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That time of the year comes! Halloween decorations have barely made it off the shelves of stores and the Christmas decorations are already making their way to replace them. Time to start thinking about gifts and tokens of love and joy, as the holiday season arrives. There is no better time to start thinking ethical in your purchasing choices for your friends, family and coworkers.

1. Consider green and ethical labels: Do your research and choose to purchase from labels that focus on ethical fashion. This means reconsidering your decision to walk into a fast fashion store and purchase a “fast gift”.

2. Repurpose old items through DIY present ideas: Tumblr, Pintrest and other blogs provide great ideas for how to create thoughtful and creative presents.

3. Consider the packaging you use in wrapping and presenting your gifts: Consider reusable boxes and bags when packing your gifts.

Over the next few weeks, stay tuned for some more tips, tricks and ideas on how to make your holiday gifting ethical and unforgettable!