up-cycled plastic bags cleaned from the oceans of Bali. Each year, approximately 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide and over 100.000 marine animals (including highly intelligent, adorable sea turtles, whales and dolphins) will die because of plastic bags. Help lower that number with these unique wallets, each one of a kind and full of good vibes.  Made in Indonesia from up-cycled plastic bags.  Get it here!

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world-finds-bracelet $19.90 Metallic Wrap Cord Bracelet by World Finds (via Fair Indigo)
Boho-glam is what we like to call this one.>> FAIR TRADE
A small shift in buying habits can make a huge difference in the lives of low-income artisans in the developing world. By purchasing fair trade products you ensure the artisans are getting paid a fair wage, have good working conditions, and have access to healthcare and education.

  • A single strand of metallic cube-shaped beads in shades of gold, silver, and gunmetal is bordered by black leather cording.
  • Adjustable silver button closure allows it to wrap around multiple times and fit most wrists.
  • Measures 27.5 inches long x 0.25 inches wide
  • Made fairly in Delhi, India

.  Get it here!

 

For BROTHER:

Men's The Go To T-Shirt $30.00  The Go To T-shirt by Filanthropic
A simple, stylish tee that does good in so many ways.  Easy as that.>> GIVES BACK / FAIR TRADE / ORGANIC / MADE IN THE USA
For those days when you just want something simple and to the point! Made of 100% cotton this is one of the smoothest and softest t-shirt you’ll ever wear. Made of fine jersey, it has a durable, vintage feel. These classic-cut shirts are known for their premium quality, as well as ability to stand up to a washing machine. Available in a variety of colors to suite your mood, (buy em all!)

  • Fine jersey
  • Slim fit
  • Double stitched
  • Direct-to-garment printing
  • Made in the USA
  • Sweatshop-free

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$25.00  $12.50  Belltown Wallet by Alchemy Goods (via We Three Leaves)
A brother or any guy who digs a good bike ride (or is a vegan!) will appreciate the creative craftsmanship of re-purposing old bicycle inner tubes (and not leather!) into a pretty cool wallet.>> ECO / VEGAN / MADE IN THE USA
This slim wallet has three card pockets that can hold a few cards, ID, and some cash.  Includes a clear interior ID window, 3 total interior and exterior pockets.  Fits folded cash and up to 8 cards per pocket.

Ethical Attributes:
  • Made in USA
  • Made from recycled bicycle inner tubes
  • Vegan

Made in Seattle.

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For MOM:

Fair Indigo Wide Trim V-Neck Organic Fair Trade Tank $34.90 $24.99  Wide Trim V-Neck Organic Fair Trade Tank by Fair Indigo
Any mom who appreciates easy style and comfort will love this one.>> ORGANIC / FAIR TRADE
The distinctive v-neckline transforms a basic tank into a statement piece. The face-framing design and comfortable blousy fit works beautifully on any body. And then there’s the fabric – 100% organic Pima cotton that’s soft, substantial and free of the toxic chemicals. You’ll love the look – as well as knowing that your fair trade purchase provides living-wage jobs in impoverished areas.

  • Pre-shrunk 100% organic cotton jersey fabric
  • Premium organic Pima cotton last longer, resists pilling
  • Ecologically gentle Oeko-tex certified dyes
  • Gently shaped fit
  • Machine wash
  • Made fairly in Lima, Peru

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Vintage Fabric Tank Dress - Black $75.00 $14.99  Vintage Fabric Tank Dress by Green 3 Apparel
Just so darn cute and classic, this summer dress!>> UPCYCLED (ECO!) / MADE IN THE USA
Combine a cotton rib tank with lightweight vintage fabric; reclaimed from a high end women’s manufacture; to create a great summer dress. Skirt fabric will always be black but pattern will vary. A matching “wear it your way” scarf is included with each dress. Made in the USA.
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For DAD:

Coffee + Tumbler Gift Box $25.00 Tumbler + Coffee Gift Box by Three Avocados
A GOOD coffee drinker will surely appreciate coffee from a non-profit coffee company (yes, it exists!).  We especially love the Arabica Nicaraguan Coffee; 100% of profits supports education in Nicaragua 😉>> GIVES BACK / FAIR TRADE
The perfect gift for any occasion really!  Choose our flagship Uganda Bugisu or our flavorful Nicaraguan coffee, paired with one of our best-selling tumblers. Customize a gift note during the checkout process!.  Get it here!


Wool Melange Socks Blue $25.00  Wool Melange Socks by Knowledge Cotton Apparel (via We Three Leaves)
Ahh, the classic wool socks… except 10x better because these ones are done right.>> FAIR TRADE / NON-TOXIC DYES / NO ANIMAL CRUELTY
Thick, warm wool socks in blue melange from Knowledge Cotton Apparel.

Ethical Attributes

  • Non-toxic dyes
  • Dyehouses focus on minimizing water usage and responsible wastewater treatment
  • Socially Responsible: Employees guaranteed right to collective bargaining, safe and hygienic conditions, living wages, and no excessive work hours certified by GOTS
  • For more information on Knowledge Cotton Apparel’s humanely treated sheep see page 5 here

100% Happy sheep wool.  Made in Lithuania.
Get it here!

 

For GIRLFRIEND:

$20.00  Kari Zuri Brass Chevron Earrings by Jimani Collections
Give them to her for Christmas and she can wear them on New Years!  (You’re welcome.)
>> FAIR TRADE / HANDMADE / EMPOWERS WOMEN
A beautiful example of ingenuity and design, the Kara Zuri Brass Chevron Earrings are a simple-yet-bold take on brass earrings. They feature a chevron shape engraved in traditional patterns and hanging by pieces of twisted brass wire, creating a unique and graceful example of Kenyan design.
Get it here!


Hipster Panties $12.00 Hipster Panties by Good & Fair
Cute & comfy.  Get her two!
>> ORGANIC / FAIR TRADE
Full coverage Women’s undies made of super soft organic cotton and Lycra for the perfect amount of softness and stretch. Great fit and produced ethically. Low rise. Elastic waistband. Certified Fair Trade. 95% Organic Cotton, 5% Lycra.
Get it here!

For BOYFRIEND:

Mens Boxers $14.00 Men’s Boxers by Good & Fair
Feel good about supporting fairness to others while HE feels good in these ultra-comfortable boxers.
>> ORGANIC / FAIR TRADE
Certified Fair Trade made of lightweight 100% Organic Poplin cotton for a relaxed and comfy fit. Fly front. Elastic waistband. Available in black and white.
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Stash Mint $32.00  $16.00 Stash bamboo-blend crew neck t-shirt by The Arbor Collective (via We Three Leaves)
Can’t go wrong with a comfy pocket tee in an uber-fresh colour like mint!
>> ORGANIC / BAMBOO / GIVES BACK
Ethical Attributes

  • Organic Cotton: Grown without use of chemicals harmful to workers and the environment
  • Bamboo: A sustainable fiber.  It is the fastest growing plant and is self- regenerating.  It does not require pesticides or chemical fertilizers to grow and needs only natural rainfall.
  • Arbor is Carbon Neutral. They work with True Offsets to restore forestlands in Hawaii
  • Donate 5% of profits to support environmental groups
  • Mission of sustainability:  Arbor prints on recycled paper, uses soy-based inks, recycles all office waste, and builds all displays with recycled/ sustainable materials

70% Viscose from bamboo  30% Organic cotton.
Get it here!