Tuesday, 10 March 2020 14:50

A Conscious Gift Guide for Mother’s Day

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For those who love the holiday season, the art and science of shopping for gifts for their loved ones is a treat and a pleasure. For others, however, the trouble of finding that perfect present might be more of a burden. You want to discover something unique, purposeful, something that the person for whom it is intended will love and genuinely use. Alas, the sheer volume of choices can be overwhelming, so you find yourself stuck with the typical selection of Christmas sweaters, a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day, and a bottle of her favorite wine for Mother’s Day – a safe, albeit mundane choice.

Why not leave your gift-giving comfort zone and choose something that is in line with your mum’s values? If your mother loves a gift that will make a difference and bring more than material, but spiritual value into their life, you can aim for such a present for this year. Here are a few worthy options to keep in mind for the motherly figure in your household!

The Socks That Keep On Giving

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Did you know that socks are the least donated item to the homeless, hence one of the most items needed across the US and wider? It turns out that you don’t have to stick to traditional design if you want to make this particular purchase. You can go for brands such as Mitscoots that make and sell gorgeous socks and other gear, and then donate items in the same value to those who need them most.

Plus, they go above and beyond to aid the community by hiring the transitioning homeless people. Alternatively, Conscious Step has other versatile contributions such as using their profits to provide treatment for HIV-positive expectant mothers, schoolbooks through Room to Read, and meals for starving children.

Add Some Sparkle With Ethical Makeup

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Your mum loves to use makeup? You can easily surprise her with a little gift bag of your own this Mother’s Day, with items that are vegan, cruelty-free, and made sustainably to avoid harming Mother Nature – a perfect way to send the right message.

Axiology makes natural organic lipstick that still pops, so the aesthetics of their products loses no luster to their ethical measures. Other brands offer an equally stunning range of beauty items, so take your pick and impress the mom in your home!

Haircare With A Green Twist

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Wherever you look, there’s yet another beauty brand with glitzy products perfectly alluring and simple to procure for the inexperienced shopper. Still, these are the perfect proof that all that glitters isn’t gold, and that you should refine your search and opt for brands with higher ambitions to heal the planet.

For example, organic and natural hair wax by Zenz uses only certified organic ingredients that cause zero harm to the environment, and that will provide ample goodness for your mom’s locks without causing any damage. The founder herself had trouble with allergies caused by the chemicals in typical hair products, inspiring her to create a label that will help women style their hair in a natural way. With ingredients such as aloe vera, essential oils, and beeswax, your mom’s hair and scalp will love the treatment.

A Handmade Purse

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If your mom is a great supporter of recycling and upcycling, then you can give her a long-lasting gift this Mother’s Day that is made with those precise principles in mind. Crossbody purses by Dagne Dover are as beautiful as their ethical efforts, while Cult Gaia uses natural materials such as wood in their bag-making processes.

You can also easily find brands that don’t use fur or support any other form of animal cruelty, while their creations are still lovely and up to par with the latest trends. It’s yet another wonderful way to express your appreciation of her style preferences, while you also treat her to something she likely wouldn’t buy on her own, and you can always easily check so as not to get the same one she already owns.

Responsible Apparel Brands

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Fast fashion is one of the greatest culprits of the climate crisis, and we can all make smarter decisions when we want to make our loved ones happy. Look for slow-fashion brands, those that give back, recycle, support different organizations, steer clear of water waste or toxic pollutants in their production lines, and the like.

Levi’s Water<Less Collection uses over 90% less water to make their jeans, making this a true leap forward in the industry. You can also look for other factors such as using organic cotton, recycled materials, and no harmful chemicals.

Finding the perfect gift is no easy task, but you can make the search a little easier when you keep your values in mind. Consider these gifts for your upcoming Christmas shopping list, and not only will you make your loved ones happy, but you’ll also help your purchases make a difference for the world.
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All available @ www.newlook.com 

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Love, this queen of the street look, with its effortless thrown together pieces, working fabulously together. The Burgundy Maxi slip dress paired with a white roll-neck top and the fab vintage feel, faux fur collar heritage checked coat.

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My favorite, the Romantic Boho Wanderer, with a touch of 60’s/70’s cool. The Pink frilled top giving the touch of romance and the A-line embroidered denim skirt bringing the “bohemian wanderer” with the buckled patent leather boot stepping you right into that 70/60’s Cool.

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Subtly sexy, tease your date in this mesh ruffle metallic polka dot top with its cold shoulder detail and A-line gold sequins mini skirt for an added touch of sparkle.

All Available at www.missselfridge.com 

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Sonata Lingerie

Sonata Rapalyte (the Designer)

From as far as she can remember, Sonata always had a passion for sewing and knew she wanted to make it her profession. In 1999, after earning her diploma in fashion and accountancy, she decided to leave her home country, Lithuania, to carry on her training as a stylist in the UK. Once in London, she started working for different fashion designers and then spent 6 years at Damaris' where she gained the necessary experience to launch her own lingerie brand in June 2009.

About ʻSonata Lingerieʼ (the Brand)

The designer's idea behind Sonata Lingerie is to adorn the bodies of those who want to be subtly reminded that they are deserving of only the very best.

To this end, Sonata Lingerie fuses beautiful and technically unique design forms with hyper luxurious fabrics such as silk chiffon, satin, linen and lace, creating garments that contour and deify the female form.

Since its creation in 2009, Sonata Lingerie has quickly expanded and is today not only sold by 28 stockists across France, Spain, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and USA but spotted in prestigious magazines such as Vogue UK, WWD, ES London,Intima, Everzine.

In February 2010, Sonata Lingerie was ranked second out of all the designer lingerie brands (Intima magazine, France's leading lingerie and swimwear publication). 

About SS13 Collection - Stardust

The Stardust Collection is a beautifully artistic range aimed at emphasizing and embellishing women whatever their mood or the occasion.
Sonata then chose to combine vibrant, elegant, mono and mixed colours (pink, fuschia, purple, black and gold) with amazing artistry and innovation to create a new, fresh and highly desirable range all made with the highest standards of craftsmanship.

Delicate lace, silk chiffon and silk satin remain a strong feature where sequins make their apparition in the masterpiece stardust bodysuit.
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