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Ethical Gift Guide 2017

December 13, 2017

Happy Holidays everyone! Here is this year’s guide to ethical gift giving: 100% vegan, sustainable, and good-for-you gift options from brands and companies that are making the world a better place. I tired to include as many coupon codes as I possibly could to help out with your purchases! Please share this and leave me a comment below if you found it helpful, and THANK YOU for spreading the ethical love this holiday season! On to the list!

 

SKYE FOOTWEAR’S VEGAN & ECO FRIENDLY SNEAKERS – $129 (+ coupon code!)

 

Sneakers that are sustainable, vegan, on trend, AND comfortable? Sign me up! I was so happy to have discovered Skye Footwear‘s beautiful sneakers and I fell in love with this style right away. Here I’m wearing The Rbutus original style. They also just came out with a Rbutus EL style which is a redesigned version of the original, revamped to withstand the elements.

Sustainability: Made from biodegradable and recyclable materials, free from animal materials, and produced ethically in Vietnam. Read more here.

Sizing: True to size. I am a true 7.5 and the 7.5 (pictured here) fits me perfectly.

Coupon Code: Enter “ashleymorganicSKYE” for 15% off your order!

My Current Favorite: I absolutely love the style I’m wearing in the photo but I totally have heart eyes for the red color in the new Rbutus EL!

 

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REMEMBER ME GREEN TOTES MADE FROM RECYCLED NYC BILLBOARDS – $35-$175 (+ coupon code!)

Who knew that NYC billboards could be up-cycled into adorable and sturdy tote bags? Well Remember Me Green is the company that is making it happen. These bags are produced locally and ethically right here in NY (I’ve been to their offices and seen the production in action!) and are keeping excess waste out of landfills. Billboards are made out of a nylon material that normally gets discarded to the landfill after the ad campaign is finished. Remember Me Green is rescuing the used billboards, washing them, and turning them into beautiful, one-of-a-kind bags that will last you years to come. Did I mention that they are fully customizable? Check out my custom “Vegan AF” bag! You can create your own here!

Sustainability: Made from recycled NYC billboards, produced ethically in NY, women owned business. You can watch the behind the scenes video of how the bags are made here (you may see a familiar face! :P).

Sizing: They come in large, medium, and small totes. Along with makeup bags/travel pouches, and even wine bags!

Coupon Code: Enter “ASHLEYMORGANIC” for 10% off your order!

My Current Favorite: Forever obsessing over the RMG x Miakoda moon bag collabs here!

Holiday Shipping: Place your order before Dec 18th to have it by Christmas!

 

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PETIT VOUR VEGAN, ORGANIC, AND CRUELTY-FREE MONTHLY BEAUTY BOX – $15/month 

 

A curated monthly subscription box of the most luxurious vegan, cruelty-free, and organic beauty delivered right to your door every month. All of the makeup and skincare brands that Petit Vour carries are Ashley Morganic approved, so you can rest easy knowing that anything that may be included in your box will be safe, using all quality, good-for-your-skin ingredients (check out their product standards here). Each month you will receive 4 products ($45-$60 value) of non-toxic and plant-based beauty, curated to your specific beauty profile for as low as $15/box.

Here is how it works:

 

 

I think purchasing a subscription for somebody would be such an awesome gift (after all, what’s better than a reoccurring gift that lasts for months and months?!). Here are the pricing options:

3 months: $54 ($18/box)
6 months: $108 ($18/box)
12 months: $180 ($15/box)

Click here to get started with your gift!

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THE SOFTEST AND MOST FLATTERING LONG SLEEVE ORGANIC BAMBOO V NECK BY ANGELROX – $88 (+ coupon code!)

