Gift Guide For The Sustainable WomanPosted by Melanie Fisher on
With so much on offer at our markets, not to mention the workshops, talks, and food, you’ll be hard-pressed to get through it all (we hope)!
So to help you out, we’ve created a gift guide preview. Many of these makers will be at our markets, so you get a sneak preview of some of the awesome range that’ll be available on the day.
Without further ado, presenting: 9 gift ideas for the sustainably-minded woman.
Jumpsuit - £69. Avaliable online and in Brighton
Zola Amour make ethical, sustainable timeless fashion. Designed and handmade with care and love here in England.
Witnessing the devastation caused by the fashion industry, founder Emily realised she could “no longer contribute to an industry that doesn’t give a shit about the environment, the people working for it OR the people wearing the clothes.”
And so, Zola Amour was born. Transparent to the core, Emily details her entire supply chain down to the thread. So you know what you’re buying is legit, and supporting an independent business.
Gung-Ho Design is a London-based ethical brand on a mission to create ‘fashion that means more’. They use sustainable fabrics in their locally handmade garments, and centre their designs around specific causes. With proceeds from sales donating to charities in support of that cause.
The ethical credentials are clear, and with every item telling a story, it’s never been easier as Sophie, Gung-Ho’s founder, says ‘to wear what you believe in’.
Their online shop is full of bold, sustainable fashion that doesn’t compromise on taste.
Find them there, or at our Zero Waste Christmas Market in London.
beti+beno aim to bring India’s rich craft heritage to your lifestyle through modern contemporary pieces. Their current line is a beautiful array of unique high quality, hand woven and hand block printed scarves.
Unique, handmade scarves - from £65
Through these scarves, they aim to break the cycle of poverty through grassroots operations and education in rural communities. 10% of the sales help fund the education of children in communities throughout India.
They’re versatile scarves too. At 2.5m in length you can use it as a sarong; a shawl; head wrap; blanket; or lay on it in a park on a sunny day.
beti+beno will be at our Zero Waste Christmas Market at The Boiler House on December 7th.
Do you know someone with a cold head? Or who could do with a better hat? Better in every sense of the word, that is. In terms of quality, sustainability, ethics? Well look no further.
better. is a Dorset based contemporary accessories brand with a focus on sustainability. And they make excellent hats. Excellent in every sense of the word, that is.
They view waste as an abundant resource. Which is why their awesome hats and scarfs made entirely from recycled fibres and recovered materials delivered in 100% recycled and recyclable packaging.
We love their hat. And will take it off to them once we get our hands on it.
Luxtra create timeless classics designed to break the seasonal fashion cycle. And are rightly proud to be pioneers in working with the most innovative leather-alternatives available, such as Piñatex, an innovative non-woven textile made from pineapple leaf fibres.
Combining their awesome range with extensive commitments to sustainability, it’s no surprise they were named runner up “Accessory Brand of the Year” in the 2019 Sustainable Lifestyle Awards (SLAs).
The best news? They offer gift cards!
Kind2 create high-performing solid shampoo and conditioner, reinvented for the 21st Century.
Their formulas are vegan and free from plastic, soap, sulphates, silicones and parabens. Instead, they’re full of active plant based extracts, and pH balanced for your scalp and to gently treat specific hair needs. Each bar lasts for 60 washes too!
Saving the planet doesn’t have to mean bad hair. Kind2 starts from £12
Why does so much good, natural stuff go to waste?
UpCircle believe it shouldn’t. They also believe that you shouldn’t have to choose between doing the right thing and getting the best results. That’s why they elevate leftover natural ingredients, bringing them back to life as beauty products your skin will love.
Their skincare range is 100% natural so you get to enjoy the uplifting benefits of nature’s own skin rejuvenators – and do the planet some good, too.
Find them online or in London. Starting from £10
LOR is a beauty brand with a clear purpose…to support zero waste living and the use of low impact products. They do this through their 100% single-use-plastic free, 100% natural and vegan beauty range.
Everything they offer is handmade in the UK with only the best natural ingredients. Ensuring they don’t harm the environment or you.
Say yes too! Find them online (from £9.95) or at our Zero Waste Christmas Markets.
LOR say NO to single-use plastics and all the nasties including palm oil, artificial colours and fragrances, silicones, parabens, sulphates, animal derivatives, mineral oils and harsh detergents.
Instead, they say YES to 100% vegan, cruelty free, biodegradable, natural products that all come in plastic free packaging that are then returned to us for re-use.
Musa Mundi make grounding jewellery for woke humans. 100% recycled silver & gold, gas-free sustainable designs.
Made with certified recycled silver, vintage gold, and upcycled gemstones.
Everything is made using processes that are acid-free, packaged with biodegradable materials, and without the use of gas.
Most of their pieces are completely unique and one-off why not head to their instagram to run the gauntlet in their fundraising auctions.
Izzie Artisan hand make a selection of botanical & wildlife Jewellery from reclaimed materials. This, in combination with their ethical ethos and design means the botanical art, jewellery is guaranteed to be a unique gift.
You can find a select few on Etsy and her website.
Leaf earring & necklace
Boodi is an artisanal jewellery brand founded by London based, ethical jewellery designer Sarah Marafie.
The philosophy of the brand is that goodness comes from good things, as such, all materials are derived from positive sources. Each of the designs are hand carved from wax and cast in recycled silver and gold. Which means no unnecessary mining has taken place. And each gemstone is sourced from responsible mines.
For even better eco-gift credentials, find the pieces that are linked to animal welfare charities. As these provide a donation of 10% of sales.
LIFESTYLE & CLASSICS
Are you shopping for a yogi? Then consider a Wuufly mat!
Wuufly use natural and recyclable materials in their products, 100% of which are suitable for vegans. All of their packaging is recyclable too, even down to their use of acid free paper and carbon offsetting delivery.
We’re a fan of their travel mats, which use100% biodegradable tree rubber in their base and, at 1.5mm thick, are perfect for travel!
We love Socko!
Not only are their socks made from 100% rescued and upcycled yarns that would otherwise be wasted, but they’re each made and finished individually by hand in the UK. That is care.
The best of socks. From £15.
This growing brand is putting the emphasis not just on upcycled materials, but longevity. Socks always get holes. No matter how well you wear them!
Socko has the answer by offering darning workshops (for sock healing). And every purchase comes with an extra swatch of yarn and a darning needle just for this purpose!
Available in both cotton and merino wool. They’re thick, cozy and make an excellent gift for him and her (because they’re gender-neutral). Swoon.
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