By Lenny Balston, 2 Dec 2020
If you partake in gift giving at Christmas, choose brands that make quality products, whilst prioritising caring for our planet and the people in their supply chains.
This selection of Christmas gifts are made ethically with sustainable materials.
Prices correct at time of publication.
Sustainable vegan hoodie
The Galaxy Map PETA approved vegan hoodie is created with organic cotton and recycled polyester. It was made in Fair Wear and GOTS approved facilities to ensure a safe and fair working environment for all workers. It's available in dark grey and white.
Silver vegan apple skin sneakers
These silver vegan lace up sneakers are created with a highly durable and water resistant eco friendly Apple Skin alternative to leather. They are ethically made in Portugal and have a memory foam foot mattress. I have a pair in black and they're my go to shoes at the moment.
Ethically made organic cotton vegan t-shirt
This tee with white tigers print from KIND, is made with 100% organic cotton. It comes as a classic 'T' style shirt so you can roll the sleeves up or leave them down to suit your look. KIND plants a tree for every t-shirt sold. This tee is also available in khaki.
These Nyota sunglasses in pink quartz from Pala Eyewear have a biodegradable, plant-based acetate frame with 100% UVA/UVB protection. Pala gives back to vision aid for every pair they sell. The Nyota sunglasses are also available in black, maple and walnut.
Jewellery that empowers women
These Melako statement earrings in dusky blue and cobalt are handmade in collaboration with BeadWORKS Kenya. They have a diamond design inspired by traditional African beadwork and are created by skilled women artisans in northern Kenya using the finest quality glass beads. They're available in other colour combos too!
Sustainable knickers made with trees!
A Christmas inspired knickers gift box with red hearts, stars, candy canes and a pair of embroidered knickers that say Noel. They're made from super soft Tencel, sustainably sourced from beech wood trees. The knickers are flat locked stitched so they lie perfectly against the skin with no VPL.
Handwoven merino wool scarf
From £49.00 (was £98.00)
The gloriously warm and super soft, tie dye merino wool scarf is handwoven by skilled artisans in Kashmir. It's hand dyed using the ancient Japanese technique of Shibori tie dying, so each scarf is unique as patterns can vary slightly. It's available in two sizes and more colours.
Reclaimed and recycled purse
The Fire and Hide Folding Purse in pink and yellow from Elvis & Kresse combines hand-woven rescued Burberry leather and decommissioned fire-hose and is lined with reclaimed parachute silk. It features 6 credit card slots, a section for notes, 2 additional sections for business cards and a large separate pocket for coins. Elvis & Kresse give 50% of profits to The Fire Fighters Charity and Barefoot College. More colours available.
Fair trade silver cuff
A nickel free, handmade and fair trade cuff made with silver plated copper by the Bombolulu, Fair Trade social business in Kenya. Bombolulu provides opportunities for people who have physical disabilities. This cuff is also available in brass.