Well September 2 is Father’s day for us Aussies and I am giving you plenty of warning so you can treat the “father” in your life to a gift that not only he will love but others will love you for buying – a gift that gives back.
For the new dads – how about the Diaper dude ($120) – a nappy bag for Dads! Its made from recycled PET bottles (25 in fact!) and a portion of its proceeds are donated to Global Green, an organisation researching and advocating for many environmental issues. If your ‘new dad’ is unlikely to go the full nappy bag there are also change mat ($40) and bottle bag options ($20). You can pick them up in Australia from Kindred Gifts.
Or what about an upcycled travel ($55) or wet bag ($20) made from recycled cement bags! Your purchase of these bags from ibu provides employment to destitute women in Bangladesh. Surely this has to beat the old and sweaty gym bag or the freebie from a corporate conference that he is currently using?
But – if you really want to go down the socks and undies path – why not splurge and give him a Fair Trade version – the Pants to Poverty range, stocked in Australia by Etiko. Pants to Poverty supports over 5000 farmers, uses recycled water in all its production plants, has planted over 200,000 trees to offset the natural gas it uses, has set up two schools in the areas it operates … the list goes on…. You can read more about it here if you are interested.
Team the undies up with some socks from Neo Tokyo an Australian based company that supports the work of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA). 20% of the profits of Neo Tokyo products are donated to WSPA so why not pick up a four pack of socks for $10 and take a stance against the live export of sheep?