Shopping for the ethical fashionista is a tall order.
What do you get someone who loves to look their best, is very particular about their style and only supports brands that have strong values when it comes to ethically and sustainably produced goods?
Can you even tick off all the boxes and get her the perfect gift?
Your girl’s got you.
I included 10 different gifts an ethical fashionista will love in this post to help you get her something that fits her values that she’ll appreciate and use forever.
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10 Gifts an ethical fashionista will love you for
1. Her own personal lookbook
Every fashionista should create her own lookbook. When you have your own lookbook you know exactly what’s in your closet, how many outfits you have and you can pinpoint your style.
It’s a great tool for practicing ethical fashion because she’ll know exactly what her wardrobe needs for that wow factor, giving her the confidence to buy sustainably.
The Ethical Fashionista Lookbook Guide and Template will show her how to create a lookbook and easily organize it on her phone all in one place. No design skills needed.
It’s a labour of love that I created to make every ethical fashionista’s life easier.
2. Statement sunglasses that give back
You can’t go wrong with sunglasses. They’re functional and complete any outfit. In fact, the only sunglasses I use are ones that I received as a Christmas gift years ago.
Pala Eyewear pulls out all the stops when it comes to sustainable eyewear. Not only do they have beautiful designs, their sunglasses are made with 100% plant-based, biodegradable materials that are vegan and cruelty-free.
For every pair of sunglasses they sell, they provide grants to eye-care programmes in Africa, restoring vision to those in need.
They also partner with a Ghanian NGO to weave their unique sunglass cases from recycled plastic.
Good for the planet and the people, it’s the only sunglasses she’ll ever need.
3. Handcrafted ethical jewelry
There’s something about gifting jewelry that just makes the sentiment more special. I’m not big on jewelry, but I make a point of wearing the pieces gifted to me by my friends and family.
If you’re looking for something really special to give the ethical fashionista in your life, ethical jewelry is the way to go. She’ll always be wearing something that reminds her of you. And her pieces will have a positive impact.
Made Trade believes in putting people and the planet first by hand-selecting only the most ethically-made goods that are beautifully designed and use sustainable materials.
All of their products adhere to at least one of their seven core values. So you can shop according to the values you deem most important.
4. A timeless vegan watch
Even though you can use your phone to tell the time, wearing a watch makes you look elegant and put-together. Definitely something an ethical fashionista would love.
Dan & Méz is a brand that not only cares about quality but the state of the environment and its people too.
Their unique, modern designs are assembled by hand and the straps are made with recycled pineapple leather. All of their employees receive a fair wage and access to great working conditions.
Your purchase will also save 10 trees, preserving the rainforest.
They have a design for every taste and style.
5. A stylish certified sustainable bag
Whether it’s a clutch, backpack or handbag, it makes a useful gift that your loved one will appreciate. And when that bag is made with vegan leather, it’s a versatile piece that matches any outfit.
Corkor’s beautiful vegan bags are handmade in Portugal by local artisans. The materials they use are certified sustainable cork that they harvest responsibly, ensuring the protection of the oak forests.
They have a bag for every occassion and lifestyle.
All of Corkor’s products are made to be durable and last a lifetime.
6. A chic environmentally responsible belt
No matter her style, any ethical fashionista can make use of a belt. Even if she only wears dresses, a belt can make her outfit pop. Nothing looks better than vegan leather.
Corkor has some stunning belts too. And they come in three different colours to suit every style. All of their products are lightweight so they won’t weigh you down.
They use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes and all of their products are made to order using traditional craftsmanship. No piece of theirs is ever truly the same as another.
7. A beautifully designed, biodegradable phone case
One accessory that we all have with us constantly is our phones. And what better way to elevate your loved one’s style than with an on-point phone case.
Pela Case has one goal: to create a waste-free future. Their gorgeous phone cases are designed using a biodegradable alternative to plastic, making sure no product of theirs ever creates waste.
But they don’t stop there. They measure all of the carbon they emit each year and offset it by purchasing carbon credits. And they’re helping other manufacturers switch to renewable energy.
Not only are they creatively designed, their phone cases are so protective that you can drop your phone from 4 feet onto concrete and nothing will happen to it.
8. Versatile, sustainably manufactured shoes
Sneakers have been all the rave for years now. They’re stylish, versatile and comfy. But what’s better than just any old sneaker? A sneaker that’s waterproof, breathable and lightweight.
Vessi Footwear is a sneaker brand that has amazing design without all the nasty practices. They’re 100% vegan, cruelty-free and they have reduced their production carbon emissions by 600%.
If the ethical fashionista in your life needs a shoe that she can wear anytime, anywhere, now’s your chance to get her what she wants.
9. Her choice of ethical and sustainable fashion pieces
If your ethical fashionista is super particular about her style and what she wants, why not get her a gift card to one of the brands I mentioned above. After all, a picky fashionista’s perfect gift is the one she chose herself.
It takes the pressure off of you and gives her a wide variety to choose from to complete her ethical closet.
10. A book that will give her an in-depth education about sustainable fashion
One gift that’s perfect for an ethical fashionista is the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the ethical fashion industry.
It shows her you understand her passion, something she’ll really appreciate.
If you live in the UK, Hive Books has a wide selection of books on ethical fashion to choose from depending on your loved one’s interests.
I recommend Magnifeco: Your Head-To-Toe Guide To Ethical Fashion And Non-Toxic Beauty by Kate Black.
In this guide, Kate assesses non-toxic beauty and ethical fashion and talks about the various ways we can make better decisions. It’s a complete guide that will help any ethical fashionista on her journey.
What’s even better, Hive supports independent bookstores by giving a percentage of each sale to a bookstore of your choice.
And there you have it. 10 Unique gifts an ethical fashionista will love. I hope this post was helpful for you and that you found a gift that your loved one will go crazy for.
Let me know in the comments what you got and if you have any other suggestions.
Cheers for now,
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