Holiday Gift Guide: 8 Thoughtful Presents for Mom

My Moniko Clutches for the Fahsionplate Signe Jumpsuit Melissa Joy Manning WHITE TOPAZ FIVE DROP EARRING Traditional Kuffieh Scarf from SEP Jordan The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy Bonjoy Subscription Box Marie Veronique Clean Beauty Skincare Coyuchi Organic Cotton Sutro Stripe Towels

By Valerie Hutterer | Women
Posted Dec 4, 2016

Oscar Wilde shared the complexity of our relationship to the woman who created us with his quote, “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.”  She’s dynamic and complex, and needs a gift that matches her style and outlook – we have some ideas :

The Fashionplate: Based in Singapore, My Moniko recrafts vintage kimono and obi into clutches and accessories. Working with cooperatives and sewists in Malaysia and Cambodia Moniko offers full transparency – each product tag shows the name and location of the person who made it. From My Moniko – $100 USD.

The Woman-on-the-Go: By Signe is a Danish fashion brand designing honest and feminine easywear. All fabrics are sourced with sustainability in mind, and garments are handmade and shipped directly from their studio in Denmark. The short sleeved jumpsuit will go from day-to-night with ease. From By Signe – € 129.

The Jewelry Lover: Melissa Joy Manning specializes in artfully conceived pieces that are responsibly sourced, green certified, handmade and local. These limited edition white topaz earring are made with recycled 14 karat gold. From MJM – $625 USD.

The Humanitarian: SEP Jordan creates sustainable paths to economic independence for hundreds of marginalised women. Offering intricate embroidery accessories (like the traditional kuffieh scarf) made by a complex Palestinian cross-stitch technique that has been passed down from generation to generation. Artisans live in tightly knit refugee communities and SEP Jordan re-invests profits in the camp. From SEP Jordan – $99 USD

The Bookworm: Before The True Cost movie helped all of your friends and family get why you are passionate about ethical fashion, the critically-acclaimed The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy shed some light on the globalization debate. By tracing a T-shirt’s life story from a Texas cotton field to a Chinese factory and back to a U.S. storefront before arriving at the used clothing market in Africa, this book gives a deeper look at the complex  economic systems interwoven throughout the apparel industry.  From Amazon – $11.45 USD.

The Nomadic Heart: bonJOY is a ‘little box of good’ subscription service that will share with her ethical fashion, beauty, and living goods from around the world. Plus, bonJOY partners go beyond fair trade to provide social impact for trafficked, exploited, and at-risk women around the world. The subscription service is monthly or seasonally, from bonJOY – starting at $40 USD.

The Clean Beauty Lover: Marie Veronique offers safe, innovative skincare products that achieve real and lasting results. The formulations are expertly developed using in-depth research, knowledge of industry trends, and resourcing the finest ingredients available. Give her the gift of beautiful skin with the Rejuvenating Night Oil, Extra Healing, their most therapeutic oil, which adds important EFA’s (to improve tone and elasticity and reduce inflammation). From Marie Veronique - $80 USD.  **This Night Oil is part of our #magnifecoholidaygiveaway on Instagram**

Her Home is Her Castle: The luxury of organic cotton towels are a dream for the woman who loves her home. These towels are plush yet lightweight, colorful yet versatile, traditional yet utterly fresh. Each towel has a loop, so it can hang on a hook as easily as on a bar. The Coyuchi Turkish Towel set includes 1 bath towel, 1 hand towel, and 1 coordinating wash cloth. From The Ultimate Green Store – $138 USD.

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