Life & Style, Special Occasions

Eco-Friendly or Ethical Christmas Gift Ideas for Homebodies

ethical gifts

ethical gifts

Part two of my Christmas gift guide are some ethical or eco-friendly suggestions for homebodies.  You know the type: the person that’s happiest cosied up at home rather than in a noisy, busy pub or bar (like me!).  Again, I’ve distinguished which are eco-friendly by (EF) and which are ethical by (FT):

eco-friendly christmas gift guide

1.  Glass Star by Nkuku- £24.95 (FT)

2.  Blue Tit Screen Print by Peris & Corr – £25.00 (EF, FT)

3.  Wool Blanket from Urbanara – £55 (FT)

4.  Reclaimed Wooden “Home” Sign from Not On The High Street – £19.00 (EF, FT)

 

ethical christmas gift guide

1.  Crank powered Bamboo and Bioplastic Radio from Made In Design – £58.40 (EF)

2.  Set of three Recycled Glass Candle Holders by Natural Collection – £11.95 (EF, FT)

3.  Candle Lantern by Nkuku – £26.95 (FT)

4.  Welsh Cushion by Peris & Corr – £35 (EF, FT)

Fashion, Life & Style

Reader Offer: Soko Jewellery

soko jewellery

soko ethical jewellery

Soko Jewellery is an online jewellery store, selling stunning ethical jewellery directly from female entrepreneurs in the developing world through open-source mobile technology.  This revolutionary approach allows Kenyan artisans without computers, internet access or even a bank account or reliable electricity to access markets traditionally beyond their reach, all from a basic mobile phone.  This approach cuts out the middleman, and ensures they receive more profit for their goods.

As well as being incredibly ethical, the pieces that Soko Jewellery sell are gorgeous.  Here are some examples from their stunning Kenya collection:

ethical jewellery

stylish ethical jewellery

Soko Jewellery have very kindly offered Moral Fibres readers a 15% discount using the code SokoLovesMoralFibres on shopsoko.com, which you can use at the checkout.  This is valid on all orders until 1st December 2013, so get in quick if you want to pick up an ethical piece of jewellery for yourself or as a Christmas present!  Items are delivered directly from Kenya for a low cost, in typically 5 – 8 days to the EU, so there is plenty time for pieces to arrive in time for Christmas.

Here are some of my Soko Jewellery favourites:

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Brass collar (£43.38) / Half moon pendant  (£18.59) / Dropped bone earrings (£21.69) / Almasi brass earrings (£18.59)

I think the half moon pendant is my absolute favourite – it’s so pretty!

If you are interested more in Soko Jewellery’s story you can find out more about them here.  It’s a good read!