An Ethical Gift Guide #2
A couple of weeks ago I shared my first gift guide, featuring products I already owned. This time round, it's a walk through my festive wishlist. Perfect for any fellow Brits wanting to support small makers and brands with careful values, this selection is one that I think delivers on design as well as ethics... Enjoy!
Introduced to me by this gorgeous post from Siobhan, Scottish brand Lafafa started out as makers of all-natural soap. Their select range has since expanded to include wooden combs, accessories and linen goods too. Their prices are surprisingly reasonable and I love their simple and thoughtful ethos.
I love the concept of Aerende... Featuring all-UK makers, its name comes from the Old English for "care", reflecting their ethical values perfectly. This organic apron was one of the many items that caught my eye. As someone who spends a lot of her free time cooking, an apron that is as simple as it gorgeous really appeals. The fact it is organic is a wonderful bonus!
Liz's beautiful typography has amazed me for a while now, and her store is filled with plenty of beautiful items that showcase her talent. From pins perfect for a backpack to greeting cards with heart, her products carry a real sense of fun. Having done a fair bit of adventuring this year, her thoughtful travel print is top of my wishlist.
Started by Scottish maker Chris Viviani, Clod & Pebble boasts a beautiful range of goods made from wood and clay. Combining my fondness for festivities with my ceramics obsession, these hanging stars are my pick for you today... but I've got a close eye on this wonderful wooden chopping board too.
Honest by name and by nature, this English company specialises in all natural treats for the skin and home. With tempting incense, stylish skincare and luxe soaps to choose from, you can imagine my joy upon learning they have a shop in my soon-to-be-hometown of Birmingham. This spiced soy candle sounds like it is right up my alley.
Created using only natural fibres, Bug Clothing creates functional and stylish garments that are made to order in Hackney, London. Their range is a compact edit of wearable and stylish pieces that are meant to last. As linen has long been one of my favourite fabrics, I'm drawn to this gorgeous smock top, which looks like it would be the ultimate companion to my beloved Mom jeans.
What's on your ethical wishlist this Christmas? I love coming across new and inspiring brands, so feel free to leave me some links to browse in the comments!