With the holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about gifts, more specifically ethical gifts for the fashionista in your life. Let me make it easy for you by offering up a few choice pieces that you might just want to treat yourself to too…
A Matt and Nat Purse
Matt and Nat are an ethical vegan brand, who place style, sustainability and compassion equally high on their list of priorities. Not only is their range to die for, but many of their purses are lined with recycled plastic bottles, ensuring that the ethical fashionista in your life will love them. Even better, they have a huge range to choose from! I absolutely LOVE Matt and Nat.
Splash of Scent Perfume
Us girls don’t just like to look good – we like to smell good too – which is why you can’t go wrong with a bottle of perfume from Splash of Scent. A pretty new company, they make divine colognes using mostly high-quality, natural organic ingredients, which makes them a winner in my book.
Smartwool Hat and Gloves
If your fashion lover has no aversion to wool, she’ll love the offerings from Smartwool, which are not only extremely warming, but very bright, bold and beautiful to boot. Oh, did I mention that they’re a pretty green company too?
A Solar Bag from Noon Solar
You can’t get more sustainable than solar panels, right? So why not combine the awesome power of the sun with a beautiful bag? It might sound odd, but Noon Solar produce beautiful designer bags that come fitted with their own solar panel, perfect for charging your cell phone on the go. They look amazing too!
Sunny Shoes from Smartfish
Smartfish are an ethical shoe company based on Etsy. They produce some beautiful, sustainable flats in bright, bold colors that are sure to put a smile on your friend’s face and brighten up the darkness of winter on Christmas morning.
A Fiercely Green Dress
Fiercely Green make some beautiful dresses, like this beautiful cloud-inspired maxi dress and they, do so in an as earth-friendly ways as possible, using recycled materials, exploitation-free methods and even hand making some of their products.
Of course, you can’t get more ethical or sustainable than second-hand clothing, which is why you might want to consider hitting the thrift stores and looking for some vintage gems to gift the ethical fashionistas in your life this year. You’d be amazed by the quality of garments you can find, many of them designer, if you’re willing to have a really good rummage through the racks.
Accessories from Adored Boutique
Adored Boutique give 15 percent of their profits to various charities whose ideas mesh with their own, and they have a lot of really beautiful accessories in their store, including some very pretty necklaces, purses and bracelets, which are made out of high-quality materials and which won’t look out of place in any woman’s sustainable wardrobe. Prices are very reasonable considering the high quality too.
Now, you won’t have to worry what to get your fashionable friends this year – just pick something off this list!