Support Small This Christmas...
I don't recall ever seeing Boohoo promoting Shein's Christmas deals, or Amazon shouting about eBays best buys. Which is yet another great reminder of why small, independent businesses are so awesome. We support each other, we are a team and we love to see other ethical brands doing well.
So, here is our guide to some lovely businesses where you can shop for your gifts this Christmas, knowing the money you spend is contributing to something positive in the world 🌍💚 and we think thats worth shouting about...
This hat collection is an initiative by South African brand Asha Eleven to empower those affected by a lack of income due to the pandemic. Hand made by women in the Imizamo Yethu Township in Hout Bay, Cape Town. 100% of the profits go directly to them.
The Wood Life Project makes wooden products for the family home, which are manufactured in the UK using British wood. They employ prisoners to hand-finish the products and support charitable causes, too.
Refuge Chocolate are makers of do-good food; specialising in delicious chocolatey goodies. Their freedom flighting chocolate is in the business of ending slavery. Refuge exists to support survivors of human trafficking.
As well as being made using recycled silver, all of this beautiful collection is also handmade in the UK by Katherine in her North Devon workshop.
100% of profits from the sales of these studs will be donated to Young Lives V Cancer (formally Clic Sargent) . A charity helping families find the strength to face everything cancer throws at them. From day to day support to financial help.
Crafted by Congolese refugees living in Kenya, the skilful freehand carving technique they use is passed from one generation to the next. The Jacaranda wood is locally and sustainably sourced and takes the shape of a dove, symbolizing peace. MADE51 is brought to life by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.
Good Candles is trying to change a £2billion candle industry and give 10% of all sales to charity and good causes. Premium candles, beautifully illustrated packaging, and hand-poured in Kent... setting fire to money never felt so good!
Yala is an award-winning African jewellery brand designed for the modern woman and the very first jewellery company in the UK to become a Certified B Corporation.
Founder, Audrey works directly with over 150 artisans in Kenya, ensuring they receive fair wages, safe and healthy work environments, and real recognition for their talent. She is passionate about ensuring true transparency across the production process, and a genuine connection between the people who created Yala jewellery and their customers.
The mission of this delicious chocolate brand is to offer confidence and hope to young people with autism by providing employment and free training.
With award-winning flavours and positive social change, you have to check out the brilliant family behind this social enterprise.