The creation of these hats was a super loved up story which I gushed about around this time last year on my blog, they’re made of super soft undyed cashmere - I haven’t updated the images but there is a rasta version and a bobble free version of the men’s hats as well. They’re good ones for fussy hat wearers in cold climates, I force them on everyone I know!
ECO HOW? Handmade in England from the soft undercoat of a unique flock of goats bread on a farm in Devon where the fibres are treated with as much care as the rare animals who produce them. 25% of each sale goes to a charity of the customer’s choice. An additional 10% is invested in a Kive.org entrepreneur.
I bought these for my husfriend last Christmas and I swear they haven't left his head area since, the 'chord free' option keeps big ole boys like him from getting tangled while running or working out, he uses them to listen to podcasts while cooking, pumped up jams while road trippin' and just about everything in between. I got myself a pair of their earbuds which worked like wonders until they got caught in the rain!
ECO HOW? If you have a need for headphones, you probably like music, and therefore probably know this name. Bob's relatives created a company called House of Marley with a full line of over, on and in ear headphones made form sustainable materials and FSC certified woods. To top all that goodness off your purchases support the 1LOVE foundation which is dedicated to giving back through charities that empower individuals to take action for sustainable and responsible living.
Most dudes I know are not the most graceful of fellas, my husfriend alone has gone through numerous pairs of plastic sunglasses primarily due to bad storage choices or the ocean, so sunglasses made 20x stronger than plastic which come with a lifetime warranty on top of being eco friendly, floatable, and dang nice are huge selling points for me.
They make their glasses from ten layers of carefully layered, cross woven and forged together eco friendly bamboo. In addition to their environmental commitments, they have also partnered with Optometry Giving Sight so that each pair of sunglasses purchased give the gift of vision to someone in need.
BUY IT HERE: http://wearpanda.com/collections/all
There are tons of men’s clothing brands that are amazing, I could feature quite a few here but I’m going to go with Outerknown as it has a grander selection of choices. It is a partnership between surfer Kelly Slater’s and menswear designer John Moore and they make some pretty nice threads for the gentleman of the world.
ECO HOW? They have partnered with the Fair Labor Association to ensure they are upheld in protecting and promoting working conditions along their supply change, they’ve also partnered with Bluesign, which eliminates harmful substances from the beginning of the manufacturing process where the biggest environmental impact is made. They use products such as ECONYL (made of continuously recyclable fishing nets) and Hemp Organic Cotton, amongst other sustainable sources.
BUY IT HERE: http://www.outerknown.com/
I’ve been eyeing these watches up myself since I discovered them on instagram. They’re represented by the same eco agency as me in Australia and I’m committed to supporting my fellow eco-smart entrepreneurs, their beautiful watches epitomize sophisticated sustainability
ECO HOW? Each WeWood watch is made from recycled and reclaimed timber including Indian rosewood, mahogany, coffee tree and teak, each with different healing properties and meanings. The company has teamed up with ‘American Forests’ and ‘Trees for the Future’, and ‘Conservation Volunteers’ to plant one tree for every watch sold.
Buy It Here: http://www.we-wood.com.au/collections/mens-watches
Socks might be a cop out gift, but these ones are not as they’re quite literally the gift that keeps on giving.
ECO HOW? They’re crafted from high quality organic cotton and made with reinforced heals and toes for durability. They’re also produced with a fairtrade certificate so they’re ethical as well. To top up their goodness each sock supports a cause: Trees for the Future, UNAIDS, Action Against Hunger and Room to Read.
Bad ass shoes for any dude regardless of style preference with their premium quality products made with a lifetime warranty.
ECO HOW? Oliberté is a sustainable brand supporting workers’ rights in sub-Saharan Africa. They were the worlds FIRST Fair Trade Certified™ footwear manufacturing factory. They source locally and use sustainable eco-friendly materials and also provide a recycling program with their three-way shipping policy.
BUY THEM HERE: https://www.oliberte.com/men
* I have just started the process of making a list of all my favourite eco brands, you can click through here or visit any time by clicking on the ECO BUDDIES link at the top of the page.