Father's Day Gift Guide: Dads Love Handmade and Fair Trade Too

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Father's Day is coming up - you've got two weeks until June 16 to tell the father figures in your life you care. At Thread Spun we support fair wage creation and small businesses across the globe. The gifts in this guide are as unique as your dad, and help to empower people and uplift families around the world. It's a story any dad would love. Plus, as always, 10% of total sales are donated to charity.

Thread Spun supports artisans and weaver cooperatives like the one of Habibou Coulibaby of Burkina Faso who naturally dyes and weaves his own fabric

My own dad is a huge fan of cards, and that's what I'm going with this year. Often times some heartfelt words are all that's needed to celebrate those you love.

If you're in the same boat, we've got you covered with Hartland Brooklyn Father's Day cards. We love this brand because each card is hand illustrated, then offset printed locally with vegetable based inks on the highest quality felted paper. Sustainable and recycled materials are used wherever possible, and every card is printed in the USA. The envelopes are made from 100% post-consumer paper bags.

World's Best Dad Card - enough said.

World's Best Dad card made in the USA by Hartland Brooklyn and sold by Thread Spun

Dad, You're Pure Gold Card - for the music lover.

Dad, You're Pure Gold is a Father's Day card by Hartland Brooklyn made in the USA and sold by Thread Spun

Handmade Ceramic Tumbler:  This burly tumbler is on the heavier/smaller side for those nights when you're all bound to knock over a few. It is ideal for your spirit of choice (neat or on the rocks), hot toddy's, wine, or espresso. Handmade in Washington and dishwasher safe. 

Handmade ceramic burly tumbler is the perfect gift for father's day for cocktails or espresso

Sun Worshipper Pot of Gold Face Oil: No one is exempt from needing quality skincare. This buttery soft face balm is specially formulated for sun lovers and worshipers, repairing sun damage, brightening dark spots, clearing acne, soothing sunburns, healing wounds, and improving overall skin health and tone. Perfect for your surfer dude. 

Pot of Gold is a buttery soft face balm is specially formulated for sun lovers and worshipers, repairing sun damage, brightening dark spots, clearing acne, soothing sunburns, healing wounds, and improving overall skin health and tone.

Muscle Joint Salve Stick: The active constituents of herbs in the Muscle Joint Salve by Urb Apothecary absorb into the skin and act specifically on sore muscles, sprained or painful joints, and bruises, reducing pain and swelling. Features arnica, cayenne and ginger, menthol crystals, turmeric essential oil and castor oil. Perfect for the active dad, and the packaging is eco-friendly.

This all natural Muscle Joint Salve by Urb Apothecary absorbs into the skin and acts specifically on sore muscles, sprained or painful joints, and bruises, reducing pain, swelling, and encouraging the flow of fresh, healing blood to injured areas.

The New York Times Explorer Books SeriesThe New York Times Explorer Books are destination travel books for...well, everybody. Choose from beach destinations to cycling destinations to cultural hubs around the world. Each book features a collection of twenty-five dream destinations across the globe. Each journey features a first-person narrative and postcard-perfect photography that capture the unique personality of the destination—as well as practical information to help get you on your way.

The New York Times Explorer Books are destination travel books available through retailer Thread Spun

The New York Times Explorer Books are destination travel books featuring narratives and photos of unique destinations around the world

One-of-a-Kind, Handwoven XL Chenille Beach Blankets: These extra large handwoven chenille blankets come from Todos Santos, Mexico, where they are handmade in the backyard of a local family. We brought several back from our travels and each is completely one-of-a-kind. They're super luxe as they're woven of chenille, rather than cotton, and feature bright and vivid colors. Perfect for the beach or your home.

These extra large handwoven chenille blankets come from Todos Santos, Mexico, where they are handmade in the backyard of a local family.

These extra large handwoven chenille blankets come from Todos Santos, Mexico, where they are handmade in the backyard of a local family.

Handmade, Fair Trade Surfboard Bags: Speaking of beaches...if there's a dad in your life who surfs, consider one of our one-of-a-kind surf bags. We've got a variety of styles and sizes in stock, and are always happy to put together a custom order. Our bags always feature environmentally-friendly materials and handwoven, naturally-dyed textiles from fair trade cooperatives around the world. 

Handmade surfboard bag or sock made by Thread Spun in Encinitas and sold online features blue and white handwoven textiles from Burma

Handmade and custom surfboard bags by Encinitas social enterprise Thread Spun combine environmentally friendly materials with handmade textiles

Handmade surfboard bag or sock made by Thread Spun in Encinitas and sold online features handwoven and naturally dyed textiles from Mali

We hope one of these unique, handmade gifts speaks to you to celebrate the dads in your life this Father's Day. Shop online today or come visit us at our brick and mortar shop in Leucadia, California. Also check out our urban surf shop in Little Italy, California, Atacama Surf Shop for more Father's Day gift ideas. 

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