When buying Christmas presents for your mum, sister, daughter, grandma, aunt, friend – why not try a sustainable brand? We’ve found a selection of good value, aesthetically on point products…
Reformation – Greenland dress
Located in downtown Los Angeles, Reformation manufacture products in their own sustainable sewing factory. They source sustainable fabrics and vintage garments, and incorporate sustainable practises – from a heat-reflecting roof and use of renewable energy, to the recycled hangers in their stores and 100% recycled packaging for every order shipped.
This Greenland Dress is made using soft knit fleece fabric. It has an oversized turtleneck and long sleeves, and is made from 47% recycled cotton, 47% recycled polyester, 6% spandex.
$148 (with free shipping worldwide)
Content – ABSOLUTION’s Rouge Theâtre lipstick
Opened in 2008, Content is a boutique organic skincare store, naturopathic clinic, beauty salon and website at the forefront of the move towards natural and organic skincare and complementary therapies.
They sell ABSOLUTION’s Sweet and Safe Kiss collection of lipsticks. With a mix of natural and organic ingredients the formula both protects and repairs your lips. Rouge Theâtre #8 is just as you would imagine a deep theatre red.
MADE – triangle stud earrings
These brass triangle studs are handmade in Kenya, using products sourced within the vicinity of the workshop – thereby supporting the local community. MADE‘s signature style comes from their extensive use of reclaimed brass in the production of their products.
All MADE products come in a recycled kitenge and kanga offcut fabric pouches
AS.AP – gift set
Amanda Saurin is the founder, plant grower and gatherer, distiller and maker at AS.AP. She is a traditional apothercary and has worked with herbs and homeopathy for many years. She brings together her love of plants, growing, making, healing and collaboration to produce beautiful products that capture the essence and vitality of plants with the benefit of illuminating and rejuvenating your own natural beauty.
This Little Box of Indulgence includes a selection of products for the face and body.
You can read more about Amanda – her home life, career and passions – in the interview she did with The Early Hour
Veja – Felicite leather gold trainers
Veja buys cotton from 320 families who live from organic farming, respecting fair trade rules. They only use eco-tanned leather created with vegetable extract such as acacia. The packaging is made from recycled and recyclable cardboard and the size of the shoe-box was reduced in 2002 to optimise efficiency. Veja does not advertise, instead – the resources saved are integrated into the production chain.
Felicite leather gold trainers
Grafika recycled paper notebook
These notebooks have a bold graphic print design, made using a 1962 Heidelberg Windmill Platen. The block colours are printed on board (100% recycled and uncoated) and recycled paper. The pages are lined. They are A6 size; 105mm x 150mm.
We also made an ethical Christmas gift guide for kids (aged 0-8 years) and there’s one for men coming soon…