The Conscious Gift Guide
Christmas can be such a wasteful time, so much packaging and unwanted gifts go to landfill every year but you can help to protect against this by buying from ethical brands who create gift-able pieces which will always go down a treat! Here are some of our favourite responsible brands and shopping platforms to help with your gifting.
Studio Lowen - Handcrafted accessories and homewares, made in Cornwall.
Hyde Wears - Handmade leather accessories for men and women, made in Brighton.
Ruby Creagh - Bags and accessories designed and created in West Yorkshire.
Studio Nelle - Repurposed leather goods.
LaBante London - Each handbags made with recycled environmentally friendly materials.
Carv - Minimalist leather bags and accessories handcrafted in Cornwall.
Elley Home - Unique designer cushions, home accessories and art, handmade from eco-friendly materials.
Plinth Home - handcrafted homewares including cushions, tote bags, prints and objects handmade in Brighton, UK. company.
Jasminite - Jesmonite homewares handmade in Wales.
Sophie Charles Design - Prints, textiles and best of all DIY puzzle art! (perfect for those long festive season evenings!)
Collective Stories - Handmade cushions, baskets and rugs
The Dharma Door - Natural homewares and accessories made by fair trade artisans
DALM - Candles, homewares and even games like Draughts made from Jesmonite in London
Oré mi - Candles from London.
Essence + Alchemy - 100% natural candles, essential oils, bath salts and aromatherapy from Sheffield.
SUN.DAY of London - Mists, diffusers and botanical candles.
Bramble & Blossom - Sustainable beauty and homewares handcrafted in Hertfordshire.
The Floral Society - Candles, ceramics, vases and much more from New York
Ume Incense - Plant-based incense sticks, botanical mists, and handmade incense burners
George & Edi - Small batch artisanal perfumed goods for home and body made in New Zealand.
Russel & White - hand-poured beautifully scented soy candles from the UK.
The Wild Botanist - Ethically sourced, eco-friendly and vegan candles.
Liv & Dom - Functional and decorative ceramics, homewares, art and stationary.
Clod & Pebble - Artisan handmade wood and ceramic wares.
Her Clay - Ceramic homewares and accessories made by hand in London.
Nightshift Ceramics - Colourful and fun ceramic objects and homewares handmade in Toronto.
Rose & Grey - Vintage style ceramic mugs from the UK.
Kitty Leonard - Organic and playful handmade ceramics
Skincare & Beauty
Up Circle - Natural skincare and beauty products made from reclaimed organic materials like coffee grounds and fruit seeds.
Bee Good - Sustainable and ethical honey-based balms, salves and creams which help save the bees.
Our Lovely Goods - Botanical Hand Balms, Oils & Body Butters
Earth To Earth Organics - Vegan Friendly Organic Skincare
Liha Beauty - Luxury African Soaps & Oils
Salt & Steams - Plant-based bath salts, scrubs and facial steams.
Bowes Skincare - Vegan Friendly Skincare Creams & Oils
Nathalie Bond - Makes organic skincare and candles in Sheffield
Evolve - Beauty products handmade in small batches in Hertfordshire.
FOM London - Anti-polution skincare products.
My Wild Muse - Low waste eco-friendly artisan soaps and candles.
Sustainable Shopping Platforms
Not sure exactly what you’re looking for but think you’ll know it when you see it? Check out these incredible platforms curating some wonderful brands
Gather & See - Incredible curated selection of established sustainable fashion brands.
The Future Kept - Ethically sourced products for your home to promote living a more eco-friendly sustainable lifestyle.
Reverie - Online boutique with luxurious and sustainable products (plus they’re one of our wonderful stockists!)
Anqa Collective - A marketplace for businesses founded by refugees, selling a range of products and experiences.
Rêve En Vert - Sustainable luxury fashion and lifestyle marketplace.
Lårs Labels - Ethical and considered products including clothing, accessories, footwear, beauty and lifestyle
The Sustainable Department Store - Consciously created goods under one roof (and online!)
The Little Market - This nonprofit online marketplace sells beautiful handmade products and practices fair trade principles to empower women artisans around the globe.
Socitey B - online marketplace bringing together charities and fair trade goods, here you’ll find beautiful home goods, handcrafted soaps, and skincare products.
Made Trade - Marketplace for sustainable and ethical shopping, from cookware to apparel.
Verishop - Curates the best in clean beauty, fair trade home goods, and sustainable fashion.
Petit Vour - Dedicated to selling nontoxic, vegan beauty products, cruelty-free fashion, and home goods.
Rest of the World
Avocado Store - Germany - Online marketplace for eco fashion and green lifestyle, offering a sustainable alternative for every day products
We Dash Love - Australia - Shop fashion and homeware brands based on your ethics
Accompany - One-of-a-kind home goods or garments. Artisan-made, fair trade, and philanthropic fashion, home goods, and accessories.
There are so many wonderful brands and market places out there we hope this short list has been helpful! If you know any brands or platforms you think we need to know about please do let us know below!