With so many people to shop for this holiday season, your best friend might just be the most important – how do you show her how much you care? One way to do it is by getting her a gift that is so much more special than just any old thing. In fact, buying her an ethical present will show her you are going the extra mile in supporting transparent fashion brands. If you need some ideas for what to get her, we’ve got you covered.
BKIND – We love this Canadian skincare brand because of their amazing cruelty-free, vegan line of lotions, balms, body scrubs and bath products. Everything is made sans animal byproducts or testing, and is packaged in recyclable containers. Plus if you live in the area, they make local deliveries by bike. With so many different natural scents, you’ll be certain to find something for your girl.
Loup & Co – Every item purchased from Loup & Co helps to care for a child in need. Partnering with charity Rafiki Mwema in Kenya, Loup & Co’s profits go to providing health care, therapy, education and much more for young girls who come from vulnerable households. Their line includes beautiful ethically made jewellery, scarves bags and throws, perfect for your best friend.
Naja – If you’re looking for a cheeky gift, look no further than Naja – a brand of intimates whose line includes eco-friendly fabrics made from recycled bottles, a low impact printing process, and employs women in the slums of Colombia. On top of that, they donate two percent of their revenues to local charities, and their brand seeks to empower women instead of objectifying them. The hardest part will just be picking!
SW Basics of Brooklyn – This minimalist and cruelty-free skincare brand is basic in the best possible way. Each of their products is made with five ingredients or less. SW Basics of Brooklyn only uses truly natural ingredients that are certified organic, fair trade or sourced from family farms. They’ve even committed to donating 5% of mask sales to the Keep a Breast organisation. Seriously pretty in pink.
Birch & Goldberry - This Texas-based vegan candle brand might just be the perfect gift for your best friend. These Southern-inspired candles are made with essential oils like lavender, magnolia, lemongrass and honeysuckle. Everything is handmade, and it's even packaged in gorgeous hand-painted and non-toxic wrapping paper. An easy choice for anyone's weekend R & R.