By Ariel Shearer

Sustainably minded gifts for city-lovers in your life.


Siku donates a portion of profits from its recycled metal Flex cuff toward climate-change prevention and reversal. $318.


The pocket journal from paper-industry disruptor Karst is made out of recycled stone and arrives via carbon-neutral delivery. $12.

larq bottle

Larq Bottle’s LED light purification system eliminates drinking water contaminants to cut down on throwaway plastic. $95.


Tumi opts to repair rather than replace its 19-Degree International carry-on and prioritizes production processes and materials that reduce environmental impact. $995.

Coclico’s Padu flat is made in a small, family-run factory in Spain that works with NativeEnergy to offset its carbon footprint. $295.

nail polish

Côte nail polish is vegan and free of major toxins found in many conventional polishes. $18.


Sales of Design for Life scarves and blankets, launched by travel-industry veteran Rebecca Slater in the wake of Nepal’s 2015 earthquake, support the Nepalese artisans who produce them, but also give back to local foundations. Wool scarves from $45, and travel blanket, $300.

hotel eden rome

Where to take it: The 98-room Hotel Eden, Rome – part of the sustainability-minded Dorchester Collection, which works to minimize environmental impacts and fight human trafficking in its supply chains – is a perfect home base for city lovers eager to indulge in this cosmopolitan playground. Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast daily and a $95 dining credit.


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