Father’s Day has come around again and we believed you would probably be looking for some eco-friendly and ethical gifts for your dad! Whether he is into fashion accessories, travel and tech gadgets, home decoration or products that will get him right into the zero waste lifestyle… At Ourgoodbrands we have created the most extensive eco-friendly and ethical Father’s Day gift guide for this 2019!
We know your dad, papa or hubby secretly loves the smell of a nice beauty product, a perfect shave or having a stunning ethical wardrobe. He is now ready to bring eco-friendly and ethically made options into his life (as we all do!). The truth is that gifts for dad are always a bit hard to find, especially when every year he says the same thing: “you don’t need to get me anything”! Well, we know that he is the minimalistic kind of guy, so this is why we bring you 45 options of eco-friendly and ethical father’s gifts in this guide for Father’s Day 2019!
When you choose to buy with one good brand, from a social enterprise you are connecting with a more authentic way of living, you make his soul happy every time he uses that gift you made on Father’s day. Make it meaningful and give him the same joy he brings to your life! Instead of going in the high street and getting the typical, commercial and stereotypical products “made for Dad”, make sure you pick any of these 45 eco-friendly and ethical father’s gifts in this 2019 guide we have prepared that will put a BIG smile in your dad’s face!
Sneak peek of the Eco-Friendly & Ethical Father’s Day Gift Guide for this 2019
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Fashion Accessories Ethical Father’s Day gifts
WeWood. When planting a tree is a matter of time
The eco-friendly sustainable watch that is not only made of recycled scrap-wood but the only one that plants a tree every time you buy a watch. WeWood also uses corn resin, organic cotton, cork and bamboo. 100% natural and sustainable wood watch brand. Now they also have a range of wood sunglasses. Why not get your father ready for the summer?!
4Ocean. When jewellery’s purpose is saving the oceans
4Ocean’s has a unique mission getting the oceans and the coastlines clean. If your dad is also one of these ecowarriors passionate about oceans and marine life, then he’ll be really into having one of these bracelets. Get him to support the movement by buying a bracelet because for each purchase we will help to remove 1 pound of trash.
Sail recycled backpack. For ocean lovers!
Deriva it’s a story of love for the ocean that still remains after generations. The most innovative backpacks using 3D technology coming from Spain. They are producers of sail recycled backpacks and raincoats.
A brand of backpacks supporting lemurs conservation in Madagascar
Lemurs are a small primate native to the island of Madagascar. These adorable little creatures are one of the most endangered animals on Earth due to illegal deforestation and other practices. 15% of all profits from the handmade Lemur Bags goes straight to organisations supporting lemur conservation projects.
Your father will smash it with this hip reversible and recycled plastic backpack
23 recycled plastic bottles made this backpack. From their headquarters in California, the guys of 8hz have started strong! Their collaboration with Saber, one of the most well-known graffiti artists in the USA, has brought you a reversible bag with a great design. Functional, whether you travel or you decide to use the recycled plastic backpack every day, carry your impact and beat 8hz.
Arture, Vegan & minimalistic luxurious cork and hemp accessories
From bark to a bag, this brand makes a choice of sustainable materials, well-designed and made to last. Natural vegan options are coming to stay, and with brands like Arture, they are made to last. Its cork and hemp accessories pay tribute to nature, art, design, and animals. For each bag, you support the love for them.
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Organic Basics. Probably the world’s most tech-advanced organic cotton underwear
Basically, Better Made. Consciously created. Designed to last. As you may have realised, underwear is generally overpriced, and yet it has a very poor life cycle. You wear it, washed it and not much later you just throw it into the rubbish, of course, ending up in the landfill. Frustrating yeah! So we will put it very basic this time: Organic basics is antibacterial and odourless underwear that will allow you to wear more and wash less, which is better for you and the environment.
Cali Life Co. Eco-art wooden sophisticated accessories
Cali Life Co. is a high-quality, eco-friendly accessory brand to use in everyday life, for sunny days in California to sophisticated events and everything in between! The sunglasses and watches are created by artists in limited editions to keep uniqueness swirling. These wooden flawless collections are FDA Certified Sustainable Woods, plant-based PVC-free plastic – no chipping or fading, but extremely lightweight & comfortable! The raw beauty of wood is Cali Life Co.
