It seems kind of backwards to celebrate mother’s day by giving gifts which were made by mother’s who were treated unfairly and produced in a way that harmed mama earth as well. So to combat this, I put together a little gift set of items which are made ethically, sustainably, can biodegrade or be recycled at the end of their lifecycle, and are made by women paid fairly in a company with at least one female founder. Letting us celebrate your mother and other mothers in kind.
HAPPY HABITAT RECYCLED COTTON BLANKET
These colourful pillows and blankets are created with recycled cotton which is produced with pre-consumer scraps which are off-cuts collected from the production of cotton clothing and re-threaded into yarn. The blankets are designed by Karrie, a workin’ mama, and made by talented artisans paid fairly for their work. SHOP >
REAL BEAUTY FOR A CAUSE BATHSALTS
Ethos Collection has put together little mother’s day gift boxes with the tea and candles mentioned above and an exclusive lavender bath salt from this zero waste brand which is handmade by women in the US who are working to gain economic independence. SHOP >
A GOOD BOOK
I’ve created a little amazon book shop with many books by and about the lives of women. But my number one suggestions for all women is the book Women Who Run With The Wolves, which I believe every female should read at some point in their life. SHOP >
Designed and handcrafted in Australia, this classic science-themed oil burner works to promote positive aromatherapy practices and well-being. You can get it HERE for a smaller version there is another great company selling a smaller (cheaper) burner as well HERE – both companies are run by women.
NUMI FLOWERING TEA
Committed to using only premium hand-picked organic and fair trade teas and herbs, Numi hires both women and men and is run by a brother and sister team. I recommend the flowering tea gift set, but they all are delicious and good.
Fairtrade, eco-friendly, soy candles handmade by female refugees rebuilding their life in the US. SHOP >
EARTHEN WARRIOR SLEEP MASK
Pretty sleep masks creatively created, using upcycling and repurposing every step of the way. The super soft backing is made from repurposed cashmere, while the silky outer made from an upcycled silk blouse. Its creator beautifully embroidered the detailing of the third eye herself, without the use of machines or glue, creating a wearable piece of art which is completely unique and love made. SHOP >
The materials for these slippers are sourced in Patagonia from sheep who provide one of nature’s most useful materials, wool. The fibre is then spun and knit by hand to create a slipper, alongside locally and ethically produced upcycled Salmon Leather discarded by the fishing industry. These two naturally sourced materials mean the entire slipper can be composted at the end of its lifecycle – unlike most slippers which are laden with non-biodegradable acrylic materials and rubber. These slippers are also made start to finish by women paid ethically it Patagonia and the company is run by a woman as well. SHOP >
SISTER CO. LIP BALM
Made with fresh, raw plant-based ingredients & blended in small batches every 12 weeks for peak efficacy, Sister Co. is a brand run by women, for women. SHOP >
ALEXANDRIA MANIN PJS
Wrap your mama up cosy in these eco-friendly pjs made The garments are all made by Fair Sew, a small studio in Phnom Penh which empowers women through meaningful fair trade employment. SHOP >