Ethical Holiday Guide (with Discounts!)

Able leather tote

Christmas Tree

(Our little locally grown French Christmas tree)


I’ve been volunteering with the UN virtually since I graduated from Cal, so for 2 years now.

I mainly translate documents from French to English and vice versa. One of my favorite projects has been for a NGO that empowers women in agriculture in Benin. It was there I learned this fact…

Women reinvest 80 percent of their income into their families, while men invest only 30 to 40 percent.

Umm. Is this not PROOF that we should be providing quality, uplifting jobs to women in 3rd world countries?


You may remember my Amazon Gift Guide

But here’s my   ETHICAL  Holiday  Gift  Guide…


Able leather tote

ABLE          20% off until Dec. 28

Are you a fan of Madewell? Well, this is a great alternative. They have buttery leather totes, wallets and clutches.

This business benefits the lives of women in Ethiopia, Peru, Mexico and the USA.


Thought Socks



You may know them by their old name, Brain Tree. But now you can call them Thought. They started as a sustainable ramie and hemp Men’s t-shirt line in Australia. They’ve since hopped up to the UK and have expanded a lot! Check them out using the BANNER ^^




Nisolo          $35 off

Intentionally designed. Ethically Made. Fairly Priced. They foster relationships with ethical factories and take a direct-to-consumer approach so they can offer a fair price to you while ensuring producers in their supply chain are offered beyond fair trade wages, benefits, & a healthy working environment.




Pact          20% off

Organic cotton pieces. NO toxic dies or pesticides are used in the materials that go into their clothing. So, you can rest easy knowing that you’re not putting any gross stuff on your skin—or your family’s skin.



Garmentory         $20 off your first purchase

Indie Boutiques & Emerging Designers, From Their Racks To Your Closet. 500+ boutiques. 3,000+ emerging and contemporary designers. VERY similar to Reformation









Zady          $25 off purchase of $100 or more

Previewing their Inspired by Emma Watson Collectionbecause DUH.  Zady says fast fashion is a systemic issue. & they’re not afraid of that. They’re building a company that proves there is a better way. Making clothes what they should be: Clothes that fit. Clothes that feel great. Pieces that inspire.



Voilà, some of my fave sustainable shops that aren’t Everlane or Tom’s.




10 Replies to “Ethical Holiday Guide (with Discounts!)”

  1. jenniferlynncallahan says: Reply

    I absolutely love that tote from Able! Looks exactly like the Madewell one. Will also have to check out Pact — love the transparency of their brand. Thanks for highlighting these brands!

    1. Yes, of course! I have a code until Dec. 28, so then you can save a little $$. But even if you buy later, it’s great to know the ethics of the company are golden. So glad I could share these brands!

  2. This is a great gift guide! I definitely love that purse and love that it’s ethical even more.

    1. Thanks! So glad I could share these with you

  3. Seriously love this idea for a post! It can be so hard to find gifts like this without doing tons of research on your own.

    1. Right! And once you find companies you love, you’ve gotta share!

  4. This is so amazing! I never thought of this. Thank you so much for sharing. We should all be thinking about what is ethical in our gift shopping, especially at this time of year.

    1. So glad you share my perspective on this & I hope you found some goodies for the holidays!

  5. This is THE best gift guide I have seen. My friends are asking for my birthday wishlist so I might just send them a few things from here. Thank you!


    1. So glad you enjoyed it! Yes, This is basically my wishlist too! Everything from these brands are SO GOOD. I’m hoping for some more organic cotton basics and a new leather bag.

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