Looking for an eco + ethical gift for mom, girlfriend, or bestie? This guide includes our fav sustainable and/or ethically-made brands including skincare, clothing, home décor and more!
Read on for gift ideas that are kind to people AND planet.
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Treat your loved one to organic, natural skincare that's kind to her body + the planet.
Based in Toronto, Canada, So Supple Organics handmade skin & hair care utilizes ancient Afro-Caribbean beauty recipes and organic herbs. Their motto is "simple & natural is better." And for those with sensitive skin: So Supple's facial skincare is all totally fragrance-free!
Also based in Toronto is Matter Company, founded by therapeutic herbalist Denise Williams. Her products are crafted in small batches, using 24-hour infusion techniques to extract all the valuable vitamins & minerals from the herbs she works with. They also carry a Baby line perfect for the new moms in your life!
Originally created by a loving mom looking to sooth her daughter's eczema, Satya Organics specializes in fragrance-and-steroid-free products. Made from 5 simple ingredients, Satya is an effective anti-inflammatory and treats dry, cracked skin - basically, it's the perfect Christmas gift! Plus, it's versatile: use on anything from lips, to cuticles, to burns, to psoriasis.
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Give the gift of eco + ethical fashion this season. Bonus: every time she pulls on her pieces, she'll be reminded of you!
4. Anne Mulaire
An Indigenous-owned company based in Treaty 1/Winnipeg, Anne Mulaire focuses on slow, sustainable styles including leggings, sweaters, sleepwear, and more. Every piece is made-to-order to avoid waste, and their zero-waste collection utilizes leftover textiles that would otherwise go to landfull. Their heritage collection features artwork by Métis artist and elder David Albert.
5. Miik Inc.
After seeing firsthand the deplorable conditions of garment factories in Bangladesh, TAMGA founders resolved to create a brand built on dignified working conditions for everyone. They specialize in vibrant colours and patterns utilizing sustainable fabrics and dyes. Treat the special lady in your life to a dreamy, flowy dress or a bright scrunchie!
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Be kind to your most delicate skin with comfy + breathable undies
7. Azura Bay
Oh hey, it's us! We are so excited to launch our new organic cotton lingerie line, designed and made here in Treaty 1/Winnipeg! Our underwire-free bralette has removable padding, and pairs perfectly with the organic cotton thong or bikini. Wrap all your gifts in our reusable tote bag - the perfect gift for any conscious shopper!
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Made from recycled plastic bottles, Avre footwear is comfy, versatile, and trendy. They have supportive walking shoes, chunky heel sneakers, and simple slip-ons. Check out their new BLOOM insoles, made from harmful algae that would otherwise harm our waterways.
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9. Berg + Betts
Berg + Betts believes you shouldn't have to sacrifice style for sustainability. They craft their (gorgeous!) timepieces using scrap leather that would otherwise go to waste. All their items are assembled & designed in Canada, and their watch parts are ethically-crafted in Dongguan, near Hong Kong. Bonus: these timeless, lifelong pieces are affordable!
10. Tish Jewelry
Lateisha Brown, founder of Tish, creates simple jewelry designed to accent + enhance a woman's beauty, never distracting from it. She handmakes her jewelry in her Calgary studio (soon to be relocated to Ontario!). Slip some delicate earrings or a chunky ring into your loved one's stocking, or get a gift card for the person who's impossible to shop for.
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For the sustainably-minded homebody.
Prairie Breeze weds beauty + function with their quality-crafted brooms, brushes, and household essentials. Made by Winnipeg-based broomsquire (the official term for "broom-maker") Amina Haswell, each broom and brush is a functional piece of art made to last. Find a classic piece in their Artisan Broom Collection, or treat your loved one to a handmade exfoliating body brush.
12. Sample Haus
Artist Diana Adams creates one-of-a-kind artwork, pottery, and accessories from upcycled interior design waste and discontinued marketing samples. While working as an interior designer, Adams was appalled by the waste in the industry, and decided to create art from upcycled design materials. The perfect gift for the planet-loving, low-waste lady in your life.
Founded by - you guessed it - two sisters, this company specializes in natural skin, bath, and home care products. Using plant-based ingredients and sustainable packaging, they are on a mission to make everything from cosmetics to hair care to cleaning products healthier for people and planet.
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14. My Body Winnipeg
My Body is Winnipeg's first body-inclusive fitness & nutrition company. They offer online and in-person group fitness classes, yoga, and holistic nutrition services, all in a diet-culture, body-shaming-free zone. Their mission is to create a safe space for ALL bodies to find joyful movement!
A gift for the Winnipeg locals. Treat your favorite lady to a facial, mani-pedi, or a hot stone massage. If you're not sure what to choose, they also have gift cards available. Not in Winnipeg? Browse their selection of Huna Skincare.