The time to be merry and share goodness is awaiting, but we could not wait to launch our Christmas gift ideas compilation with you. Our 2022 edition is painted green...
Christmas teaches you to be good to one another, and our Christmas gifts guide shows you how to be good to the planet too. Find our sustainable gift ideas.
We know sustainability can be a big, complex word but do not drop it at Christmas time. For 2022, we have been looking for sustainable presents and stocking fillers made through eco-friendly approaches: with recycled, upcycled, renewable materials...
Your Sustainable Christmas Gifts Guide Starts Here...
Yawn is made for those people who love comfort and cute prints head to toe and at night time too. With Yawn nightwear, someone is going to enjoy the Christmas holidays relaxing with hot drinks and films in these stylish Yawn PJ (£96). Yawn is a small business that uses GOTS-certified organic cotton produced in partnership with environmentally and socially fair textile companies. Its yarn production uses 88% less water and it consumes 62% less energy resulting in breathable but resistant and toxic-free fabric. Its nightwear is also low-maintenance and made to last, meaning less waste in the future. Its sweet note is in the tiniest details: each print is skillfully hand-drawn and each PJ pattern hides little details to discover.
Find a PJ for many sweet dreams online at Yawn.
Douvall's Argan Skincare
Put under the tree the gift of glowy skin with Douvall's Rescue Ritual Cleanse & Nourish Gift set (£56), packed with all the anti-ageing benefits of first-pressed argan oil. The kit consists of two star products from the brand: the multiuse Argan Cream Cleanser and the Milky Argan Active moisturiser with a 100% cotton muslin cloth in an eco-friendly box. The mother-daughter wellbeing company is active in social and ecological campaigns: on one hand, it works with a small female cooperative for the harvesting and production of its argan; on the other, it has joined Eden Project and its reforestation project. Each sale equals a tree, and more planted trees mean better living conditions for the local communities.
For more good rituals and to plant your tree, head over Douvall's website.
PrimaBerry London Cork Bag
A new bag is always welcome but this one is nothing but unconventional. What do PrimaBerry Map Collection crossbody bag (£29.99) and a bottle of prosecco share in common? Cork but not a regular cork. PrimaBerry created a range of handbags completely cruelty-free, vegan and sustainable made of raw cork from Portugal. The cork used by the company comes from the outer layer of cork oaks growing in Southern Portugal, and it is shaved from the tree every 9 years. This is a feather-light, biodegradable and durable material with an earthy shade and sensory feel that you can see and touch in this daily bag. PrimaBerry is inspired by cultures all over the globe and embraces the quest for sustainable materials for its creations, such as bamboo, organic cotton, banana fibres and even recycled coffee pods.
Unbottle your curiosity for cork accessories and sustainable gifts at PrimaBerry London.
Sculpted by Aimee Makeup
As a rule of thumb, beauty gifts always hit the target and this is no exception. Created by makeup artist Aimee Connoly, Sculpted by Aimee is a cruelty-free makeup brand. This year, Sculpted by Aimee makes you build your own gift with the Jubilee Bundle (£55) with a 12-pan eyeshadow palette, and two products to customise in shade (lip duo and cream blush). It is a gift for a jubilee; in fact, someone is going to sparkle with joy!
Discover the brand and its world of colours online at Sculpted by Aimee.
Paguro Upcycled Bag
We want to surprise you, again. This upcycled bag gave new life to a very common object... this spacious tote bag looks perfect for city life and bikers who love the shiny texture of leather, but it is not made of it. Paguro made its Anna Tote Bag (£145) with reclaimed inner tubes which would go to waste otherwise. Rubber gives this bag its shine and pattern, and it is handcrafted so that every bag is unique and irreplaceable.
Paguro is a collective, a house for creative and sustainable designers who explore the creative potential of recycling and upcycling against modern consumerism and fast fashion.
Join the house of Paguro and get lost in its vast collection online.
This is not skincare, this is "soulcare". Therapie is a small well-being company founded by aromatherapist and reiki master Michelle Roques-O’Neil to heal the soul with the help of oils that connect you to your inner self and give a sense of peace in troubled times. For this Christmas, Therapie Cherish Skin Repair Elixir (£68) will be a restorative gift for the skin of body and face and a revitalising tonic for the spirit. The whole collection is made with a low carbon footprint in the small Portobello distillery with 100% natural oils and recycled packaging, so you can be sure this is good for your skin, your mind and the planet.
Unlock a new way to care about yourself with Therapie.
8000Kicks presents its first sustainable sneakers made of hemp and algae and out of a revolutionary idea. The casual Explorer V2 (£107) have comfortable insoles made of anti-microbial and anti-bacterial hemp fibres and seaweed soles. This green combination gives comfort to the feet and "breath" to the marine ecosystem thanks to the removal of proliferating algae.
These shoes can do miles and they do not fear the rain! These must be tried to believe!
Hemp makes accessories to last, find more online at 8000Kicks.
Sustainable Stocking Fillers
A meaningful gift can be small like a stocking filler! These presents could look small but they have an equally big impact on the planet and people's habits.
