Ethical consumerism is all about choice. Whether choosing low-energy lightbulbs, buying organic food or deciding on a new low emission car, we can all influence and affect change. Here at Yours Sustainably we have selected the very best ethical, eco-friendly gifts from around the world. When choosing to embrace ethical consumerism there are many options to consider, supporting fair-trade businesses, buying charity products or choosing products which will replace those that impact and damage our environment. We have chosen to work with and support small artisan makers many working to ensure traditional skills are not lost. Vibrant hand stitched recycled silk sari scarves from India and fun crochet raffia bags from Madagascar both provide work for local communities whilst new skills are learnt in the production of fair-trade handmade jewellery in Peru.
All our ethical products must have style and good design and our homeware range from UK based charity ARTHouse Meath is both original and functional. Working with adults living with severe epilepsy and learning difficulties in a creative collaboration, quirky artwork is transformed into bone china mugs, jugs and tea towels.
We are all aware of the damage done to our marine life and wider environment by discarded plastic. By choosing to use alternatives to plastic we can all make a small but significant difference. Clever tableware made from bamboo and cornstarch is an attractive durable replacement for plastic. Buying a reusable stainless-steel drinks bottle as a gift or refillable bamboo coffee cup for your own use is an easy positive way to say NO to plastic!
Here at Yours Sustainably we hope to inspire and surprise you with our range of stylish home and fashion accessories, browse our pages and enjoy some ethical consumerism!