Preservation of our planet, support of sustainable brands, and socially conscious shopping, are just some of the things where awareness has increased in the last several years, and it’s wonderfully refreshing to see so many people eager to give back.
Whether the socially conscious man or men in your life care about sustainability, treatment of animals, or ethical practices, there are now many socially conscious brands that support these missions, hence – great places to find the perfect gift for your socially conscious man.
When you think about it, this is exactly what gifts are all about – giving, and by gifting something that has a story and a truly noble purpose behind it, you’re not only giving a gift to one person, but in a small way, to the entire world – one little gift at a time.
The new fashion
One of the most beloved trends in fashion, that has in large part come as a result of millennial preferences and advocacy for ethical production of attire and accessories, we now have a wide range of amazing brands to choose from.
For instance, if your significant man is a traveler, one of the greatest gifts you can give him is a weekender bag, but not just any bag. The Luis Weekender by Nisolo isn’t only a vegetable tanned leather bag made by artisans, but it’s also made in an ethical factory in Leon, Mexico, which makes it environment-friendly and also means providing support for small businesses.
Men love jeans
Yes, men love jeans, at least most men, and that’s a fact. Now, the kind of man who is a firm believer in sustainability is also one that hates waste. This is precisely the kind of man who will often be found shopping in vintage and secondhand stores, because he knows that great garments, including quality jeans at low cost can be found right here. These men are definitely onto something, as this kind of thinking isn’t only good for the wallet and the environment, but is amazing in terms of fashion as well.
It’s known that vintage clothes are often made with high-quality fabrics and you can find styles that are totally coming back. So, if you want something unique and conscious, start browsing some of the most popular secondhand stores such as Swap, Vestiaire Collective, Tradesy, and many, many more.
: LSTN Headphones
If you’ve noticed that your man is always with headphones in his ears, whether he’s listening to new albums, podcasts or audiobooks, he’s definitely in need of a brand-new pair of headset. Now, unlike all the other plastic ones we’ve become used to, the ones that made it onto this list are something else.
The Bowery Earbuds With Mic by LSTN, which don’t only feature incredibly sleek design, and tick every functional/aesthetic box that makes them perfect for a Christmas gift, but they this set comes with a purpose as well. Namely, for every set you purchase, the company donates funds to provide hearing aids to those in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
All men are groomers. Some are secretive about it, but they all love it when their beards look and smell incredible, when their faces are fresh and youthful. If your guy fits this description, you’re in luck because there is such a wide selection of natural cosmetics for men, made by small family companies and artisans, that it’s difficult to pick just one.
There’s Natulique, with their great shampoos and styling products, all made with certified organic ingredients and paraben-free. Then there are the amazing and world famous Lush products, and the best part about spending your money to Lush is that part of the revenue goes to different causes ranging from environmental conservation, animal welfare, and human rights.
Allbirds is a sustainably-minded clothing company, most well known for its sneakers, that has recently offered its tools for combating climate change to the rest of the industry. The primary materials the company uses to create its apparel products are wool, tree fibers, and sugarcane. These materials are less harmful to the environment than those used by traditional apparel brands. For example, Allbirds states that using its tree fiber — TENCEL Lyocell — requires 95% less water than using cotton.
In addition to having a more sustainable apparel construction, the company has started using carbon labels on its products to inform consumers about the carbon footprint of their purchase. The company’s goal is to reduce that number to zero, but at the moment, creating and shipping a pair of its shoes emits 7.6 kg of carbon dioxide on average, better than the average of 12.5 kg for most sneakers. The company also purchases carbon offsets and is aiming to source its wool through regenerative practices by Dec. 2025.
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Sophia Smith is an Australia-based beauty and style blogger. She is very passionate about the latest fashion trends and graphic design projects. Sophia writes mostly about fashion-related topics in her articles. She has contributed to a number of publications including: LA Fashion, Viva Glam Magazine, Just Haves, How to Simplify and Carousel.