Earthy Nail Polish
A happy palette of colours in a sustainable formula, free from 21 big chemicals and guaranteed to ISO 16128. Earthy Nail Polish really loves your nails and the environment with its gentle nail colours! Find the gift set or bundle that speaks of your friend online.
Nearly New Cashmere
Nearly New Cashmere is more precious than cashmere from high-end stores. The brand was born with a clear mission: saving cashmere from waste. The company recycles and restores second-hand cashmere; it looks for textiles everywhere and it receives some from its customers. In this way, everyone contributes to giving new life to cashmere. Give a second chance to a newly restored cashmere pair of gloves (link to because at Christmas we are all good.
Fill a Christmas stocking with some playful socks. The Thought range of bamboo socks are anti-bacterial and very durable. They come in a huge variety of designs for the whole family, in pairs and in ready-to-give gift boxes for a little smile.
Explore Though's designs online.
You can fill Christmas day with joy and keep your green intention big with our sustainable gift ideas that go way beyond the giving moment.
So we wish you happy holidays and we invite you to share love and respect for Mother Earth with your loved ones!
With COP 27 currently taking place and the environmental matter being even more under our attention, there is still much confusion around which brand is really sustainable according to the younger consumers, Gen Zers.
After a time of cold and struggles, there is always Spring to warm your heart up. Designer Lilia Litkovska, under her label LITKOVSKA, just presented her blooming vision in Paris with her latest women's collection.
Artist and leatherworker Nadia Chellaoui presents the lookbook of her Autumn/Winter 2023 handbag collection, inspired by her country and her childhood memories.
Renowned company Fashions Finest has announced that they will be holding their next exclusive showcase during this year’s London Fashion Week to help champion independent designers.
If you want to take any outfit to the next level, a stylish luxury watch is an excellent way to achieve your goal.
You are listening to the radio and then you cannot get that tune off your head. Maybe you even bought a new pair of Nike because of a song! It happens and this fun research shows the most sung-about brands.
One of the biggest names in luxury fashion and sportswear combined forces and presented us with the capsule collection - the Louis Vuitton and Nike "Air ForceE 1" by Virgil Abloh. The world of luxury fashion and sportswear seem to be on opposite sides but they all stand for one thing: quality and style. This looks like a collection that is bound to have an impact on fashion history. It is not just a collaboration of two amazing brands, it celebrates a fashion icon's legacy and his culture, not something we see everyday.
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A one-of-a-kind experience celebrates the Louis Vuitton and Nike AF1 collection.
Between the 21st and 31st of May the exhibition took place in Brooklyn; everyone explored the world of Virgil Aboh. Featuring 47 styles of customised Air Force 1 sneakers with Louis Vuitton classic patterns altered and tweaked by Virgil Abloh. For the fans of Louis Vuitton and Nike this is a dream come true. Now let's see what makes this collection so special.
Inside The Louis Vuitton And Nike Af1 Exhibition
You arrive at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn and you’re immediately immersed in the exhibition. Before your eyes is a reimagined orange Louis Vuitton branded entrance, completed with one of Virgil Abloh's recurring LV statues doing a handstand. The cloud-painted walls surround you, as you navigate the monogrammed treehouse and mirror maze containing Abloh quotes emphasising his philosophy of exploring innocent imagination and questioning fashion hierarchy. You make your way inside and you see the 47 physical and holographic sneakers placed in a continuous moving display. And then you learn that the movement is a powerful reference to their connection with hip hop culture. Now everything makes sense and it’s time to find your favourite pair. This dreamlike exhibition celebrates the reimagined Nike Air Force 1 sneakers and the visionary designer who created them.
Virgil Abloh - The Inspiration Behind The Collection
Virgil Abloh, who passed away in November last year, was a boundary-breaking figure in fashion, known for his vision on streetwear and his innovative approach to luxury. To those who know his work, this collaboration comes with no surprises. Virgil considered the Nike Air Force 1 to be a cultural symbol on its own, for him it’s an emblem of the streetwear community that he grew up in. The first ‘Air Force 1’ model was designed in 1982, but this collection also marks a special moment in the history of the sneakers because it is the first time the shoe is crafted outside of a Nike factory. The two icons came together and gave us the most authentic of high-end trainers.
This is a collection like no other, and not because it combines two aesthetically opposite brands, we have seen that before, but because of its meaning. It honours a big name in the world of fashion, the one and only Virgil Abloh. Even if you can't make it to the exhibition in Brooklyn, you may stumble across other pop-up installations that will take place around New York City and the world throughout the year. Keep an eye for the next, one might end up being in your city and you wouldn’t want to miss it.
While we are on the topic about pop up fashion events, Fashions Finest is organising a sustainable pop up event in London. The date is 18th of June and it’s all about sustainable clothes and accessories. If you happen to be around London and love sustainable fashion, we would love to see you there.
Hayaty Natural is inspired by the ancient Egyptian approach to beauty and believes in the health of the body both inside and out.