R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Leather isn't the be-all-end-all luxury fabric it used to be. In the past few years, eco-conscious fashion has started to leave a lasting impression on stylish men and women without leaving an impression on the Earth. So, it only follows that other common leather goods would follow suit, and sports equipment has become the next niche to go green.
Aside from being made from largely unsustainable materials, high-grade sporting goods such as soccer balls, footballs, basketballs and volleyballs are also often made with child labor in less-developed countries. Respect Fair Trade Sports aims to change all that with their innovative line of equipment and sportswear.
Made from all sustainable, vegan materials, they are certified green, certified Fair Trade and they send all of their after-tax profits to children's charities such as the Boys & Girls Club. So, every purchase benefits children and sends a message to less-progressive outfitters that it's time for sports to go green, too.
GET IT: For $30-$80 online. Fair Trade Sports.