Ethical Christmas Gift Guide for Men

Before splashing out on presents for your boyfriend, dad, brother, mate, uncle etc – check out these gift ideas. All the products are made by environmentally responsible companies…

Nudie Jeans – Grim Tim and Lean Dean men’s jeans

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Nudie Jeans are made using 100% organic cotton and the company are committed to working with garment factories that provide a safe, fair and ethical working environment for all the people who are involved in the manufacture of their clothes. They are members of the Fair Wear Foundation – ensuring that everyone across the production chain works under fair conditions.

Grim Tim – £100 (on left)
Lean Dean – £89 (on right)

Grafika recycled paper notebookGrafika notebook - b&wThese notebooks have a bold graphic print design, made using a 1962 Heidelberg Windmill Platen. The block colours are printed on board (100% recycled and uncoated) and recycled paper. The pages are lined. They are A6 size; 105mm x 150mm.


Howies – Mr Grainger Waffle Knit

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They make clothes that are designed to last – with a focus on biking, running and the outdoors. Howies‘ t-shirts, sweatshirts and jeans are made from organic cotton. This men’s cashmere and cotton crew neck jumper is knitted in a subtle all-over waffle pattern; the cashmere/cotton mix making it a durable and easy-to-care-for knit.

Mr Grainger Waffle Knit – £59 

Tracey Neul’s  – Herve black

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Each component of the shoe is developed from scratch; starting with the shoe shape that Tracey Neuls sculpts herself – making her shoes quite different from the ready-made ‘fashion approved’ shape off the shelf. They are designed to be durable, stand the test of time but most importantly: to be comfortable to wear. They are made with vegetable dyed leather.

Herve black – £230 (but currently reduced to £210 – get in there quickly!)

Sanqvist Bob waxed khaki backpack

Sanqvist men's bag

These canvas bags are designed in Sweden then made with non-treated, heavy cotton canvas in a fairtrade factory in India. If you want to make the bag more water resistant, you can treat it with a product made specifically to protect cotton garments. Dimensions: 28 × 37 × 14 cm – 15L.

189 €

Finisterre – Fisherman beanie

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Committed to a more responsible way of manufacturing, both in the fabrics they used and the manufacturers they work with, Finisterre aim to go further than “just adding an organic line to an existing range”. They have developed a UK fine fibre supply chain, taking British wool to the masses with their flock of 250 sheep, producing a yield of around 700kg of fibre a year. Once the sheep are sheared, they transport and hand-deliver the bales of fleece to the spinners in Yorkshire. It is then dyed and knitted into jumpers and beanies in Scotland.

Fisherman beanie – £25

Faith in Nature – shampoo and soap

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Faith In Nature‘s new range for men has been created with natural ingredients that care for the environment. With a subtly spicy and warming aroma, this luxurious shampoo and soap combine ginger and lime to stimulate the senses. It contains natural vitamin E and is free from artificial colours and fragrances. No parabens or SLS/SLES are used and it is fully biodegradable. Bottles are made from recycled material when available.

Men’s Ginger & Lime Shampoo – 400ml – £5.50
Men’s Ginger & Lime Bar Soap – 100g – £1.95 (pack of six: £10.90)