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The 7 Best Sustainable Gifts Under $300 for Fashion Lovers Picked By the Ethos Founders


‘Tis the season to beat Santa at gifting the best gifts for everyone on your list. These sustainable fashion finds hand selected by the Ethos Founders are stunners, and they all clock in under $300.

We’re in the midst of our holiday shopping here at Ethos. We listen, we watch, and we jot down gift ideas for our loved ones over the year—but sometimes, there are those hard to shop for people on the list. (Hint: it’s almost always Mom!) But this year, it’s hopefully a bit easier with these gorgeous, sustainable fashion finds that are affordable, too.

Jill’s Picks

1. Svala Tashi Bag in Gold Cork

This stunning adjustable crossbody bag works for day or night. It’s large enough to hold your phone and wallet but small enough to pair with your best night-out looks. While Svala does wonders with vegan leather, I love the look of this cork fabric with speckles of gold. It’s a reminder that sustainability is luxurious and it will get you all the questions and compliments. It’s perfect for the bag lovers on your holiday list, or if you want to be sure Santa leaves something for you under the tree, too. $298

2. Mate the Label Thermal Wide Leg Pant and Boxy Top

When in doubt, hoodies and sweats, amiright? For the person on your list not yet ready to call Covid style quits yet, Mate the Label is the perfect choice. Cozy, comfy sweats in sustainable materials all made in Los Angeles. Mate the Label is guided by an 8-point sustainability commitment that promotes great fabrics, elevating women, and circularity. This thermal set in a wide-leg pant is a fun take on the classic sweat with more mobility and style. Pair it with the thermal boxy crop top and you’ve got a gift that will bring the oohs and aahs. Bottoms $138 Top $98

3. Bleusalt Scarf, Wrap, Eye Mask Travel Set

Your mom is going to love this, trust me (I say this as a mom!). She’ll cozy up in the lodge while you all go skiing and not say a word. The Bleusalt travel set is pure coziness and comfort without compromising on style. It features a wrap, a scarf, an eye mask, and the perfect little bag to carry it all in—or turn into a mini travel pillow. All items are made from sustainably sourced Tencel Modal. They’re breathable, washable, and made in the U.S. And, if you order soon—you can even have the items monogrammed! On behalf of moms everywhere, you’re the best. $230 + $30 for monogram.

4. Nordgreen Unika White Dial Watch

We recently selected our favorite sustainable watches here. But if you’re looking for something in a more affordable price range, you can’t go wrong with this Danish watch design from Nordgreen. This is perfect for the watch lover who likes to match watches with their outfits or activities. Interchange the straps if you like with mesh and vegan leather options. The brand is all about making time for sustainability: it’s carbon-neutral, responsibly manufactured, offers a range of give-back programs, and ships in sustainable packaging. $274

Jackie’s Picks

5. NOIZE Charlie Short-Length Puffer

This puffer from cruelty-free brand NOIZE is equally stylish and functional. The vest is designed to keep you warm in temperatures as low as 23°F so is great for those of us that deal with cold weather and fluctuating temps. If you are lucky enough to not have to struggle through blistering cold, this vest is also light enough for casual fall wear and is ideal for layering. NOIZE is dedicated to crafting quality, vegan fashion and this puffer is made with a 100% recycled PET filling. $190

6. Everlane Chunky Cardigan

Who doesn’t love gifting and getting sweaters? I know I do. Buying clothes for friends and family can be hard. Figuring out their size and guessing their style preferences is a little risky for gift-giving, but sweaters are always a great option. I love this oversized chunky cardigan from Everlane as it’s easy to style and is sure to match plenty of items in everyone’s closet. Crafted from organic cotton with ethical practices this is a good option for everyone on your list. $110

7. Gorjana Brooks Layering Set

Jewelry is pretty much always a good idea, no matter who is on your shopping list. There is no sizing involved and almost everyone loves shiny gifts. I recently purchased this layering set from ethical jewelry brand Gorjana for myself and instantly knew I would be gifting it to a few people on my list this holiday season. Layering necklaces are all the rage. They are simple and add a touch of elevation to any outfit. $120


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