Rethink Mother’s Day
with Recycled & Upcycled Giving


Shopping for the moms in your life? Why not give back to your Mother Earth while you’re at it? We have a few suggestions for sustainable gifts that upcycle existing materials and create less waste.


For the statement jewelry lover

Zass Design

Vibrant and cheerful jewelry made from upcycled metal and plastics.

For a wardrobe that needs some love

Personal styling session with Wirl

NC-based personal stylists who help clients put together new outfits and find a fresh look.

For the candle connoisseur

Prosperity Candle: Liberte Pot

Each candle includes wildflower seed paper to transform the jar into a beautiful flower pot once the candle has burned away.

For the practical shoe devotee


Rothy's turns recycled, single-use plastics into attractive, timeless and durable flats.

For the sentimental mom of young kids

Little Grey Line

Custom children’s attire made
from loved ones’ old dress shirts.

For creativity and quality time

Take a class at Craft Habit

Fix & Remix” your broken jewelry or learn to mend your garments with mom at a local craft shop.

For the forever-shopping fashionista

ThredUp Goody Box

A subscription clothing service from online secondhand retailer, ThredUp.

For the sentimental mom of grown-up kids

Reborn Clothing Co.

Turn well-loved garments into nostalgic keepsakes, like a memory blanket.

For a good old fashioned bouquet

Sustainably-Farmed Flowers

The Good Trade explains how to choose a more responsible bouquet.