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The Altruistic Traveller Blog
It's Valentine's Day again, and while we don't always need an excuse to show love to our partners, it's one day where we can't help but get caught up in the hype.
The best we can do is to make the hype as ethical as possible and support some brands that are making the world a better place. So here are some ethical gift ideas for him, from wherever you are in the world.
Happy Valentine's Day.
Why it's Ethical: For every pair of socks sold, 50% of profits are directly donated to charities protecting critically endangered animals. The other 50% goes back into creating more products that help support critically endangered animals.
Why it's Ethical: Sorella sell menswear made from fair trade, certified organic cotton ensuring each piece is kind on the skin, kind to the environment, and kind to the farmers growing the cotton.
Why it's Ethical: With every pair of Moeloco Flip Flops you purchase, they give a pair of school shoes to a child in poverty.
Why it's Ethical: By donating 10% of profits, SOLO Eyewear has restored vision for 13,000+ people in need through the funding of eye exams, eyeglasses and cataract surgeries.
Why it's Ethical: Their tees are sweatshop-labour free and made from eco-friendly fibres, including organic cotton (certified by GOTS), Lenzing Modal® and Lenzing Tencel®.
Why it's Ethical: All products are fair trade and support women’s economic development in Cambodia.
Why it's Ethical: Made by artisans in the Dominican Republic using ethical leather on top and recycled tires on the soles. 15% of profits benefit the Brave Soles Foundation, assisting those who live in the landfills of the Dominican Republic.
Why it's Ethical: Dresden’s regular frames are made from fully recyclable nylon. They’ve also made frames from milk bottle lids and beer keg caps donated by local cafes and brewers.