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Christmas and the holiday season are just around the corner and will be here before you know it! If you’ve got style-conscious vegans (and non-vegans) on your holiday gift list, then we recommend checking out the ethical and sustainable online store Made Trade. Made Trade helps you discover thoughtful, beautiful consciously-made products that your gift recipients are sure to love. Made Trade’s shipping is also 100% carbon neutral, offset through the purchasing of carbon credits. They’re also a member of the environmental organization 1% for the Planet and Made Trade donates 1% of every purchase to Fibershed, a nonprofit using regenerative farming practices to support carbon negative, climate-positive clothing research and production.
Without further ado, below are our picks for holiday gifts for the stylish vegans in your life. For more ideas, check out Made Trade’s Vegan Gifts Collection.
Handcrafted and slow-made from natural and locally sourced materials by AOK Supply in Portland, Oregon, this little earth-toned stoneware ceramic teacup is perfect for any tea and coffee drinker. Made in the USA by employees paid living wages, it features a loop handle, food-safe glaze, and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
The oversized stone clip is a playful take on a laundry clip to be used as a paperweight, a wall hook, or an ornamental. Artisans make the clips in Peru in a range of stones making no two clips the same. The brand behind these gorgeous clips is D.A.R. Proyectos; they work with the Peruvian artisans to strengthen the creative and economic potential of their cultural traditions and heritage techniques. This gift is full of character and is something you know the recipient may not purchase themselves but would love to receive as a gift.
Nothing brings people together quite like food, and if your gift recipient enjoys whipping up mouth-watering plant-based delights or enjoys entertaining, this 100% reclaimed hardwood chef’s board is the perfect gift. Use it as a chopping board or as a stylish platter to create an epic spread. Vegan cheese, anyone?
Mbare’s wine cooler decanter is a design winner, a decanter that features a pocket for ice to chill your favorite drop. For 20 years, the brand has been working with artisans across Africa to make beautiful glassware from recycled glass, financially supporting more than 2000 local artisans in the process.
Named after the Kinyarwanda word for sun, these bowls are fair trade certified and sustainably handcrafted by female-owned artisan cooperatives all across Rwanda. Each bowl is made from natural and renewable sisal fibers and forest grasses that grow abundantly in this region of the world. Use as the perfect jewelry bowl or a place for your keys at the front door. You can also use it as a fruit bowl or an ornamental piece to hang on your wall.
Let’s face it, everyone loves linen, and this unisex linen scarf is no exception. Handwoven in Nepal, it is made from ethically sourced natural yarns and textiles and features eco-friendly dyes. Studio Variously, the maker of this luxurious scarf, employs third and fourth-generation artisan weavers, dryers, and printers to handcraft their products. The neutral charcoal color and breathable linen make this scarf a sure win to gift any loved one, friend, or colleague.
These unisex house slippers are made from recycled cotton and are crafted by artisans using centuries-old techniques. The slippers are a modern take on the traditional South Asian jutti, a symmetrical shoe with no left or right, and molds to any foot. Each pair takes roughly eight hours to make. The brand behind these beautiful slippers, ONE432, donates one dollar to their female artisans in Pakistan and education programs for underprivileged children for every dollar earned by their artisan – this is on top of their paid salaries! These slippers are so beautiful that you may need to get a pair for yourself too!
This botanical hoodie is a cozy gift that comes in a range of colors to suit any taste (we love the sandy Heather color!). The brand is based solely in the United States and uses sustainable American grown cotton dyed with all-natural plant-based dyes. All garments are sewn locally in Los Angeles. The hoodie’s classic seasonless style means it will transcend trends, so you can wear it year in and year out without missing a style beat.
This unisex robe is super chic, a modern yet relaxed style inspired by traditional towels used in Turkish hammams (a steam place or public bath), and is made with 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton. Coyuchi is heavily committed to sustainability initiatives: water recycling, reducing waste, and using renewable energy across its supply chain. They are also a member of Textile Exchange and have been a proud supporter of the Chetna Organic Farming Cooperative for the past ten years.
Another incredible product by Coyuchi is this reversible blanket that’s woven in Germany using soft organic cotton and chenille, making it the ideal winter present. This blanket works perfectly as a lounge throw or an extra blanket, and given that it’s machine washable, we think it’s kid-friendly too!
These are just a fraction of the beautiful cruelty-free gifts to be found on Made Trade — to browse their impressive and unique vegan gift collection, visit their website here.
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All images via Made Trade.