Still scratching your head for last minute gifts? But don’t just want to add to the pile of ‘stuff’ your loved ones own? Take a look at the following sustainable stocking fillers.
Turtle Doves make the most amazing beautiful accessories for men, women and babies, All products are made from recycled cashmere. Cosy, warm and a range of gorgeous colours.
They source their cashmere from charity shops and textile merchants. Turtle Doves first recycle the wool. Before it’s dyed into beautiful colours and knitted into a range of designs.
Starting as a kitchen table business in 2009. They moved into their studio in 2014 and now employ 50 people.
Turtle Doves also have a recycle scheme. You can send an old cashmere garment and receive a free pair of gloves!
The products are gorgeous. I’d thoroughly recommend these as winning presents!
Jay Keshani is passionate about reducing plastic waste. She was out running one day when a plastic bag blowing around in the wind caught her eye.
A scientist by training and a hobby jewellery maker. Jay was inspired and decide to research how she might be able to create something out of waste.
Her beautiful contemporary jewellery is eye-catching. Not surprisingly she’s won awards for her designs.
Each piece is unique and striking. Made even more attractive by the fact that it’s using recycled plastic bags. Unique and beautiful sustainable stocking fillers.
Gosha Doubtfire decided to start her own T Shirt brand this year.
Gosha is passionate about sustainability. It was important to her to use a factory who shared her passion and beliefs.
The cotton used is organic. The production is sustainable right from harvesting the crops through to the end products. Renewable energy, making the best use of water and not over producing goods. The products are printed to order. There is no mass production so that designs that don’t sell so well sit around as dead stock.
Needless to say the packaging is recyclable. Furthermore at the end of the product lifecycle the goods can also be recycled. The products make fantastic sustainable stocking fillers.
If you’re looking for sustainable stocking fillers, then everyone needs underwear. Check out Y.O.U underwear.
Started by Sarah Jordan after a community volunteering trip to East Africa in 2016. Sarah was shocked by the number of people who do not have access to underwear.
Angered by the inequality Sarah came back to the UK determined to do something about it. So she started a business to manufacture and sell underwear. She donates two items for every item sold to a charity that distributes to those in need.
It was important to Sarah to manufacture ethically and sustainably. She chose a partner who would be able to do this, using organic cotton. The products are shipped in organic cotton bags that can be reused.
It’s also intrinsic to Sarah’s values to use real people when modelling and marketing the products. In Y.O.U Underwear’s last photoshoot they used people aged 18 to 80 size 8 to 18.
A brand dedicated to keeping alive individuality and craftsmanship indigenous artisans. The products are made from upcycled, handloomed, organic and vegan materials.
Harjit Sohotey-Khan founded the brand following a backpacking trip to Asia with her husband. Harjit works with NGOs to source products. All products are ethically made and artisans are paid a fair price for their work.
A gorgeous selection of accessories, clothing and homeware, each tells a story. Such as the beautiful sari beads made from recycled saris and wooden prayer beads. Or the handwoven capes made in the Himalayas.
Beautiful individual handcrafted products that will each make a visual statement.
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