14 sustainable clothing gifts made from materials that are better for the environment
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The holiday season can come under fire for encouraging excess and consumerism, but it doesn't have to represent unnecessary waste.
Often the source of the most waste, the clothing industry is slowly making amends by using more environmentally friendly, sustainable, and ethical processes to make its products. It's not too difficult nowadays to find shoes and jackets made from plastic water bottles that would otherwise end up in a landfill, or from renewable rather than non-renewable sources.
These apparel gifts are better for the planet and a more thoughtful option for your environmentally- and socially-conscious recipient. They tend to be a little more expensive than traditional clothing, but the extra bucks are a small price to pay for longer-lasting, sustainable apparel that makes smarter use of the planet's resources.
Most of these items are available with expedited shipping, and some should arrive within a few days' time, so don't stress too hard about your last-minute shopping - just remember that the sooner you order, the better your chances of a timely arrival.
Be a more sustainable gifter this year with these 14 apparel gifts:
Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Picks' holiday gift guides for 2018 here.
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