Valentine’s Day can be considered as one of the most wasteful days of the year. However, it’s not impossible to place the dollars that are spent for this day to good use. Here are a couple of sustainable Valentine’s Day gifts that won’t break either the bank or the biosphere.
Minimalist & Natural Footwear
In 2012, cousins Galahad and Asher Clark teamed up to vary the footwear industry forever. VIVOBAREFOOT offers a spread of flexible and sustainable shoes that are designed to “let your feet do their natural thing.”
Last year, Rothy’s launched 193 eco-friendly styles made up of a mix of sentimental wool and thread spun from repurposed plastic water bottles. To date, the corporate has transformed quite 30 million plastic water bottles into stylish, yet comfortable flats.
Sisters Pia Silfen-Jensen and Naja Silfen founded the Danish bag and accessory brand Núnoo five years ago. In hopes of making one “It” bag for the masses, the Silfen sisters crouched in Pia’s basement to return up with an idea to style a high-quality handbag, which was both sustainable and affordable – from the brand’s execution to packaging.
Terra Thread is an ethical fashion brand that sells a various collection of luggage, including bookbags, totes, and laptop sleeves – all of which were made at a good Trade Certified factory using family-grown organic cotton.
Fair Trade Chocolate
Alter Eco may be a certified B Corporation – they are certified Fair Trade, non-GMO, and organic. Extra bonus: Alter Eco uses compostable packaging and is on a mission to refurbish the world with newly-planted trees.
eatingEVOLVED chocolate is gluten-, dairy-, and soy-free. It’s barren of fillers, preservatives, and other junk that the majority traditional candy bars are full of. Their motto? “Chocolate: It’s food, not candy.”
Eco-Conscious Beauty Products
Kosås cosmetics are nut-, soy-, gluten-, egg-, and animal-cruelty free. You won’t find parabens, phthalates, propanediol, BHA/BHT, or phenoxyethanol in their products – just safe synthetics that are freed from preservatives and artificial fragrances.