Felvarrom Handmade & Up-cycled bicycle tires accessories
This autodidact entrepreneur went from cycling Budapest to converting the bicycle tires into belts, wallets and coin holders, pencil cases, trousers strips and toiletry bags. Today Felvarrom has become kind of the “bicycle tires recycler” in the city, as they say, “one man’s trash is another’s treasure”. So far they this brand has saved from landfill over 25,000 inner tubes, 19,500 tires and 18 tons of metal. Get to know the whole story of this unique brand and the man that tire by tire has made an incredible impact!
Toms shoes, bags or backpacks and eyewear!
TOMS is one of the first social enterprises, and now it does not just have the line of shoes but also backpacks, bags, eyewear and even coffee. Want to contribute to a larger mission with an ethical gift for father’s day?
Cuemars, green minimalism fashion & accessories supporting local
designers Cuemars is a highly creative local UK brand which combines the finest contemporary homeware with the passion of nature. The goal is to provide well designed and durable accessories and lifestyle goods for your home under the philosophy “buy less, buy better”. A unique range of functional and design home décor and accessories that lasts a lifetime.
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Rue Rangoli Upcycled design creations made out of garbage treasures empowering artisans
Rue Rangoli has created a circular economic business model turning used products into wealth while training craftsmen and designers from fragile or excluded backgrounds to bring out their creativity allowing them to live off their talent. The range of products goes as far as your imagination, using innovative materials such as tyre tubes, newspapers, felt and even elephant dung! Promise it doesn’t smell, in fact, it’s considered one of the favourites in the upcycled zero waste range. The impact goes beyond their socially responsible business… find out about Rue Rangoli’s measurable positive impact and say YES to upcycled creations!
Clothing Ethical Father’s Day gifts
EcoALF. Turning plastic bottle trash from the ocean into high-quality fashion
The brand EcoAlf is the one that should be on the top rating of sustainability. Made out of 100% recycled plastic materials to produce high-quality fashion; but most important of all, it uses the recycled plastic trash collected from the oceans.
Patagonia, activewear with a environmental caring culture
If you were born for adventures and hiking, we are sure you would care about nature. And most likely you would try to protect the environment. By getting fair trade outdoor clothing for example? Learn about all the initiatives that Patagonia is kicking in.
Life-saving marine mission. Sandcloud.
Sandcloud founders see the value in their ocean. They created a fashion brand that donates 10% of the profits to save marine life. Shop beautiful towels, t-shirts, hoodies & accessories.
Fundamentals for your father. A sustainable fashion brand for men in the heart of England
We all know how expensive clothes shopping can be. You can end up spending ridiculous amounts and not even realise! So, wouldn’t it be great if we all knew about a sustainable fashion brand that is not only eco-friendly but is available at an affordable price?
AndAgain, the jeans with a new twist. Vintage, hand-made, exclusive and sustainable.
AndAgain proves that deadstock fabrics are the best way to create unique designs that empower consumers with choice individualism. The most exclusive denim pieces for sustainable fashion lovers.
LOST SHAPES | Bold and original hand printed sustainable clothing
Optimistic jumpers and t-shirts with a retro style and a healthy dose of irony. The designs are timeless, handmade with vegan inks that last for long. LOST SHAPES is thoughtful, creative design, with an honest upbringing of wholesome crafts, having a good time in the party world of fashion.
Where Does It Come From? A transparent label of quality pieces to treasure
As the name Where Does It Come From? says, the transparency is the very core of this social entrepreneurial brand, right from the label: each garment comes with a code so the customer can explore its creative journey. Through these stories the brand connects people with their products, so we become more conscious in our shopping and life choices. Whereas collaborations are key, they have now partnered with Proudly Made in Africa and two social enterprises in the region to create fabrics from scratch and launch a new collection of eco-friendly and digital printed African tunics.
