We use cookies on this website to analyse browsing, help enhance your experience, provide social media features and for you to view embedded content such as videos. Please click accept if you are happy with our use of cookies. You find out more about how we use cookies in our Cookie Statement.

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.


Our Green Christmas – Gifts and Presents

Six ethical gift ideas for everyone

Six ethical gift ideas for everyone

Christmas is here. And, whether you’re ready for it or not, you don’t need to compromise on your ethics to make it special.

From fair trade gifts, organic food & recipes, to making New Year’s resolutions that have a real impact, over the next two weeks we will bring you ideas from our customers on how to have an ethical Christmas.

Something for the little one…

pigeon organics

pigeon organics

Pigeon Organics

Oxford-based Pigeon Organics make 100% certified organic clothes for babies and children up to 5 years old, as well as organic gifts for babies. Their products are made exclusively from fairly traded textiles and manufactured in Nottingham by a small family-run firm.

Where to buy

You can buy Pigeon Organics range online, by phone or post, and they deliver in the UK, Europe and Internationally.



Something special…

Skye Weavers (clothes)

Skye Weavers are a small weaving and sewing business based on the Hebridean Isle of Skye. They are passionate about the need to preserve the knowledge and quality associated with Scottish tweeds and garments and are proud partners in the Campaign for Wool. Sustainability is at the core of their work: pedal-power is used to weave their high quality textiles on a bicycle loom. They produce a variety of woollen products including scarves, blankets, throws and wraps, and also make tweed for garments, cushion covers, bags and accessories.

Where to buy

You can buy Skye Weavers range online, and they deliver in the UK, Europe and Internationally.


Something naughty…

Chocolate TreeChocolate Tree

The Chocolate Tree are artisan organic chocolatiers using only the finest natural ingredients. They make a range of products from artisan chocolate, organic bards to hot chocolates and spreads. Based in East Lothian and Edinburgh, they’re a bean-to-bar chocolate factory grinding their own cacao beans, giving them full control over the chocolate and more transparency for their customers – to the point that they’ll be able to say which farmer grew the beans.

Where to buy

You can buy Chocolate Tree’s treats in one of their stores or online.


cotswold fudge

cotswold fudge

Cotswold Fudge

Founded by Sarah Hobbs and Jenny Silverthorne-Wright, Cotswold Fudge Co combine fair trade ingredients with ethically sound packaging. Their products are made entirely by hand; do not use any additives or preservatives and source the freshest ingredients to create a crumbly style fudge.

Where to buy

You can buy Cotwold Fudge’s tasty creations at a stockist or online.



Something beautiful…

neals yard remedies

neals yard remedies

Neal’s Yard Remedies

Neal’s Yard Remedies, the UK’s leading organic brand, is a multi-award-winning organic health and beauty company. From stocking fillers, to gifts for him, her or you, Neal’s Yard Remedies offers the largest selection of organic, natural and chemical-free beauty products in the UK.

Where to buy

You can buy Chocolate Tree’s treats in one of their stores, through many high street stores and online.




Something unique…

straysparks metalworks

straysparks metalworks

Straysparks Creative Metalworks

Located in Somerset, Straysparks have been for best new product design at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2011, 2013 and 2015. Straysparks creative metalwork caters for the garden enthusiast with a taste for organic, flowing design in the garden. They use both traditional and contemporary blacksmithing techniques to make individually designed artistic metalwork.

Where to buy

You can buy Straysparks range online, and they deliver in the UK, Europe and Internationally



You can see all of the projects we lend to, including other organic, fair trade and traditional businesses on our website.



Leave a Reply to Liz Hodgson Cancel reply

Please enter a comment

Please enter your name

Liz Hodgson 3 years ago

Lovely but too late for this year, amazingly. All noted for the future. Thanks

Green Christmas: Food and Drink | The Colour of Money | Triodos Bank 3 years ago

[…] Looking for other ways to get in the Christmas spirit? Check out our suggestions of ethical gifts.  […]