Eco-Friendly Gift Guide: Discover Sustainable gifts and Support Causes | Verte Mode

Eco-Friendly Gift Guide: Discover Sustainable gifts and Support Causes | Verte Mode

Tis the season to embark on a purposeful journey through the realm of gift-giving! Picture a holiday where your gifts aren't merely festive but also carry a mission to contribute to a better world. Brace yourself for the ultimate handbook on gifts with a purpose, as we're set to master the art of spreading joy with intention!

Navigating the vast sea of gift options for your loved ones may feel like an epic adventure, but the true enchantment occurs when you discover that ideal gift – one that not only brightens their face but also infuses a dose of significance into the festivities. Meet Verte Mode, your holiday superhero, providing a thoughtfully curated selection of eco-friendly, sustainable products that shine not only in their excellence but also as champions making a positive impact.

In this festive blog, we cast a spotlight on Verte Mode brands committed to giving back, supporting various causes, from empowering artisan communities to aiding non-profit organizations assisting mothers. This holiday gift guide transcends mere presents; it's a map leading to the joy of giving while creating a positive ripple effect. Dive into the world of gifts that give back, and let the delightful gifting festivities commence!


Darzah

Each product from Darzah is a handmade masterpiece by our talented artisans in the West Bank. who specialize in Palestinian tatreez embroidery – a traditional art form handed down through the generations. Each tatreez motif is like a mini-story, woven into every stitch.

The best part is, when you buy from this list, every penny goes straight to the Child’s Cup Full charity organization. CCF is all about championing these artisans who, despite facing challenges like limited resources (both economically and physically), are warriors in preserving and nurturing their artistic heritage. Your support isn't just a gesture; it's a lifeline directly contributing to their well-being and the vitality of their art.

The Tatreez Flat is the perfect shoe for a day at work, running errands, or a social event. Embroidered with traditional tatreez design, this shoe will connect you with Palestinian culture. Our wares are 100% handcrafted in Palestine by women artisans who have historically faced economic marginalization.

 

Darzah The Tatreez Flat - Rose Pink – Verte Mode

Darzah Tatreez Ankle Boot - Black and Ecru – Verte Mode

The Tatreez Ankle Boot is a chic fall shoe for women that fashions the wearer in Palestinian pride through traditional tatreez embroidery. This boot is perfect for any occasion where style is called for. We are a Fair Trade certified brand that fights for gender equality and economic opportunity for women in Palestine.


Darzah Tatreez Headband in Peach – Verte Mode

The Tatreez Headband is an easy and stylish way to make sure your hair is ready for the day ahead. Share your Palestinian roots with the authentic tatreez embroidery stitched on the band. The tatreez motif on this headband is called “The Baker’s Wife.”


Darzah The Tatreez Flat - Sky Blue – Verte Mode

The Tatreez Flat is an ornately decorated handmade shoe that displays the traditional tatreez embroidery style. Slip these flats on for work, errands, or an upcoming social gathering. As a Fair Trade recognized brand, we provide our Palestinian women artisans economic opportunities in the face of poverty and gender inequality. Join us in our quest to empower women.


Handmade Upcycled Leather Cross Sandal - Sapphire Blue – Verte Mode

The Tatreez Cross Sandal is a fun summer shoe for anyone looking to add a pop of color to their wardrobe. Pair with matching accessories to create a head-turning, one-of-a-kind look. Our apparel is hand-embroidered by women in the West Bank who have historically suffered economic hardship. As a Fair Trade certified brand, we offer fair wages and job opportunities. Help us make a difference in the lives of these women.


Darzah Tatreez Mule - Black and White – Verte Mode

The Tatreez Mule is an easy-to-wear shoe that adds a refined and polished quality to any outfit. These versatile slip-ons can be dressed up or paired with jeans to match various styles. The tatreez motif decorating this shoe is called "Eye of Camel.” Our products are hand-crafted by women in the West Bank who have historically suffered from low income and gender inequality. 

