Top 20 Ethical and Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts for Women | 2023 Gift Guide

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, but we’ve got you covered with plenty of ethically and sustainably made goods for your partner, best friend, mom, sister, or any other woman in your life. All of the gift ideas in this guide, from artisan-made jewelry to sustainable vases, are sure to be standouts she’ll love for years to come.

1. Iron Oxide Gemstone Drop Choker Necklace — $75

Give the gift of an elevated basic that can be easily incorporated into any outfit. Small and dainty while still feeling luxurious, the Gemstone Drop Choker is lead and nickel free and features a stunning ethically sourced gemstone at its center. Choose from eleven shimmering and lustrous stones for the perfect gift for jewelry enthusiasts and gem lovers alike!

2. PROCLAIM Color Pop Square Neck Bralette Top — $59

Made with a thoughtful blend of sustainably sourced organic cotton and hemp, the Square Neck Bralette can be worn as a supportive and comfortable undergarment or as a stylish and minimalist crop top. Each piece is ethically made in a facility that meets strict labor standards, meaning that it’s easy to look and feel great while supporting makers who receive fair wages.

3.  Ichcha Sunset Scarf — $65

Hand printed using carved wooden blocks, this scarf’s stunning design was inspired by the silhouettes of Indian palace doorways. This silk and cotton scarf is not only dyed only using natural dyes but also feels luxuriously soft.

Ichcha is committed to making as minimal an impact on the planet as possible, using only natural vegetable dyes derived from leaves, minerals, trees, bark, and flowers. They work with women artisans in India who use hand weaving, hand embroidery, and the heritage craft of block printing to create their beautiful designs.

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4. Sijo Eucalpytus Long Sleeve Top and Jogger Pants in Navy — $45 to $65

This will be the softest, most comfortable set of pajamas she’ll ever own. This PJ set is made from silky smooth, OEKO-TEX certified Eucalyptus Tencel Lyocell fabric that’s made in a closed-loop process.

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5. Nisolo Go-To Flatform Sandal in Almond — $130

These Go-To Flatform Sandals are elegantly designed to work with any outfit and provide comfort all day long! They’re made with a shock-absorbing memory foam insole that molds to the shape of your foot over time, and the leather straps come from a Leather Working Group certified tannery who implements eco friendly practices into their production and waste disposal. 

These shoes are handcrafted in an ethical factory in Peru, and Nisolo’s artisans are paid above fair trade wages, are provided healthcare, and work in a safe environment. Nisolo promotes the Peruvian heritage craft of shoemaking and takes pride in sustaining its long-held traditions.

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6. Convivial Minimal Stoneware Vase — $48

This handcrafted vase seamlessly combines durability and elegance all in one. This ivory glaze stoneware piece provides a minimalistic vessel to complement any floral arrangement.

7. Yewo Tazara Recycled Hoop Earrings — $42

Ethically elevate everyday hoops with the Tazara Recycled Hoop Earrings. Made with high-quality, heavy-duty, nickel-free recycled brass, these minimal yet bold earrings provide an uplifted classic look for any outfit. All of Yewo’s jewelry is handmade in small batches in a solar-powered, off-the-grid, carbon-neutral workshop.  

8. MZ Made Clouds Wool Clutch Bag — $49

This 100% premium wool clutch bag is handcrafted by master Zapotec artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico. Each clutch is hand dyed with patterns that share and celebrate the artistry of indigenous Zapotec designers. Colorful, unique, and durable, this bag is made to be enjoyed for years to come.

9. Anchal Travel Organizer — $52

What better gift for the globetrotter in your life than this 100% GOTS-certified organic travel organizer? With its duck cotton canvas lining, four zippered compartments, and loop tie for hanging and folding, this organizer is thoughtfully designed for maximum storage, organization, and protection for all everyday essentials. Women artisans in Ajmer, India handcraft each piece using sophisticated patchwork and aggregated stitch pattern that adds a modern twist to traditional Kantha quilting.

10. Allégorie Gala Apple Leather Puzzle Cardholder — $86

Made from apple peels and recycled plant-based materials, Allégorie’s stylish and timeless cardholder provides a clean look while also preventing unnecessary food waste. This cardholder is available in six beautiful colors and styles, so you’re sure to find the preferred color combination for the loved ones on your shopping list. PETA certified cruelty-free, World Fair Trade Organization certified for materials and OEKO-TEX certified, this wallet is free of harmful chemicals.

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11. August Sage Marrón Alpaca Throw Blanket — $235

Made with 100% alpaca wool, this is an ultra-cozy throw she can warm up with during the chilliest days. Each of the August Sage throws is handwoven in a fair trade environment in Peru using a traditional handloom. The production process is slow and thoughtful (each throw takes three days to complete), which makes every piece truly special.

