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Buying for our eco-friendly friends isn’t always the easiest thing in the world. Between the misleading marketing claims to the not-so-pretty designs, we’ll be the first ones to admit that socially responsible shopping is a sport. That’s why we went ahead and did all the hard work for you, and rounded up the perfect gifts that were created from either organic, all-natural, or recycled materials.
Victoria’s Secret is the sole customer of Burkina Faso’s fair trade organic cotton program, which you would think would be something the company could feel good about. But some investigative reporting has revealed the the program forces hundreds, if not thousands, of children to plant and pick its cotton and doesn’t pay them for the work, which is something the fair trade label is supposed to make impossible.
Whether you’re hippie or health-savvy, chances are your bathroom cabinet contains more than a few “organic” items. But exactly what does organic entail? A lawsuit by the Center for Environmental Health reveals that numerous “organic” beauty products actually contain very few organic ingredients, if any at all.
We’ve been keeping tabs on Emma Watson‘s style for some time now, and it looks like the 20-year-old actress is about to add designer to her resume. She has collaborted with Alberta Ferretti on an organic clothing line, which will be released at the end of December.
What do you get when you cross the classic prep of American fashion and the Parisienne chic of French lines? Organic by John Patrick.