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If sustainability is at the top of your mind this gifting season and you're taking your time to research brands, look no further.
This year, why not give a gift that not only your loved one will adore, but the planet too. We've gathered 12 sustainable brands to support this holiday season, plus unique gifts at every price point to love.
Bundle up for winter with this sleek parka. All Norden garments are made from recycled materials and repurposed waste. The packaging is also biodegradable, with a reusable bag and shipped with recycled materials.
SHOP IT: Simons, $347 (Originally $495)
Solios has watches that are stylish, use durable eco vegan leather, and have solar powered movement so your watch will last a lifetime. In addition to promoting renewable energy and reducing production waste by eliminating single use plastic, for each watch sold, Solios is committed to restoring one acre of rainforest.
SHOP IT: Alltrueist, $335
A stylish tote and crossbody bag set that you can use in many different ways. Pixie Mood crafts their pieces to ensure protection of animals, people, and the planet by using 100% recycled vegan leather and sources sustainable materials. In addition, the bag linings are made from recycled plastic bottles with 100% plant-based packaging.
SHOP IT: Pixie Mood, $80
Every pair of Avre shoes keeps 8 to 10 plastic bottles from ending up in oceans. Avre also uses a 3D Knit-To-Shape technology to create precise sizes and eliminate scrap waste during production.
SHOP IT: Avre, $95
Go for a vintage feel with this striped rugby shirt. Levi's uses sustainable materials and innovations such as Cottonized Hemp, Levi’s® WellThread, Water<Less® technology and other production techniques, to use less resources thus creating less waste.
SHOP IT: Levi's, $80 (originally $98)
Yoga Jeans sources denim close to their factory to reduce travel fuel and carbon emissions. All pieces are made from excess fabric, overstock, and pre- or post-consumer waste. They also use laser technology on the jeans to reduce water consumption, use less chemicals and reduce energy throughout the production process.
SHOP IT: Simons, $128
A polished and stain-repellent shirt to stand up to everyday wear. Numi uses TENCEL fabric which recycles and reuses water in the process. The garments are also manufactured locally in Toronto which minimizes carbon emissions and shipping impact.
SHOP IT: Numi, $220
Wearshop works with several Canadian vendors and local artisans to extend the life of end-of-leather-production rolls that would otherwise be discarded. The brand also produces in small batches to reduce waste, like with this belt bag crafted from Italian calf leather.
SHOP IT: Wearshop, $270
Proof that luxury beauty can still do good for the planet, U Beauty packages with FSC-certified paper, recycled, and recyclable plastic is used to create the bottles. The brand also ditches the single-use plastics, and features no solid microplastics or microbeads for their components.
SHOP IT: SSENSE, $190
This mini holiday set is sure to be a hit. It features minimal waste packaging, and Kiehl's proudly uses post-consumer recycled materials in 80% of the packages. Kiehl's also has a Recycle & Be Rewarded program where customers can return used product packaging to get points and a discount.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $25
Kérastase is dedicated to using sustainable materials, reducing water waste, and lowering its carbon footprint. From choosing ingredients with high biodegradability to manufacturing, Kérastase aims to pursue responsible luxury.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $81
Keep your eyes looking bright and refreshed with this rich eye cream from New Zealand-based brand Antipodes. Antipodes has a strict environmental sustainability policy from production, harvesting, to recyclable packaging, and only works with suppliers who have sustainable and organic farming practices.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $30