Teenage-Guy-Approved Ethical Gift Guide

Today is #FairTuesday! #FairTuesday is an ethical shopping initiative created in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with the goal of encouraging consumers to shop with their values in mind during the holiday season. You can read more about the Fair Tuesday movement on the Fair Tuesday website

I've teamed up with several other bloggers from the Ethical Blogger Network to round up some great ethically made gift ideas for every person on your list ( scroll to the bottom of the post for links to each awesome shopping guide!). Many of the companies listed in each of our guides have #FairTuesday sales running today, so look out for coupon codes or check out our master list of sales at Ethical Companies.

I choose teenage boys as my gift guide category because I figured I was qualified for the job- with 4 brothers (two of whom are still teenagers), I've got a great automatic review panel. I texted my brothers photos of various ethical products and asked them to gauge their level of interest in each item... the result is the list below. These products are not only ethically made, but certified teenager-approved! 

Black Skinny Jeans via Monkee Genes / $60.00
My 16-year-old brother actually bought these for himself after I texted him a photo! Monkee Genes run quite small, so check the size chart and size up if needed! 

Hudson Hoodie via Krochet Kids / $54.00
Teenage guys love hoodies. This cool Kangaroo pocket option comes in 4 color ways and is made ethically in Peru. 

Dawson Beanie via Krochet Kids /$29.95
The Dawson beanie is made in Uganda by a women's cooperative. With it's thick-gauge yarn it's sure to be a winter favorite!

Laptop Sleeve via Looptworks /$20.00 (on sale) 
Looptworks laptop sleeves are upcycled from excess/discarded neoprene from the wetsuit industry. Each sleeve conserves 10 gallons of water and includes two zippered pockets for charger and headphones.

Modern Zip Backpack via Everlane / $58.00-$68.00
Cool enough for a teenager, classic enough to carry him into college years. These backpacks are super sturdy (I love mine!) and are manufactured with transparency in fair-wage factories in China. 

Be The Change Tee via MNKR / $34.00
MNKR tees run small (perfect for teens who still need a size smaller than a typical men's small), and are emblazoned with hipster artwork and cheeky slogans. One of my brothers owns this "be the change" tee and it's super soft to boot. 

Clemente High Tops via Fortress of Inca / $100 (on sale) 

These stylish kicks are made in Peru. Workers are paid fair wages and only the highest quality, sustainable materials are used. I asked my brothers to vote on the "coolness"/desirability factor of several different brands/styles of sustainable footwear and these were the winners! 

Minnow Cruiser Skateboard via Bureo /$150
What could be cooler than a skateboard made out of plastic fished out of the ocean? 


Be sure to check out these awesome gift guides from other members of the Ethical Blogger Network, too!

Gifts for Kids Under 10 on Dress Well Do Good
Gifts for Moms on Dress Well Do Good
Gifts for Older Women on StyleWise
Gifts for College Girls on Paisley and Sparrow
Gifts for the Traveler on Fair Trade Fashionistas
Gifts for Men on Purse and Clutch
Gifts for Babies on Beyond the Fried
Gifts for Your Spiritual Someone on Leotie Lovely
Gifts for Sewers and Makers on Birds of a Thread