With the holidays around the corner, it’s about that time to start thinking about gifts for your loved ones. This season we have made it easier than ever for you to remain conscious in your purchasing with this list of our favorite sustainable brands. Follow the links below to view our Lifestyle Editor’s top picks.
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This American company, founded in 2014 prides itself on finding new and innovative ways to provide you with an elevated quality of environmentally friendly footwear. As a certified B-corp business, they are leaders in the community and maintain the highest standards of social and environmental practices with their products.
A gift guide isn’t complete without a good candle. Fenwick has you covered with their line of eco-friendly, sustainable and non-GMO products. Their organic coconut wax and essential oil candles perfectly blend aromatherapy with ethical practices.
Editors Pick: The No. 5 Cedar Candle
Created to celebrate the female figure, and sourced from the most sustainable materials, this 10-year-old company is a stand-out for the women on your list.
Editor’s Pick: The Kyra Dress
This female-run social enterprise specializes in beautiful hand-crafted natural olive oil soaps, made by refugees at the Jerash Refugee Camp in Jordan. As a forward-thinking conscious business, Sitti Soap takes great care to ensure they are building a self-sustaining and fair wage business for the women of the Jerash Camp. With each product purchased, you also receive the story of a woman who was empowered by the sale.
Editors Pick: The Luxury Traditional Gift Box
This Toronto designed company is touted as a “farm-to-table” brand, but for your clothing. They create all of their products with raw cotton purchased directly from cotton farming families in Egypt.” Kotn also donates a portion of their sales to fund building primary schools in the Nile Delta and Fiayum, Egypt. To date, they have built 5 schools.
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A serendipitous finding which came as a result of William Henry Perkin's chemical tinkering, Mauveine was discovered as the first synthetic dye in 1856. Although not the desired outcome of his experiment, Perkin's entrepreneurial spirit led him to begin producing the colour industrially, later resulting in the democratization of a colour once reserved for the wealthy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ?: Known today simply as Mauve—our newest hue for Fall. Available online now.
This brand from Sweden heralds itself on producing only the highest-quality outdoor goods from sustainable practices and ethically sourced material. They abide by a Code of Conduct that ensures transparent traceability and humane treatment of animals used in their products. As a bonus, this Boxing Day, December 26th, Fjallraven will be giving away 225 Discovery Family Passes to the first 25 – 50 guests making a purchase at any store location in Canada. Valued at $116, the Discovery Pass offers 12 months of unlimited access to history, nature, and fun at over 80 National Parks across Canada.
Editor’s Pick: Solid Re-Wool Scarf
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