Ethical Handmade Blue Sea Tatreez Half Apron – Verte Mode

The Tatreez Apron is your next favorite kitchen accessory. The apron is the ideal kitchen companion that will add style to any cooking routine. The tatreez motif adorned on this apron is called “Sea” (Bahar in Arabic). Crafted and stitched with care by our women artisans from the West Bank, each creation is 100% handmade. We also use locally sourced materials in our products to create pieces that are truly authentic and Palestinian-made. Shop with us to look and feel your best.


Darzah The Black and White Napkin Rings – Verte Mode

The Tatreez Napkin Rings turn any plain, old place setting into a chic dining experience for you and your guests. The napkin rings also make a perfect housewarming gift for your friend who loves to throw dinner parties. Women in the West Bank have historically suffered from high unemployment, low wages, and gender inequality. Our goal is to empower these women through job opportunities and fair working wages. Each and every purchase goes towards these women and their livelihood.


Darzah The Diamond 18x18 Pillow - Blue – Verte Mode

The Diamond Pillow is a great way to add a pop of color to your living space. Embroidered with a beautiful tatreez design, you can share your Palestinian heritage with all your guests. The tatreez motif embroidered on this pillow is called “Diamond” (Almas in Arabic). Our products are hand-crafted by a small community of women artisans from the West Bank. When you buy from us, you can feel good knowing that a real pair of hands was behind every stitch of fabric. Shop with us to support the real women behind the products.


Darzah The Star 18x18 Pillow - Black – Verte Mode

The Star Pillow is a fantastic addition to any living room, bedroom, or seating area. Share your Palestinian heritage with everyone who comes into your home through the lovely tatreez embroidery style. The tatreez motif adorning this pillow is called “Star.” While unemployment in the West Bank region is high for women, we are creating change through jobs and training for our artisans. Our women workers receive fair working conditions and wages from us in exchange for their incredible expertise. Shop and contribute to their livelihood.


Darzah Black Egypt Leather Tote Bag – Verte Mode

he Egypt Tote is a chic, versatile bag to bring to the grocery store, gym, work, beach, and more. With lots of space and detailed tatreez embroidery, carry your belongings in style. The tatreez motif decorating this bag is called "Road of Egypt" (Tariq Masir in Arabic). We are a Fair Trade certified brand, meaning we work to fight poverty, gender inequality, and more. We offer our women workers in the West Bank fair wages and working conditions. Support our artisans with a purchase from us.



Zeki Learning Plush Elephant Orange – Verte Mode

Promote your child’s imaginative playtime with the handmade plush Small Elephant toy! If you’re looking to find a replacement for your child’s old, dull teddy bear, this is it. This toy will encourage sensory stimulation, imagination, and exploration of the elephant. Your child will enjoy a tactile sensation through the toy’s varying materials. The lively colors also provide a visual experience. Discover a new animal and way to play with the Small Elephant toy!


Zeki Learning English Interactive Calendar – Verte Mode

Say goodbye to boring, stagnant calendars with the English Interactive Calendar! This set includes 45 handmade pieces made up of days, dates, months, years, weather, and seasons. This toy will familiarize your child with daily expressions and concepts. It's perfect as a warm-up activity or dedicated lesson! This calendar offers an interactive way to learn about time related concepts. Each piece is attached by velcro so your child can move the shapes to the corresponding sections. Hang it or lay it down flat to suit your space and child’s play style. The English Interactive Calendar is one of Zeki Learning’s most intricate resources, totaling 26 hours to make.


Zeki Learning Forest Habitat Storyboard – Verte Mode

Take a walk on the wild side with the Forest Habitat Storyboard! This set is composed of various animal, habitat, and nature pieces. Turn your child into a forest ranger with these fun, interactive storyboard pieces. Your child will have a rich tactile experience with the soft pieces in the Forest Storyboard Habitat. The varied shapes and colors will also provide them a strong visual sensation. This toy will also teach about spatial relationships, forest habitats, and new animals. And it will even give a fantastic head start in scientific and biological learning. The toy has a rollable design which makes it compact to be taken anywhere. The Forest Habitat Storyboard is also a great toy to share with friends!


