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 tote for the wine connoisseur, 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.
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.
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.
4. Sijo Men’s Eucalyptus Tee — $45
With a blend of OEKO-TEX certified eucalyptus lyocell and stretchy elastane, this Men’s Eucalyptus Tee is the ethically and sustainably made counterpart to the staple white tee. Dad can work out, run errands, or enjoy a relaxing day at home with this lightweight, breathable, and buttery-soft tee.
5. Tiradia Cork Day In Day Out Cork Hat — $45
Gift Dad his new go-to hat with this adjustable, waterproof, all-natural cork Day In Day Out Hat. Available in four colors, this comfortable and durable hat is made to last for years of dependable wear. Cork is not only a naturally hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and vegan material but it’s also biodegradable and recyclable.
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.
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.
8. Nisolo Durango Waxed Canvas Dopp Kit and Luis Weekender Waxed Canvas — $60 and $250
For the seasoned traveler, this matching Dopp Kit and Weekender Bag are the sustainably-made essentials to efficiently and effortlessly carry everything Dad needs. Made with durable waxed cotton canvas and featuring vegetable-tanned leather, both the travel dopp kit and duffle bag are equipped to handle your typical travel wear and tear.
9. Tiradia Cork Fellowship Cork Wallet — $50
Gift Dad a vegan, sustainable, and ethical upgrade with this Fellowship Cork Wallet. This wallet securely holds any cards, receipts, or photos in its many card slots, interior pocket inserts, and cash compartment. Not only is this wallet compact and easy to carry, but the cork used is also naturally antimicrobial, waterproof, biodegradable, and recyclable.
If your dad is a wine-lover, there’s no doubt this is the gift for him! This denim Two Bottle Wine Tote is great for any dad on the go, whether he’s bringing the party to the picnic or ready to bring out the good stuff at a restaurant. Made from surplus raw denim and manufactured and designed with zero-waste ideals in mind, this ethically made and unique gift is sure to be cherished for years to come.
11. Nisolo Men’s Owen Belt in Brown — $60
Made from responsibly sourced veg-tan leather, Dad can look and feel great with this expertly crafted, water-resistant leather belt. These belts are handcrafted by artisans in Peru who receive healthcare, beyond fair wages, and a healthy working environment for their labor.
Emily S. says “I bought this for my husband and we are both really happy with the quality of this belt! You won’t regret it!”
12. No Nasties Men’s Zip-Up Jacket — $100
This Men’s Zip-Up Jacket is an ethical and fair trade wardrobe staple that elevates any look. Lightweight, relaxed, and ultrasoft with its GOTS organic, Fair Trade cotton, this jacket provides a comfortable and stylish look that easily elevates any outfit. Plus No Nasties plants a tree for every product sold in their dedicated grove!
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.
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.
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.