As we approach the festive season, let’s embrace the spirit of mindful gifting. Join us in unwrapping the joy of Christmas without compromising our commitment to sustainability and ethical practices. Below is a guide of our favourite eco-conscious options that resonate with the essence of the holidays.
MADE51 is a global brand created by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, that brings refugee craftsmanship to the world. The brand has been established to help refugees achieve economic independence by making use of their valuable skills, traditions, and heritage.
About the Holiday Collection
This beautiful collection of 24 ornaments handmade in 15 countries, showcases the diversity and talent of refugee artisans.
With each purchase, a refugee has had the opportunity to utilise their skills and preserve their heritage to earn much-needed income. By utilising Fair Trade principles, we ensure artisan work is a source of positive impact for refugees, their families and their communities.
2. Considered Store
Delight your friends and family this Christmas with our thoughtful, kind and considered gift guide for gifts in our community that give back.
We are excited to welcome Kate Osborne, founder of Considered Store, a new online store who are on a mission to shake up gifting & home ware for good, to curate the ultimate “gift” and “no gift” list for us to enjoy.
To make your Christmas shopping even more special, Considered Store is offering £15 off your first order, including FREE shipping with the code: SHOPSMALL10 (valid until 15th December, for a minimum £65 order).
3. Landworker’s Alliance Shop
The Landworkers’ Alliance online shop offers a range of products that promote food sovereignty and fair farming practices. From organic seeds and gardening supplies to beautifully crafted merchandise supporting the farming community, their collection reflects a dedication to ethical production and environmental consciousness. The shop serves as a platform to champion the work of small-scale producers and rural artisans, showcasing unique, responsibly sourced goods.
4. Ethical Consumer
Gift a subscription to the Ethical Consumer, one of our favourites, well researched, to give the information you need to help you shop with people and planet central to your sustainable lifestyle. Starting at £29.95 per year. The Ethical Consumer’s guide to alternative Christmas shopping provides a thoughtful resource for individuals seeking sustainable, ethical, and socially responsible gift options. Whether you’re looking for eco-friendly decorations, ethically sourced gifts, or products supporting marginalised communities, this guide offers a diverse range of choices, empowering consumers to make mindful decisions that align with their values while celebrating the spirit of giving during Christmas.
5. Gift a course of change
The course is a full 8 hour day of learning, split over two Friday mornings and available online for £95. This includes the costs of the certification.
Fashion Declares & REALSustainabilty are offering a rich and practice-based Carbon Literacy Training course, certified by The Carbon Literacy Project to people working in fashion brands and retailers.
The course and your certification:
– Understand the environmental and social impacts of the fashion industry.
– Understand scopes 1, 2 and 3.
– Step-by-step guide to assessing your companies’ carbon footprint.
– Be required to make two pledges, an individual action pledge and a group action pledge to embed your learning and action to qualify for certification.
Who is the course for?
We do advise that you are working in fashion or fashion retail as the course contents is tailored for this audience. If you are a designer, buyer, merchandiser, work in logistics, marketing, finance or retail this course will start your journey in decarbonising your role and organisation and leading genuine sustainability action. Students studying fashion will also find this course highly engaging.
Who are the facilitators?
This will be led by two experienced sustainable fashion practitioners and will be highly participative with actionable tools and a lot of fun!
- Debbie Luffman, Director, ThinkCircular, former Product Director, Finisterre
- Safia Minney MBE, Founder, Fashion Declares, REAL Sustainability