Hate to be sexist but...there are some great things around for the women in our life. Be they girlfriends, mothers or wives, the sustainable product world is full of earthly delights this time of the year.
Brass Earrings From MadeLet's start at the top with earrings. These lovely recycled glass and sustainably sourced brass earrings are from jeweller, Made. They are ethically produced in Africa, using local materials and based on traditional designs. What gives them that extra bit of style and sophistication is that the pieces are designed by a group of well-known English jewellery designers.
Knitted Necklace From A Alicia
Ethical and environmental concerns are central to A Alicia accessories, made by hand in Anna Alicia's London studio, using fairtrade organic cotton and vintage elements wherever possible.
Far from finding it restrictive, Anna Alicia feels that working with limited materials inspires her to make the most of their possibilities. This dramatic necklace is made of six knitted cords, handmade from organic fairtrade cotton, all braided together.
Hand-Crocheted Cell Phone and MP3 Cases
There is something irresistible about these adorable little owls. They are hand-crocheted, made to fit mobiles and MP3 devices.
With hanging loop and coconut shell button fastening, they would be an adorable addition to the bottom of anyone's handbag. They are made in Vietnam by Mai Crafts, a group working with disadvantaged families and their members, to teach them working skills to make a living.