Christmas 2017: The Eco-Luxe gift list

For Her

credit: Bozena Jankowska

credit: Bozena Jankowska

 The Setae Dress from Bozena Jankowska

Just launched, the already award winning Bozena Jankowska implores its wearers to use fashion as a vehicle for change. The first collection ‘Ode to the Bee’, is created in partnership with Buglife. Bug Life are working hard to halt the extinction of invertebrate species and to achieve sustainable populations of invertebrates across the UK. 

At flor + Cesta we adore the Setae dress, perfect for every occasion, and the perfect gift for her.

Earlier this month we spoke with brands founder Bozena- get the details here.

 

 

Credit: Juta Shoes

Credit: Juta Shoes

Eco-Espadrilles from Juta Shoes

Give someone the gift of good shoes with their own bespoke pair of Jutas. Handcrafted in London from reclaimed leather and eco-friendly materials, Juta is also a social enterprise. They skill local women to make their shoes and lead shoe making workshops providing them with an income that fits around family life and other commitments.

 

 

Credit: Eco Yoga Boutique

Credit: Eco Yoga Boutique

 

The biodegradable jute & rubber yoga mat from Eco- Yoga Boutique

The perfect gift for any eco-conscious yogis out there, this yoga mat is dreamy for home-practice and light enough to carry to the studio too. Super grippy and durable this is a hardwearing mat is biodegradable, made from sustainable, natural materials.

 

 

 

 

Credit: Little by Little Jewellery

Credit: Little by Little Jewellery

The Seville dome pendant necklace from Little by Little Jewellery

Simple yet glamorous, the Seville dome necklace hangs on a long pendant chain. It’s intricate deisgn is inspired by the Andalusian Seville orange and will add zest to any outfit (see what we did there?!). Little By Little is an ethical business who partner with charity Action Against Hunger.

With each item LBL sell they donate the funding to provide for three days’ supply of therapeutic food to nurse an acutely malnourished child back to health.

 

The Foxy Box from Awake Organics

A beauty box that has everything your gift recipient needs to be a total FOX on Christmas day. Awake organics are a conscious, 100% organic, plant based skin care range that enhances both physical and spiritual wellbeing. Every single product is crafted by hand, using ethical, organic and sustainable ingredients, in support of other British suppliers. 

 

For Him

 

The ultimate men’s boxer from Rozenbroek

 Rozenbroek is a luxury menswear brand, handmade in London, from the highest quality, organic and vegan materials. The ethos of Rozenbroek is to provide the consumer a new, ethical option whilst focusing on the wellbeing of the planet. And their range of boxers is just dreamy!

Find out more about Rozenbroek menswear in our interview with the founder here.

Credit: Rozenbroek menswear

Credit: Rozenbroek menswear

Credit: Finisterre

Credit: Finisterre

Merino Wool T-shirt from Finisterre UK

 Highly breathable and naturally antibacterial, this is eco-wear at its best. 80% Superfine Merino wool with 20% polyamide for extra durability and shape retention. Sourced from fully traceable New Zealand farms and is guaranteed non-mulesed. Processed and knitted in Portugal by eco-label certified spinners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day cycle moisturiser from 6630 skincare

A new line of organic certified skincare, perfect for the conscious man. 6630 promote organic farming, local production and biodiversity; supporting eco-innovative urban action. This ambitious French brand are also minimising their packaging and using 100% recycled paper from sustainably harvested forests, dyed with vegetable dye where packaging is needed.

Oh, and it’s damn amazing on the skin, rich in nutrients and free in chemicals it is great for maturing skin.

 

The Noel Pinatex boot from Bourgeois Boheme

Credit: bboheme

Credit: bboheme

Because good guys don’t wear leather? Bourgeois Boheme have harnessed pinatex technology to make their contemporary desert boot; the Noel. Piñatex™ is a natural and sustainable non-woven textile made from pineapple leaves fibres. These fibres are the by-product of the pineapple harvest and therefore require no extra land, water, fertilisers or pesticides at production stag. Their collection is ethically produced in Portugal.

 

Off Grid Solar backpack

voltaic off grid solar back pack

 Help him save the planet whilst he’s out on adventures with the Voltaic OffGird USB Solar Backpack. With a sleek all-black design, this backpack comes with a built-in solar panel to recharge devices. 

Wondering what to wrap it all in? Try this recycled wrapping paper from Ethical Superstore. Their festive bauble print gift wrap is made in the UK using 100% recycled materials. The paper is made from post-consumer waste unbleached pulp and printed with recyclable inks as well as being fully recyclable. The manufacturer donates 5% of profits to charity.