Gifts That Give Back - Sustainable Giving This Festive Season
RNLI + FINISTERRE Grace Roll Neck, £125.00
Modelled here by Mali Parry-Jones is a longstanding ten-year RNLI volunteer, based at Porthdinllaen situated on the Llŷn Peninsula, on the north west coast of Wales. A TV producer in her day-job, she is a fully qualified navigator aboard the all-weather lifeboat the John D Spicer, as well as one of the casualty carers. 10% of every sale supports the RNLI.
ISHKAR Malian Twist earrings, £38
These distinctive earrings, each with a unique twist are handcrafted by Malian artisans in Djenné. Ishkar products are largely purchased through local NGOs, ensuring a proportion of the money invested is recycled back into development projects.
Raise a toast. Save the world. With every case purchased, TOAST ALE donateS £26 to conserving and restoring nature: £13 will protect 1,300 trees in threatened tropical rainforests with Rainforest Trust UK, and £13 will capture 144kg CO2 by improving the health of soils on UK farms with Soil Heroes.
These very special, limited-edition T-shirts are designed by the incredible artist, Lakwena who interpreted the iconic Choose Love logo. Bold colours and patterns perfectly brighten up dark winter months. A percentage of all sales go to Choose Love.
This bundle really does save lives. Providing immediate and crucial support to those who have left their homes and arrived in a new country after making their journey. This bundle includes sea rescue, emergency medical care, hot food, emergency response essentials, waterproof tent.
LUMINARY BAKERY Raspberry & white chocolate brownie, £17
Drizzled with white chocolate and studded with gooey raspberries, this popular brownie is a luxurious treat for the taste buds.
ALIVE & KICKING Giraffe Ball, £20 and £30
Buying this Alive and Kicking ball will directly support ethical jobs, the delivery of vital health education and the donation of sports balls to communities facing disadvantage in sub-Saharan Africa.
THE STEM House plants
Award-winning plants and Christmas trees grown on British soil and delivered to your door in 100% electric vans. To date The Stem has saved 18,000kg cardboard thanks to its low impact packaging and planted 18,024 trees in partnership with Eden Projects. Plus 1% of sales goes to environmental nonprofits as 1% for the Planet members.
REUSABLES & REFILLABLES
For Transformation & Illumination, I am Verdant is a fragrance sprouting fresh green growth with clarifying Italian bergamot and uplifting cyclamen combined with orange flower absolute for elevating the spirit. Every 50ml bottle of Vyrao fragrance contains a supercharged Herkimer diamond crystal, known to clear, amplify and raise energy. When the eau de parfum runs out, just send it back for a refill.
For every deodorant Wild sells, they will contribute a percentage of sales to their chosen climate charity 'On A Mission', to support their incredible reforestation projects.
CHILLY’S Water bottle in Mystic Teal
Chilly's mission is to accelerate the adoption and everyday use of reusable products. It believes that being sustainable isn’t unattainable. If we all switched to reusables for just one year we'd save 10.2 billion pieces of single-use plastic. Small actions = BIG difference.
In the UK, 1.3 billion disposable applicators are thrown away every year. By switching to DAME's reusable applicator each individual can save 12,000 single-use applicators from ending up in the landfill. Together, DAME customers have saved more than 11 million applicators!
BUY ONE, GIVE ONE
STAND 4 SOCK Wave Twist Sock, £11.99
For every pair of socks purchased, Stand4 Socks donates a thick, antibacterial pair to a homeless person. So far, it has donated 167,955 pairs of socks to vulnerable people across the UK. Help them get that figure to 200K.
PLEASE & THANK YOU Pines & Needles Soap, £10
A luxurious, moisturising woodland fragranced soap bar. Vegan, cruelty free, sustainably packaged and proudly British made. Built on the belief that clean hands are a superpower and should be accessible to all; for every soap bar sold the brand donates one to someone in need, both here in the UK and abroad.
INVISIBLE CITIES Walking Tours, from £10
Invisible Cities is a Social Enterprise that trains people affected by homelessness or social disadvantage to become walking tour guides of their own city and offer these alternative tours to tourists and locals.
Invisible Cities also raises awareness about homelessness and through tours aims to change perceptions and break down stigma that exists around it.
MIGRATEFUL Online Migrateful cookery class, £20
Cooking class with refugee or asylum seeker chef.
Migrateful runs award-winning cookery classes led by migrant chefs from more than 30 countries who may be struggling to integrate and access employment due to legal and linguistic barriers. Their mission is to empower and celebrate our chefs on their journey to employment and independence.
EARL OF EAST Candle making workshop, £55
To help reduce its carbon footprint, Earl of East has joined the Ecologi community, so that every purchase through its website means a real tree gets planted on your behalf.
DAME organic cotton tampons are 100% natural, they stay fully intact and won't leave anything behind in your body. Non-organic tampons however, often shed unhygienic rayon and viscose fibres, which can get left behind in your vagina.
CHANGE PLEASE Coffee, from £8.50
Award-winning, life-changing coffee on subscription that helps people experiencing homelessness for the better. You buy the coffee, Change Please helps people back into homes and employment. As a social enterprise, 100% of the profits they make from selling coffee help them provide people experiencing homelessness with a living wage, housing, training and onward opportunities.
ALLPLANTS Starter pack, from £40.50
All the dishes you love, veganised. Allplants believes creating happy communities and healthy ecosystems starts on our plate, but it doesn't stop there which is why they choose to go after their mission in a way that’s both Planet-kind and Human-kind.
Get your razors on subscription with our favourite shaving brand FFS, which is committed to being 100% cruelty free and is approved under the International Leaping Bunny Program. FFS has recently teamed up with Climate Partner to help reach its goal of becoming a carbon-neutral company.
THE GOOD & THE GREAT
TONY’S CHOCOLONELY Chocolate, from £1.99
Tony’s mission is to make all chocolate 100% slave-free. In Ghana and the Ivory Coast, 1.56 million children are work under illegal conditions and 30,000 people are victims of modern slavery. Therefore, we deliberately choose to work in these countries, making a postive impact where the worst problems are.
VEJA Dekkan trainer, £130
VEJA have created The Dekkan with Vibram, it’s the perfect synergy that brings together the know-how of both teams - VEJA's running technology and use of innovative sustainable materials with Vibram's unrivalled knowledge of walking soles. Inspired by exploration, the new technical outdoor style and is named after India's ancient lava plateau - an ancient remnant of Earth’s original continent formed by the time dinosaurs went extinct.
A British non-alcoholic aperitif. Produced and bottled on a farm in Hertfordshire. Intended to be mixed with ice, soda water and an orange twist, this is the most delicious non-alcoholic drink we’ve found. DAME highly recommends.
NINETY PERCENT True Knit Double Faced Large Slogan Scarf, £145.00
This scarf, made using GOTS-certified organic cotton, says: FOR THE WORLD WE WANT, and we love it. When you buy from Ninety Percent, you help us share 90% of our distributable profits between five charities and the people who make our clothes.