Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide: 21 Slow Fashion Gifts to Give in 2021

Danielle Alvarado

November 6, 2021

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Fashion is our passion here at SKL and we seriously delivered with this Sustainable & Slow Fashion Holiday Gift Guide for 2021. Each one of the fashion pieces selected are made with the best fabrics, of the highest quality, and by respected and well-paid workers. These sustainable brands are doing the work and we are all here for it.

In order to create this sustainable fashion holiday gift guide, we had to ask a few crucial questions.

  • What are these fashion pieces made of? Are the leftover scraps upcycled?
  • Who made the pieces and have they been paid livable wages with safe working spaces?
  • Is the item featured meant to be worn many times over the years, or just a short lived trend?
  • Is the cost-per-wear price at my affordability range?

A sustainable fashion brand will answer all of these questions with straight and clear answers. When the answer is too hard to find, it usually means there is some (or a lot of) greenwashing going on. Luckily, our team is here and we are more than happy to build these gift guides to support the amazing brands doing the work. (And remember – you can always take this guide as a reference and search for these secondhand first!)


This post was kindly sponsored by Passion Lilie, our partner who we absolutely adore (and wear!). This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase something through our links we may earn a small commission – at no additional cost to you – that helps to fund Sustainably Kind Living. Thank you for your support!


Now, Our Top 21 Slow Fashion Holiday Gifts for 2021

1. A Timeless & Versatile Fleece Coat to Stay Cozy

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This gorgeous number is the Love Braille Organic Fleece Coat and comes from one of our favorites: Passion Lilie. This coat is extremely versatile because it can be worn out and about but is soft and cozy enough to be worn around the house (which is key for folks like me!). The Love Braille Coat features a geometric white dotted print on black fleece that is braille for love. Bonus: nice deep pockets for all the things!

Price: $98.00

Ethics: Women-owned and women-ran business, Fairtrade & made in India, Designed in New Orleans, Fair Trade Federation Member, Sustainable Materials

Size Range: XS-XL

Shop the Passion Lilie Fleece Coat here


2. A Faux Wrap Dress That Flows Ever So Well

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This Callie long-sleeve wrap dress by Mata Traders is what LBD dreams are made of. Easily dressed up or down and perfect for all-year use! Made of 100% organic cotton jersey and spandex for the softest and most comfortable feel. As an added bonus, this sustainable dress also has pockets!

Price: $92.00

Ethics: Made at a fair trade women’s cooperative in India

Size Range: 1X – 2X

Shop the Calli Dress here


3. The Mock Neck Dress to Feel Your Best

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As soon as we set eyes on this mock neck dress by Tonlé, we knew we had to add it to this roundup. Such a great eco-friendly fashion piece to add to any capsule wardrobe.  This piece is made from cotton jersey remnants (t-shirt offcuts) – and may include a blend of other natural plant-based fibers and some elastic. (This paired with Passion Lilie’s Fleece Coat would be gorgeous).

Price: $103.99

Ethics: Tonlé’s fashion pieces are zero waste (from deadstock fabrics)that are burn tested to assure that it is at least 90% natural, plant-based fiber, full tracing of supply chain with fair trade liveable wages, and strong circular business ethics

Size Range: XS – 3XL

Shop the mock neck dress here


4. The Linen Wrap Dress Made for Fairytales

I am the proud owner of this exact dress (but in short sleeves) and it has served me beautifully over the years. It took quite a long time to save up for it, but I knew it would fill a fairly large gap in my closet – and I was correct. This dress has taken me from playground days to city walks to date nights without any hassle. Every time I wash it, it gets even softer.

Price: $250.00

Ethics: Small woman-owned and women-ran business based in Lithuania, Each worker is treated as part of the family and paid fair and liveable wages for their talents

Size Range: XS – XXL

Shop the sondeflor wrap dress here


5. An Oversized Cardigan to Match Everything

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The Oversized Cardigan from WVN is made from 80% GOTS organic cotton and 20% wool knit. The comfort level of this cardigan is off the charts. The styling possibilities are endless. A beautiful sustainable fashion holiday gift for any fashionista in your life.

Price: $160.00

Ethics: Fairtrade, sustainable materials

Size Range: XS-XL

Shop the cardigan here


6. A Stunning Dress to Wear Throughout The Seasons

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We are head over heels in love with this gorgeous printed midi dress by Mata Traders! Made with 100% cotton by a fair trade women’s cooperative in India. The stunning details and hand embroidery on this dress truly make it one of a kind.

