Father’s Day Gift: Nordgreen Eco Watch

nordgreen eco watch for father's day gift

I was looking for the perfect sustainable Father’s Day gift online, when I discovered Nordgreen eco watches. Designed by Danish designer Jakob Wagner, formerly of Bang & Olufsen, these watches have just the kind of streamlined, minimalist design that resonates with my husband.

Then I started reading up on Nordgreen’s sustainability cred. The hardware is crafted from recycled metal. Packaging is FSC certified, including cardboard from responsibly managed forests and felt upcycled from plastic water bottles. Lifestyle  photographs include reusable glasses with stainless steel straws, a subtle endorsement of the #plasticfree movement. Even the name has sustainability at its core, combining the words “Norwegian” and “green.”

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Mommy Greenest Father’s Day Gift Guide

Mommy Greenest Father's Day Gift GuideFathers. They’re our protectors and guides; they pick us up when we’ve fallen and set us back on our feet. And then one day, it’s our turn to guide them to safety. Whatever part of the journey you’re on with your father—or any father—set aside time this month to celebrate him. I sourced ethical and conscious Father’s Day Gifts from Earth911’s YouChange marketplace, made with as much respect for the Earth as you have for the dads you love. [Read more…]

A Conscious Mother’s Day Gift Guide

mother's day gift guide dress, wrap, necklace and platterWith three kids, Mother’s Day is a big day for DIY in our home. I’ve received everything from heartfelt homemade cards to a rock song written in my honor. But when it comes to buying gifts, I look for fair trade and sustainably made products. I discovered these gorgeous gifts on Earth911’s YouChange marketplace. Because a celebration of love for your mother should include a nod to Mother Earth! [Read more…]

Fair Trade Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Mommy Greenest Fair Trade Valentine's Day Gift GuideLast year I celebrated Valentine’s Day by asking you to boycott Hershey’s, which is working towards 100% third-party certified production in Africa—a step that would eliminate once and for all accusations of child labor, forced labor, child trafficking and verbal, physical and sexual harassment that have plagued America’s biggest chocolate manufacturer for years. This year, I’m going one step further: Will you join me in putting your love money to work with fair trade Valentine’s Day gifts? [Read more…]