15 Ethical and Eco-Friendly Gifts for Father’s Day

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Cayley Pater

Looking for an ethical gift this Father’s Day? With our wide variety of fair trade, locally made, and sustainable goods, you’ll likely be able to find something for Dad, no matter what he’s into.

With cast iron cookware from FINEX for the griller, Newly Goods chef’s boards for the cook, Sertodo Copper drinkware for the party host, and effortless accessories for the guy on the go, our curation has plenty of functional pieces any dad (or father-in-law, grandpa, and uncle) will get use out of. Here are our top ten picks for Father’s Day:

1. Finex Cast Iron 12″ Grill Pan — $245

Built with superior quality and functionality, this lean grill pan from FINEX will be any griller’s dream. The Portland-made traditional cast iron pan is designed for use with any heat source — indoors or out — and its thick cast iron bases and sides are great for distributing and storing heat. Another feature grillers love: the domed interior surface drains any excess fat or juices and reduces smoke while maximizing flavor.

FINEX celebrates the traditional craftsmanship of American cast iron cookware while creating high-quality, functional pots and pans that meet the diverse needs of the modern cook and griller. The brand’s cookware is crafted slowly and built to last — each FINEX pot or pan involves six craftspeople and takes 12 hours to make, from beginning to end. For more on FINEX, read our spotlight on the cookware company here.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan

2. AnatoliCo Abel Handwoven Robe — $125

A contemporary take on the classic Turkish towel, AnatoliCo’s bathrobe was handwoven by local artisans in Turkey.

Crafted out of 85% cotton and 15% linen, AnatoliCo’s striped light blue robe is a natural luxury he can lounge in all day and night.

AnatoliCo, founded by Derya Aguday and Fotis Merakos, is committed to finding the most authentic local craftspeople in Turkey producing textiles with exceptional quality and uploading high standards for ethical production practices.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

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3. D.A.R. Projects Cubestone Game — $60

The perfect tech-free activity for the fighting the boredom at home, D.A.R. Projects Cubestone game is a perfect gift for dad — and the whole family, too.

The game was thoughtfully handcrafted in traditional stone-carving artisans in Pacasmayo-Perú using 7 different unique Andean stones. The piece is as much of a decor piece as it is a game!

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

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4. Rose & Fitzgerald Ankole Horn & Pure Brass Bottle Openers — $65

Made from ethically-sourced Ankole horns, Rose & Fitzgerald’s unique bottle openers are an elevated gift for the beer-loving dad. Because of the natural variation of light and dark colors — and striking varying ivory, black, and brown stripes — each bottle opener is truly a one-of-a kind piece.

Each of Rose & Fitzgerald’s bottle openers were crafted by artisans in-house in the brand’s deisgn-and-craft studio in Uganda.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Women-Owned

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5. Slash Objects Ceramic Nesting Trays — $250

Slash Objects’ ceramic trays are elegant tableware pieces and convenient tools for BBQs and picnics in the backyard this summer!

These trays have rubber backings made from 100% post-consumer recycled rubber and every piece is made responsibly in Brooklyn, New York by makers earning fair wages.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan, Women-Owned

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6. Harvest & Mill Organic Crew Neck Tee — $46

A sustainable upgrade on the classic wardrobe staple, Harvest & Mill’s tees are made from 100% USA-grown organic cotton that is milled in the U.S. and sewn in the Bay Area of California.

The brand’s natural line of off-white garments is all undyed and unbleached and any colored pieces are dyed using natural dyes. Harvest & Mill is also a member of Fibershed, a nonprofit dedicated to building regional fiber systems and advocating for and supporting regenerative agriculture practices.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan, Women-Owned

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7. Newly Goods Budapest Chef’s Board — $128

Durable enough to last through many years of heavy use and beautiful enough to use as a serving platter, Newly Goods’ cutting board is guaranteed to be a new household favorite. This board is also sustainably made with 100% reclaimed wood.