Zeki Learning Plush Elephant Pink – Verte Mode

Promote your child’s imaginative playtime with the handmade plush Small Elephant toy! If you’re looking to find a replacement for your child’s old, dull teddy bear, this is it. This toy will encourage sensory stimulation, imagination, and exploration of the elephant. Your child will enjoy a tactile sensation through the toy’s varying materials. The lively colors also provide a visual experience. Discover a new animal and way to play with the Small Elephant toy!


Zeki Learning Arabic Spelling Mat – Verte Mode

Establish and enhance your child’s spelling skills with the Arabic Spelling Mat! This toy includes the complete harakat and tashkil alphabets with 133 pieces. These pieces are composed of each letter’s beginning, middle, or end form within a word. They are also color-coded according to these forms. This toy allows for a highly interactive and stimulative language learning experience. The fabric-adorned letters in the Arabic Spelling Mat will peak the tactile senses. And the bright colors will appeal to their visual senses. These flexible pieces are easy to handle while discovering and differentiating the forms of each letter. The play mat rolls up and comes with a carrying case for the pieces. Your child will learn to sound out words and letters, spell, and trace. The Arabic Spelling Mat helps children form foundational language skills. 

 

Mom Bomb Giving Organization – Mom Bomb Giving Organization

Mom Bomb is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping moms who need a helping hand as they face a challenge or an unexpected event.  We have helped moms who are ill, a sudden separation, a sick child that needs all mom’s attention, as well as several more moms in a stressful situation.

Essential Oil Blends Bath Bombs w/ CBD Bag of 6 – Verte Mode

Our XL Calm Bombs - Bag of six large CBD bath bombs nourish every inch of your body. Each bath bomb is made with the richest, natural essential oil blends to best fit your body. Within seconds of dissolving the bath bombs, your skin will be singing! 

 

Mom Bomb Muscle Soak Bath Salts w/ CBD – Verte Mode

Our Muscle Soak Bath Salt - Our Spring fresh bath salt with 300mg CBD also great for scrub or foot soak is a breath of fresh air. Clean, airy florals like gardenia, jasmine, cyclamen, lilac, hyacinth, mimosa flower, rose, and muguet/lily all make an appearance here to calm and nourish the skin. Well rounded, complex, and very fresh. Muscle Soak bath salts with 300mg of our proprietary blend of CBD can help soothe your aches and pains and relax your senses while you bathe.

 

Mom Bomb Made With Love Bath Salts w/ 300mg CBD – Verte Mode

Made with Love - champagne bath salt soak scrub with 300 mg CBD - blends juicy strawberry, blackcurrant and sensual amber with our patented CBD blend allows the pores to open for maximum absorption to create a bath experience to rival the toughest of days. Relax as our bath salts help soothe your aches and pains and relax your senses while you bathe.

 

Calm Bomb® CBD Bath Bombs - 2 Pack – Verte Mode

Our Calm Bomb Two-pack CBD bath bombs are great for gifts. Do you want a bath bomb with the most lasting effects? Our bath bomb two-pack gift set comes with two of our highest quality ingredient bombs to nourish every inch of your body. Each bath bomb is made with the richest, natural essential oil blends to best fit your body. 

 

 

TIDALOVE

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TIDALOVE Purifying Facial Cleanser Beans | Verte Mode

Pore-purifying cleanser carefully crafted using tea tree oil and charcoal powder.

Our cleanser beans are gentle enough for everyday cleanser and work as an exfoliator, or as a wash-off mask when allowing the lather to remain on the face for 1-2 minutes. For acne scars and blemishes, our cleanser will help improve the texture and appearance of smooth skin.

Plant-Based Vegan Toothpaste Tablets - Cinnamon | Verte Mode

Cinnamon toothpaste is the best way to keep your smile pearly white. Tidalove's toothpaste promotes natural oral health, with key ingredients like grape seed extract and apple extract. Each tablet removes dental plaque and helps to prevent cavities, therefore reducing the need for fillings and treatments down the road.

