Sustainable Gift Ideas for Friends and Family

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Check out these eco-friendly gifts; there’s something for everyone


Recycled Better Sweater 
Starting this fall, the only part of the Better Sweater that isn’t made from recycled materials is the zipper teeth. And the entire line is Fair Trade Certified—so more of each sale goes to the people who actually sew it. See the full selection for men, women, kids here.

Recycled Black Hole 
Patagonia’s entire Black Hole collection is now made with 100% recycled fabric, lining, and webbing! Every Black Hole pack, duffle, tote, and waist pack gives plastic bottles and factory scraps another life. Each product in the line has been updated with new sizes and styles, including the all-new Black Hole Gear tote and line of Ultralight Black Hole products. Recycled Black Hole ($29-$349) / Recycled Ultralight Black Hole ($29-$89)
Macro Puff 
A new addition into the Micro Puff Family, the Macro Puff delivers even more high-loft, water-resistant warmth with PlumaFill insulation, a revolutionary, down-like alternative with all the benefits of a synthetic. Hoody + Jacket  ($399/$349)
Nano Air
For F19, Patagonia’s Nano-Air family will be made with recycled content, is lighter weight and more compressible. Insulation has moved to a 60-g fill across all Nano-Air styles, which feels like and compresses like the 45-g version. M’s Nano-Air Hoody ($299), Jacket ($249), Vest ($199)
Recycled Cashmere Sweaters and Accessories
These cozy, durable sweaters have a much lower ecological impact than products made with virgin cashmere. The yarn is made from pre-consumer cashmere waste, sorted according to color and other properties, mechanically broken down and spun into new yarn. Choose from a variety of styles, along with some accessories. ($69- $249)

Men’s Woolie Fleece Pullover
Inspired by one of Yvon Chouinard’s favorite original pieces, this go-to fleece is made of a warm, soft blend of recycled materials (40% recycled wool, 35% recycled cotton, 18% recycled nylon, 7% other fiber). Fair Trade Certified sewn, which means the people who made it earned a premium for their labor. ($159)

Men’s Recycled Wool Waffle Knit Sweater
Fully fashioned raglan sleeves and hand-linked finish at cuffs and hem for long-lasting wear.  Made from 70% recycled wool/26% recycled nylon/4% other. ($139)
Fleecelab Collection by Patagonia
A limited-edition collection featuring recycled materials, natural fibers and reduced material waste with new designs, fabric blends, and styles. Called “fleecelab” – it’s fleece with a lighter footprint. Choose from a bunch of unique new styles. ($159-$199)
Nano Puff Earflap Cap
Warm, windproof, water-resistant cap insulated with lightweight and highly compressible 60-g PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco polyester and Fair Trade Certified™ sewn. ($59). Also, check out the Nano Puff Mitt and Scarf.
Capilene Air Gaiter
Made with an airy blend of merino wool and recycled polyester air blasted to increase loft while reducing weight, this multi-use silhouette can be worn as a balaclava, gaiter or beanie. ($49)

Fjord Flannel Patchwork Scarf

Made from a warm and durable heavyweight 100% organic cotton flannel. Patchworked for double-layered with a generous 69″ length by 7½” width wraps once or twice around the neck. ($45)

Avocado Mattress

Avocado Green Mattress
A balanced blend of firmness, comfort, and support to create a natural sleeping environment. At 11-inches thick, the Avocado Green Mattress is made with 100% organic certified latex from tree-tapped and sustainable sources, 100% organic certified wool, latex, and cotton. The Avocado Green Mattress provides a healthy, non-toxic, chemical-free sleep environment while promoting green living, human wellbeing, and sustainability. ($959 – $1,699)
Avocado Vegan Mattress
Also available in vegan option which is vegan certified and PETA approved. ($959 – $1,699)
Avocado Green Pillow
Made from a high-performance organic latex, cotton and kapok fill, this pillow offers exceptional resilience, durability, and temperature control that conforms to every sleeping position and body type. The Avocado Green Pillow is made with only natural and certified organic materials. They never bottom-out and provide much-needed pressure relief for your head and neck all night long. To extend the life of the pillow, and add volume, you can add fill at any time with a Pillow Fill refill bag. ($79 – $99)
Avocado Green Natural Latex Mattress Topper 
Made from 2 inches of 100% organic certified latex, wool, and cotton, available in two firmness options. If your current mattress is too soft, the Firm Topper will add gentle support and resilience. If your existing mattress is too firm, the Plush Topper will provide a more cloud-like, luxury-plush feel. ($349 – $549)
Avocado Organic Indian Suvin Cotton Sheets
Superfine Suvin Sheets are made with the finest 100% GOTS organic certified Indian Suvin Cotton. Suvin is one of the most highly prized and rarest cotton in the world- considered the “king” of all cottons. The Suvin offers 600 and 1,000 thread count Sateen finish and incredibly high tensile strength – the perfect combination of durability and softness. These sheets are standard 100 by OEKO-TEX and MADE SAFE certified- which means they are lab-tested and screened to be free of harmful substances and toxins. ($249 – $599) 