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12. Sijo Eucalyptus Long Sleeve Top and Eucalyptus Jogger Pants in Rose — $45 to $65

Sijo’s Eucalyptus Long Sleeve Top and Jogger Pants make for a one-of-a-kind loungewear set. Made with 95% Eucalyptus Tencel Lyocell and 5% elastane, this set is incredibly comfortable and the perfect outfit for a relaxing day in. Plus, its OEKO-TEX Certified fabric is treated without harmful chemicals, dyes, or pesticides! 

Sijo is a woman-owned and POC-owned business who produces their products from factories in Shanghai and compensates their manufacturers with living wages, benefits, and care. All of Sijo’s craftspeople have annual leave, maternity leave, training and social security insurance, and are guaranteed safe and healthy working conditions. The Eucalyptus Lyocell fabric is also made with a closed-loop process, which reuses water and solvents in the manufacturing process to reduce waste.

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13. Ettitude Unisex Bamboo Waffle Robe in Cloud — $99

Ettitude’s Unisex Bamboo Waffle Robe provides maximum comfort from day one. Made with 100% organic bamboo Lyocell, this OEKO-TEX Certified, hypoallergenic robe is ultra-soft and fast-drying. 

Ettitude has committed to only work with factories that are certified by globally recognized, ethical third-party auditors to ensure sustainable standards and fair trade practices across their cut and sew facilities. The organic bamboo is also sourced from FSC-certified forests and made through a closed-loop process by reusing water to reduce waste. Even their packaging is made from deadstock fabric (making for eco-friendly, zero-waste, and reusable bags).

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14. L.Greenwalt Jewelry Full Deco Necklace — $78 to $92

This simple yet eye-catching pendant is one of our most-loved pieces! With the perfect balance of classic design and modern architectural elements, L.Greenwalt’s necklace is a unique piece she’ll cherish. All of L.Greenwalt’s jewelry is made using responsibly sourced metals and cast using a vegan carving wax.

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15. Leena & Lu Pima Long Sleeve and Jogger Set — $108

This 100% GOTS-certified organic pima cotton jogger set is sustainable, fair trade, and hypoallergenic. Perfect for lounging, sleeping, or even running errands, this all-natural, non-toxic loungewear set will soon be an everyday favorite for anyone. Each set is ethically made in small batches in Peru.

16. L. Greenwalt Jewelry Little Rainbow Necklace — $63

This minimalistic, geometric Little Rainbow Necklace will add a modern spin to your look. Handcrafted in Portland, Oregon and made with responsibly sourced sterling silver or 85% recycled gold, this piece is sure to impress. 

L.Greenwalt Jewelry is a husband and wife team who uses ethically mined, responsibly and sustainably sourced metals for their jewelry. They’re also dedicated to low-waste practices by using biodegradable materials and reusing all scrap materials. Every piece by L.Greenwalt is vegan and cruelty-free.

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17. Wolven Recycled Yoga Top and Recycled Legging with Pockets in Turmeric — $48 to $82

Wolven’s recycled yoga top and leggings make for an iconic loungewear or workout outfit. Feel comfortable and work hard knowing each piece is made from post-consumer recycled plastic — 84% RPET, which is plastic made from packaging like plastic bottles, and 16% spandex. The best part: With every order, Wolven removes one pound of waste from the ocean, making this a gift that keeps on giving! 

Wolven creates all of their products in WCA certified workshops in China — ensuring wages, work hours, health and safety, and all environmental practices are strictly observed. Wolven is a women-owned brand that is Climate Neutral Certified (meaning their process is 100% carbon offset)!

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18. Hathorway Hanh Tinh Icon Horn Pendant Necklace — $68

A statement necklace with an earth-friendly upgrade. Hathorway’s unique jewelry is made using ethically sourced buffalo horn that is a byproduct of the buffalo industry in Vietnam. Each eco-luxe piece is made responsibly by makers earning fair wages, plus 10% of Hathorway’s profits go to initiatives empowering young, underprivileged women.

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19. Terra Thread Cadera Fanny Pack — $35

For someone who’s always on the go, this Cadera Fanny Pack is the stylish, functional, and hands-free accessory everyone needs! Made with sturdy organic cotton canvas and dyed with GOTS-certified, low-impact dyes, this pack can be worn around the hip or slung across the torso for a trendy look. Your purchase also supports Feed America’s campaign to end hunger, so this is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

20. Sara Patino Jewelry Recycled Gold Moonlight Ring II — $66

This gorgeously minimalistic recycled gold ring is the perfect classic accessory to elevate any outfit. This ring features a hand-hammered finish and can be adjusted half a size up or down to ensure comfort and style. 

Sara Patino Jewelry is a women-owned business and all their jewelry is created in small batches using locally sourced, 100% post-consumer recycled gold and sterling silver.

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