 Zero-Waste Dissolving Body Wash Sheets – Verte Mode

Say hello to a more natural way to cleanse your body and say goodbye to liquid soap from plastic jugs that harm the environment. Formulated for all skin types, including the most sensitive skin, our body cleanser sheets are paraben-free, alcohol-free and of course vegan friendly. Soothe, cleanse, & tone skin with our unique blend of witch hazel, pot marigold extract & bergamot fruit oil. Our body cleanser sheets are effective in removing impurities and leaves skin feeling radiant and luminous.

TIDALOVE Minty Yuzu Toothpaste Tablets | Verte mode – Verte Mode

Give your pearly whites a refreshing boost with our Peppermint Yuzu Toothpaste Tablets. The combination of peppermint and yuzu will freshen your breath and whiten your teeth while avoiding the chemical aftertaste that normal toothpaste leaves behind.

All-Natural Vegan Plant-Based Calming Facial Cleanser Beans | Verte Mode

 3 IN 1 FACIAL CLEANSER, EXFOLIATOR & WASH OFF MASK WITHOUT PLASTIC LANDFILLS: Our face wash beans are gentle enough for everyday cleanser and exfoliator, or as a wash-off mask when allowing the lather to remain on the face for 1-2 minutes. It will leave your skin feeling clean, smooth and moisturized. Can be used both morning and night.

 

 

Bagito

This Verte Mode brand helps bring K-12 environmental literacy to communities by partnering with Power2Sustain project.

 

Bagito Original Reusable Shopping Bag – Verte Mode

Our #1 best seller is the ultimate full-sized reusable shopping bag: made from 100% recycled plastic, and sewn with double stitching for ultimate durability. Plus, it stuffs into a pouch that fits easily in your pocket! This bag is designed for convenience and utility. The super soft rPet fabric is food safe, machine washable, and breathable to prevent bacteria growth. Keep one or two of these bags handy for unexpected adventures.

Bagito 100% Recycle Plastic Reusable Garment Bag – Verte Mode

Protect your favorite clothes with our reusable garment bag. It also doubles as a laundry bag! It folds into a small stuff pouch when not in use for easy storage. Made from 100% recycled plastic with a premium rPet fabric. Protects up to 15 garments, eliminating 100 cubic feet of plastic film. Equipped with a peep-hole to see inside, zipper for easy access to garments and pocket for ID tags and invoices.

Organic Cotton Reusable Towel Roll Set – Verte Mode

Includes 25 super absorbent fabric towels that can be washed and re-used over and over again! Designed to easily swap out with a roll of single-use paper towels, The Bagito Reusable Towel Roll features an innovative elastic strap that holds towels in place and a sturdy reusable inner tube for easy dispensing.

 

Reusable Bamboo Cutlery Travel Set – Verte Mode

A premium bamboo cutlery travel set made is from 100% natural and non-coated bamboo. Super smooth and full sized, the set includes: fork, spoon, knife and chopsticks in a durable rPet fabric pouch with velcro closure, and carabiner. The pouch is breathable to help inhibit bacteria and the perfect size to take with you everywhere!

Reusable Grocery Cart Hang Bags – Verte Mode

Our Reusable Grocery Cart Hang Bags are durable with a semi-rigid bottom, but fold down for easy storage. Side pocket for small items and top closure strap to keep groceries secure.

Reusable Trash Can Liners Set – Verte Mode

Eliminate single-use plastic with our reusable trash can liners set. They are BPA free, and non-chlorinated. Each reusable liner can eliminate up to 500 single-use plastic film bags from entering our waste stream and oceans. Reduce personal cost by 70% over repurchasing single-use trash bags. The reusable liners are double seam sealed, with extra thick side walls that repel both odor and icky stuff! Equipped with a handy drawstring to hold the bags in place.

 

 

Dunsel

1% for the Planet | Accelerating Environmental Giving (onepercentfortheplanet.org)

Dunsel's Sailbags The Classic Tote – Verte Mode

Made from Upcycled Sailboat Sails and Textile Waste. The Classic Tote is incredibly durable, and can be easily washed in a washing machine. Every Tote Bag secures your valuables with an internal zippered pocket. The pocket is sized to hold the newest iPhone, your wallet, your keys, and more.

