It's great to see so many companies, both old and new, taking a more ethical stance on their product offering and internal business processes. We've hand-selected a few of our latest favourites, in case you're struggling for a few last-minute Christmas gift ideas for the women in your life.
No shortcuts, preservatives, bulking agents, substitutions or artificial anything, just the real deal, right from the bean to the bar, Chocolarder demonstrate a genuine commitment to ethical transparency that extends to every aspect of their business.
Partnering with rainforest preservation charity, Cool Earth, to source direct from the growers, Chocolarder, a fellow Cornish company, offer a range of flavours but the Asháninka bar with sustainably sourced cocao and tasting notes of green and red fruit with undertones of hazelnut, is one of our favourites.
Buy a tee, plant a tree! For every purchase made, Nikin’s partner, OneTreePlanted, plant a tree on your behalf. They have so far planted a grand total of nearly 400,000 trees. You’ll also receive a personalised tree-certificate (made from the organic waste of the sugar cane industry - 100% tree-free), perfect to include as a little addition as a gift for a friend.
3. Ocean inspired Jewellery by Honu
On a mission to help save the sea turtles, Honu donates 10% of their profits to their partner, the Sea Turtle Conservancy who are based in Florida and work towards restoring the nesting habitats of endangered sea turtles and ensure hatchling survival throughout the Caribbean. Super cute sterling silver necklaces, bracelets, rings and more, Honu offer a brilliant range of dainty jewellery making the perfect gift for a friend.
Fast forward to thoughts of Summer and invest in a local sustainable swimwear brand like Tide & Seek, who make all of their products using a fabric that is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. They offer gift cards, or a range of bikinis, swimsuits and accessories in wonderful vibrant prints.
Our new plastic-free, zero-waste gift set for 2019 is the perfect present for an eco-conscious friend or family member. Each set contains one of our canvas bags, a full-size pack of our plastic-free Beauty Kubes shampoo for normal hair, a full-size box of our nourishing Nourishing Hair conditioner, a box of Beauty Kubes Unisex shampoo and Body Wash, a 50ml plastic-free aluminium tin of our best-selling Hydrating Face Cream, one of our brand new 250ml plastic-free tin of our luxurious Hydrating Body Cream and our brand new Bamboo Comb.
For more gift ideas, browse our Christmas Gifts and Stocking Fillers. (Don't forget the post is particularly busy this time of year. Order before the 20th December for it to arrive before the big day!)
Merry Christmas & Happy Shopping! x