Emma's Black Friday Sustainable Gift Guide

A small non-exhaustive list ( I ran out of time) of stores and people I have personally bought from either with sustainability credentials or an ethos that works for our planet.

Womens Fashion
JENNY GARCIA: @the.curatory
best vintage pieces

I have an amazing 80s taffeta ball gown and some Charles Jordan Boots from Jenny,  If you want to source a vintage piece for your loved on this season, Jenny is your woman!

JAIMIE: @jaimiewebsterhaines
sustainably minded small runs

(OK in NZ but…its basically all I wear with my Smalls) Jaimie's shirts are a piece of perfection!  DJ by night and designer by day, Jamie uses deadstock luxury cotton to make the most perfect shirts and trousers on the planet.  Order directly with her via instagram.

WOOLLY JUMPERS – (my only other daily uniform)

CHARL. charlknitwear.co.uk
sustainable knitwear

Unisex jumper of dreams small batches hand knits.  I have a beautiful Navy  jumper from them that always gets comments!

GENEVIEVE SWEENEY: genevievesweeney.com 
responsible yarn, smalll batches

SO soft! Hand Stitched Personalisation onto your purchase for Christmas, perfect!

DESMOND & DEMPSEY: desmondanddempsey.com
sustainability statement

Sleeping a big subject. When not wearing Smalls collab PJs, I sleep in my cami every night paired with D&D PJ pants, the ones with the Southern Alps on them obvs (I had to have). In Summer it’s my cami and smalls shorts as they are so soft. If not this combo, then I’m just not comfy! Having said that, I was just given some Olivia von Halle PJs (sustainability statement) for my birthday, and they are so fancy and beautiful, I kind of want to wear them out for dinner!

Kids Fashion
TOASTIE KIDS toastiekids.com
positive luxury, working towards BCorp.

Female founded not long after Smalls and the lovliest team of people with the most perfect coats and adventure wear for kids!  I bought this coat for my nephew

THE BONNIE MOB: thebonniemob.com
sustainability statement

Husband and wife team Gareth and Tracey, Tracey is ex Sonia Rykiel knitwear designer, so she knows her knits! – bought this for my other nephew!

KIDSWEAR COLLECTIVE: kidswearcollective.com
preloved kids fashion

"Award-winning online store for pre-loved and past season designer children’s fashion"

Lifestyle stores
CISSY WEARS: cissywears.com Unit 89, Coal Drops Yard, London
Eco friendly section on website

Beautiful store at Coal Drops Yard, founder Nicolas purposefully curated toys, baby gifting and women’s accessories and …CANDLES.

THE BRIMFUL STORE, @the_brimful_store 1 Formosa Street, London 
A store within walking distance!

 Around the corner from my house, so no carbon used here on transport, shopping locally is your best way to reduce your footprint and support small businesses – perfect! Founder Bhavna has a perfect selection of anything you might need for a last-minute gift, also CANDLES

BLESS STORIES: blessstories.com 111 Stoke Newington Church Street, London
Good VIbes Only

Positive energy is abundant in store and online. Creator of Bless Stories Ashlyn says “Bless stories is so much more than a shop. It is home to a growing soulful community

Bamford: Bamford.com 62 S Audley St, London 
positive luxury certification and some very fancy candles.

ANCIENT & BRAVE: ancientandbrave.earth

Collagen,  I need this big time, as I’m starting to fall apart so any form of boost vegan or otherwise is needed.  British company sourced locally which is what you need for supplements.

FLOWERBOX: flowerbx.com
carbon neutral shipping

Female founded and local, fresh fresh and very fancy flowers.

LITTLE LOOP: thelittleloop.com
circular fashion for children

How about a clothing rental subscription for Christmas for someone who may need it?

Jewels of dreams
ASHLEY MIKAL: ashleymikal.com
small and local

One person business, refashioning your inherited jewels into bespoke masterpieces.