Sustainable children’s clothing brands for your little adventurer
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A carefully curated guide of thoughtful, well-made gifts to give with love this Christmas.
2020 unquestionably saw the rug ripped from beneath our feet – the way we live called into question. We’re rethinking the way we travel, work, live and shop, and many of us are re-thinking the way we give. Out with mass-produced, disposable stocking fillers… in with handmade, thoughtful gifts created with care and made to last.
Christmas is a time to show love to the people around us, and this year more than ever it’s a time to reconsider our values, and help compound the message we want to spread. Based on the values that our Conscious Space members believe in – Australian made, kind to animals, ethically crafted – we’ve put together a list of beautiful, sustainable gifts for every price point and person. From streetwear that provides support to young people facing homelessness to flower-infused paper-making kits for budding creatives, we’ve chosen gifts which facilitate the thriving of the people and planet we love.
The beautifully designed, eco-friendly solution for busy summer days. The Wanderer from Wandering Sol includes a sustainably made bamboo trolley base, a recycled canvas bag with adjustable straps and the lightweight, durable Seagrass Sol Shopper basket.
We’ve pulled some strings with this organic tampon subscription service for people who period. Flow your own way with beautifully curated boxes packed with eco friendly supplies to make the sometimes tricky time-of-the-month a little easier.
Bookish gifts that give back. For every book sold at Secret Book Stuff, this inspiring social enterprise plants a tree and donates a book to a child in a rural community. Tell Amy and Laura what you like to read and they’ll find your perfect (bookish) match.
Handmade pottery for stillness drinkers, slow moment seekers and morning ritual keepers.
Laundrette is the beautiful new collection of 100% natural home and linen fragrances from natural fragrance company One Seed. Each kit includes two laundry products: Detox for Socks and Smalls, and Laundry Drops, plus Sleepy Sheets Pillow Mist for a beautiful bedtime ritual.
Rugs For Good stock a stunning selection of beyond beautiful rugs, and donate 100% of profits to educating children in the Indian communities they work with. This social enterprise gets everything right – values aligned across-the-board, with products that will make any room look a little more lovely.
If you thought a Christmas Wreath was a simple circle of ivy, think again. These abundant, bespoke wreaths are handmade with love by Sydney based florist Aleksandra: spectacular rings of dried natives, cinnamon bundles, evergreen foliage and long lasting seasonal flowers. The ultimate indulgent gift to celebrate nature and show that you care.
One for the eco and aesthetics conscious, Aelin Organics make natural, organic, highly effective cleaning and personal care products enriched with Australian botanicals and packaged in beautifully branded recycled bottles.
A handmade beechwood box embedded with magnifying glasses for proud little explorers to present their discoveries.
NueBar create beautiful, artisanal, naturopath-formulated hair, face and body bars: handmade in Australia, internationally awarded and Curly Girl approved. The tin box travel kits are a perfect option for beauty, health and eco-conscious loved ones.
The team at Tanora design and create beach-inspired, eco-friendly accessories from sustainably sourced, hand-pruned raffia.
A perfect gift for messy eaters, or the person responsible for cleaning up afterwards. Love Mae creates biodegradable, eco friendly bamboo dinnerware for kids and the young at heart: playfully designed and sustainably made.
The team at Green House Co nurture a range of indoor plants, pot them in handmade ceramic pots and deliver them to you (or your loved one) in sustainable, plastic-free packaging.
Waterproof, sun-resistant picnic blankets made from durable, R.E.A.C.H compliant cotton canvas and designed with beauty in mind. A gift for a decadent adventurer.
Help your loved ones along on their zero-waste journey with this perfectly curated kit: a Kappi water bottle, a set of reusable bamboo cutlery, two gold straws, three organic cotton mesh produce bags, two organic cotton grocery bags, three organic cotton bulk food bags and three reusable ziplock bags.
Sustainably made, carefully curated kits for little magicians. These Australian-made potion kits encourage creative thinking and interactive play, helping growing minds discover the magic in the natural world around us.
Urban Greens Co make at-home horticulture easy-as with their windowsill gardens, organic grow kits and easy-to-plant seed ball sets. Australian made, encouraging Australian-grown – the perfect gift for a friend looking to get into gardening, but not quite ready to take the leap outside.
This sustainably made, portable fireplace packs down to the size of a pizza box – the perfect gift for any adventurer. The team behind Zorali are on a mission to get people outside, and that mission involves preserving our environment for future generations. A carbon neutral company, Zorali work with Eden Reforestation Projects, and have been responsible for the planting of over 9,400 trees since they started operating: one project sold funds the planting of ten trees in deforestation-affected areas.
