2020 Ethical Holiday Gift Guide | Apparel & Shoes

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Gift giving is not my love language, I’m not especially good at it, but I am good at pulling together gift guides. So every Friday for the month of November plus one in December, I’ll be sharing a wide range of products from apparel & shoes, accessories, home goods, self care, and a special kids gift guide for everyone on your list! I’ve labeled each brand with what they carry and for whom, I have pieces from many of the brands on all these lists and those that I don’t own pieces from come highly recommended from friends who do!

These brands are in no particular order, if you are looking for something not on the list be sure to comment below and I’ll do my best to send you an ethical option!


Pact Apparel

Men, Women, Kids, Baby

Pact Apparel makes organic cotton basics that are stylish and versatile for Men, Women, Kids, and Baby! (There will be a special Gift Guide for Kids that will include apparel!) Looking for matching pajamas this holiday season? Pact just released their new waffle knit lounge sets for men and women, which will keep you warm and, of course, picture ready for the holidays! Pieces shown left to right: Women’s Long Sleeve tee & Waffle Knit Joggers, Mens Short Sleeve tee & long sleeve raglan tee, Women’s camisole & full length leggings, Waffle Knit Joggers in Cabernet


Men, Women, Kids

tentree is rooted in the belief that we have a responsibility to protect and preserve the world we live in. Buy one, and we’ll plant ten. Let’s branch out to nature, ten trees at a time. Made with sustainably sourced materials, accessible with budget friendly pieces without sacrificing the quality of their products, and comfortable made with cozy materials, designed for function and comfort, fashionable and confident. Pieces shown left to right: Benson Flannel Shirt, M Highline Cotton Crew Sweater, W Highline Wool Cardigan, W Highline Wool Turtleneck Sweater

Mata Traders


Fair Trade made women’s apparel & jewelry made from locally sourced textiles in India with traditional artisanal techniques for unique and stylish pieces for work and weekend. I am super excited about their linen pieces and woven cotton with block printing or embroidery details. Pieces shown left to right: Anita Top in Permission Red, Old Faces Knit Dress, Brighton Skirt Sunset Stripe, Notched Collar Shirtdress in Rust.



ABLE started as a scarf & leather bag company empowering women artisans around the globe, today they also make apparel, shoes, & jewelry. I love their pieces from their bags, to their shoes, and most defiantly their denim and their new sweaters! Pieces shown left to right: Able denim, Able denim, and Able Virginia Cardigan.

Ash & Rose


Ethical & Sustainable online boutique with stylish women’s apparel for work & weekend as well as jewelry and accessories which I will show you next week! Apparel pieces include remnant silk, alpaca wool, and organic cotton which is all sustainably sourced and all are fair trade or ethically made. Pieces shown left to right: Gentle Dawn Silk Tee, Alpaca Linda Sweater, Embroidered Silk Tunic, Organic Cotton Utility Dress



Men & Women

Heritage quality leather goods, based in Austin, Texas and handmade in Peru. Timeless styles that will last for years to come and stylish enough to be on trend this year! Pieces shown left to right: Women’s Chelsea Boot, Women’s Mule, Men’s Oxford, Men’s Chelsea Boot

The Root Collective


The Root Collective began as a way of empowering artisans in Guatemala with economic opportunity, providing jobs to young men who were on the street. Utilizing traditional back-loom techniques for their fabrics and locally sourced leathers, for truly unique pieces that make a direct impact on their local communities while preserving the cultural history. Pieces shown left to right: Gabby Flats (red & mustard), Thea Flats (embroidered & chestnut), Black Espe style Boots (sample pair)


Men & Women

Sneakers & shoes made from plastic bottles & sustainably sourced materials including recycled plastic bottles, merino wool, sugarcane & eucalyptus. Allbirds is a certified B corp. Pieces shown: Sneakers for men & women, Flats for women

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