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Nov 25, 2019

The 2019 Ethical Gift Guide is HERE!

This is the most anticipated podcast episode (and post!) each year because not only do we have great gift ideas for almost everyone on your list, but also, my co-host, Em Sexton, founder of The Flourish Market joins me. We laugh! We talk gifts! We do trivia! Tell Christmas stories! Answer listener questions! It's so much fun.

Enjoy this year's ethical gift guide...

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1. ENCIRCLED The Dressy Sweatpant - The Dressy Sweatpant is easy to dress up or down because of the modern design and luxurious fabric that’s comfortable, breathable and sustainable. This fancy sweatpant features a tapered leg with ruching at the ankle. Chic enough for the office and casual enough for weekends. The must-have pant for all seasons. Knit, dyed and sewn in Toronto! Use code "stillbeingmolly" for free shipping until January 8th, 2020.

2. POPPY ROW WEEKEND CAPSULE - Poppy Row is an ethically made, environmentally friendly clothing brand for women sized 2-28. Their fabric is made from Eucalyptus, which means it’s naturally cooling + wicks your body sweat! SO comfy and amazing. The Weekender Capsule… 3 pieces - shirt, pants, skirt… all can be worn interchangeably! Use code MollyHoliday19 (15% off through Dec 25).

3. Ten Thousand Villages Eco-Leather Convertible Tote (Black) – This amazing bag can be used 3 different ways. It can be used liked a tote, a fold over clutch, or even as a trendy asymmetrical handbag. It is handmade in India by a group that seeks to develop economic self-sufficiency for a vulnerable segment of society through traditional handcrafting skills. CRC provides marketing, design, finance and exporting assistance to a large number of artisan groups across India. Use CODE: stillbeingmolly25 for 25% off one regularly priced item.

4. Daria Day - Gemstone Jewelry - Beautiful and contemporary, Daria Day jewelry is ethically sourced and exquisitely handcrafted. They are deeply committed to elevating the lives of the artisans who create each piece. They create wearable and functional art for people looking for style and authenticity of the materials used, believing in the healing and connecting power behind each gemstone. Daria Day works with a group of local miners to source our gemstones and silver. They are closely affiliated with the Rupani Foundation, an NGO that has created a rigorous testing process and ensures our gemstones are of the highest quality. Daria Day works with 50 – 60 artisans from three collectives living in remote mountain communities in Gilgit Baltistan in Northern Pakistan. While their artisans live in largely isolated and economically disadvantaged communities, each one has their own story to tell and they are working hard to create a prosperous life. Use code MOLLY15 for a 15% off discount!

5. World Finds - gorgeous jewelry made out of recycled Kantha fabric! Perfect for the colorful person in your life. WorldFinds mission is to empower women through fair trade. Their jewelry and accessories create work for over 700 artisans in vulnerable communities in India. These thoughtful designs and sustainable practices bring change to the lives of the artisans, provide a bright future for their children, and strengthen their communities. They’re a { mostly } women-powered brand that began in 2001. We design all of our items in-house, and love to work collaboratively - both here at our office in the states as well as with our amazing artisans halfway around the world. Use code GG15 for 15% off!


Brave Soles - They sell bags, accessories, sandals made out of recycled TIRES! (both mens and womens!) But one of their most innovative and incredibly creative lines is their Aircraft Collection!  Their Aircraft upcycled leather collection is made from 100% upcycled plane seat leather and inner tubes. Beautiful, soft and with a lifetime of stories to tell, this collection is available for a limited time. The Pierre Upcycled leather wallet would be a great gift for a man in your life! They also have passport covers, card holders, etc. I have to also mention the Heather leather envelope clutch if you’re loving the upcycled aircraft collection! Use code EthicalTuesday20 at checkout!

Sseko Designs Men's Collection - I talk about Sseko all the time! The men's collection is so amazing - wallets, leather belts, an amazing briefcase, and weekender duffel bag all in gorgeous oiled chocolate. Fair trade. Ethically made. Classic pieces! SHOP HERE >>

Right to Shower Head to Toe Bath and Body Products - This is such an amazing company that is providing access to mobile showers for people experiencing homelessness. My favorite is the Dignity body wash - charcoal and cotton blossom. Smells SO GOOD! It's vegan. Clean! Head to toe body wash! Available on Amazon and at most Whole Foods stores! They believe the access to cleanliness is a fundamental human right. With each purchase, you’re helping Right to Shower turn ordinary trucks and buses into mobile showers for people living on the streets. Shop here.


Fair Trade Winds has gifts for just about everyone on your list! SERIOUSLY! Love this store. They have gifts for men, women, kids, coworkers… I have a gorgeous striped tee from Fair Trade Winds that is SO soft and so versatile. Can you ever have too many striped shirts? We don’t think so, especially when they’re made of soft organic cotton! Meet the ‘Billie,’ an over sized tee that will make a great new addition to your stripe collection. What’s great about Fair Trade Winds too is that you can shop by “cause” - for example, eco-friendly, gifts that fight human trafficking, etc. Use code MollyFTW for 10% off.

The Flourish Market - Another one of my favorite shops where you can get something for just about everyone on your list! Seriously... home decor, jewelry, bags, books, so much! Use code "stillbeingmolly" for free shipping!

Batik Boutique This is one of my favorite fair trade brands. Hear their story on my podcast interview with Amy Blair. I love their gorgeous placemats, coasters, snack bags - many REVERSIBLE designs! These pieces are handmade by artisans in Malaysia using traditional hand-printing techniques. Use code Molly20 for 20% off.

Solo Hope - Brand started by my friend Emilee - SoloHope works with incredibly talented artisans in Honduras. These nesting Set Baskets are super cute, super functional for ALL the things! Perfect for holding pencils and pens or your favorite plant or BOTH (since there's two in the set!) Each item is handcrafted in Honduras. These gorgeous baskets are made from pine needles + thread and the handles are genuine leather. Use code MOLLY15 for 15% off entire purchase.


ZUTANO Organic Cotton Pajamas! My kids have these pajamas and they are SO soft, GOTS certified organic cotton. My kids LOVE them! They come in a variety of colors, prints, and sizes for kids. You could do matching or coordinating jammies! What kid doesn't love comfy jammies? Use code STILLBEINGMOLLY20 for 20% off.

For Purpose Kids is a social good brand inspiring the next generation of global citizens by teaching kindness and doing good as a way of life.  Our Subscription of Toolkits includes curated books and fun, interactive activities around helping people, animals and the environment.  Each Toolkit focuses on a special cause and our activity guides use multi-cultural characters to help your kids connect to the world around them.  With touch points built into each toolkit, you’re not only promoting goodness, you’re making a habit of it. For every Toolkit purchased, 5 meals will be donated to kids at the Sunaayy Foundation, an organization in New Delhi India, that provides basic education, nourishment and support for underprivileged children ages 3-12 in makeshift, outdoor classrooms. Use code ETHICALMOLLY15 for 15% off.

The Flourish Market Kid’s Gifts - The Flourish Market has brought on some AMAZING gifts for kids lately. Books like The Girl who Ran, ethical (and clean!) nail polish for little girls, and the cutest baby gown and hats - all products with a purpose! Use code stillbeingmolly for free shipping.

So many options for everyone on your list! Hope you love this year's gift guide! Which gift is your favorite? A HUGE thank you to Em Sexton for being my amazing co-host and a huge thank you to my husband for being my amazing executive producer.