Collage by Caroline Ingalls

Collage by Caroline Ingalls


and we promise they’re really, really good

By Katrina Froelich

12 ・2 ・2018


Holiday season is upon us, which means searching endlessly for the perfect gift and jostling with the masses for a chance to score on that perfect holiday steal. But maybe the holiday season doesn’t have to be stressful, maybe you can find that perfect pair of lounging sweats or oversized tote without sifting through overwhelming fast-fashion racks or “Cyber-Month” steals you have sitting in your bajillion open tabs.

Maybe the perfect gem is waiting for you at one of the many sustainable sites below.


  • CHNGE -

  • This socially responsible brand donates 50% of their profits to organizations across the globe fighting against poverty, hunger, and inequality. On top of their production transparency — their website has a comprehensive supply chain — CHNGE shirts are made with 100% organic cotton which allows them to save over 500 gallons of water for every shirt produced! They are also 100% carbon neutral. Plus, their shirts are fucking cute. My personal favorite “Women Don’t Owe You Shit” shirt. I can get behind that.

  • Spell & The Gypsy Collective -

  • Slow fashion and proud of it! You can read our full feature of the company and its boss female founders here but all you really have to know is that their sustainable collections will leave you feeling like the boho princess you never knew you wanted to be. But act fast - their stuff always sells out and you’ll be kicking yourself for missing these amazing pieces, trust me.

  • Dazey LA -

  • Another slow fashion favorite, Dazey’s in-house brand is a line of groovy graphic art apparel (and posters) hand-drawn by Dani Negel herself and handmade in Los Angeles. All the other brands in her shop? Slow fashion. Female entrepreneurs and freakishly cute. What more do you need?

  • Free Bella Swim -

  • Dubbed as the bikini company for “the girls that give a sh*t”, Free Bella Swim is the perfect gift for any beach-goer in your life. You can read our full profile of the swimwear brand here but quick summary: the swimsuits are sustainably made in Los Angeles out of recycled water bottles AND they’re having a killer sale right now. You’re welcome.


  • Julz Junkie -

  • everything is handmade to order in Los Angeles by owner and designer Juliet Silva. Her jewelry is high quality but also affordable. Not to mention her designs are absolute perfection.

  • Soko -

  • working with artisan entrepreneurs in Nairobi Kenya, Soko produces ethical jewelry from sustainable materials. Plus, it’s a Michelle Obama fave. Need I say more?


  • The Little Market -

  • An online fair trade shop founded by Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla, The Little Market practices fair trade principles and generates meaningful incomes for artisans and their families.

  • Hutch -

  • A virtual decorating application, Hutch recently partnered with Girls Inc. to sell a kit featuring framed pieces from female artists (Marleigh Culver, Kristin Texeira, and Lani Trock). All proceeds from this kit are donated to Girls Inc.

  • Betches -  

  • Female-founded and badass, Betches has the perfect home decor, graphic tees and more for anyone on your list.


  • Boxfox -

  • Still have no idea what gifts to get? Boxfox makes it easy. From handwriting your note and handpicking your gifts, Boxfox is female-founded, Instagram-friendly and a great way to send a thoughtful gift.