Hi friends! I’m Adalie, a retail associate for cinder+ salt! The Holidays are coming up and we all have a lot on our minds. Shopping for deals, getting the perfect present for that special someone, traveling to family and friends, etc. As much as I would love to say that I’m different and not impacted by the upcoming festivities, I’m not and I would be a BIG liar. I love the winter season and all that comes with it. Even the piercing cold weather. BUT…this time of year can be challenging for the planet. While this post won’t solve all of our holiday ordeals (sorry I’m not a genie, I wish 😏), I wanted to touch on certain gifts that actually give back to mother earth! Let’s get right into it~
The ultimate stocking stuffer: ‘Conscious Step Socks’
Undoubtedly these socks are cute and comfy, but what makes them stand out compared to your typical footwear/apparel? All Conscious Step products are manufactured to be environmentally low-impact, while also positively impacting everyone in their supply chains. These socks are organic with toxic-free ingredients, such as non-gmo and are pesticide and insecticide free. The Conscious Step team works to promote fair and transparent working conditions, paid overtime, and no child labor. They are also certified with fairtrade international, environmental, economic and social standards. Lastly, they guarantee no animal ingredients and do not test on animals!
A couple of my favorite socks:
Socks that Give Books: Grassy colored with a dino pattern, this pair provides one book for children with Room to Read! It warms my inner child that wanted to be a paleontologist when I grew up (I’m not one now because I didn’t want to be in the heat all day lol).
Socks that Protect Oceans-Patrick: Not Spongebob, this is PATRICK! It is hard to take your eyes off of this pair. These socks donate $1 to Oceana to support their work to protect and restore our oceans. The ocean holds about 96.5% of all Earth’s water-let’s take care of it! Purple with our pink starfish friend scattered across, it is bound to make anyone smile.
Socks that Plant Trees: One pair plants FOUR trees. No need to explain-we all know the benefits and importance of tree planting 😉
For the Dr. Seuss lover: Truffula Trees
Rachel (owner & creative director) was inspired by the story of The Lorax in creating these beautiful Truffula Trees. You know, the Dr. Seuss classic. What makes these Truffula Trees stand out is that each tree is unique and handmade from using sustainably sourced materials! Each tree is a one-of-a-kind which makes it super special. 100% of profits from the sale of Truffula Trees benefit the Rainforest Action Network. RAN preserves forests, protects the climate and upholds human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic campaigns.
For someone who “has it all”: Sea Turtle Fishing Net Bracelets
Have you ever had a difficult time shopping for someone who has everything? I can guarantee you that this is the perfect gift for that person. These bracelets are hand crafted from salvaged fishing nets and lines removed from the ocean. Yup, that’s right…fishing lines. We all know the devastating impact fishing lines and nets cause for sea life. Did you know that fishing line lost at sea in a single year can wrap around earth 18 times?! 😔While this is a small solution, we are making steps in the right direction as proceeds support ocean cleanup projects and awareness campaigns,
We are proud to have membership in 1% for the planet; a global network donating at least 1% of annual sales to environmental solutions for a healthy planet. Their mission is to accelerate smart environmental giving and prevent greenwashing. With over 20 years of impact, there is no stopping this great force of holding businesses accountable for environmental decisions and commitment.
Thank you for checking out the “Protect our Home for the Holidays: Gifts that Give Back” post! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!