Price: $115.00

Ethics: Fairtrade and ethical, made by a co-op of women artisans in India and Nepal, women-owned and women-run, fair living wages to all their women artisan partners

Size Range: XS-XL

Shop the Sydney Dress here


7. 100% Organic Cotton Fleece Sweatshirt to Snuggle In

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This super cozy and adorable organic cotton fleece sweater comes from the USA-based brand, Mien. The most shocking part about this sweatshirt? It has hidden pockets inside! Not too fitted and not too loose, with wide bands at the sleeves and hips.

Price: $90.00

Ethics: Woman-owned and women-founded company manufacturing all their garments in small batches in Los Angeles, California paying fair, living wages to all their employees and makers.

Size Range: XS – 3XL

Shop the Fleece Sweater here


8. The Guadalupe Scoop Dress From Your Dreams

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This gorgeous number comes from the brand No Nasties and is made of 100% GOTS certified fairtrade and organic cotton. The scoop dress is meant to be worn many times over many years and provides a sense of relief when you open the closet. The dress is cut from super-soft muslin, while the inseam pockets are lined with voile.

Price: $110.00

Ethics: No Nasties is an exceptional fashion line out of Goa, India. All No Nasties products are vegan, fair trade, and produced with 100% certified organic cotton. Nearly 90% of No Nasties employees are women with all employees enjoying fair pay and excellent working conditions.

Range: Two Sizes

  • XS-S
  • M-L

Shop the scoop dress here


9. Elegant Yet Relaxed Pants For All The Days

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These have been deemed one of the most comfortable yet chic pants out there, and I’m loving it. Soluna Collective is the maker of these 100% organic cotton elasticated waist pants and I am thrilled to introduce you to them. I’m not sure what’s better about these pants; the fact that wrinkles are always welcome or the fact that they are seemingly lighter than air.

Price: $95.00

Ethics: All Soluna Collective products are produced in small batches by hand with ethical and fair trade standards, natural fibers, and eco-friendly or low impact dyes, each piece is handwoven and sewn in India by women earning living wages

Size Range: XS – 3XL

Shop the relaxed pants here



10. A Dress As Comfortable as It Is Gorgeous

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The burgundy Tupelo Jersey Dress by Passion Lilie is such a vibrant and fun dress to wear any day of the week. Wear as-is for the warmer days and pair it with tights, boots, and a cardigan for the cooler days. Made with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton jersey and accented with delicate blue flowers. Such a great sustainable fashion holiday gift for any fashion lover.

Price: $99.00

Ethics: Women-owned and women-ran business, Fairtrade & made in India, Designed in New Orleans, Fair Trade Federation Member, Sustainable Materials

Size Range: XS-XL

Shop the Tupelo Jersey Dress here


11. Ethically Gorgeous Farmers Market Tote Bag

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This stunning cork farmer’s market tote by Tiradia Cork is at the top of our list for the perfect vegan gift. This tote bag is extremely versatile and can be used for shopping, school, work, or anything in between! Made from vegan, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, waterproof, lightweight, durable, biodegradable, and recyclable natural cork.

Price: $57.00

Ethics: Ethically handcrafted in Portugal, Made from Sustainably Sourced Cork, Vegan and cruelty-free, Woman-owned business, 1 tree planted for every order

Range: Four colors to choose from: natural cork, army green, black, and dark brown

Shop the natural cork tote here


12. A Button Up Dress to Wear So Many Ways

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This tunic dress by Tonlé can be worn as-is, with leggings, jeans, open over a tank/pant outfit, or even layered with a fitted or loose sweater to give it a cute skirt look. So many options for such a great zero waste piece. Made from lightweight deadstock rayon fabric, the breezy tunic is a go-to staple, ideal for any minimalist capsule wardrobe. 

Price: $98.00

Ethics: Tonlé’s fashion pieces are zero waste (from deadstock fabrics)that are burn tested to assure that it is at least 90% natural, plant-based fiber, full tracing of supply chain with fair trade liveable wages, and strong circular business ethics

Size Range: XS – 3XL

Shop the tunic dress here


13. The Organic Tunic To Pair With It All

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The Navarra Tunic is such a classic piece for any fashionista and is made from 100% GOTS certified organic and fairtrade cotton. This piece comes from No Nasties and it is such a great “grab and go” number. The fitted sleeves with the boxy silhouette provide great versatility!

Price: $80.00

Ethics: No Nasties is an exceptional fashion line out of Goa, India. All No Nasties products are vegan, fair trade, and produced with 100% certified organic cotton. Nearly 90% of No Nasties employees are women with all employees enjoying fair pay and excellent working conditions.