Sustainability is at the core of Newly’s operations — the company uses 100% recycled materials for all of their products, as well as 100% recycled packaging.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan

8. Dushyant Asthana Amir Shirt in Orange Stripes — $120

This hand-loomed cotton shirt from Dushyant Asthana is a unqiue piece that has been hand-dyed and hand-printed by artisans using traditional screen printing techniques. Dushyant Asthana’s garments are all tailored using classic techniques and specific design guidelines to ensure consistent quality across their collections.

To ensure transparency across their supply chain, Dushyant Asthana’s garments are designed in their Los Angeles studio and then crafted ethically in communities across India in small batches. The conscious brand sources their fabrics responsibly and pays artisans fair, living wages.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan, POC-Owned

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9. Ekobo Recycled Bamboo 10-Piece Set — $70

With 4 cups, 4 plate-bowls, a salad bowl, and an anti-slip tray top, Ekobo’s 10-piece picnic set is the ultimate toolbox you need for a summer day at the park, beach, camping site, or even in your backyard.

Made from BIOBU® FSC-certified bamboo fiber eco-composite, are completely free of PVC and BPA, making them a far more sustainable alternative to single-use cups and plates.

Values: Sustainable, Vegan

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10. Jenni Earle Hell Yeah Bandana — $32

One of the most versatile accessories, a bandana can be tied around his belt loop, worn around his neck, his wrist, or even folded into a pocket square.

Jenni Earle’s well-made bandanas are handmade in South Carolina and naturally hand-dyed onto 100% USA-grown cotton in North Carolina by makers earning living wages.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan, Women-Owned

11. Nipomo Marea Blanket in Pistachio — $86

Great for picnics or cozying up with inside, Nipomo’s blankets will be a staple in his life all year-round. Each blanket also comes with a vegetable-tanned leather strap for convenient transport.

Nipomo’s blankets are made out of upcycled yarn sourced from the garment industry and are handwoven by artisans in Central Mexico using traditional techniques and ethical production practices. Read our full spotlight on Nipomo here.

Values: Heritage, Fair Trade, Sustainable, Women-Owned

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12. Softwear Modal T-Shirt and Jogger in Midnight — $42 to $78

Made with a super-soft modal blend, Softwear’s loungewear is bound to be the comfiest gift you can give this Father’s Day. The fabric on Softwear’s pieces is buttery smooth and the joggers feature a mid-rise waistband with a flat-drawstring-free band perfect for all-day wear.

Crafted sustainably and responsibly in Brooklyn, New York using fibers sourced from family-owned mills, Softwear’s tees, hoodies, and joggers are not only pieces he’ll feel good in — but ones you can feel good giving.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan, Women-Owned

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13. Sertodo Copper Essential Mixologist Set — $206

This is a stand-out copper mixologist set for the at-home bartender or cocktail enthusiast. Made from quality 100% recycled copper, these are sustainable bar tools to last many years — or even generations — of use.

Sertodo Copper’s goods are made in Austin, Texas and Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico by master artisans using time-honored crafts that originated over 1,000 years ago, making this set a gift rich in beauty and artisanal heritage.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

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14. Kyrgies Tengries Slippers in Oatmeal — $69

Kyrgies wool slippers make a super cozy gift for the homebody — or for the dad that likes to WFH in his loungewear.

Thoughtfully and carefully crafted by women in Kyrgyzstan using responsibly-sourced wool and vegetable-tanned leather, each slipper takes six weeks to make from wool to final product! These super cozy slow-made slippers are also odor resistant and breathable, making them a fantastic year-round house shoe.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable

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15. Coyuchi Diablo Striped Wool Throw — $248

Made from fine, soft merino wool from the Rambouillet sheep, this Coyuchi blanket is a cozy blanket for packing on camping trips, picnics and late-night bonfires.

Each Diablo Throw is woven of Climate Beneficial wool that has been sourced from a California farm using regenerative farming practices which help sequester carbon from our atmosphere and restore our soils. To learn more about regenerative farming and the fashion industry, read our post about Fibershed here.

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