Earth Positive Father Day Crafts – Updated 21st September 2017

Fathers Day Tool Card

How can it be Fathers Day again? I tell you the years are going quicker and quicker! Here are some uber cute ideas for homemade Father’s Day cards and crafts. I love this brown paper card from Angel Street Mom, who very kindly provides printable templates and instructions on how to make it.

Fathers Day Glasses Card

It’d be hard to beat this Geek Chic Fathers Day card when it comes to style and again downloadable templates have been kindly provided by the designer Mr Printables

Fathers Day Footprint card

And for one that pulls at the heartstrings who could resist this one. Can’t find the source of this one I’m afraid

Fathers Day Origami Shirt Card

I couldn’t do a post with cards without something for my fellow origami enthusiasts. I love the simplicity of this shirt card. Just google tutorials on YouTube and get folding!

Fathers Day Goodlie Bagss

And who could resist anything that comes in these shirt goodie bags? You can find a tutorial to make them on Little Family Fun

We’re a fan of edible consumables as presents in this house so my husband’s goodie bags typically contain

  • craft beer or homemade liquer
  • chocolate
  • meat! (my husbands a big fan)
  • homemade burger sauce / marinade / rub
  • gourmet crisps

 

If you’re looking for a more substantial present how about a voucher for these ethical men’s clothing brands

  • Grown , an Irish company that make t-shirts from Tencel and organic cotton, and plant a native Irish tree for every t-shirt that they sell.
  • Fresh Cuts , another Irish owned brand offering garments in cotton, organic Cotton, Bamboo, recycled cotton and recycled polyester and rayon.
  • Thought (formerly Braintree), UK-based clothing brand that aims to ensure that their fabrics and how our garments are designed, made and delivered is carefully considered and done so ethically, with the greater aim of minimising their environmental footprint.
  • UK-based Komodo make garments in GOTS certified hemp, meusling-free wool, bamboo, rayon, Tencel, linen, soya and GOTS certified organic cotton. They also use recycled rubber in their shoes.
  • Living Crafts is a German fair and certified organic clothing brand. Their organic textiles are certified according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) along the whole value creation chain.
  • Patagonia is a high-street and online outdoor clothing company that sell clothing and accessories made from recycled soda bottles and organic cotton printed with PVC- and phthalate-free inks.
  • Finisterre is a UK-based company that promises innovation built to last from responsibly sourced fabrics and factories while developing relationships with people they believe in.
  • Rapanui was started in a shed on the Isle of Wight with £200 by brothers Rob & Mart. The products they design and produce are made from organic cotton, recycled PET bottles or British Wool, using low waste printing technology in an ethically accredited, wind powered factory.
  • THTC is a UK clothing label that produces eco-friendly, politically conscious street wear from hemp, carbon-neutral organic cotton, and recycled salvage plastic fibres.
  • Most of Lost Shapes t-shirts and sweatshirts are from the EarthPositive range by Continental Clothing. EarthPositive Apparel is 100% organic with 90% Reduced CO2, and Fair war Foundation approved. The company also prints on Continental Clothing’s Salvage range – sweatshirts and t-shirts made from recycled organic cotton and recycled polyester.
  • Kuyichi make garments from GOTS certified organic cotton, recycled cotton and recycled polyester. Kuyichi has joined Fair Wear Foundation (FWF), an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to improving labour conditions for garment workers around the world.
  • Silverstick make long-lasting adventure clothing from GOTS certified organic fabric dyed with azo and chlorine free clothing dyes and made in an accredited factory in Portugal.
  • Wales based Howies offer casual clothing made from organic cotton and recycled polyethylene.
  • UK based Earthmonk make and print built-to-last organic cotton t-shirts in Portugal and fairly-made mulesing-free benies by women in Nepal. They used water based dyes and biodegradable mail bags. They also donate 10% of profits to the Chaikuni Institute, a non-profit, grass roots organisation which works to preserve the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, its biodiversity, indigenous people and their culture.
  • Visible Clothing make all their garments under the 10 principles of Fair Trade. They also turn their paper and fabric refuse into handmade paper, books, and boxes made by Tibetan refugees.
  • Cock and Bull Menswear make all of their garments in the UK from animal-free materials that are substantially (70%) organic when natural and substantially (70%) recycled when synthetic. They are committed to fair practices in manufacturing and donate a percentage of their profits to charity.
  • Thokk Thokk is a German brand offering menswear made from organic cotton, sometimes blended with synthetic fibres. They have a Fairtrade Licence for its basic shirts and is certified as being organic by GOTS. They also offer free shipping.

 

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