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

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

With cast iron cookware from FINEX for the griller, Aplat’s cheese board 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.

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2. Ettitude Unisex Bamboo Waffle Robe in Natural — $80

Made from 100% organic bamboo fibers, Ettitude’s timeless and cozy robe is a natural luxury he can lounge in all day and night.

Treat dad to a day of comfort with this hypoallergenic, oversized robe made in ethical and sustainable factories in China. Ettitude only works with factories that are certified by globally-recognized ethical third party auditors including BSCI, WRAP and SEDEX.

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3. Slash Objects Round Recycled Rubber Coaster Set in Speckled Black — $48

Liven up dad’s table or desk with these speckled black recycled rubber coasters. Every Slash Object’s rubber coaster is made from 100% post-consumer recycled rubber to not only protect your surfaces, but protect the environment as well. 

Slash Objects, founded by designer and architect Arielle Assouline-Lichten, believes in diverting waste from landfills to create beautiful recycled products that are designed with sustainability in mind.

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4. Son of a Sailor Saguaro Bottle Opener — $58

Versatile, decorative and functional, this cactus-shaped bottle opener is sure to wow dad with its fun design and ethical manufacturing. 

Son of a Sailor’s heirloom-quality goods are locally made and ethically sourced in Austin and San Marcos, Texas. The woman-owned brand pays fair wages to all of their employees who hammers, cuts and bends each item by hand to ensure the highest quality.

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5. Aplat Petit Bois Pocket Cheese Board — $32

If your dad is a cheese-lover, there’s no doubt this is the gift for him! This petit pocket cheese board is great for any dad on the go, and perfect for any cheese emergencies he may encounter.

 Made from USA grown Maple Wood, this cheese board is created through zero-waste design and manufacturing. Aplat is based in San Francisco and focuses on sustainable production and low-impact materials.

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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.

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7.  Harvest & Mill Men’s Jogger Pants in Black — $59

Locally grown and locally sewn in California, Harvest & Mill’s 100% regenerative organic cotton jogger pants are great loungewear for a dad in need of a self-care day. 

No need to worry about pesticides when the cotton is grown or bleach and chemical dyes during production, Harvest & Mill ensures that from the farm to your front door, these pants remain 100% organic.

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

This hand-loomed cotton shirt from Dushyant Asthana is a unique 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.

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

With four cups, four 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.

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10. Jenni Earle Hell Yeah Bandana — $34

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.

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11. Nisolo Men’s Owen Belt in Oak — $50

A perfect addition to upgrade his wardrobe, this classic oak belt from Nisolo is handmade in an ethical factory in Peru. 

Committed to comfort, quality, and sustainability, Nisolo’s leather items are always byproducts of the meat industry, ensuring that no part of an animal used for food is wasted. The artisans who craft these timeless pieces receive beyond fair trade wages, healthcare, and a healthy working environment.

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12. ONE432 Upcycled Unisex Hoodie — $88

Made with a super-soft upcycled cotton fleece blend, ONE432’s unisex hoodies are bound to be the comfiest gift you can give this Father’s Day. The hoodie also features ONE432’s signature double-bound seams — which ensure durability — and their red “Twil & Cross” hand embroidery, adding a unique subtle touch to the versatile piece.

Crafted sustainably and responsibly by artisans in Pakistan using only upcycled fibers, ONE432’s lounge-ready sweatshirts and slippers are not only pieces he’ll feel good in — but ones you can feel good giving.

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13. Sertodo Copper Essential Mixologist Set — $197

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.

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14. Kyrgies Tengries Slippers in Oatmeal — $79

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.

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15. Nisolo Men’s Huarache Sandal in Brandy — $150

Handcrafted from the shoemaking capital of Peru, this warm-weather staple is made to mold into the foot of the wearer, ensuring dad can rock these sandals with comfort and style! 

Peruvian shoemaking is a tradition passed down through generations and the huarache sandal dates back to pre-Columbian Mexico. These long-standing traditions are based on zero-waste ideas, as all the leather Nisolo uses are byproducts of the meat industry and eco-friendly waste disposal systems are implemented in its production.

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