The year-end is a great time for reinvention and improvement, and when it comes to conscious and sustainable living, taking small actions is what it’s all about. For our latest 8Shades Gift Guide, here are some of our favourite sustainable lifestyle products for the guy in your life:
Sttoke Classic Coffee Cup (360ml)
Sttoke’s reusable coffee cup speaks to the minimal aesthetics of modernists. Crafted from Greblon ceramic, it can withstand extreme impact, while the double-wall vacuumed insulation maintains your beverage at optimal temperature for up to 3 hours, making it the perfect vessel for outdoor activities.
Available on lanecrawford.com
Heroes Beer Co: Cereusly Beer
A big part of sustainability is to support homegrown brands rather than relying on exported goods. Heroes is a Hong Kong-based beer venture serving you with award-winning beverages such as its Cereusly beer characterised by strong grapefruit, mango, tropical fruit, floral and grassy aroma.
Available on heroesbeerco.com
Lockill: FaceOff Reusable Mask
This washable mask boasts 95% antimicrobial efficacy that reduces your need for single-use masks. Reusable up to 30 times, Lockill’s FaceOff mask is made with a seamless design with 3D cutting paired with the selection of a light-weighted, highly breathable fabrication.
Available on q-please.com
Last Object: LastSwab (Zero Waste Cotton Swab)
Gone are the days of maintaining ear hygiene with disposable Q-tips thanks to the introduction of LastSwab by Last Object. The reusable ear swab is designed with medical grade buds to address durability and can be reused up to 1,000 times.
Available on lastobject.com
D R Harris: Three-Piece Safety Razor
D.R. Harris’ three-piece razor speaks to dandy men and sartorialists who appreciate classic and vintage design. Take a stance by discouraging the use of single-use plastics in the upkeep of your vanity. The razor tool is made compatible with all makes of the standard blade such as Gilette, Wilkinson or Merkur.
Available on Mr Porter
Native: Coconut and Vanilla Plastic-free Deodorant
Smell great with Native’s zero-waste deodorant. The use of coconut oil and shea butter makes great moisturising agents, while the accent of vanilla completes the experience with an inviting sweetness. Their plastic-free containers are made from paperboard sourced from responsibly managed forests and are generally recyclable depending on your local recycling facilities.
Available on nativecos.com
Rituals: The Ritual of Namaste Hydrating Overnight Cream
Your solution to tackle dry, patchy skin of winter months, Rituals’ overnight cream is packed with hyaluronic acid and Indian rose to replenish the skin’s moisture balance. Seed oils and botanical extracts are prominent ingredients in the formula, making it a potent product to combat ageing. Part of the brand’s goal towards zero-waste packaging is refill capsules which can be individually purchased, currently made available for its facial cream range.
Available on rituals.com
Nomel: Obsidian Galaxy Roller
Yes, gua sha is for everyone – men and women. Besides being a handy tool for lymphatic drainage, facial rollers can help enhance skin elasticity. Taiwan skincare brand Nomel created their version of the facial roller with natural obsidian stone for its healing and rejuvenating properties.
Available on nomelnomel.com
See also: Gua Sha, better than botox?
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