 

 

Introducing to you a small ethical fashion brand out of Maine that I have NEVER before heard talked about in the ethical fashion community: Angelrox. I picked up one of these long sleeve v-necks 2 years ago at a winter popup market in NYC and it has been my favorite long sleeve that I own ever since, hands down. It is the SOFTEST blend of organic cotton and bamboo with just the right amount of spandex in it to beautifully hug your body to accentuate curves while keeping you cozy warm. It’s nice and long and has more than enough coverage to fully cover my butt if I throw it on with leggings. Oh and did I mention that it has THUMB HOLES? All of that said, I think its safe to say that it is the most perfect shirt, EVER!

Sustainability: Bamboo/organic cotton/spandex blend. Produced in a historic textile mill in Biddeford, Maine.

Sizing: True to size. I am a true small and the small (aka: “BIRD”) size fits me perfectly.

Coupon Code: Enter “ashleymorganic” for 10% off your order!

My Current Favorite: I have the “subtle black” color and just ordered “oatmeal” to add to my collection! You can view all of the color options here.

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VEGAN CARD HOLDER KEYCHAIN BY ANGELA ROI – $55

I’ve always had one of these card holder style keychains since I was in high school and I have to say it’s always been one of my favorite and most convenient things that I own. How often do we find ourselves with a full size wallet jam PACKED full of useless receipts and papers that just take up space and time later on having to go through it all? I actually just use my card holder keychain as my wallet, which forces me to eliminate receipts and other unnecessary things on the spot instead of shoving it in a wallet to deal with later. It houses only the strict necessities, and nothing more. It also makes it super easy to run out of the house in a hurry since your wallet and your keys are now all in one! These vegan card holder keychains by Angela Roi are absolutely beautiful and come in 4 gorgeous colors.

Sustainability: Angela Roi is a fully vegan brand & all of the bags are produced in Korea under ethical working conditions by skilled artisans. Read more about their production here.

Holiday Shipping: Place your order before Dec 18th to have it by Christmas!

My Current Favorite: I honestly cannot choose between the 4 colors! I’m torn. You can’t go wrong with any of them, they’re all beautiful.

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MIA MINI BACKPACK BY ANGELA ROI – $205

The perfect bag for the minimalist city babe. Holds enough to get you through the day and can take you straight from work to out for the night without having to lug around a big bag with you to a restaurant, bar, or club. Super on trend yet timeless all at once – as is the case with ALL of Angela Roi’s bags! I don’t know how they do it!

Sustainability: Angela Roi is a fully vegan brand & all of the bags are produced in Korea under ethical working conditions by skilled artisans. Read more about their production here.

Holiday Shipping: Place your order before Dec 18th to have it by Christmas!

My Current Favorite: Loving this “Cloud” color pictured here!

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YOUR NEW FAVORITE ORGANIC COTTON HOODIE BY MIAKODA – $158

K so straight up- I live in this. As soon as I get home from work and change out of my work clothes this is what I want to throw on. On a cozy weekend where I’m hanging around the house, this is what I want to be lounging in. Leggings, a tank, and this hoodie on top is my travel outfit of choice. I promise it will be your new favorite article of clothing in your closet (or whoever you are gifting this to). Here is what you’re paying for when you make a purchase from Miakoda:
– Quality organic cotton
– Ethical, local production
– A women owned business run by the sweetest vegan chick
– Contributing to the slow fashion movement
– Coziness level: 1,000

Sustainability: All of the cotton used in the Miakoda collection is always organic, and all production is always done locally, ethically, and sweatshop-free.

Sizing: This style is very very oversized, but that’s how its supposed to be. I have the S/M and I’m in love.

My Current Favorites: My favorite leggings on the planet right here, and I have been obsessed with these joggers as well. Also my new favorite bra.

Holiday Shipping: Place your order before Dec 18th to have it by Christmas!

 

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FASHIONABLE REUSABLE GLASS WATER BOTTLE BY BKR – $40

For the eco fashionista: down for saving the planet by eliminating one-time-use plastic bottles, but still wants to look cool doing it. The BKR bottle is a glass bottle with a silicone sleeve that comes in a number of different colors, styles, and sizes. This one pictured is my personal favorite!

Shop more BKR bottles here.

