1) Bracelets from The Base Project
Founded by twins Chris and Doug Akin, The Base Project, is an endeavour that supports artisans across the globe, producing locally-sourced, eco-fashion accessories at affordable prices.
|The Base Project Bracelets and Cuffs|
The Kavango bracelet above has a story to tell. Designed by Namibian artists, The Base Project bracelet collection is inspired by the country’s animals, landscape and rich Namibian history. Bangles and cuffs are designed to highlight tribal designs. These bracelets are often made with old pipes and other reusable materials.
The Base Project bracelets not only generate income for artisans, but funds a child’s education in his or her community. You can buy The Base Project bracelets here
2) Drop Earrings Not Bombs
Beautiful earrings, handcrafted by Syrian refugees in Istanbul, Turkey. Each pair of earrings is unique in terms of creativity and design. They also depict a story told through the eyes of a person who has been through more than anyone should experience. The project is an attempt to create artistic expression through personal experiences.
|Drop Earrings Not Bombs|
3) Candy Heart brooches from For The Love Of Vintage
Taking inspiration from love heart sweets, For The Love Of Vintage makes the sweetest little kitschy-chic jewellery and accessories using sustainably sourced wood.
|For The Love Of Vintage|
Buy your brooch here but also keep an eye on Facebook for updates.
4) Cantabulous Creations
Gorgeous, recycled aluminium can tabs, handcrafted accessories by Brazilian artisians in a fair trade working environment. Cantabulos Creations, is an Australian small business, supporting the Escama Studio, a social enterprise in Brazil.
|Cantabulous Creations Mini Clutch|
Cantabulous Creations has a fantastic range of bags, clutches, belts, jewellery, guitar straps and other accessories too. Each design is unique and a sign of creativity. What’s more, each accessory bears a tag with the artisan’s signature, so you know exactly who made your bag.
Shop the Cantabulous Creations range here
So you see, buying gifts for your loved ones in January need not cost you the earth, in more ways than one! Do you have any more suggestions for sustainable gifts? Feel free to leave your suggestion in the comments below.