Toad&Co’s socially and environmentally committed clothes look and fit as good as they function.
For Women:
Hutton Sherpa Jacket
The Hutton fleece jacket takes a load off the landfill with its mostly recycled polyester, so staying warm never felt so good. ($145) 
Re-Form Flannel Shirt
A soft and sustainable flannel made with 100% recycled materials (post-consumer plastic bottles and salvaged cotton textiles, some from Toad&Co’s own fabric scraps!). ($80)

Bianca Sweater
Made from 100% recycled materials and light enough to be a year-round sweater option. The Re-form fabrics spare material from the landfill and offset the huge amounts of land, water, energy, and chemicals used to make virgin materials. ($80)
Women’s Telluride Sherpa Pullover
A classic pullover made from ultra-soft wool that is partially made from old garments that are processed in a family-run mill in Italy using mechanical (not chemical) means. It’s blended with nylon for strength and that low-pile look. ($140)
For Men:
Telluride Sherpa Hoodie 
A cozy, classic and functional low-pile hoodie made from reclaimed Italian wool and nylon, inspired by Toad&Co’s Telluride, CO roots. ($140)
Mason Shirt Jacket
Made from recycled materials, this jacket offers comfort and simplicity. ($120)
Men’s Epiq Jogger
These joggers are hefty, breathable, and have a perfect vintage feel. Made of hemp and organic cotton. ($95)


Rob Jungmann, owner and founder of Jungmaven, has been making hemp apparel since the early ’90s and was a key figure in the fight to get hemp legalized in the US. Not only is hemp a low-impact fiber, but it also has the potential to change the world.   
Town and Country Hemp Socks
The perfect go-to gift or stocking-stuffer. ($18)
Yelapa Sweatpant
These are the sweatpants that all other sweatpants idolize. Loose, but not oversized – perfect for lounging or doing errands. Midweight hemp + organic cotton. men/women ($98)
Jungmaven Sierra Raglan Sweatshirt
Raglan sleeves, easy fit through the shoulder. men/women ($105-$134)
Jungmaven Olympic Jacket
Wear it as a shirt or jacket. The button-front wind shielding fabric keeps warmth in and cold out. Built to last. men/women ($218-$264) 

Patagonia Provisions

Patagonia Provisions Gift Boxes
A box of healthy, sustainable, easy-to-prepare food for all those on your list! Gift Boxes include food items such as salmon, buffalo jerky, grains, seed snacks, soup + chili and more. Link to product. ($48-$350)


Patagonia Provisions is proud to be launching a new Atlantic Mackerel in October 2019. It will be available in Spanish Paprika, Roasted Garlic and Lemon Caper flavors, all of which are packed in olive oil. The seasonings are on the bottom of the can, so flip the can onto a plate to catch all the flavor. $20 for a 3-pack. Images available if interested.

Moloka’i Honey 

Patagonia Provisions’ Moloka’i Honey comes from a remote, pristine biodynamic ranch on the Hawaiian island of Moloka’i, where bees are protected from toxins and pests linked to pollinator declines in other parts of the world. This honey is exceptionally pure, with hints of toasted brown sugar and caramel ($17) 
Long Root Wit
Give a four-pack of Long Root Wit, a delicious beer made with kernza perennial grain. Buy here.

Costa Sunglasses

Costa’s growing cult-brand status amongst lovers of the outdoors ties directly to its mission to provide the best sunglasses on the planet for those who live to be on the water – and protect it. From their use of sustainable materials (we love the recycled Untangled Collection) to the Kick Plastic initiative, IndiFly Foundation and strong partnership with shark research organization OCEARCH, Costa encourages people to help protect the Earth’s natural resources in any way they can.
Durable, lightweight and scratch-resistant bio-resin frames are a must-have for winter adventures. We especially love the copper and copper-silver mirror lenses for the cloudy winter months. 
For Men: 
Sampan – Released today, these are Mary Healey’s signature frame packed with features for long adventures on the water.

For Women: 

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