Size Range: XS-XL

Shop the tunic here


14. A Poncho That Is As Cool As It Is Refined

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Who would have thought a poncho could be so…chic?! This Belle poncho by Mein is made of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and could become one of the most versatile pieces in your closet. This piece is perfect for layering over almost any outfit and would be a truly loved sustainable fashion holiday gift!

Price: $60.00

Ethics: Woman-owned and women-founded company manufacturing all their garments in small batches in Los Angeles, California paying fair, living wages to all their employees and makers.

Range: There are two sizes for this:

  • Size 1 –  XS to XL, 26″ at center
  • Size 2 – 1XL to 3XL, 30″ at center

Shop the poncho here


15. That One-Stop Outfit

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Do you have that everyday favorite t-shirt that you could not live without? Well, this is exactly that, but in a long-length dress! KINDOM has created the perfect everyday capsule wardrobe dress. Made of 95% bamboo and 5% spandex, you’ll never want to take this one-off.

Price: $98.00

Ethics: KINDOM uses sustainable, natural, recycled, reclaimed, and indigenous materials, fair trade-made in ethical and compliant facilities, while also offering size-inclusive & gender-inclusive fashion. 

Shop the Kindom Column Dress here


16. The Versatile Neutral Jumpsuit

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This gorgeous & versatile number comes from Mein, based in Los Angelos, California. Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton & spandex. This piece is absolutely maternity and nursing-friendly with pull-down shoulder straps. Stated perfectly on their site: “Designed for days when putting together an outfit is the last thing on your mind, the world’s most comfortable jumpsuit does the work for you with deep hidden side pockets, a beautifully draped wide leg bottom, and a flattering shape with generous stretch.”

Price: $130.00

Ethics: Woman-owned and women-founded company manufacturing all their garments in small batches in Los Angeles, California paying fair, living wages to all their employees and makers.

Size Range: XS – 3XL

Shop the jumpsuit here


17. That Timeless Dress To Feel Like A Queen

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This 100% GOTS certified organic cotton twill midi dress is an absolute stunner. This dress also comes from Mien and is a gorgeous staple for a chic and timeless closet. There are hidden side pockets, in case you were wondering!

Price: $170.00

Ethics: woman-owned and women-founded company manufacturing all their garments in small batches in Los Angeles, California paying fair, living wages to all their employees and makers.

Size Range: XS – 3XL

Shop the Maison Dress here


18. The Luxury Eco-Twill Jumpsuit

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This amber jumpsuit by WVN is made of ultra-fine 100% GOTS organic cotton Eco twill and ethically made in India. This is a great piece for any minimalist refined closet.

Price: $249.99

Ethics: Fairtrade, sustainable materials

Size Range: XS-XL

Shop the jumpsuit here


19. The Most Gorgeous Holiday Dress

Sondeflor has been featured on Sustainably Kind Living since the very first day of launching, and for good reason. These linen dresses are the absolute highest quality dresses we have ever reviewed or tested – and they are built to last. This gorgeous Red Plaid Short Dress is handmade in Lithuania of pre-washed and softened linen. Could be the perfect dress to wear for every holiday season for years and years.

Price: $215.00

Ethics: Small woman-owned and women-ran business based in Lithuania, Each worker is treated as part of the family and paid fair and liveable wages for their talents

Size Range: XSS – XXL

Shop sondeflor here


20. The Dress That Compliments From Head to Toe

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This compliment dress by Grammar NYC is one of the most stunning yet simplistic luxury dresses we have ever laid our eyes on. Made of 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, this dress is just as comfortable as it is stylish. Possibly a holiday gift that would work just in time for NYE & beyond?

Price: $370.00

Ethics: locally and ethically made in small batches in a family-owned factory in New York City’s Garment District, 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton, which is ethically sourced in India and is produced without pesticides or toxic chemicals.

Size Range: XS-XL

Shop the compliment dress here


21. The Most Perfect Day to Day Wrap Dress – With Pockets!

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This stunning classic wrap dress by Passion Lilie is a perfect staple piece in the wardrobe and a wonderful idea for a sustainable fashion holiday gift. The fabric of this dress is handwoven and hand-dyed ikat fabric – that adds a really special touch to the piece. The wrap dress provides a hook ‘n eye closure at the bust (I love that!) and of course, it has pockets.

Price: $88.00

Ethics: Women-owned and women-ran business, Fairtrade & made in India, Designed in New Orleans, Fair Trade Federation Member, Sustainable Materials

Size Range: XS – XXL

Shop the dress here


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