April 26, 2019 4 min read
Earth Day has taught us that we need to be kinder to the planet, not only on Earth Day but every day.
This extends to everything we do, including the gifts we give each other to commemorate special occasions. So, when putting together our annual Mother's Day Gift Guide, we wanted to put sustainability at the heart of each gift idea.
Give a gift this Mother's Day that the Mom in your life will love, and that will help her tread a bit lighter on the planet.
This isn’t your typical reusable cup. This 16oz cup does more than hold coffee, water or smoothies - it ALSO collapses flat. Made for the mom-on-the-go, it can travel to the office, gym or far away destinations with ease. $19.99
Durable, sustainable and functional, the Trafford Weekender is a great carry-all for the travelling mama. Made from organic cotton canvas, United By Blue also removes one pound of trash from waterways for every item sold. $168 USD
A stylish, classic pair of sunnies is essential for any wayfaring mom. Most sunglasses are made from wasteful plastic - these are made out of a recycled wood fibre and polypropylene blend. 100% recyclable when done, and stylish to boot. Price per design.
For a mom that could use some pampering, these all natural, vegan, handcrafted bath bombs are free of chemicals and only use natural ingredients so she can relax, for once. $24.99
Not all jewelry is created equal. Often times, it’s unclear where the materials are from. Not at Gldn. They use 100% USA-sourced materials and make everything in their studio in La Conner, WA. Available in several finishes and lengths, your mom will love this timeless piece. From $38.
Pretty in pink! These classic Sand D’or Ankle Rain boots are made from natural, fairly traded tree rubber tapped from sustainably managed forests in Sri Lanka. Your mom will feel good, look good, and keep her feet dry. $110 USD
Who doesn’t love a gorgeous candle? This one not only smells divine but it’s made from ingredients that aren’t harmful to your mom or the planet. Instead of synthetic fragrance, Woodlot uses essential oils and uses a blend of organic coconut oil and soy wax. $39
For the mom who loves to nest and watch Netflix, Coyuchi’s crinkled percale sheet set is made from GOTS-certified, organic fair trade cotton and is certified made-safe. For every sale, Coyuchi gives back 1% to the planet. Rest well knowing your sheets feel good, and do good. From $198
Sustainable, and healthy - the Lucky Iron Fish is a simple tool you can add to your cooking to increase your iron intake. For every one sold, one is given to a family in need. No more Iron Supplements in plastic bottles. Your mom will love it! $35
Easy to gift, effortless to wear. Made from GOTS-certified organic cotton this lightweight, breezy summer scarf is free from harmful chemicals and fairly-made. It comes in three muted hues and is the perfect accent to any mom’s wardrobe. $78
Calling all dog moms! Having a dog means lots of walks. As summer approaches, the GoVerre is a great companion for those early evening walks. Fill it with your favourite beverage, be it sparkling water (or wine, we’re not telling). This reusable, chic on the go cup is phthalate and lead-free. $24
There’s nothing more sustainable than giving a digital gift (okay, maybe not gifting anything at all!). For a mom who loves to read, gift her an Audible audiobook subscription where she can download and listen to unlimited books from her fav authors. She’ll love listening to books on the go like the newly released, “Girl, Stop Apologizing” from Rachel Hollis. From $14.95.
For each #MeatlessMonday, we save the carbon footprint equivalent to 348 miles of driving. Global livestock production creates more greenhouse gasses than the transportation sector. Inspire your mom to go vegetarian this year with easy to create and tasty recipes from Oh She Glows. $20
Though we love the idea of treating mom to a face mask, those single-use sheet masks are extremely unsustainable. Our pick? Herbivore’s Blue Tansy Mask. It contains a natural blend of ingredients formulated to calm skin. Bonus, the glass container is recyclable or reusable! $48 USD
For the mom who loves to Instagram - help her take her photos from digital to in real life. Social Print Studio’s minimalist wood block photo display is made from 100% sustainably sourced White Maple and holds up to 4 printed photos. From $15 USD.
February 16, 2021 4 min read 4 Comments
A couple of months ago, we asked you to tell us about your feelings when it comes to bodysuits. What we found is that although bodysuits are wonderfulin theory, in practice the cons often outweigh the pros. Introducing The Unbodysuit; a comfier alternative to a classic wardrobe staple. It’s everything you love about a bodysuit, without the stuff you don’t. To kickstart your inspiration, here are five versatile outfits that we’ve put together with The Unbodysuit.
February 11, 2021 6 min read
February is the month of love and a great time to show some appreciation for ourselves! After a long and difficult year, there’s no better time to create a self care checklist that you can come back to whenever you’re feeling low. We’ve put together a list of 17 ideas as a starting point for your own personal self care checklist. Find what works for you, leave what doesn’t, and create your own unique ways of showing self love.
February 05, 2021 6 min read
Last month we introduced you to several comfortable and sustainable clothing alternatives to office attire. We’ve loved seeing your posts about joining the Comfy Workwear Revolution, supporting sustainable fashion in Canada and the different ways that you’ve been styling your Encircled pieces! Here are 11 of our favourite work-from-home styles for you, because sometimes all you need is a bit of inspiration.