2022 Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Ethically Made and Sustainable Gift Ideas

We're excited to publish our annual gift guide, something we've been doing since we only had about eight products in our collection in 2016! A few things about our products stand out and make the heart melt, especially when received as a gift during the most magical time of year. When you buy a gift from us, you help us make a difference in multiple ways.


1. For every item you buy, we get to donate a pair of new biodegradable bamboo underwear to requesting organizations from our waiting list serving women and young women in crisis like domestic violence shelters, rape clinics, disaster relief, orphanages and more.
Our current December partner is Lifecenter Saver Orphanage in Petion-Ville, Haiti.
2. All of our products are fully and actually made in Kansas City, keeping dollars in our local city. We pay a living wage to all of our sewers, which makes us part of only three percent of the world's fashion brands to do this.
3. Our products are made from sustainable fabrics and materials like bamboo, organic cotton, cruelty-free silk and plant-based plastic-free non-animal leather.
When you shop with us, we're able to champion the above causes supporting people and planet! Below, we've hand-picked our most popular sustainable gifts for her, for him, and for all of your loved ones this holiday.
Sustainable gifts for her:
New to our collection as of this season, it's already become a quick customer favorite. Hayley designed this bralette after we received feedback about our popular OG skinny band bralettes. Our original bamboo and lace bralettes have been featured as best honeymoon lingerie and best eco-friendly wedding gifts in BRIDES and theknot, but through customer feedback over the last six years, we've found that the fit is not perfect for all bra sizes. So, we developed our wide band bralette styles to be comfy underwire-free bralettes for all shapes.
These six classic styles were designed by our founder Hayley Besheer Santell - ten years ago, in 2012 - to be staple underwear drawer basics. We've kept these styles in our collection since 2014 when they launched. Our laces are sourced from the overruns (waste) that larger companies produce and don't end up using. Our bamboo underwear has been reported time and time again as "addicting underwear" that you search in your dresser drawer for.
Best paired with the bamboo crop tank or one of our sustainable sweatshirts, our easy breezy comfy joggers are a perfect travel staple. We find these perfect for wearing on a plane or a long road trip since the waistline is never too tight and easily adjustable.

We love pairing this with our high-waisted bamboo joggers. It's one of founder Hayley's top three everyday staple favorites, and we have a hard time keeping her in stock!

Toxic-free, sustainable gifts for him:
If you're one to search high and low for the perfect non-toxic sustainable fabrics, you've come to the right place. Our bamboo fabrics and our biodegradable stretch fleece fabrics (that we use for our joggers, hoodies and crewneck sweatshirts) are certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® - one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances.
Our modern menswear will keep you or your guy looking as fresh as ever and will probably tug at his heartstrings, too, once he learns more about the causes our products support!
Perfect for the modern minimalist traveler
Just re-stocked this popular and often sold out staple. We may be biased, but try comparing our bamboo boxer brief to ANY other boxer brief in his drawer. If it's not as soft, we'll give you a full refund, promise :).
Our newest menswear tee dropping 12/8/22, this will be the last product we'll launch in 2022. Hayley designed this tee after we asked for lots of feedback over the last few years about products in our menswear collections. You guys have loved our menswear staple tee, but many have mentioned that it fits more like a long and lean tee, so we re-named it this. Then, we redeveloped our classic tee to be what it is now - a bamboo basic tee that comfortably fits most body types!
For everyone:
This sustainable sweatshirt fabric is made from the comfiest blend of organic cotton and a fibre made from wood pulp like eucalyptus. This one is part of our "travel uniform staples" collection. We recommend it for long plane or car rides, or a quick elevated staple to throw on when you want to wear sweats but not necessarily look like it!
Perfect for the modern minimalist traveler. Made from an industry-first material : the first plastic-free vegan leather in the world! Made from agricultural waste and plant oils, our new vegan leather bags are not only innovative but also functional and beautifully modern. Take our plant leather bags on a weekend travel trip or use as an elevated modern gym bag and you'll be the envy of everyone in your workout class :).
Our plastic-free vegan leather backpack fits a laptop and duals as a travel bag! Look cooler than the other tourists on your summer vacation in Italy with this daily travel companion. Keep your aching back in check with this supportive work backpack instead of slinging one strap from your messenger bag laptop bag disproportionately over one shoulder.
Stocking stuffer faves:
These popular under $50 stocking stuffer gift ideas are a hit for guys, girls, mom, dad, spouse, etc!
So soft and comfy but also a bit more elevated than a traditional beanie. Pair our bone beanie with a long sustainable trench coat like one of these with our sustainable hoodie underneath for a comfy unisex fashionable look.
Our toxic-free soy candles are poured into recycled glass jars and smell masculine, clean and sexy. Our stocking stuffer candle gifts may be a step higher in price than traditional candles, but it costs more for toxic-free and giving back! For every candle you buy, we donate a pair of underwear to a person in need.
Shipping deadlines and tips to consider:
12/15 is the last day to order with our free ground shipping rate for on-time delivery
12/20 is the last day to order for on-time priority shipping
12/23 we're open in our Kansas City Westside store from 11am until 9pm for last minute gift shopping with KC small business pop-ups.
Christmas Eve we're open but closing early at 3pm.
*We recommend ordering early to avoid the shipping delays USPS experienced last year. Mail crews are short staffed, so plan early*
December 07, 2022 — Team MADI

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