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Father’s Day Gifts!

by Karim Orange

Shopping for your significant other, or the father in your life

So it’s June, and once again we honor the men (fathers) in our lives. I’m always trying to give my husband a “green makeover” but this year I let him pick products that he liked from skincare to clothing and accessories. So here are some sustainable products from my man to yours, and his picks also make great Father’s Day gifts.

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Karim (pronounced Kareem) loves products by Shea Moisture. He uses body products in the Coconut and Hibiscus line. For his beard grooming he starts off with Shea Moisture Shave Cleanse and Beard Lifter–  to groom his beard and cleanse his face. Next he uses the Shea Moisture Three Butters Styling Smoothie on his beard.

Five years ago when we got married it was much more difficult to find something fashionable for men in the sustainable market. A lot of companies are now including entire eco-collections; even major retailers like H&M are doing the green thing.

Karim is a competitive martial artist and commutes around town on his bike. His style is sporty, and he is very picky when it comes to quality and performance in his gear. He really likes to wear mostly black, but I can usually talk him into switching up the all-black motif for date night. He was thrilled that one of his favorite brands, Timberland, has an entire line that is eco-friendly. Here are his picks from head to toe from the Earthkeepers line, by Timberland.

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1) Waxed Canvas 27 Liter Water Resistant Back Pack, made with 50 percent organic cotton, Organic Cotton Field Hat.

2) Organic Cotton Field Cap. This hat is classic, made with 100 percent organic cotton.

3) Ripstop Cargo Shorts,  made with 67 percent organic cotton.

4) Embroided Logo Tee Shirt . Classic fit made with 50 percent organic cotton.

5) Organic Cotton No Show Socks, made with 50 percent organic cotton.

6) 6 Inch Zip Boots. Organic cotton content and green rubber materials.

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He liked a lot of the organic and recycled clothing by Nudie Jeans, and really loved the Steady Eddie  jeans made with 98 percent organic cotton. I also got him to pick a shirt that was not black (for evening), and he liked the Organic Dry Salvage Denim Shirt, also by Nudie Jeans.


Finally Karim choose this 100 percent natural Unisex Maple Wood Round Faced  Watch by Brooklyn Industries. It is completely free of toxic chemicals and supports the global reforestation of native trees.

I hope you enjoy my husband’s picks! Happy Father’s Day, and stay tuned for my article in two weeks called The Meat-Eating Vegan Couple as my husband and I experience each other’s dinning choices. We will be having lunch in Manhattan at my favorite vegan restaurant, Pure Food and Wine, and his favorite Italian restaurant, The Black Whale Restaurant, and we will order for each other.

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