8Shades’ Gift Guide: Conscious Fashion for Men

Make way for conscious choices in your wardrobe while you celebrate the holidays. Besides gravitating towards brands that opt for sustainable materials and best practices with employee welfare, our gift guide for men is also curated around timeless staples that can easily transcend between seasons.

Harvest & Mill – California Clay T-shirt

Source: Harvest & Mill

Harvest & Mill creates wardrobe essentials proudly grown and sewn in the U.S. By limiting offshore productions and manufacturing locally, the brand is able to drastically reduce its carbon footprint. This classic crew tee is a wardrobe staple – made from 100% organic brown-grown cotton, it contains no artificial dyes.

Available on harvestandmill.com

Organic Cotton-Blend Twill Blouson Jacket

Source: Mr Porter

Mr Porter’s in-house brand, Mr P., offers a blouson jacket made from an Italian-milled cloth woven from breathable organic cotton and blended with a bit of cashmere for extra comfort. This neutral colour is bound to be versatile and timeless.

Available on Mr Porter

11.11 – Worker Organic Denim Blazer

Source: Mr Porter

11.11 has collaborated with artisans in India for this denim blazer crafted from organic cotton that’s been yarn-dyed with natural indigo. We love how the recycled mother-of-pearl buttons bring a subtle contrast to the dark indigo.    

Available on Mr Porter

Story MFG. – Forager Embroidered Organic Cotton Hooded Jacket

Source: Mr Porter

The construction of this elevated hoodie from Story MFG is inspired by the fisherman vest with a sportswear twist. Perfect for holiday downtime and transitioning from lounge attire to smart casual, the jacket is made from 100% organic cotton hand-dyed using natural vembadam bark that is responsibly harvested.

Available on Mr Porter

Oliver Spencer Loungewear – Canvey Striped Organic Cotton Robe

Source: Mr Porter

Upgrade your standard white, terry cloth robe with this one from Oliver Spencer, which comes in a soft organic cotton rendition with a muted stripe pattern. Perfect for the homebody, it has a belt and roomy pockets for extra cosiness.

Available on Mr Porter

Beams Plus – Wool Watch Cap Beanie

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The winter months allow you to approach style with layering. Beams Plus has a beautiful range of finely crafted beanies made from British wool in thickly ribbed stitches. Reminder: Wool is a natural fibre that not only is one of the best insulators for extra warmth, and it’s also completely biodegradable by nature.

Available on ssense.com

BEEN London – East Tote in Coral Red

Source: Been London

Get in the festive spirit with this timeless tote bag in a brith coral colour. BEEN embraces sustainability by creating accessories handmade entirely from recycled materials. The tote is made from a luxurious full-grain recycled leather leveraging tannery offcuts and trimmings that would have otherwise been wastefully disposed of.

Available on been.london

Veja – V-12 Leather White Cyprus Sneakers

Source: Veja

Go green in a pair of white low top sneakers with forest green accents by Veja. The brand’s range of footwear reduces its climate impact by designing footwear made from environmentally friendly and durable materials. Both the insole and outsole are made from a blend of sugar cane, organic cotton, Amazonian rubber, recycled rubber and others.

Available on veja-store.com