Gallery: SUSTAINABLE STYLE WARM-UP: The Best Knit Gifts

 

It may be hard to buy gifts for certain people in your life, but you can never go wrong with knit accessories like gloves, hats and scarves. Everyone likes to keep their appendages warm in the winter: men, women, young and old – and you’ll be hard pressed to find something that will be more appreciated than a cozy scarf on chilly winter days. Happily, there are a lot of stylish and sustainable options out there in the realm of knit accessories. Here are our top picks:

OEUF CONNECTED KNITWEAR – $33-$48 Oeuf is a line of sustainable products for babies and small children, (and their caretakers). The company tagline is “good design for all ages,” and some of their precious essential knits are designed around the concept of knitting people together through clothing. The “hug me” sweater and “squeeze me” mittens, which feature child-size mitten pockets sewn into an adult mitten, are the perfect designs for connecting parent and child. Oeuf’s knitwear is made from azo-free dyed alpaca wool, hand knit in a fair trade relationship between the NYC-based company and a group of knitters in Bolivia.

$33 from Oeuf

DOWNBOUND STRIPEY HEMP SCARVES – $45 This adorable striped scarf is vegan, organic, sweatshop-free, and even affordable to boot, especially considering the aforementioned qualities. You know the vegan hipster dandy in your life would love one of these.

$45 from Downbound

DOWNBOUND HEMP SCARVES – $35 All Downbound’s products are vegan, organic, and sweatshop-free, and in addition to this, really cute and affordable as well. An organic hemp scarf or shawl would make a great gift for that eco-conscious special someone in your life.

$35 – $75 from Downbound

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BABY ALPACA BOBBLE KNIT SCARF – $45 This adorably cuddly grey scarf is made from 100% baby alpaca hair. Little bobbles adds charm to the scarf without making it seem your little sisters scarf. Super soft and super cute!

$45 from Greenloop

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STEWART & BROWN CASHMERE KNITS – $79 and up You might think that $79 for a pair of mittens and $159 for a hat is a little pricey, but if that’s the case you probably haven’t put your hands into these exquisitely soft and silky cashmere mittens, or tried out this fantastically warm and cozy cashmere knit cap. 100% pure organic Mongolian cashmere will keep you toasty in the winter.

Cashmere Mittens – $79 from Stewart & Brown Cashmere Knit Cap – $159 from Stewart & Brown

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CASHMERE PEASANT CAP & FINGERLESS GLOVES – $129 and up Stewart & Brown’s luxurious cashmere knits may not be the cheapest winter accessories around, but they are certainly the cutest. Warm your inner bohemian with 100% Mongolian cashmere.

Cashmere Fingerless Pointelle Cashmere Gloves – $129 from Stewart & Brown Cashmere Peasant Cap – $160 from Stewart & Brown

“TREE PEOPLE” SCARVES – BUY ONE AND PLANT A TREE! With each of these lovely branch scarves that Hiroko Kurihara Designs sells, a tree is planted in Los Angeles via an organization called “Tree People.” This act of giving requires no additional purchase: it’s simply responsible, ethical consumerism. Warm your neck and cool the planet at the same time!

$208 from Branch buys one scarf and plants a tree in Los Angeles

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RECYCLED CASHMERE DOVE SCARF – $150 We can’t really think of a more appropriate holiday scarf than this beautiful dove scarf, which is hand-made from recycled cashmere sweaters. Made from super soft 100% organic cashmere, this scarf is not only totally cute, but it’s made from recycled materials AND it conjures up holiday spirit with its message of peace. Could you find a more appropriate eco holiday scarf? We think not. $150 from Greenloop

. FELT FAUX FOX STOLE BY MVOS – $80 We love this alternative for the fur fox shawl. No foxes were harmed in the making of this scarf – it’s made entirely out of 4mm brown felt.

$80 from Greenergrassdesign .

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  1. Kat November 26, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    the mitten pockets!

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