Sustainable Father’s Day Gift Guide 2022
Need climate-friendly gift ideas for the father figure in your life? From clothing to electronics to self-care, here are our top choices for a sustainable Father’s Day.
Did you know that buying used can extend a garment’s life by approximately two years, cutting its combined carbon, water, and waste footprint by 82%? Worn Wear is Patagonia's resale and trade-in program that sells gently used Patagonia gear that's good for the planet and your wallet. Pants, jackets, flannels, shorts, pullovers, and more are available at a fraction of the cost. Having trouble with sizing or not quite sure what to get? They also have gift cards.
Our choice: Men's Lightweight Better Sweater® Jacket
Every Dad likes tech, right? Back Market is an online marketplace for renewed devices that are restored by experts. Instead of buying new, save money and cut back on electronic waste. Never heard of e-waste? It’s the leading contributor of toxic waste worldwide; 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed of every year. When you purchase from Back Market, you can reduce e-waste and still gift that fancy gadget.
Our choice: Like-new Apple Airpods Pro
"Workleisure" Wear from Ministry of Supply
Did you know that the fashion industry uses more energy than the aviation and shipping sectors combined with 85% of all textiles in the U.S ending up in landfills? Ministry of Supply is revolutionizing 'workleisure' by placing science and sustainability at its core. They make clothes that are comfortable, multi-purpose, and timeless. Ministry of Supply is zero emissions and climate-neutral certified, uses recycled materials, and pioneers zero waste production techniques in order to reduce waste and emissions.
Our choice: “The Dad System” (One Composite Merino Tee and One Pace Poplin Chino)
Sustainable Goods from EarthHero
EarthHero is an online marketplace full of sustainable goods from over 250+ brands that range from shaving gear to grilling tools. They're a certified B Corp and climate neutral, and only stock brands that use better materials, produce less waste, and have a lower carbon footprint than traditional retailers. Products sold by EarthHero are high quality and meant to last, meaning you can buy less and save more. They even have a whole collection of goods on their website specifically tailored toward father figures everywhere.
Buy an experience, not things
Go to a concert, see a movie, go on a hike or picnic – giving someone an experience can often be the most memorable and sustainable gift. Consumerism is one of the biggest drivers of climate change – the stuff we consume contributes up to 60 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. By reducing what you consume and gift, you can reduce your carbon footprint. Experiences have also proven to make us happier than material gifts.
Our choice: Go on a walk in nature followed by a yummy, plant-based picnic