By Claudia Zybenko
1. Coffee Scrub – Raise the Bar
Made from repurposed coffee grounds, Raise the Bar’s coffee scrubs are all natural, and are an ideal exfoliator. The scrubs are handmade in Australia, and the bar, instead of granules, ensures little to no mess.
2. Reusable Glass Coffee Cups – Joco
Joco’s glass cups are 100% plastic free, certified non-toxic, and are even stain resistant. They come in a range of sizes and sixteen different colours, as well as being dishwasher and microwave safe.
3. Insulated Tumblers - Cheeki
As well as the popular reusable coffee cups, insulated tumblers are also an ideal gift, as cold drinks can be enjoyed on the go without the guilt of using plastic straws and takeaway milkshake cups. The Cheeki tumblers keep drinks cold for up to six hours, are completely spill safe, and are sold with a stainless-steel straw.
4. Jewellery – Anyana Jewellery
Anyana Jewellery’s pieces are minimalistic and elegant, and are crafted ethically and honestly. The jewellery is handmade in Australia and is crafted from solid materials.
5. Ethical Christmas Cards – Words With Heart
Available in a collection of ten, these beautifully designed cards are produced with recycled paper and eco-ink. The cards arrive with matching envelopes and every purchase funds two days of education for women and girls in developing countries.
6. Makeup - Youngblood Youngblood’s makeup range is certified organic, 100% vegan and cruelty free. They can be purchased online and in a variety of stores listed on their websites, and use natural, quality ingredients to suit all skin types.
7. Candles – Palm Beach Collection
These luxurious candles from the Australia-owned Palm Beach Collection are sustainable, affordable and high quality. The scents include Christmas Balsam and Fir, Coconut and Lime, Sea Salt and many others.
8. Swimwear – Okay Pretty
Amidst playful swimwear prints, Okay Pretty has a focus of reducing waste by using recycled materials sourced from Italy to produce their products.
9. Phone Case – Pela
The Pela phone cases are widely acclaimed for their fully compostable materials, and the lack of plastic used. In addition to their range of cases, Pela also offer the first zero-waste liquid screen protector, made from 100% natural ingredients.
10. Sunglasses – Eco Mono
Eco Mono’s sunglasses are all sourced from Pala Eyewear, which have been introduced to Australia through Eco Mono. They are both ethical and sustainable by providing funds to eye care projects in Africa through their “Buy One, Give One” program.