Mother's Day Sustainable Gift Guide
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and if you're stressing about what to get mom this year, don’t worry. We have gathered some of our favorite sustainable and ethical brands that produce high-quality and eco-friendly collections.
If you’re searching for the perfect gift for mom, your wife, sister or friend, you’re in the right place. Get that special woman in your life something she will love, while minimizing industry carbon footprint.
Shoes & Clothing
AVRE is a California born start-up company that began with the idea of wanting to create eco-conscious footwear with elevated designs. At AVRE you will find the perfect for shoes for that mom on the go who transitions from working out, picking up kids from school and taking time for herself. AVRE has a goal to remind people that manufacturing shoes responsibly and sustainably are possible without sacrificing style, comfort, and durability. Each AVRE shoe is made with PET plastic fibers using approximately 8-10 water bottles to create each pair with 10% of profit going to Girls in Global Tech and Oceana.
Girlfriend collective is an activewear brand known for its compressive leggings. Each pair of their leggings is created with 25 recycled post-consumer water bottles. The leggings are described as “buttery soft” and loved for their exceptional quality. At Girlfriend collective you will find sports bras, pocket leggings, shorts, a maternity collection and much more! In addition to the brand using recycled materials, their packaging is 100% recycled and recyclable.
Based in downtown Los Angeles, Reformation is known for being one of the top sustainable fashion brands that focuses on creating effortless silhouettes that celebrate the feminine figure. You will find thousands of different pieces from basics, to statement pieces. They recycle or donate textile scraps whenever possible and zero waste is their goal. Some of their packaging bags are 100% compostable bags made of bio-based materials. Reformation is definitely the place to shop to upgrade Mom’s closet.
Soko is a woman-led ethical jewelry brand driven by social impact. As a certified B-Corp, they strategically balance purpose with profit and take a sustainable approach to their business. Soko’s pieces are handcrafted in Kenya using traditional techniques. You can typically find organic shapes, bends and classy sleek shapes. If you’re looking for quality everyday jewelry pieces, Soko, is the brand for you.
Analuisa creates jewelry that doesn’t come at Earth’s expense. Instead of gold mining, they give existing gold a beautiful second life by using 100% recycled gold for all their beautiful pieces. The materials they use are of the highest quality, such that the Sterling Silver is 92.5% pure silver, the highest standard in fine jewelry. In addition, diamonds are sustainably grown and the gold plated brass is done in-house to avoid doubtful working conditions.
Skin Care & Beauty
Drawing inspiration from the ocean, sun, earth and atmosphere, OSEA was created with a singular intention in mind – to deliver your best skin with the highest quality ingredients. The Ocean Cleanser is their best seller and loved by many in the skin care community with their serums and moisturizers being equally as amazing.
They aim to minimize their impact by bottling their products in recyclable glass and eliminating the use of synthetic ingredients that harm the ecosystem. All OSEA products are PETA vegan certified and Leaping Bunny cruelty-free certified.
Smart safe beauty is what Paula’s Choice is all about. Under each product Paula’s Choice explains the research and defines what you need to know about the product citing exact studies and sources. You will find the perfect product for all of your skin necessities from kits for specific skin problems, boosters, hair care and make up! Paula’s Choice is committed to reducing the carbon footprint and seeking sustainable ingredients. Paula’s Choice is partnered with TerraCycle to collect and recycle every empty product recyclable packaging.
All of Paula’s Choice products are Leaping Bunny certified.