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For dads on the go. This portable Bluetooth speaker is compact but packs a huge sound punch. At just three inches tall, it’s a perfect travel companion and also boasts a 10-hour battery life. It’s not just great for listening to music while lounging in the bath, but also has built-in speakerphone capabilities so you can take calls without missing a beat. LSTN’s mission is to change lives through music. A portion of proceeds from the sale of their products goes towards providing hearing aids to the deaf through theStarkey Hearing Foundation.
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For true audiophiles. No headphone jack? No problem. Another gem from LSTN, these wireless headphones combine classic design with high-quality audio – it supports Bluetooth 4.1. They’re also sustainably built with soft, plush vegan leather for maximum comfort during a long listening sesh.
For your Apple addict father. Did you know that there are now more mobile phones than there are people on earth? Cisco predicts that by 2020, there will be 11.6 billion mobile devices globally. Now imagine the amount of plastic phone accessories and packaging being consumed and wasted. That’s where Pela comes in. The social enterprise makes eco-friendly phone covers made of flaxstic, a plant-based biopolymer made of recycled materials that is reinforced with flax straw, resulting in a unique speckled appearance. The cases are available in (almost) every colour of the rainbow.
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For dapper dads. Dad is sure to appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into each pair of made-to-order DODO loafers. Styled after classic Italian moccasins, each shoe is lovingly crafted from hand loomed fabric, leather and natural crepe rubber sourced from Sri Lanka. DODO’s founders hope to revive the country’s dying handloom industry by modernising its product offerings, allowing these traditional crafts to thrive and reach new markets.
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For libation-loving fathers. If your dad enjoys the occasional G&T, he’ll love this award-winning handcrafted gin that incorporates traditional ingredients like juniper with exotic African herbs and botanicals like baobab and Lion’s Tail. Great in a cocktail or enjoyed straight, Elephant Gin was inspired by a ‘sundowners’ (i.e. sunset cocktails in South Africa) and the social enterprise donates 15 percent of its proceeds to support the preservation of native African wildlife.
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For dads who literally can’t take the heat. Life in the tropics isn’t all sun and games, especially when a short walk in the heat on your morning commute can leave you drenched in sweat. Comfee’s bamboo shirts are not only more lightweight and breathable than cotton (think dry-fit shirts), but also environmentally-friendly. Why bamboo? It’s a sustainable crop that reduces soil erosion, requires no pesticides and uses less water in the production process. What’s not to love!
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For avid outdoorsmen. The WeatherHYDE tent is great for camping and big enough for a family. Made to insulate users from extreme heat or cold, this reversible lightweight tent is easily installed within 15 minutes and doesn’t require any tools or anchoring to the ground. Every four tents sold helps provide shelter for a homeless family. WeatherHYDE is a product of billionBricks, an innovation studio that uses design to solve homelessness around the world.
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For the dad who fancies himself as a musician. Built by a musician for musicians, Magic Room Brand gear is made out of sustainable bamboo and is built to sound good. Their range of eco-friendly guitar picks and drum sticks are made of 100% biodegradable bamboo cellulose and last for four to eight weeks with regular use. Rock on!