The perfectly packaged holiday kits from Ultra Violette are a fail-safe gift option for anyone with an interest in beauty/ skincare/ sun-care/ groovy branding. Australian-made, antioxidant-infused sun protection and skincare backed by a committed following of beauty fiends.
Inspired by Australian flora and fauna, the playfully designed accessories from Bush Kin are a celebration of this beautiful, bountiful country. Handmade from sustainably sourced local hardwood, Bush Kin accessories support Australia’s regeneration through an ongoing partnership with Australian Wildlife Conservancy.
Impossibly cute, perfectly affordable gift tags handmade from compostable, seed-infused paper.
One for the discerning chef. Designed in consultation with the bladesmith association of Banshu and expertly hand-crafted by small-scale knife makers in Ono, Hyogo, Hanomo Studios are bringing handcrafted Japanese knives to Australian kitchens.
A very 2020 stocking-filler, these face masks from One P Design are handmade in Sydney from sustainably sourced fabric offcuts: two layers of tencel linen and one layer of 100% silk. Available in a range of sizes, so you (or Santa) can stock up for the whole family.
Alexandra Heard and Heleena Trahanas source infinitely beautiful lifestyle products from around the world: a curated selection of artisanal treats.
Complete with spa-style headband, antioxidant-infused treatment mask and vitamin-rich glory oil, this limited edition gift set is the ultimate at-home pamper pack.
One for the host. All TS Makers’ products are handcrafted in Sydney, using reclaimed Australian hardwoods. The Large Round Serving Board is made from Blue Gum, Brushbox, Yellow Gum and Ironbark, and the Squiggle Serving Board (their most popular design) features Blackbutt with contrasting strips of Red River Gum.
Naturopath formulated blends of organic ingredients, hand crafted for health and packaged in perfectly minimalist recyclable packaging. Mayde Tea harness the power of plants to help us achieve ultimate human flourishing, and they do it oh-so beautifully.
Manildra based artist Whitney Spicer paints playful, romantic depictions of the beautiful everyday: the perfect gift to celebrate a year that has made the importance of simple pleasures ever-more evident.
Give the gift of golden repair with this Kintsugi For Clothing Kit from the planet-conscious, caring, creative team behind High Tea With Mrs Woo. If you’re uncertain on the technique, you can tune in to this Kintsugi mending tutorial from the HTWMW team and stop throw-away fashion in its tracks.
Formerly Folktribe Clothing, Terra makes beautiful, romantic, made-to-oder clothing from ethically sourced hemp – a soft, sustainably grown, biodegradable fabric – a gift for you today and your garden in the future.
You might not be able to book a holiday there just yet, but you can at least infuse your bedroom with the fresh, botanical scents of The Whitsundays. Founded by expert perfumer Craig Andrade (who learnt his craft from founder of Maison Balzac), The Raconteur creates luxury artisanal scents from natural Australian ingredients – indulgence without the footprint.
Sustainably made, natural soap, infused with Australian botanicals and packaged in biodegradable (very stylish) packaging.
The perfect option for your hard-to-buy-for family member, HoMie tee’s are not only 100% stylish, but 100% socially-conscious – with all profits going towards supporting young people affected by homelessness or hardship.
The ultimate intro to plastic-free personal care. The eco shave kit from Seed & Sprout contains their matte silver leaf razor, a pack of 20 blades, a blade disposal box, a shaving brush, an organic cotton travel bag, a medium organic cotton gift bag and two of Seed & Sprout’s signature bars in handy portable tins.
Carefully curated, plant based homewares sourced from small scale artisans and designed to honour the beauty of our natural world.
The power couple behind Will & Bear design hats for adventures – classic, timeless designs crafted with care from sustainably sourced natural fibres. With a passion for protecting our planet, Will & Bear plant ten trees for every hat sold.
Fun, easy-to-wear, ethically made clothing crafted with care from natural materials. Clothing can be tricky as a gift, but with strong patterns, block colours and timeless silhouettes, 2020 Design covers all bases.
For little creatives, this handmade paper making kit is just one of a range of thoughtfully, sustainably crafted kits designed to encourage curiosity, creativity and connection to nature.
And if you’re looking for a one-stop-shop for small brands making Christmas goodies, our friends at Finders Keepers have got you. The Finders Keepers Christmas Marketplace is taking place from the 25th – 29th of November, showcasing mindfully made gifts and facilitating thoughtful shopping.
The Conscious Space exists to help connect conscious consumers with ethical brands, and we’re so proud to be supporting each of these companies in their mission towards building a kinder, more beautiful world. If this gift guide has inspired even one person to take a more mindful approach to giving this festive season, our works is (almost) done.
Happy Holidays from the TCS team xBack Next