🎁 12 ETHICAL CHRISTMAS IDEAS 🎁

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12 ETHICAL CHRISTMAS IDEAS

 
 

RISE AND RESIST

Clare Press is the presenter of the Wardrobe Crisis podcast and Australian VOGUE's Sustainability Editor-at-Large, and ethical fashion goddess. Yes, we might be a bit in love her here, at Elle Evans.

She launched her first book this year, she went around the globe, meeting passionate change-makers who believe in the power of the positive. From eco warriors and zero wasters to knitting nannas, introvert craftivists to intersectional feminists, they're all up for a revolution of sorts.

We're only a few chapters in but we already have no doubt that it will be as great as her podcast (Psst, Santa Claus if you are reading these lines you know what to do)

Cover of Rise and resist

Cover of Rise and resist

 
 
Charlotte on the left and Amanda on the right, Co-founders of Bob

Charlotte on the left and Amanda on the right, Co-founders of Bob

BOB MELBOURNE

Bob is a natural hair salon in Melbourne, founded on the belief that a simpler approach to well-being enriches our lives.

We had the opportunity to meet Charlotte and Amanda at their salon, and we had an amazing experience there. They offer you deep care by connecting with you, sharing amazing tips, and fascinating stories about their salon. Yes, they even created a tee-shirt “Anti-crap”, with all the profits going to beach cleanups! #badass #anticrap

 

PELA CASE

Pela cases is a sustainable phone case company. The case are durable enough to protect your phone from drops and scratches and are also 100% compostable! Pela team up with some cool non profitable company, as Save The Waves, a coalition that works to protect coastal ecosystems globally, by giving back 5% from the sale of each of their cases. when you buy your case you go plastic free and you contribute to preserve our ocean, isn’t really cool?!

Ps: they wrote a pretty interesting article about compostable, I highly recommended to read it “5 Things Everyone Should Know About Compostable Plastics “

Pela case - Save the Waves

Pela case - Save the Waves

 
Christmas edition 2019 - SOLD OUT

Christmas edition 2019 - SOLD OUT

WHO GIVES A CRAP

Simon, Jehan and Danny started Who Gives A Crap when they learnt that 2.3 billion people across the world don't have access to a toilet.

All their products are made with environmentally friendly materials, and they donate 50% of their profits to help build toilets for those in need.

And if you are not convinced yet, their packagings are AWESOME, so you can reuse them as wrapping papers, bonbon wrappers, crafts, etc!!

 
Dirt refillable bottle

Dirt refillable bottle

THE DIRT COMPANY

The Dirt Company was founded on the belief that it was possible to make sustainable household products, that work.

Frankie (Founder & CEO) and Josh (Co-Founder & CTO) formulated a product using pure and powerful ingredients and bare minimum packaging, to deliver a innovative, useful, and thoughtful product, that's good for the earth.

I must say they reached their goal, because it’s working damn good!! I am using dirt since a month and it never failed me. Plus, it’s smell nothing more that clean laundry, and I love the sleek design of the bottle (you can subscribe to their refill program to reduce plastic packaging even further).

 
Organic Abstraction earring

Organic Abstraction earring

LOVEHATE

LoveHate is a small Melbourne based design house created in 2002 by designer, mother and maker Geneine Honey. They are committed to making original products that are easy to wear and designed with great attention to detail. Produced in small run collections, their jewellery is made from high quality, and where possible, sustainably sourced materials.

For Christmas, you can find 5 boxes (each boxes exist in gold or silver) for different budgets, with a selection of jewelleries and nail polishes.

 

GUPPYFRIEND

THE GUPPYFRIEND WASHING BAG is a scientifically approved solution against microplastic pollution from washing.

Here more details about this game changer product:

  • It reduces fiber shedding and protects your clothes.

  • It filters the few fibers that do break and doesn’t lose any fibers itself.

  • It’s a daily reminder to change our buying habits and washing rituals.

Packaging Guppyfriend

Packaging Guppyfriend

 
Fragrance Rose Olivier

Fragrance Rose Olivier

BASTIDE

A perfume is for me, one of the perfect gift, but now in most fragrances you can find harsh ingredients (endocrine disruptors, allergens, dangerous chemicals for the marine life etc…).

With Bastide, no bad surprises, all their products (fragrances, soaps, candles) are made in Provence with natural Provence ingredients and clean recipes nurtured by artisans with generations of savoir-faire.

 
Set of reusable beeswax food wraps

Set of reusable beeswax food wraps

LITTLE BUMBLE

Join Laura in making a difference one wrap at a time!

Laura became frustrated at the food wastage and plastic pollution that was occurring in her home, so she created her own beeswax food wrap.

She did well, because her wrap are nothing more than perfect. My fruits and vegetables have never been happier since I’m using those babes, and my recycle bin has never been emptier!

 
Hot spring, Mornington Peninsula

Hot spring, Mornington Peninsula

MORNINGTON PENINSULA

You are not sure of what to buy? Or what the person needs? Why don’t you offer an experience instead.

It’s a good way to spend time with the one you love, and sharing a good experience all together. It can be a spa day, a musical show, skydiving, wine tour, depending of our tastes.

 
the Smile Jamaica in-ear headphones

the Smile Jamaica in-ear headphones

THE HOUSE OF MARLEY

When it comes to buy IT products, it can be really hard and confusing to know how to buy ethically (except with the second hand products), but some products as headphone are harder to be buy second hand (hygienically speaking it’s not the best).

Thanks to Marley, and their model the Smile Jamaica in-ear headphones which offer solid construction with FSC®-Certified Wood and recyclable aluminum housings, we can ease our minds.

 
Rose Gold Mesh

Rose Gold Mesh

THE TIMEKEEPER

The Timekeeper is a mindful company on a mission to help 100,000 young people be present and intentional with their time for positive mental health. Only that!! Plus, the design of the watches are very sleek, and they have vegan options YEAAH!!

They even propose for the New Year, an Adventure & Discovery roadtrip. During 5 days, you can live an experience with the founder of the company and 5 other persons to slow down and connect with yourself, inspiring people and nature.

 
Ellie Evans