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The Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Conscious Consumers

The Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Conscious Consumers

The Mother's Day Gift Guide for Conscious Consumers

Do you struggle with finding the perfect gift for dad on holidays and birthdays?

Does Mother’s Day seem just a little too commercial nowadays?

Finding the perfect gift for Mother’s Day shouldn’t leave you feeling like you’re stuck between three choices at your local mall. Celebrating mom should be about doing or investing in experiences and products that brings joy to the planet, just like the joy he’s always brought to you.

This Mother’s Day, whether you’re celebrating your adventure seeking mom or your climate change activist mama, we’ve created the ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide for conscious consumers. Choose what best represents your mom while still having a positive impact on humans, animals and the planet.

Check out our top choices for Mother’s Day gifts that are ethically made, give back to community initiatives and are sure to put a smile on dad’s face this Mother’s Day.

Premium Sustainable Backpack from Day Owl

Day Owl Backpack for Mother's Day

Day Owl is a direct-to-consumer brand that has created a backpack out of First Mile materials that the team feels will prepare everyone to take on the world.  Ian works most in landfill community assessment, sourcing strategy, understanding how to translate impact into economic value, and leveraging impact in storytelling.

First Mile has redirected over 96 Million plastic bottles from landfills and the ocean and transformed them into consumer goods for global brands trying to find value in authenticity, transparency, and responsibility.

Ethical Clothing from Known Supply

Known Supply Dress

KNOWN SUPPLY’s model is based on radical transparency, something that’s often sorely missing in the apparel industry. When you purchase an item from KNOWN SUPPLY, you’ll have the opportunity to “meet” the makers; each product contains the signature of the maker who crafted it, and KNOWN’s online search function gives you the opportunity to learn more about each maker. The company works with underserved populations to provide meaningful work and to show the powerful impact clothing purchases can have if made thoughtfully.

The Gift of Personal Style from Eco-Stylist

The Gift of Personal Style from Eco-Stylist - Sustainable Gift Guide

Gifting clothes is hard. What if they don’t like it? What if it doesn’t fit them? Do they even like this color??? Forget all of that. 

What if you could give a personalized style boost your recipient is guaranteed to love? You can, and it’s sustainable.

Eco-Stylist’s personal styling services offer the chance to work 1-1 with a real person who specializes in building more sustainable wardrobes. From the most sustainable way to get rid of old clothes to shopping the most sustainable brands, they can help. 

With the purchase of a Gift Card you can give the gift of Express Personal Shopping or even a Total Closet Overhaul – the choice is yours. This Christmas help your loved ones dress like they give a damn.

Beautiful Flats from The Root Collective

The Root Collective mission is to humanize the fashion industry, and they do that by reminding consumers that a real person with a real name make the things we wear. The company partner directly with small workshops in Guatemala.

Their goal is to support existing workshops that are run by local business owners. All of the producers receive beyond fair trade wages. This model is intentional. Small business has the power to create incredible change in communities through jobs, and they want to support and empower those local leaders to continue to see change through employment.

Socially Conscious Soap Gift Set from Sitti

Olive oil is one of the best oils for killing bacteria and hydrating your skin. Utilizing olive oil in skin care has always been a practice in the Middle East, but not as heavily practiced in North America.

Sitti Soap brings your olive oil-based soaps to the market, that are handmade and cold-pressed by refugee women at the Gaza refugee camp in Jordan. This incredible social enterprise is providing empowerment to women who have had to leave everything behind in countries such as Palestine. Every purchase cultivates community for these women, and allows them to earn an income and work towards a life of freedom.

Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette from Āether Beauty

Plastic makeup componentry is a huge source of pollution globally and Tiila, founder of Āether Beauty, really wanted to create a brand that was ethically-sustainable, beyond the formulation, but in everything that Āether Beauty creates.

Tiila is aware of the eco footprint we have in everything we do and as a founder, wants to bring sustainability into every decision at Āether Beauty. That’s why she won’t launch a product until there’s a better sustainable alternative. And when you purchase Āether Beauty products a portion of sales goes to environmental charities, because giving back and being sustainable is the only way to ensure we leave this planet better than we found it.

Upcycled Sandals from Indosole

Indosole takes old tires that would otherwise contribute to Indonesia’s massive landfill problem, and transforms them into beautiful sandals and shoes through a production process that is organic, toxic free, and environmentally sustainable. Not only that – the process provides dignified work to many in Indonesia.

Inspired by the traditional Greek and Roman sandal, The Cross is Indosole’s newest model. Always focusing on comfort, durability and style, this new model is the perfect blend of all these core elements. We mixed our signature recycled tire sole technology, natural and vegan uppers and used our enviro fibre straps in a new way to create Indosole’s most ’stylish’ sandal.

Adjustable Hammock Stand from Yellow Leaf Hammocks

Founded by husband and wife Joe Demin and Rachel Connors, Yellow Leaf is a lifestyle brand focused on relaxation and driven by positive impact. Yellow Leaf makes products that empower people to practice daily relaxation and to live their best, most stress-free lives.

The brand’s first product is a line of hammocks that are impeccably handwoven, shockingly soft, and technically engineered for extreme comfort. Best of all, Yellow Leaf is committed to creating high-wage jobs for women in rural Thailand who weave each hammock by hand. The team’s goal is to empower artisans to lift their families from poverty to the middle class.

Beautiful Necklace From The Starfish Project

Starfish Project makes trendy jewelry that empowers women at every step of process. Starfish has an outreach program that goes into brothels, building relationships with girls and women who want out of the sex trade. They’re then trained in jewelry making, photography, operations, and more, helping to run and grow Starfish as they develop personal and professional skills. 

Veteran Made Tote Bag From Sword & Plough

Sword & Plough empowers veteran employment by working with companies and non-profit organizations that employ veterans as sewers and manufacturers, and they ask partners to scale with them by hiring veterans to meet the growing demand for S&P products. The company recycles thousands of pounds of military surplus that would otherwise be burned or buried. Because the bags are made from repurposed military gear, they are also water, fire and UV resistant! Their goal is to emotionally and physically touch civilians in their everyday lives. They aim to remind them, in a beautiful way, of the challenges our country and veterans face, and the power that every person has to help.

Comfy Dress From Tentree

Tentree - Highline Crew Neck Dress - Mother's Day Gift Guide

Tentree makes Earth-First essentials using the most sustainable (and comfortable) materials in the world. Every time you purchase an item, the company plants 10 trees. By planting trees for every purchase, they’re making big change accessible to everybody and showing the lasting impact that one small choice can have.

Tentree has planted over 50 million trees to date. That’s huge. Those trees have removed millions of tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere, lifted entire communities out of poverty, and reforested over 5,000 hectares of land (that’s equal to 12,000 football fields). They’re on a mission to plant 1 billion trees by 2030.

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