12 Nov Our Must-Have Ethical, Sustainable Winter Accessories
Cold-weather season is officially here, so extra layers are a must to keep us warm. Wintertime fashion no longer needs to be bulky or bland, because these ethical, sustainable winter accessories keep us comfortable:
These adorable handmade, rice-filled hand warmers keep fingers nice and cozy ($14.99 each). Give as a gift to everyone on your list – and keep a set for yourself! Simply microwave for 30 seconds for lasting warmth. What’s more, scent with a drop of essential oil for added aromatherapeutic benefit.
Keep a pair of these eco-chic, upcycled cashmere gloves ($40) in your car, purse, or by the front door. Now, we no longer have to pull off bulky gloves just to send a quick text or check email because the fingerless style allows for easy touch-screen access. What’s more, supersoft cashmere makes these a luxurious addition to any holiday gift list.
Described as “the must-have cold-weather accessory,” this stylish knotted ear warmer makes our must-have list this winter ($24) because we’re not fans of clothing coated in chemicals. Now, enjoy a stylish, functional accessory made from Polylana yarn – a more sustainable alternative to chemical-based acrylic. What’s more, each headband features repurposed plastic and helps to save 4 gallons of water during the manufacturing process.
The Himalayan women of Bala handcraft each beautiful, hand-knit shawl ($144). This wintertime staple features 100% wildcrafted nettle yarn in an energizing yellow hue. What’s more, a chemical-free production process helps to preserve the fibers’ natural purifying and protective properties. 10% of each purchase goes back to the Himalayan craftswomen, making this the ideal holiday or anytime gift.
Protect your face and neck from wintertime chill with these extremely soft, naturally-dyed scarves ($62) Each piece is hand-crafted at a co-op in Guatemala using eco-friendly, sustainable bamboo fibers. What’s more, the sale of each unique scarf helps to support the female artisans and their families.
This distinctive charm (starting at $890) is both beautiful and functional. Wear as a pendant or use as a pendulum in the energy-balancing art of Reiki. Adorn yourself with natural healing elements representing physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. This is a treasured gift you can feel good about because a portion of every sterling silver dipped or solid gold pendulum helps to support the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
We believe in keeping the spirit and hope of spring alive through the winter. So, we’re loving these sustainably-harvested Swarovski Pearls contrasted against delicate leaves. Each set is made from ethically-sourced solid gold or sterling silver ($100) and guaranteed nickel-free, so your skin will approve. Feel powerful and vibrant in these handmade, statement pieces inspired by the universal beauty of nature and “crafted with love for the dreamers.”