Holiday Gift Guide: Stylista

by Rona Berg


Our annual Holiday Gift Guide has become a cherished guide for those wishing to invest in gifts that are natural, organic, sustainable, locally sourced, artisanal, ethically made - and incredibly beautiful! 



Winter Warming


The Essential Bralette and Bikini from Branwyn is soft, sexy and sustainable, made from 100 percent merino wool, a naturally antimicrobial fiber, to keep you warm and dry when the temperature dips. $28-44;

branwyn.com

The Circle Game


This stylish circular bag, The Peri Tote by Made Leather Co., is a standout: handcrafted in Morocco using 100 percent full-grain vegetable-tanned goat leather, available in cognac, noire and natural. $195; madeleatherco.com

Like a Poet


This romantic organic cotton midilength dress by Kkibo is made for ease of movement with enough flair to channel your inner Lord Byron.

$380; kkibo.net

The Coin Cache


These handsome, sturdy coin cases (or card cases, if you prefer), by Agnes Baddoo, are made from leather scraps, in LA. They age beautifully, and last forever. $55; agnesbaddoo.com

Perfect Turtleneck


The Seattle Soft & Sultry by Cindy Karen is sleek and perfect for layering, plus it is

94 percent modal. $98; cindykaren.com

Like Butter


One of the softest tees ever, the new stretchy, moisture-wicking Boody Long Sleeve Crew Neck

T-shirt is made from bamboo. Once you go Boody, you’ll never go back! $43; boodywear.com

Farm to Closet


In Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy by Rebecca Burgess with Courtney White, Burgess, a leader in the local textiles movement, lays out her vision for “farm-to-closet,” in a beautiful and intelligent book with a focus on transforming fiber and dye systems from “soil to skin.” $30; chelseagreen.com

The Perfect Piece


The Kinross Cashmere Ribbed

Ruana, an easy lightweight layering piece that’s perfect for travel, features side slits and ribbed lapel, in cozy gossamer cashmere. Our favorite is the pale grey, but it also comes in Grigio, Adriatic (navy), Biscotti (beige), black and shell pink.

$490; halsbrook.com

The Conscious Closet


Elizabeth Cline’s latest book, The Conscious Closet, may be even better than her best-selling Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap

Fashion. Cline, known as “the

Michael Pollan of fashion,” lays out the tools for ways to turn fashion— the second most polluting industry on the planet—into a force for good. $23; theconsciousclosetbook.com

Chakra Balancing


The Chakra Collection, by Satya, features a different crystal or gemstone bracelet to correspond with each chakra,

to help with alignment and energy balancing. $49;

 satyajewelry.com

Romper Room


Perfect for lounging around the

house or sleeping, the Women’s

Solstice Organic Romper, made

from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, will also make you feel like dancing! Slouchy, super-soft and incredibly comfy, it flatters a range of different body types. $68; coyuchi.com

Amulet


The Amulet Pouch necklaces by See Real Flowers are made with leather scraps and other natural materials— wood, lapiz, turquoise, indigo dyes—and filled with a talisman, like tulse

wood, an ocean pebble, wild CA

sage. $100; seerealflowers.com

A Gift that Gives:

Elephant Love


The Elephant Love Necklace by

Satya Jewelry is a charming pendant that features two 18-karat gold elephants symbolizing strength, wisdom and good fortune; $50 from each necklace will be donated to the Save Elephant Foundation, a Thai nonprofit dedicated to assisting Thailand’s captive elephant population through rescue,

rehabilitation and educational ecotourism. $89; satyajewelry.com

You may also like