The vivacious African culture in these organic cotton garments
Xoomba is not just committed to using organic and fair trade certified cotton, but also to grow it and develop an infrastructure in Burkina with cotton plantations. There, small teams of dyers, weavers, designers and tailors are making these garments that will make you want to dance! Xoomba’s research has found about a non-toxic pre-treatment of the cotton to achieve optimal dye exhaustion. Challenges and also many successes around this brand of organic cotton garments to make organic fashion happening in West Africa.
Design your clothes with Doc Cotton. Sustainably. Affordably. Print-y.
If your dad is also fed up with mass-produced fast-fashion, Doc Cotton comes with the technology for you to design your clothes in the most print-full way! Organically and sustainably sourced in the UK and handmade with just organic cotton and 3D printing. This brand is on a mission to personalise the nation’s wardrobe, creating affordable, customised and sustainable clothing. Individuality. Independence. Innovation. Because bespoke sustainable printed garments are a growing trend in our ethical world!
Exotic destinations and eco-materials to find the Common Texture
Embrace the beauty in the handcrafted with this intrepid collection homewares, accessories & travel goods. The goal of this brand is to empower artisans and keep age-old skills alive for generations to come. Common Texture is also a showcase of natural and environmentally friendly fibres: linen, banana fibre, cotton, wood and leather. What definitely is not “Common” is to see a brand integrating so many concepts at once: eco-materials, minimalism, long lifecycle, zero-waste, up-cycling, fair trade and handcrafting.
Zero Waste Ethical Father’s Day gifts
Frank Green, the technologic BYO reusables
This well-known brand brings you a collection of BYO reusable water bottle and coffee cups. For sure an indispensable solution that will make your dad’s zero waste journey so much easier
Keep Cup. Design the perfect coffee cup for your dad to love!
You can answer yourself to that question with Keep Cup, as you will be able to track your impact! And what a wonderful feeling is to an eco coffee cup designed by you? Hundreds of options available, find the best match for you, and your buddies!
Swivlit is the most versatile and convenient lunch box
Swivlit is not just a lunch box. It is revolutionising food on-the-go. To Heat. Keep. Eat. It is an ergonomic-fancy-trendy simple but innovative multifunctional cooking and eating pod. With a striking aesthetic and impressive functionality, we share with you all of its advantages. Are 10 reasons enough to make you believe this brand brings you the most revolutionary lunch box on the market?
Ditching Plastic with this Zero Waste Eco-store!
Biome is a BCorp certified Eco-store devoted to plastic-free, zero-waste and sustainable… from eco-friendly kitchen products to reduce single-use waste in your bathroom, your home and moving towards a zero waste living. This Australian based zero waste eco store if focused on selling products that are safe for you and our planet, with honest labelling and high ethically made standards! BIOME features: Vegan · Palm Oil Free · Toxin Free · Cruelty-Free · Zero Waste · No exploitation
Travel Ethical Father’s Day gifts
Goose boards. Cruising with wooden skateboards that are made from rubbish wood
Like a “phoenix from the trashes” Goose Boards was born. Goose Boards are upcycled, handmade, custom-made cruiser skateboards from something that was seemingly throw-away-able… These upcycled longboards are designed as a functional piece of art, for those who want to enjoy “being free”. Ideal if you want to skate combining performance and fun, the Goose boards are beautiful wooden with invisible grip and soft wheels to roll like butter. Because “imagination should be taken seriously” we’ll let you goose around with this magic wooden brand!
The impact of ecotourism and ethical itineraries with Jumbari Family Safaris
Jumbari Safaris is a social & eco-enterprise that is right in the ground exploring the immensity of Africa. Only this way they are able to offer expert travel advice and create tailor-made family safaris. And as extraordinary as Africa can be, its ecosystems are also delicate. This is why Jambari Family Safaris is taken full responsibility to deliver ecotourism experiences that also uplifting local communities through job creation, training programmes, as well as active involvement in the protection of endangered species. From arrival to departure, Jumbari is ready to set you up with the most eco-responsible family safari. Experiential, Tailor-made, Eco-responsible, Family-friendly. The best of Southern & East Africa’s wildlife. Promise it’s ecotourism as its best!
