Ethical Holiday Guide
It’s starting. In South Africa there is no thanksgiving so we just go from September to Christmas overnight!
As I am sure we are all percolating ideas for the people we love or otherwise feel obligated to buy for, we’ve created a start list to help you come up with gift ideas that not only offer one gift but are a gift to the people who made them!
A few tips for those that want to do their Christmas shopping even a wee bit more ethically!
- Shop local! Bigger companies can’t manage how they value human life on their VERY large production lines! Shopping local gives you a much more realistic ability to make sure their manufacturing is up to par!
- Look for companies that not only use “fair trade” language but “ethically produced” or “ethically manufactured”. Unfortunate as it is fair trade isn’t always ethical. Like most things it’s a good step in the right direction, but isn’t always everything you were hoping for!
- Try and bring your own bags shopping! Christmas shopping/wrapping adds a lot of single use rubbish! Get creative and help show a little love to our world this year!
A few of the places I will be shopping this year for presents for my loved ones/obligations ;)
- Brookes Collective….yep. Prepare yourself emotionally loved ones for some ethically created clothing!
- Etsy! A perfect place to shop for just about anything that is create. Artwork, clothes, journals, a new wallet, stocking stuffers, you name it! There are some incredibly talented people out there!
- Thredup.com is a gently used second hand online boutique that offers some KILLER deals for both women and kids!
- Farmboxdirect.com is a subscribtion based website where you can buy someone fresh organic produced delivered monthly to your door!!! (I want this one)
- Bosmanwines.com offers fair trade wines that has a long history of empowerment! Why not order a few bottles for those last minute (yet extremely thoughtful) gifts!
We wish you the happiest of holidays and would LOVE to hear your ideas!!!