Ecologically And Socially Conscious Gifts

ASPIRE Gift Guide 2019

Hydroponic Tea Sets

Go green with Hydroponic Sets made in Chicago by Modern Sprout! Tea blends such as chamomile and lavender are a cinch with the included passive hydroponic system. These kits make for an easy homegrown delight in any modern city dwelling

Contrada Erasmo Placemats

Set of oak placemats available in two versions – natural and black/gold. The placemats in barrique are the result of artisanal processing aimed at recovering oak barrels whose shades change depending on the type of wine aging in the barrels.

Plastic-Free French Press

Yield Design’s Amber Glass French Press is created with heatproof borosilicate glass and stainless steel, meaning no plastic is used in this uncompromising marriage of function and beauty!

AERIN Candle

This uplifting floral scented candle is a collaboration between AERIN and the nonprofit, God’s Love We Deliver, which provides nutritious, medically tailored meals for people living with severe or chronic illness in the New York City metropolitan area.

Aidan Cotton Napkins

Creative Women, a US-based, woman-owned company, works hand-in-hand with female artisans around the world to support equitable trade practices and economic independence. Aidan Cotton Napkins from BLACKBARN deliver a versatile, hand-spun product that provides a different look with each fold and help fund the company’s important mission.

Unshattered Handbags

Unshattered works with women in residential recovery programs to help them develop skills, find their strengths, and prepare for the future, by employing them full-time designing and constructing handbags from scrap material like Broadway sets, car upholstery, and uniforms.

Zeal Sunglasses

Zeal is committed to reducing their carbon footprint by manufacturing sunglasses with their signature plant-based Z-resin.

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