Dads are notoriously hard to shop for because they often buy themselves whatever they need. However, the right wardrobe staple can make a much-appreciated gift for Father’s Day. After all, most dads don’t spend a lot of time shopping for clothes and finding him something sustainably-made that’s high quality adds extra meaning to the gift. Knowing where to buy ethical and eco-friendly menswear isn’t always obvious, so the added touch of introducing him to sustainable brands is meaningful. In fact, men are known for their brand loyalty, so even if the dad in your life isn’t buying sustainable clothing yet, he has a good chance of becoming a loyal customer to whatever brands you buy for him if they’re well-made and stylish. The following are sustainably-made wardrobe staples dad is sure to love for Father’s Day.
Blanket Shirt by Outerknown, $148
The name alone is a huge selling feature on this Blanket Shirt by Outerknown. After all, who wouldn’t love a shirt as cozy as a blanket? Made from heavyweight organic cotton twill, the shirt is warmer than the average flannel but still lightweight enough to not feel like a full jacket. It comes in dozens of patterns to fit any taste, including solid colors for those dads who prefer simplicity. And, it doesn’t wrinkle, making it perfect for travel or camping. Outerknown is committed to fair labor practices and strives to create sustainable clothing that’ll last a lifetime — something most dads will appreciate.
Hightide Crew by Outerknown, $98
Dads love wardrobe staples and often, the simpler the better! Made from a blend of organic cotton and recycled polyester, the Hightide Crew by Outerknown is comfy, practical, and comes in nine color options so dad can stock up if he loves it. Outerknown is committed to using sustainable materials and the recycled polyester used in this sweatshirt is derived from post-consumer waste, like water bottles.
Triblend Fleece Jogger by Threads 4 Thought, $58
Maybe comfort is the secret to dad’s heart when it comes to the right Father’s Day gift. After all, he’s bound to appreciate having something cozy to wear around the house. These Triblend Fleece Joggers by Threads 4 Thought come in nine color options and are made from a mix of organic cotton, recycled polyester, and rayon. Each pair of these joggers saves approximately 292 days of drinking water compared with the use of conventional cotton and also make use of 14 recycled plastic bottles.
Jorah Short Sleeve Slub Notch Neck Tee by Threads 4 Thought, $44
Organic cotton is the kind of thing many people don’t realize they love until they try it themselves. This Jorah Short Sleeve Slub Notch Neck Tee by Threads 4 Thought is made with 100% organic cotton and each one helps to keep 33 square feet of land pesticide-free and saves over 501 days of drinking water compared with conventional cotton. That alone is likely enough to pique dad’s interest, but it also helps that these shirts are incredibly soft and durable.
Men’s Cashmere Quarter Zip Sweater by Quince, $74.90
Another luxury dad might not have tried before is cashmere, but once he tries this Men’s Cashmere Quarter Zip Sweater by Quince, he’s unlikely to ever go back to synthetic sweaters. Soft and breathable, this cashmere is ethically and sustainably sourced from Mongolia. And, Quince cuts out the middleman by selling directly to consumers from its factories to keep costs more affordable than the competition.
Italian Suede Trucker Jacket by Quince, $249
If dad has a flair for fashion, he’s bound to treasure this Italian Suede Trucker Jacket by Quince. The Italian calf suede leather is sourced from a tannery that’s Leather Working Group certified for reducing water and energy usage as well as restricting the use of harmful chemicals.
The Original by Amberjack, $179
If dad works at the office, he’s likely due for a new pair of dress shoes and The Original by Amberjack is made for all-day comfort (which continues to be the theme!). Amberjack is 100% carbon neutral, pays fair wages to factory workers, and uses leather from an ISO-certified tannery as well as plastic-free packaging.
Hullsome Artesano ST Flip Flops by Sanuk, $65
Father’s Day is in June — which makes it the perfect time to update dad’s sandal collection with these Men’s Hullsome Artesano ST Flip Flops by Sanuk. Made from a combination of recycled and natural materials, these flip flops combine comfort with sustainability.