Ecological gifts for Father’s Day
For the dad or father figure in your life, some corporate gift ideas that think outside the box when it comes to how we do business.
Swedish essentials brand, ASKET, has been crafting durable, stylish pieces since 2015 with a mission to end overconsumption and restore value to the apparel industry. The Overshirt – designed to be the purest interpretation of the garment, this piece is crafted from 100% organic military-grade cotton twill and is 96% traceable, miles ahead of industry standards. The Pique Polo – designed to bridge the gap for men between a basic t-shirt and a stuffy dress shirt, its core is a soft and substantial, breathable, custom-developed organic cotton knit. ASKET’s boxy fit is finished with a perfectly balanced collar and seamless French placket with their signature tonal mother-of-pearl buttons.
Eco-conscious Parisian sneaker brand VEJA was founded in 2004 with sustainability, fair trade and strong labor practices at the heart of the brand’s DNA. The entire process, from seed to shoe, takes place in Brazil and Peru, where fair wages and working conditions meet biodynamic practices as well as materials like wild rubber from the Amazon, organic cotton and fair trade, rice waste, sugar cane and recycled plastic bottles. VEJA’s latest addition to their racing collection would make a thoughtful gift.
The Impala – Perfectly suited for gym goers across the spectrum of fitness routines, this model is lightweight, nimble and stable, providing versatility and comfort to a workout. The Impala uses eco-sourced materials like sugar cane, Amazon rubber, rice waste, recycled plastic and Ricinus oil.
Noble Oak, an award-winning whiskey brand, was created with the aim of delivering great whiskey that gives back: every bottle plants a tree. In fact, Noble Oak doubles its efforts by planting two trees for every bottle sold from April through June. Since its inception in 2017, Noble Oak has worked with One Tree Planted to plant trees in areas in need across the country and the program has resulted in nearly 500,000 trees being planted and planted across the United States. United – from the California redwoods to Detroit, Michigan, to New York’s Finger Lakes, and everywhere in between. The glass used for all Noble Oak products is 100% recyclable and all paper used for point of sale is either made from recycled material or FSC certified.
Noble Oak’s parent company, Edrington, is committed to becoming a carbon neutral business by 2030 for our distilleries, offices and travel, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 70% compared to 2016 levels.
These shoes are sure to be a conversation starter: the Revive Slip-Ons, designed to aid recovery and for those who like a little support and cushioning action. The lifecycle of Kane’s flagship Revive Slip-on product – from harvesting raw materials for their sugarcane-based shoes to shipping in FSC-certified packaging – is an effort to use more environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. of the environment. Kane ensures that his injection molding process produces zero waste, with every scrap being ground up and used in future shoes. Their BounceBack foam is made from sugar cane ethanol. Is this what the shoes will look like in the future? Kane hopes so.
An Icelandic heritage brand and certified B Corp company, 66°North’s offers a handful of great products perfect for the active, on-the-go father figure in your life. The Kársnes Windbreaker Jacket, available in several colorways ranging from neutrals like black and grey/silver to more vibrant options like bright berry and lime green, is a breathable windbreaker jacket designed to be worn for activities outdoors in spring/summer. Suitable for running, biking, hiking and more, this jacket features reflective striping, two front zip pockets and a back zip pocket.
In addition to using more environmentally friendly materials, 66°North, which has been carbon neutral since 2019, publishes all of its carbon-related data on its website for customers to track, if interested. . The company also strives to reduce waste during manufacturing or put them to work elsewhere. For example, their Vik gloves are made from remnants of their PowerStretch fabric.
Rothy’s makes machine washable shoes and bags from 100% recycled materials. The RS01 Sneaker is made from Rothy’s signature yarn (spun from plastic water bottles). The sneaker combines durability with Rothy’s washability guarantee (yeah, you can even throw those cute sneakers in your washing machine!). While Rothy’s started out with mostly women’s shoes, they’ve recently added more men’s products, including this sleek new take on the classic sneaker.
Terra Thread bags are made from organic cotton from India. Working only with fair trade certified factories and following GOTS guidelines, the brand aspires to offer the most ethical products at affordable prices. The sports bags, available in countless colors, can be used as a daily sports bag or for weekend getaways.
Since the company offsets its footprint, all products are certified carbon neutral, and every purchase goes to Feeding America, a charity that fights hunger in America. Unlike most bags in the industry which are made from polyester and synthetic materials, Terra Threads products are made entirely from organic cotton, which they work tirelessly to source directly from farmers and help them in their transition to regenerative organic farming.
Blueview, a new entry into the footwear market, is replacing petroleum plastics with their biodegradable, plant-based “plastics”. After more than six years of research and development, each pair of shoes includes: Soleic®, a biodegradable polyurethane foam, and PlantKnitTM, a biodegradable, plant-based machine-knit shoe upper (combination of hemp and eucalyptus ). These slip-on shoes are ideal for the summer and fall months. Giving dad a pair of shoes that will one day break down, which might sound like a strange thing to say, but isn’t it ideal: shoes that get dirty again?