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Father’s Day 2020, we’re coming for you
As Father’s Day approaches we’re facing the annual dilemma of what to buy for our dads, will it be socks again, a book perhaps? While we’re all for mindful giving and conscious consumption, one of our favourite things is also discovering and recommending new brands that are good for us and good for the planet. And it’s no different for our dads! So whether your Dad’s an ‘eco’ dad or not, we guarantee he’ll love these conscious Father’s Day gift ideas.
Dr Bronner’s ticks every single box when it comes to fairtrade and certified organic cleaning, skincare, and personal care products. Introduce your Dad to this great brand via their organic shaving soaps and aftershave serums.
For lo-fi dads who want to embrace living with less waste, these shaving soap bars by Viva La Body are a winner. With a Cedarwood and lemongrass scent, they have a cocoa butter base to ensure an anti-drying shave every time. (They also work for shaving legs and underarms too, just don’t tell Dad!). Viva La Body is an Australian brand, from Darwin, and it also makes shampoos, conditioners, simple skincare products and deodorant. A great one to recommend for all men in your life.
A community-minded social enterprise supporting young people affected by homelessness or hardship. Melbourne’s Homie creates a range of urban-style hoodies, t-shirts and now facemasks, which Dad will love. Plus, you can tell him amongst other things, his new threads are supporting an intern program helping train and place young people in retail positions.
Is your dad a kicks man? If so these trainers from Reebok made from recycled or repurposed materials are just the ticket. We love when global brands commit to making change. May all our sneakers be recycled and recyclable!
Father’s Day gifts don’t have to be mundane, this year we’ve added jeans to our list of gifts for dads. And not just any denim will do, our pick of sustainable and ethical brands is Outland Denim. Founded as an avenue for the training and employment of women who have experienced sex trafficking, so far the brand has empoyed 750 people in their Cambodian factory. For a hard working all-purpose pair of jeans, our pick is the Country Traveller, pictured.
A new kid on the block when it comes to personal care, Biode not only features all natural, good-for-you ingredients that are safe enough to eat, its packaging is 100 percent biodegradable and can be buried in your garden, ready to break down in 12-20 days. Our pick is its natural deodorants, there are two scents, into the earth, or into the woods.
A certified B Corp – which means as a business they are dedicated to social and environmental responsibility – Bellroy is known for its slimline wallets. Made from premium hide adhering to gold-rated Leather Working Group environmental protocols, with lightweight sustainable sourced inner fabric, these will be a welcome gift, in our books. Our pick is the zip wallet.
Say goodbye to single-use razors. When it comes to sustainable shaving, old-school is best. We love these chrome-plated Parker razors which are designed to last a lifetime. Just switch out the blades.
Boxer shorts, tick! Boody’s original men’s boxers are made from organic bamboo, known for its breathability, softness, wearability and sustainability thanks to its fast growing renewability. Boody is another certified B Corp, offering basics such as t-shirts, boxer shorts, socks and sleep attire for men and women.
Outdoor dads will love anything from Icebreaker. Based on the concept of the connection between people and nature, we love their philosophy of creating natural performance alternatives to synthetic based apparel for a healthier and more sustainable future. Their Merino wool basics are great investment pieces, especially if the dad in your house a has a love for camping, fishing and snow adventures.
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