Looking for sustainable gifts for her?  With the planet in mind we've put together our top brands that focus on sustainable gifts.  Using recycled materials, or with a reusable way of life ethos.

The theme of World Earth Day 2022 is 'Invest In our Planet' calling for businesses to shift towards sustainable practices.  So with this in mind, I thought I’d do a little roundup of sustainable gifts ideas from some of our brands. 

I’m no eco-warrior, but I do believe a few small changes can go a long way. Each time I look for new brands I keep in mind sustainable gifts and sustainable fashion.  I’m not totally there yet, but as I say, a few small changes is where it starts.

Sustainable Gift Roka Backpacks 

As eco friendly as they are practical and fashionable, these fab backpacks by Roka are made with 12-15 recycled plastic bottles.  They are really durable, weatherproof and incredibly well thought out.  But mostly we love the colours!  As sustainable gifts, they are top of our list. They also come in cornstarch-based, biodegradable packaging.

sustainable gift backpacks by Roka

Roka - PET material (polyethylene terephthalate, raw petroleum-based material) is widely used in plastic bottles and other food packaging all over the world. Roka uses recycled PET (or rPET) in their sustainable bags giving new life to a material that’s not biodegradable and would otherwise end up in landfills or the ocean.

Roka also wanted to improve manufacturing. So their new method uses 85% less energy, 80% less water, and 65% fewer emissions than traditional methods. Next, they took a closer look at our packaging and completely redesigned that as well.

Sustainable gifts with re-purpose! 

Paddy Wax Candles - Often when you buy a scented candle you’re left with an empty container.  Paddy Wax design its containers with repurposing in mind.  You can clean out the containers by popping them in the freezer overnight to make crack out any wax left and make them into plant pots, storage jars and keep-alls.  Not only that Paddy Wax are part of the One Tree Planted scheme.  So far they have planted 10,000 trees from sales of their candles, making this sustainable gift a great choice.

sustainable gift candles

Need a sustainable gift for your beach pals? 

Look no further than ocean-loving Dock & Bay towels.  Made from recycled Dry-Q material that also performs brilliantly at drying super quick and making shaking sand off a breeze.  They also come in bio-degradable packaging.

sustainable gifts towels from Dock & Bay

Sustainable gifts aren’t always recycled! 

Chilly’s Water Bottles - these guys believe in a reusable way of living cutting down on the use of single-use plastics.  So instead of buying water in a plastic bottle, you have just one cool bottle for life.  They also keep your drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours.  You can even refill your bottles at most cafes for free using the App https://www.refill.org.uk/  A sustainable gift that makes life with less plastic really easy.

sustainable gifts Chilly's reusable water bottles

Sugarhill Brighton Sustainable Fashion 

We love the clothes from Sugarhill for their stylish approach to sustainable fashion.  They use a few different fabric options like Lenzig Ecovero and organic cotton. 

sustainable fashion Sugarhill Brighton

Organic cotton is grown without the use of fertilizers, pesticides or any other toxic chemicals. The eco-conscious methods used in organic farming, support a sustainable environment, helping to maintain soil fertility resulting in 100% natural cotton, with no hidden nasties. It's hypoallergenic, so won't irritate your skin.  

What is LENZING™ ECOVERO™?  This product is made using LENZING™ ECOVERO™ an eco-friendly sustainable alternative to traditional viscose. LENZING™ ECOVERO™ is derived from certified renewable wood sources using an ecologically responsible production process, meeting high environmental standards. LENZING™ ECOVERO™ generates 50% fewer emissions and water consumption than standard viscose and is fully biodegradable.

Pieces Sustainable Fashion 

We’ve heard a lot about fast fashion, but we are seeing a change.  Pieces use recycled Polyester in quite a few of their fabrics, and also they use organic cotton in some of their jeans.  Checking the labels of the products you buy can help you when you want to make a better choice and try more sustainable fashion, so keep an eye out for those.

sustainable fashion Pieces recycled polyester

Can Jewellery be a Sustainable Gift 

Yes! we’re seeing some of our jewellery brands switching to recycled silver to produce their collections.  You can also do your bit here by getting any old pieces of broken jewellery and selling them for scrap, or even having them remade into something brand new.

sustainable gifts jewellery

Get Clean with Sustainable Gifts 

We love a giggle and we love a fresh smelling soap, so stocking Go La La was a no brainer.  They contain no artificial ingredients, no palm oil and are paraben and SLS free. So they’re fun, effective and kind!  Each soap is wrapped recycled paper label and sealed with a biodegradable sticker made from sugar cane.

sustainable gifts soap

Sustainable Gifts Round-Up

That’s our round-up of sustainable gifts and sustainable fashion that we currently have.  We choose them because we love the style, quality and most of all the brand ethos.  We hope to add more and more products like these to our collections and do our little bit for a better planet.  We’ve also just signed up for the One Tree Planted project to offset some of our own carbon footprints by donating a percentage of our profits.  We hope you like these sustainable gift ideas and if you’d like to see more on these items we've put them all together on one handy page.  CLICK HERE