In a time defined by mass consumption and excess, we like to take a conscious, thoughtful approach to the festive season here at People Tree. This guide will include gifting ideas and tips for having a zero-waste Christmas.
OUR TOP 5 FAIRTRADE AND SUSTAINABLE GIFTS
- KTS Jewellery
Luxury and ethical silver jewellery styles with semi-precious stones, handmade by KTS artisans in Nepal. These dainty necklaces are perfect for layering and these rings can be stacked on top of one another to create more of a statement. All of these styles come with a complimentary jewellery bag, all ready for placing under the tree or slipping into a stocking.
2. Handmade Knitwear Sets
Our hand knitted jumpers and accessories in intricate designs are made with love by our KTS artisans in Nepal. Our Fishermans Jumper below took over 27 hours to be knitted by hand which truly represents the craftsmanship which goes into making each one. Many of our knitted jumpers also come with matching accessories making these a great gift option. Simply tie in a bow with hessian or string and place under the tree on Christmas Eve.
3. Organic Cotton Nightwear Sets
Don’t miss out on our hugely popular organic cotton nightwear sets, new-in are our Galaxy Print and Cat Print Pyjamas. Available in various styles and all made from luxuriously soft GOTS certified organic cotton. Perfect for families who don’t get dressed on Christmas Day!
4. Organic Cotton Socks
Our individual organic cotton socks are the perfect stocking fillers or our set of threes make for great gifts, suitable for all ages. Why not get creative and use these as mini stockings to decorate your house?
5. Sustainable Partywear
Who knew that partywear could be both stylish and sustainable? We have the alternative to polyester velvet and sequined dresses that do harm to the environment with our partywear styles in luxurious fabrics- drapey Tencel Lyocell and soft-to-touch organic velvet. Our top picks are our Susanne Pansy Top and Layla Velvet Skirt. Pair this 70s inspired blouse with velvet mini skirt- add strappy heels to complete this party look!
Christmas Day Outfits- What to wear?
VELVET- Layer our Mindy Velvet Pinafore Dress over our organic cotton essentials for great day-to-night look.
FOREST GREEN- Franca Corduroy Shirt Dress– A festive style in forest green with tie-belt around the waist. You might want to remove the belt after you’ve eaten your Christmas dinner!
Tips for having a zero-waste Christmas:
- Reuse last year’s wrapping paper and tissue paper
- Use scrap fabric to wrap presents
- Tie presents in bows using hessian and string
- Put presents in re-usable tote bags
- Decorate your home with nature from the garden… fresh holly, logs and twigs
Check out our Conscious Christmas Pinterest Board HERE– it’s making us super excited for Christmas!