Did you know that while you’re warming your hands with those fast fashion gloves this season, you could also be contributing to the warming of the planet? Most cheap gloves are made from plastic based fabrics like acrylic, polyester, and nylon. The damaging consequences of these materials are felt far and wide, and that’s not the kind of thing you want on your conscience when your fingers are freezing! So, why not give sustainable gloves a look in?
If you’re serious about leaving a lighter, ah, handprint on the earth and its inhabitants, it’s about time to get hands on when it comes to your accessories. Puns aside, there are a number of brands out there making gloves that prioritise people, the planet, and animals. Sustainable gloves can be made with recycled fibres, like the recycled cashmere gloves from Organic Basics (Denmark) or the recycled polyester and wool gloves from tentree (Canada). Or opt for new eco-friendly fibres like the TENCEL™ Lyocell gloves from Eileen Fisher (US).