10 Ethical and Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Women

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Cayley Pater

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching—but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with plenty of ethically and sustainably made goods for your partner, best friend, mom, sister, or any other women in your life you’d like to show some love to this February 14th.

All of the gifts in this guide, from artisan-made jewelry to sustainable home goods, are available right here on Made Trade—your destination for ethically elevated goods.

1. Thunderpants Sloths Printed Cami

This printed organic cotton camisole will make for a fun gift this Valentine’s Day! And rest assured that these Thunderpants undergarments are as comfy as they are cute—each piece is made with 90% Fair Trade certified organic cotton and 10% spandex to ensure all-day comfort. We also love that Thunderpants ensures ethical and sustainable production through every step of the supply chain, from dyeing and milling fabric in Australia, to cutting and sewing their pieces in a women-owned, minimal-waste factory in Oregon.

Values: Fair Trade, Sustainable, Vegan

Organic cotton camisole gift

2. Altar Gold Dotted Opal Choker

An elegant piece when worn on by itself, or a beautiful accent worn among layered necklaces, this choker is a true stunner! And even more incredible, this dazzling necklace is made sustainably, too—every Altar piece is handcrafted in Portland, Oregon using recycled metals.

Values: Sustainable, USA Made, Vegan

Altar sustainable necklace

3. Anchal Project Mint Patchwork Straight Scarf

This Anchal Project scarf is a wonderful sustainable accessory to give to any woman in your life. Anchal Project is an ethical and eco-conscious brand from Ajmer, India that works with artisans who use traditional Kantha quilting to craft vibrant accessories and home goods.  

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

Anchal kantha patchwork scarf

4. Tonlé Takeo Top

Need a gift for the eco-conscious fashionista in your life? Look no further than Tonlé’s vibrant, resort-inspired zero waste crop top! The bright piece handwoven with cotton yarn and scraps of cotton jersey from garment factories is as stylish as it is sustainable.

Values: Fair Trade, Sustainable, Vegan

Tonle zero waste takeo top

5. KAZI Color Blocked Akagera Vase

This handwoven Kazi Akagera vase will match perfectly with those flowers you’re planning to give this Valentine’s Day! This raffia fiber and sweet grass vase made in Uganda will also make a vibrant addition to a kitchen or dining room well after February 14th.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

KAZI fair trade vase

6. Abby Alley Mini Adelaide Backpack

This mini backpack from Abby Alley is a gorgeous (and useful!) gift for the minimalist woman in your life that likes to carry around just the must-haves—or perhaps the global nomad you know who needs a great versatile bag for her travel essentials. All of Abby Alley’s ethically sourced leather bags are made responsibly in cooperatives in East Africa by artisans who earn fair wages and have safe working environments.    

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage

Ethical backpack from Abby Alley

7.  MINNA Barragan Pillow Peach

This pink patterned pillow makes for a lovely accent for a conscious and bright home. All of MINNA’s pillows are made cotton wool with natural or toxin-free dyes. The responsible brand also works collaboratively with artisan collectives and master weavers to ensure fair wages and craft preservation.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable

MINNA fair trade artisan-made pillow

8. KAZI Fandango Natural Grass Bud Planter

This large planter is a lovely gift to pair with a green plant, or simply by itself as a home decor piece. The KAZI organically-dyed planter was handwoven with natural fibers of elephant grass by a cooperative of women in Ghana who earn fair wages and training.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

Kazi fair trade ethical planter

9. Darzah Tatreez Flat in Rose

What better gift for Valentine’s Day than a pair of Fair Trade rose-colored flats! These Darzah shoes are truly a work of art—they are 100% hand-embroidered and handcrafted in Palestine by woman artisans using the Palestinian traditional tatreez design.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage

Darzah fair trade handcrafted flats

10. Newly Goods Terra Vase

This sustainable vase from Newly Goods is great for terrariums or a fresh bouquet of flowers! Newly has a strong commitment to environmental sustainability, using recycled and repurposed materials for their collections of goods. Their glassware line is made out of recycled glass by artisans in Spain earning living wages.

Values: Fair Trade, Sustainable, Vegan

Sustainable Newly vase made from recycled glass

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