Indoor and Outdoor Portable Recycled Mat
These recycled mats are ideal for road trips, go camping, or decorate home. With this recycled mat, your father will want to find a quiet spot, surrounded by nature, taking time out from the hustle and bustle of the day… Whether he’s kicking back and taking some time out of off to the park for a big family outing, this outdoor mat is lightweight, easy clean and comfy. Celebrating life, family, culture, colourfully & creatively. Seriously portable mats – for when life is too busy to slow down!
Bottle with a water filter straw for your father’s daily adventures!
It all started with the issue of safe water, which should never be an issue! The first filter was developed to remove worm Guinea worm larvae from the water it was contaminating. Once they had the technology in place, LifeStraw created a product that could filter out virtually all of the microbiological contaminants that make water unsafe to drink. Today, LifeStraw is used in water products and projects in more than 64 countries around the world… If your father travels to the most remote places, this straw is probably the most important item to carry!
Fish friendly bamboo straws. Yourstraw.
Bamboo straws are a must have for travellers and sustainable lifestyle goers. These straws won’t leach toxins into your drink. They won’t choke our whales or get lodged in the nostril of a sea-turtle. They will make your father’s juice, smoothie, coconut or cocktail look like it is wearing salty beach hair, a tropical tan and a lazy holiday grin. Perfect zero waste complement for the summer!
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Operation Groundswell to be part of a volunteering community and backpacking with a purpose!
Is your father an adventurer? You think he’d love to have a unique experience by joining a volunteering program, and you want him to do it safely? Operation Groundswell is reinventing volunteering and sustainable travelling with programs that will make you contribute the most realistic way possible. Will you gift him the adventure that will change his life?
Atlas & Ortus The must have sustainable travel gear for everyday adventurers
Being green is not an easy task, especially if you have to travel or spend many hours out of your home. Atlas & Ortus is a brand that offers all the range of products you can possibly need in your daily life on a mission to reducing single-use plastic. And while doing so, you would also be contributing to “do good” with every purchase. Going plastic free is much easier if you get the sustainable travel gear that can be used for massive adventures or just to walk around the corner.
Home & Deco Ethical Father’s Day gifts
Avocado Green Mattress, back to healthy eco-conscious nights of sleep
We spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, and yet most of the big foam mattress brands are made from petroleum-based polyurethane chemical adhesives and flame retardants. If you want to enjoy a good night of healthy sleep again, Avocado Green Mattress is one of the most affordable natural and organic mattresses. Handmade in Los Angeles under fair trade standards, using 100% natural latex, GOTS Organic certified Cotton and GOTS Organic certified Wool with a Vegan Certified organic mattress option. Eco-luxury comes with a 100-night free trial, 25-year warranty supported with excellent ratings from Consumer Reports. Moving to a more conscious lifestyle will get you to support Avocado to their carbon offset reforestation projects globally via Carbonfund.org and give back 1% for the planet. Do not EVER underestimate a good night of healthy sleep again!
Is your dad an Ekohunter? Here some eco-designed homewares & truly sustainable decoration
Ekohunters is a marketplace that presents eco-designed products as well as accurate information on sustainability for each of them based on a real circular and sustainable economy. Their self-developed EKO label captures the knowledge you need to make more conscious purchases – without the need of understanding all the different labels (link internal). Here, all their products are selected for their commitment to a production model that emphasises circular economy, sustainability and respect for the environment. They prove that sustainability and innovation should not be at odds with beautiful design.
Minimalistic decoration & crafts of the old times into trendy knitted cushions
Whereas crafts are almost forgotten in the modern era and pace of living, Pletivo Plezir isn’t just bringing a minimalistic version of decoration. Through their ecological knitted cushions, they are bringing back the wool business in Serbia. Get your dad really comfy with these beautiful handmade cushions that also empowers female-led enterprises.
Do you think your dad may enjoy a nice bottle of ethically made gin for the special day?
