Low Waste BIPOC Gift Guide

This guide is a follow-up to my previous blog post ” Sustainable and Low Waste Gift Ideas” 

This list is curated with small BIPOC  businesses (with the exception of a couple) who care about sustainability. Whether it’s locally sourced materials, sustainable and/or organic materials , low waste principals when it comes to making and sending out the product or supporting local artisans.  

Experiences:

  •  Hip Camp –  For a digital Gift Card.  Listings for the whole US, to camp or glamp!
  • National Parks pass so they can go to any national park in the us for a whole year! I’m linking it to the REI website, but can be purchased in many places. Also linking the REI page that shows other available passes to national forests.
  • Todo Verde- for virtual cooking  classes . 
  • SalviSoul – virtual cooking  classes .
  •  Peoples Yoga – Virtual Yoga Class gift cards. 
  • Herbalism Courses and mentorships offered by Essence the Herbalist and Dr. Jacqui.
  • Loba- offers many things, herbalism courses, garden courses, plant medicine and much more!
  • Nick Hummingbird– offers California Native Classes, posted on his  Instagram  page. 
  • POT LA – Pottery classes gift card.  
  • Gardening Master class – like Ron Finley’s gardeningone!
  • Garden consultation – with me! I offer digital gift cards for a 1-1.5 hour garden consultation.
  • CSA box- from places like Sow A Heart Farm.Or a Farm Box that directly supports LA Garment Workers. 
  • Composting Pick- Up service-  a WOC owned business like Compostable LA

Consumables:

  • Humble Bloom a CBD wellness shop featuring diverse and BIPOC brands.
  • The Green Girls CO – a directory of BIPOC Cannabis shops and brands in the US.  
  • Black Thumb Garden– a new garden non-profit that is offering tea blends and bath salts to support their Fellowship Program. 
  • Xalish Medicines -Indigenous Plant Medicine which I have personally purchased and used. 
  • Holy Wild– elixirs, fire ciders, herbal smokes and much more! 
  • We are all Daughters – tea blends, body care and candles. 
Plastic Free package from Xalish Medicines.

Consumables for the body: 

  • Willow & Oak –  one of my favorites is Nikki’s deodorant! Which either comes in a recyclable/ reusable tin or compostable tube!
  • Yukon soaps– Indigenous handcrafted soaps and much more! 
  • Nizhoni Soaps– a young 12 year old Diné who makes soaps with their family!
  • Live Like You Green It– organic & zero waste skincare products and vegan friendly too! Black Women owned. 
  • Brujita skincare– sustainable and organic skincare products. Latina Owned.
  • YayForEarth-an organic skin face lotion that I have been using for a couple of years now! 
  • My Wild Muse– low waste artisan soaps and candles!
  • Skin to Soul– natural made skincare products, including soaps and salves.  
  • Issa Skincare– sustainable beauty products. I have personally used their lip to cheek duos and sunscreen!
  • Reel Paper Co– Black owned plastic free bamboo toilet paper. 
  • Brush with Bamboo– Bamboo compostable toothbrushes. 

Plants: 

Houseplant gift from the hubby last year!

Secondhand/Vintage pieces: 

Just me dressed up in some vintage and secondhand pieces!

Slow Fashion and Sustainable clothes: 

  • Kuychi Cauldron– naturally dyed clothes with natural fibers. 
  • Sotelo – small ethical, sustainable and inclusive clothes. 
  • Wasi Clothing – WOC limited handmade clothes with South American sourced textiles, based in L.A. 
  • Ginew – Couple owned and the only Native American-owned denim line.
  • Proclaim – nude lingerie made with “earth-conscious fabrics”
  • Galerie LA– Black owned shop offering a selection of sustainably made clothes.
  • Mien Studios– inclusive and sustainably made clothes. 
  • Two Days Off – Black Women owned, made to order sustainable pieces. 
Picture taken last December during a Small Business Saturday at Fig Earth Supply. Domecil small batch pieces.

Ceramics:

  • Oaxcaca black mug – a beautiful mug made with Barro Negro in Oaxaca by  Zapotec Indigenous Women brought to you by my dear friend Karen Ramos aka Naturechola (at checkout click Karen). Plastic free packaging too! 
  • Green Girls Co– ceramic smoke ware that supports intersectionality and equality in the Cannabis industry. 
  • Fire and Stone Ceramics – LA Based, Queer WOC owned, making minimal and rustic ceramics. 
  • Gopi Shah Ceramics -WOC handcrafted ceramics. 
Karen and the mug!

Artwork: 

A little painting we have up in our house by KB. Abode. 

Jewelry

  • Fox and the Fawn– Native made Jewelry. I absolutely love Kayla’s work, so much that my engagement ring was custom made by her!
  • Ukaome – beautiful glass bead jewelry. 
  • Kotah Bear – Native owned store offering jewerly from Native American Artisans.
  • Guava Mood -simple small shop jewelry! 
  • Hey Moon Designs – minimal and earth-toned clay jewelry. 
Here’s the beautifully made ring from Fox and the Fawn.

 

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