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

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 Original Undies and Camisole

Pair these pretty pink organic cotton undies with its matching camisole 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

Price: $24 for Undies |  $48 for Cami

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2. Altar Gold Dotted Opal Choker

Note: This product is made-to-order, so orders must be placed by February 5th to guarantee delivery for Valentine's Day.

Altar Opal Choker on Made Trade

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

Price: $52

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3. Anchal Project Asha Patchwork Straight Scarf and Anchal Project Mint Patchwork Straight Scarf

These Anchal Project scarves are a wonderful sustainable accessory to give to any female 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

Price:  $72

Shop Scarf in Asha | Shop Scarf in Mint

 

4. Tonlé Takeo Top Strawberry

 

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

Price: $94

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5. KAZI Color Blocked Akagera Vase

KAZI colorful vase on Made Trade

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

Price: $78

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6. Abby Alley Keely Clutch

Abby Alley Keely Clutch 2 on Made Trade

This clutch 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 vegetable-tanned leather bags are made ethically in cooperatives in East Africa by artisans who earn fair wages and have safe working environments.    

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage

Price: $140

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7. MINNA Hillside Pillow Lilac and MINNA Barragan Pillow Peach


These pink patterned pillows make for lovely accents 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


Price: $190 each


Shop Hillside Pillow | Shop Barragan Pillow

 

8. KAZI Fandango Pink Storage Basket and Planter

 

This bright planter is a lovely gift to pair with potted flowers, or simply by itself as a home decor piece. The KAZI naturally-dyed planter was handwoven with natural fibers (sweet grass and sisal) by women in Uganda who earn fair wages and training.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

Price: $70

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9. Darzah Tatreez Flat in Rose (only 1 left in some sizes, but there are over 15 left total.)


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

Price: $209

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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

Price: $64


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