Luxury has never been so positive. Elephant Gin is supporting elephant conservation, wildlife education and local craftsmanship This time it comes in the form of a premium handcrafted dry gin, made with carefully selected ingredients that capture the spirit and adventures of Africa. The powerful aromas embody the beauty and strength of the elephants. Whether you are a wildlife venturer or an urban explorer, you will enjoy this superb gin while contributing to the preservation of one of the most incredible beauties on this planet: the elephants.
Hygiene & Beauty Ethical Father’s Day gifts
doTERRA essential oils, a Gift of the Earth. Impacting drop by drop
doTerra’s range of essential oils can be used in perfect occasions such as Father’s Day. To use as an air freshener or natural medicine no have an incredibly healthy lifestyle. This brand is also contributing to social impact causes empowering the communities that produce these amazing products!
Rockwell and smart shave | Back to classics with this zero waste razor
This is shaving, reinvented. It could only be with an irritation-free and lifetime lasting razor. At the fraction of the cost of a cartridge razor, you will get engineered grooming and safe shaving or hair removal! Your dad will get onto the zero waste journey by reduce the plastic footprint. Finally a more natural shaving, hair removal as well as beard products. Simple design, great finish, efficiency and build to last. Do you think your dad is ready for the best shaving experience EVER?
Get your dad to feel bootylicious with these recycled coffee body scrubs & soaps
Porze’s probably the recycled coffee body scrubs and soaps brand, that has put more effort into researching every detail and ingredient for the sake of your skin and animals’ welfare. You get to choose between salt, sugar plus a range of oils and other ingredients to fully adapt to your body type. The ultimate aim: nourishing, oil-balancing and exfoliating. And also for the first time, we don’t have to feel guilty about coffee, as Porze’s range is made out of recycled coffee grounds. It’s natural goodness packed with antioxidants helping acne, cellulite, stretch marks and stimulating blood flow. Furthermore, you will be helping animal welfare by giving back throughout a range of organisations and reducing the pile of 3 million kilos of coffee grounds to landfill. YAY to Porze!
Mandala Dream Co. pure natural hemp handmade beauty products
Mandala Dream Co. is a brand of eco bed linens, decor, slow fashion, skincare, and toiletries. Just by using hemp and botanical ingredients; made by hand with love and devotion. Because organic, ethical, eco and sustainable creation cannot be rushed. Don’t you think your father could also love this?
Tech Ethical Father’s Day gifts
Ethical tech products with Nimble: better features in a humble packaging
Make sure your father is always connected with Nimble ethical tech products. Nimble offers fast-charging portable chargers made from ethical and natural materials and eliminated the need for plastic packaging. Made out of incredible sustainable materials for less than half the price, without sacrificing performance. This brand also helps you to save on e-waste with their pre-paid return envelope to send obsolete technology. The technology was designed to simplify our lives, so take charge of your e-waste & connect to tech for good for a longer life of your electronics!
The world’s first ethical smartphone that’s built to last
Fairphone is the world’s first ethical smartphone that is changing the industry from the inside out! Fairphone is mapping their supply chain to understand exactly what goes into our phone and where it comes from and address unfair practices to the electronics industry as a whole. The brand also delivers a circular economy business model with a take-back program implementing their best recycling methods and reduce e-waste.
BOOM BOOM Bamboo music with BOOSIC. The coolest bamboo speaker.
Once upon a time listening to music without electricity was possible. Now technology, with its planned obsolescence, you spend huge amounts of money for items that will last up to 3 years ending in the landfill. All these problems can be solved now with Boosic, the bamboo speaker that does not use electricity and is 100% biodegradable. For sure the most natural, sustainable, light and affordable acoustic bamboo speaker in the world.
The analogue smartwatch for the outdoor & surf people
The world is full of interesting data, but sticking to your smartphones or computers isn’t exactly about living an outdoors life. If your dad is that kind of person that enjoys going for a surf, exploring the wild or adventuring from country to country, this tech is for him. Pensar Augmented is an analogue smartwatch that synchronises the important data of the day to keep your father connected with his real passion.
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