 

Dunsel's Sailbag The Dopp Kit | Verte Mode

Made from Upcycled Sailboat Sails and Textile Waste. This is your next and last toiletry kit you'll ever need. The Dopp Kit has an outer shell made from the same repurposed "Dacron" material we recover from the mainsails of old sailboats, and an inner lining made from fabric scraps, or from a thinner, lighter, and more colorful cut of spinnaker sail. The Dopp Kit is very easy to clean, and it's tough enough to be used and abused in a wide variety of situations. Whether you use it for makeup, toiletries, a "go-bag" or charging cables it will hold its own. We offer a variety of colors to fit your style.

 

Upcycled Sailboat Sail- The Duffel Bag – Verte Mode

Made from Upcycled Sailboat Sails and Textile Waste. This bag is a seriously durable bag that features a shell made from upcycled sailboat sails. The Duffel Bag is 20" long and 12" deep. It has a volume of about 36 L. This is the perfect bag for your next weekend getaway, or quick trip home. The Duffel Bag has 2 external pockets, and 2 internal pockets.

 

Recycled Poly High-Rise Mesh Legging with Pockets – Verte Mode

SEAAV High-Rise Mesh Legging features double side slip pockets and compression fabrics that smooth and sculpt your body in all the right places.

 

Recycled Poly Bike Short with Pockets – Verte Mode

EAAV Athletic's Pocket Bike Shorts are the LBD of athletic wear. Offering a high-rise, wide waistband for tummy control and maximum coverage while bending and stretching. Non see-through, sweat-wicking, breathable and stretchy fabric provides complete coverage. Two large side pockets are available for phones. Longer inseam (7") to provide ample coverage as you move from pose to pose and prevent thighs from rubbing. These shorts are flattering on all body types. 

Recycled Poly Men's Neptune Shirt – Verte Mode

Our Neptune Shirt is going to be your new go to. Butter-soft, light weight and sweat-wicking. Great for working out in or throwing on with a pair of joggers. It is designed to ensure it moves through all you ask it to when training. Features an athletic fit that hugs the chest and reflective back and side strips.

Recycled Poly Ankle Legging with Pockets – Verte Mode

The Ankle Legging is made for a fit and feel that effortlessly moves with you. The legging feature an on-trend high waistline with supportive waistband, for an extra compressive hold to ensure confidence and support for a work-out. Features two large side pockets and a 24" inseam.

 

 

Charity 6

We The Reef (coralgardeners.org)

Recycled Poly Men's Poseidon Jogger – Verte Mode

Our Poseidon Jogger is designed for travel and adventure. This will be your new go to travel-day pant. Stylish to wear out, comfy for staying in. Featuring a drawstring waistband and open side pockets for an extra comfy feel. 

Recycled Poly Capri Legging with Pockets – Verte Mode

The Capri Legging is made for a fit and feel that effortlessly moves with you. The legging feature an on-trend high waistline with supportive waistband, for an extra compressive hold to ensure confidence and support for a work-out.

 

Recycled Poly Contrast Sports Bra – Verte Mode

A sports bra that does it all! This sweat-wicking cross-strap bra gives you the coverage and support you need for yoga, run, and the gym without restricting your movement or breath. This bra is created for your next adventure! Features pockets for optional, removable cups and provides medium support. 

Love / Honeysuckle Scent: Candles for Good – Verte Mode

This light, spring-y Honeysuckle Scent raises funds for the World Wildlife Fund, Koala Recovery.  Koalas are an endangered species and their habitat is critical to their survival. The WWF fund provides emergency care and is also working to restore Koala's homes from recent bushfires as part of their 2 billion trees initiative.

 Cherish, Mardi Gras Indians / Oak Moss Scent: Candles for Good – Verte Mode

This light, refreshing Oak Moss Sandalwood Scent raises funds for supporting some of New Orleans' most cherished cultural traditions: Mardi Gras Indians, Baby Dolls, Skull and bone gangs, and Jazz funerals.

