By Anna Griffin, Editor in Chief
You’re in love with a great guy and it’s Valentine’s Day, but what do you give him during this romantic season of hearts and flowers? As finding the perfect gift for a special man isn’t always easy, we put together a guide of our favorite, ethical brands that are as loving to the planet as they will be to your sweetheart. With kindness at the heart of their creation, your man will be feeling the love on Valentine's Day and long after.
Citizen Drive Watch
This monochrome watch featuring a black stainless steel bracelet and case, black dial and subtle blue accents, is water resistant and includes Citizen’s advanced Eco Drive technology, converting light to power it. A modern take on a bold classic, this watch will look good on any man’s wrist, adding an element of consciousness that is inherently stylish.
Ecoalf St Moritz Vest
A well-made, padded gilet is an essential in any man’s closet as an easy piece to throw on for a little extra warmth. This stylish St Moritz vest with its high neck and side pockets, is reversible and effortlessly light, vegan, produced with recycled plastic bottles, and PFC free. With a mission to be carbon neutral by 2030, Ecoalf has a heartfelt commitment to the environment purposefully built into every garment in their collection.
Everlane The Court Sneaker
A stylish sneaker looks as good with jeans as it does with a great suit. Designed for every destination and occasion, the versatile Court Sneaker is produced with recycled materials, less waste, less energy and less virgin plastic, and with a 100% carbon footprint offset through NativeEngery. With Everlane’s commitment to exceptional quality, ethical factories, and radical transparency, their clothing, footwear and accessories are as good as they look.
Évolué Skincare For Him
With Évolué’s commitment to exceptional quality and non-toxic ingredients, give the gift of a healthy, hydrated complexion. This Essential Men's Kit features three vital products that exfoliate, protect and moisturize. Soothing and calming, this high-performing, clean skincare kit improves complexion, safeguards skin from the irritating effects of shaving, and reduces the signs of aging.
Amy Digregorio Elio Street
Mala necklaces are strands of 108 beads and a guru bead, traditionally used for meditation and prayer. Designed with natural elements to send out dynamic energies and sacred meaning, the Elio Street Mala Necklace is crafted with wood, gemstones, and brass. Handmade by Amy Digregorio, this thoughtful piece is a beautiful accessory, as perfect for your man’s meditation and spiritual practice as it is his sense of ethical style.
PC: Amy Digregorio
Sword & Plough Signature Messenger Bag
Made in America with care for the planet, this Messenger Bag is the perfect grab-and-go for all of your man’s life essentials. Produced using repurposed, military, surplus materials, Sword & Plough is committed to a quadruple bottom line, which consists of social impact, environmental impact, purpose, and donating 10% of profit or 2% of revenue, whichever is greater, to veteran organizations.
PC: Sword & Plough
Casa Barranca Wines 2019 Marsanne
Farmed organically at Love Ranch Vineyard at an elevation of 1,350 ft, 35 miles south of Yosemite National Park, this light bodied wine features notes of ripe tropical flavors, and is exceptionally refreshing. Located in the heart of Ojai, CA, Casa Barranca Winery was the first certified organic winery in the Santa Barbara region, and has been dedicated to making quality, natural, pure and organic wine for over 25 years.
PC: Casa Barranca
Pact Brushed Zip Hoodie
A well-designed hoodie is a staple in any man's closet, adding stylish warmth to any outfit. This easy-going, Brushed Zip Hoodie is made from 100% buttery-soft organic cotton fleece, saving 96.5 gallons of water in its creation, and is Fair Trade Certified™. With a mission to build Earth’s Favorite™ Clothing Company, Pact manufactures all of its garments using organic cotton, partners with Fair Trade Certified™ factories, uses recycled and recyclable packaging materials, and offers shoppers the opportunity to offset the carbon footprint of their shipments.
Patagonia Fitz Roy Trout Trucker Hat
A great cap adds laid-back style to any look, especially when it’s ethically made. Featuring a brim made with Bureo’s fully traceable NetPlus® 100% recycled fishing nets, this classic mid-crown trucker hat features an organic cotton front, a polyester-mesh back, an adjustable snap closure, and is Fair Trade Certified™. Between the conscious creation of their garments to their activism on pressing environmental issues, Patagonia’s focus is to be in business to save our beautiful planet.
Klean Kanteen Hydration Kit
Good hydration is an essential component to wellness, and a quality, reusable water bottle is a must-have to stay healthily hydrated all day long. This Hydration Kit features a best-selling vacuum insulated 32 oz TKWide bottle to keep water ice cold for up to 66 hours, and a non-insulated, lightweight 27 oz Classic sport bottle for biking, hiking, and life on-the-go. Made with a chip-resistant Klean Coat finish that is environmentally safe, Klean Kanteen are 100% climate neutral in the manufacture and delivery of their products, and donate 1% of their gross sales to 1% For The Planet.
PC: Klean Kanteen