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ORGANIC COTTON V BRA BY GROCERIES APPAREL – $39-$44 (+ coupon code!)

 

Once I decided to ditch my underwire push up bras for overall health and breast cancer risk reduction, I was quickly in need of a flattering bra made with organic materials that was underwire free but still gave support and a nice shape. I stumbled across the V Bra by Groceries and now have it in about 5 or 6 colors. It is comfortable, so flattering, supportive, organic, and ethically made!

Sustainability: Made from organic cotton and produced ethically in the Groceries Apparel factory in LA (which I got a chance to visit myself! Watch the video of my visit here)

Sizing: I am a 34A and all of mine are in the size small which fit perfectly.

Coupon Code: Enter “morganic20” for 20% off your order!

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FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED ORGANIC COTTON KIMONO ROBE BY UNDER THE CANOPY – $49.99

 

This one is on my personal Christmas list this year as I have gone far too long without a proper robe in my life! This one is made from fair trade certified organic cotton, has an attached belt, pockets, and the cutest and girliest bell sleeves.

Sizing: This is a “one size fits most” sizing option – which makes it the easiest gift to give, ever!

Check out all of the gorgeous color options here.

 

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THE ALL IN ONE ZERO WASTE BOX BY TERRACYCLE – $159-$367

 

THE ANTI-CONSUMERISM GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. This would be a perfect gift for anybody who is in the process of reading or just finished The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.

Terracycle is a company that is in the forefront of the recycling movement – they have a recycling program for just about anything you could imagine; things that aren’t easily recyclable in curbside programs. According to Terracycle, everything can be recycled, it’s just about allocating the money and the resources to do so. And they are taking the initiative to do just that!

So this is their “Zero Waste Box”: you can put anything and everything into this box* that is sitting around your house that you no longer brings you joy being in your space, but that you don’t necessarily know how to get rid of. Terracycle will take care of it! For those of us who don’t want to contribute to landfill waste, this is an invaluable resource!

I don’t know about you guys but I had sooo many things sitting around my house that fit into this category: I was very easily able to fill up a large size Zero Waste Box to send to Terracycle for proper recycling. This box takes a fair bit of manual sorting and labor to go through and properly ensure that every material is recycled properly, so that is essentially what you are paying for when purchasing this box. In addition to the peace of mind of know that your garbage is not sitting in a landfill, all while supporting a badass company that is making the world a better place.

I think this is an AWESOME unique gift for those going through a minimalism transition and looking to clear the old items and energy in their space while doing so in the most eco-responsible way possible!

*There are a few exceptions like flammables, expired prescription, and organic compost waste. You can view the exceptions listed on this page here.

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STRICTLY VEGAN CHEESE BASKET – $135

I know there always ends up being somebody on your list that you need to send a holiday gift basket to. So I had to include in here that Manhattan Fruitier offers not only VEGAN basket options, but ORGANIC ones too! I’ve already sent out 2 of these so far this holiday and both were well received and loved. The vegan cheese basket features small batch artisanal cashew cheeses from Dr. Cow cheese shop here in Brooklyn, NY made with all organic ingredients. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Dr. Cow and hands down they have the most gourmet and best tasting vegan cheese that has ever hit my tastebuds. Not only will your recipient absolutely LOVE indulging in this basket… but I honestly don’t even think they will be able to tell it is vegan!

 

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I hope this gift guide was helpful and gave you some awesome ideas for gift giving this season! Let me know in the comments if you purchased anything on this list and if your loved one it! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!! XO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Affiliate Notes: This piece is in no way sponsored and I was not asked by any of these companies to feature them. However, there are affiliate links throughout. This means that if you end up making a purchase a small referral commission will flow through to me. Read my full promise to you here.

  • Reply
    Clara
    December 14, 2017 at 12:45 am

    These are such great gift ideas! I have the Miakoda hoodie and love it!

    • Reply
      Ashley Morganic
      December 14, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      Thanks so much Clara! Isn’t it the coziest thing ever?! I live in it!

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