 Love you boo - Greeting Card – Verte Mode

Love you boo. Send some love to your boo. <3 Our cards give back to Animal Rescue of New Orleans in honor of our beloved BFF & Mascot Tonto. 

 Help Coral Reefs Bar Soap – Verte Mode

We love this lush patchouli spearmint bar! The mint cuts the potency of the patchouli making it a favorite of patchouli lovers and even for non-patchouli lovers. Patchouli originates from India, named by early Tamil people of Southern India who connected with its deep, rich scent; centuries later it was found on the silk trading routes & supposedly introduced to Europe by Napoleon. It's helpful with skin inflammation, fungal infection, acne, eczema, and dandruff - combined with organically grown spearmint leaves, it is sure to help soothe your skin.

 

 

Charity 7

National Forest Foundation (nationalforests.org)

 

 Takeout Cloth Napkins - Sunset Yellow – Verte Mode

Simple, elegant and refined - our cream napkins are wrapped in a beautiful sunset yellow adding an unexpected pop to your table. These smaller sized napkins are perfect for a picnic on the beach, your kids’ lunchbox or restaurants serving paper napkins.

 

Takeout Cloth Napkins - Light Indigo – Verte Mode

Timeless and understated, our light indigo napkins are wrapped in a dark muted blue bringing a sense of warmth and calm to your table. These smaller sized napkins are perfect for a picnic on the beach, your kids’ lunchbox or restaurants serving paper napkins.

Everyday Cloth Napkins - Tropical Punch – Verte Mode

Make everyday meals fun again with our Tropical Punch napkins. Featuring a high contrast turquoise hem, these napkins will add that extra bit of pop your table deserves. All of our napkins offer superior absorbency, luxuriously soft texture and remarkable durability – allowing them to stand up to any daily challenge.

 

Herban Wisdom® Eye Cream Braille ID Band – Verte Mode

Humanist Beauty is committed to accessibility so our products can be enjoyed by as many humans as possible. In the spirit of inclusivity, we have partnered with Candoable™ to create this Herban Wisdom® Eye Cream Braille ID Band for those with blindness or severe visual impairment.

Herban Wisdom® Facial Oil Braille ID Band – Verte Mode

Humanist Beauty is committed to accessibility so our products can be enjoyed by as many humans as possible. In the spirit of inclusivity, we have partnered with Candoable™ to create this Herban Wisdom® Facial Oil Braille ID Band for those with blindness or severe visual impairment.

Herban Wisdom® Facial Oil – Verte Mode

What It Is: And suddenly, skin is renewed. There’s a reason why Herban Wisdom® Facial Oil is heralded as ‘liquid gold.’ The exceptional formula is a powerful skin treatment fusing clean plant nutrients rich in antioxidant, adaptogenic, rejuvenating, and moisturizing properties. So light in feel. So potent in activity. So deeply nourishing for skin.

Izzy Beauty Zero Waste Lip Gloss Damage Control – Verte Mode

Brow out of polluting the planet with this sustainable eyebrow gel that thickens, shapes and holds in a single swipe. Clean and endlessly refillable, our Zero Waste Brow Gel comes clear or in a variety of shades so you can build the brows of your dreams. Cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and CarbonNeutral® for minimal impact to the environment.

Izzy Beauty Zero Waste Brow Gel Clear – Verte Mode

Brow out of polluting the planet with this sustainable eyebrow gel that thickens, shapes and holds in a single swipe. Clean and endlessly refillable, our Zero Waste Brow Gel comes clear or in a variety of shades so you can build the brows of your dreams. Cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and CarbonNeutral® for minimal impact to the environment.

Izzy Beauty Zero Waste Mascara Brown – Verte Mode

Say yes to loud, luscious lashes–and no to plastic waste–with this premium sustainable mascara. Clean, buildable and endlessly refillable, our Zero Waste Mascara gives lashes a lustrous coat of dramatic volume that you can feel good about. Cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and CarbonNeutral® for minimal impact to the environment.

 

 

 

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