Our Marketing Director's Earth-Friendly Gift Guide

The more I read about consumerism and the wastefulness of the holidays, the more I want to abandon all the gift-giving hullabaloo. But, I have a three year old, so at the same time, these are the best Christmases! Though, unlike my upbringing where our living room was wall-to-wall gifts when my brothers and I came down the stairs on Christmas morning, I am opting for a small haul filled with thoughtful gift giving and intentional wishlist-making. I am making an effort to shop small and local when possible, and have a preference placed if the company gives back or makes their products sustainably. The items on my list below are a combination of all of the above. I already own everything I need, so my wish list is made of special items I have been coveting for months, but have not bought myself, because I know my mom and husband are always looking for the perfect gift for me.

Earth-Friendly Gift Guide
  1. Organic Linen Bedding - The bedding equivalent of our European linen garments. There is nothing better than sleeping on luxurious sheets.

  2. Do Good Tote - You can never have too many shopping totes, especially if it’s as cute as this one!

  3. Frida Linen Top - One of my favorite pieces in the new collection. I love the square neckline and this top is the perfect dress up/dress down garment.

  4. Cold Brew Coffee Maker and Carafe - I have been striving to generate less waste with my coffee drinking habit, so this to-go cold brew coffee maker is the perfect solution.

  5. Handmade Ceramic Vase - I love shopping small on Etsy and finding shops I love. This vase is made by hand with love and would look fabulous anywhere in your house.

  6. Oakmoss + Leather Simply Curated Candle - A local Grand Rapids favorite, these soy candles are made here in Michigan, 100% phthalate free and burn for 60 hours.

  7. Minimalist Wood Candlestick - Another handmade Etsy find: this set of candle holders will look amazing with my holiday decor and will transition easily to my everyday style.

  8. Organic Linen Block Printed Blanket - Our ecologically sourced linen is taken to the next level when we collaborated with textile artist, Brie Moblo of BMo Textiles, to make one-of-a-kind throws.

  9. Cooking Class - Cashing in on the experiential gift giving, I added a cooking class to my list. It’s a lovely date night that is fun and different and ends with plenty of food and wine.

Earth Friendly Gift Guide

Our Founder's Sustainable Gift Guide

A minimalist, always on the lookout to pair down, making a holiday wishlist is not my favorite task. We are currently renovating our home, so I have found a few holes, I would like to fill with beautiful, classic and long lasting goods. Similarly, my wardrobe is mostly established, but it’s always nice to layer on a few special pieces I will enjoy for years to come.

Eco Gift Guide
  1. Catalina Organic Towels - soft and beautiful organic cotton and organic linen towels in a lovely herringbone pattern.

  2. Sanko Bag - one of my favorite local companies, create supple handmade leather goods, this is the perfect everyday bag.

  3. East Fork Dinner Plate - Microwave and dishwasher-safe pottery dinner plate, made with regional materials in North Carolina, would look so pretty placed on an open shelf.

  4. Gotland Felted Wool Slippers - toasty slippers, ethically made with made with Danish and New Zealand virgin wool.

  5. Denim Surplus Jacket - our denim jacket, lined with hemp fleece, perfect for layering all winter long.

  6. Raw Moonstone Ring - I love the organic look of this handmade, raw moonstone ring, would look great stacked or worn alone.

  7. Eames Storage Unit - Made by local West Michigan company, Herman Miller, this storage unit will last forever and is a classic piece to pass down to my children.

  8. Glass Jar with Bamboo Lid - Moving toward a plastic-free life is a constant goal, these aesthetically pleasing jars can hold just about anything.

  9. Bamboo Drying Rack - This classic design is eco friendly and foldable, perfect for small spaces.

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Our Social Media Manager's Eco Gift Guide

I remember the shocking feelings I had while reading about the behind-the-scenes of America’s agriculture industry in one of my high school English classes. Soon after, I stumbled upon a documentary that gave me a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes of the fashion industry… which shocked me on a whole other level! I had never thought much about where my items came from before, let alone how they impacted both people and the environment. After doing a little research, I realized how much of an impact every individual has on the world, which sparked the beginning of my sustainability journey. The items on my list are products I love sold by brands I believe in. Happiest of holidays to you all!

Eco-Friendly Gift Guide
  1. House Plant from Peace & Toil - There’s something about plants that make me feel more at peace and in tune with nature; there’s a term for this called biophilic design.

  2. Reusable Silicone Sandwich Bags - I’m pretty sure that these have changed my life! I already have a couple of these nifty reusable bags, which you can use to store, freeze, boil, and microwave things. Clean up is easy too: just throw them in the dishwasher!

  3. Garden Top - I absolutely love this piece from our collection, particularly in the color “Curry.” I like that it pairs well with high waisted pants because since I’m petite, I often wear that style to help elongate my legs.

  4. Meow Meow Tweet Shampoo Bar - I’ve been working on going zero-waste in my bathroom for a while, and this is one of those items that just makes sense to have around. This bar works great, has a beautiful smell, and you can break off a little piece for easy travel (no worries about ounces for airplanes.)

  5. Mata Traders Sun Drop Silver Earrings - You can always catch me with a pair of dangle earrings; my favorite type of jewelry! I’m a fan of this brand because they care about fair trade and work to bring fair wages to artisans around the world.

  6. Sprout Plantable Pencils - These are on my list because I can use these pencils for school and then plant them to grow mint, basil, or several other things.

  7. Nightlight Hemp Overalls - I have a pair of overall shorts that I wear in the summer, but I don’t have a long-legged pair yet. These will be a staple piece for my winter capsule wardrobe.

  8. Pela Biodegradable Phone Case - Protect your phone while protecting the environment? Sounds like a good idea to me!

  9. AM Yoga Drop In Class at a Local Studio - Yoga helps relieve me of stress while making my body feel so much better, especially when I don’t want to exercise much outside in the cold.

Conscious Clothing Eco Gift Guide