Mothers Day Gift Suggestions from Thread Harvest

Friday, May 1, 2015

An Australian ethical fashion retailer Thread Harvest launched last year, offering a sustainable selection of wares to the online consumer.

Imagine a collection of labels that offer a refreshing change to the mass produced, with most of the products for sale upcycled and/or made with fair trade and ethical practices; that is what Thread Harvest is all about.

Each product for sale through Thread Harvest comes with a compelling social or environmental story behind its creation, helping to educate the consumer in the background processes and the people involved in making their product of choice.

With Mothers Day just around the corner, now might be an opportunity to try out Thread Harvest, should you wish you choose an ethical product for your own Mum (discount code below). To save your some time, here is a profile of 10 items found on Thread Harvest, that would make great gifts this Mothers Day:

1. Kelapa Shoes by Indosole Soles

The Kelapa is a feminine take on the classic beach shoe, made with no animal material, and no fuel powered machinery, custom dyed, organic canvas uppers and soles made from repurposed tyres

Buy for $65 HERE Also available in coral.

2. Small handbag by What Daisy Did Made  
Each unique bag is made using recycled and factory offcut leather that may have otherwise been thrown away.  Made in a combination of colours, each bag reduces waste and helps create work in the developing world (produced in Rajastan, India)

Buy for $59 HERE. Larger bags and purses also available HERE.

3. Neary Pacaya T-shirt by Raven and Lily 

Ivory and black t-shirt, hand-screen printed on eco-friendly materials such as remnant jersey and naturally dyed, hand-loomed cotton.  Made in Phnom Penh, by a creative collaboration of women.  Many of artisans involved are HIV+ or have escaped the sex-trafficking industry.

Buy for $45 HERE.  Also available in slate.

4. Arrow Bangle by Article 22 

Make bracelets, not war!  These bangles are made by artisans in Laos, from Vietnam War era bombs, plane parts, and other aluminium scraps.  Hand poured and cast in wood and ash molds.

Buy for $45 HERE.  More jewellery designs available HERE.

5. Mulholland Sweater by Threads 4 Thought 

Made from sustainable materials (100% organic cotton), produced in factories that respect their employees and treat them humanely and fairly.

Buy for $65 HERE.  More designs available HERE

6. Whitney Necklace by Starfish Project

A beautiful turquoise and beige howlite, black ore and gunmetal chain necklace hand-crafted by women who have been rescued out of exploitation and abuse in 3 workshops around Asia.

Buy for $32 HERE.  Also available in yellow stone.  More designs HERE.

7. Dainty Pendant Necklace by The Giving Keys

Helping the homeless back on their feet using repurposed keys.  Each key is engraved by an individual transitioning out of homelessness, that is meaningfully employed by The Giving Keys.

Buy for $45 HERE.  Also available in gold brass.  More designs HERE.

8. Peacock Bucket Tote by Joyn 

A beautiful bag that is hand woven, with a peacock print that is hand print-blocked.  Made in Rajpur, India by artisans suffering from hardship and unemployment.

Buy for $39 HERE.  More bag designs available HERE.

9. Wilbur Fleece Pullover by ALAS Fair Trade Organic Sleepwear

Just in time for winter, this soft pullover is perfect for chilly nights.  Ethically made to GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) in certified organic cotton, in Jaipur and Tirrupur, India.

Buy for $79 HERE.  Matching pants HERE.  More sleepwear designs HERE.

10. Soap and Journals by Raven and Lily

Hand made soaps made by artisans in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in Northern India, using spring water, local herbs, rich spices, and soothing essential oils.  Journals are made with recycled cotton turned into paper.

The artisan women working with Raven and Lily find new meaning through their work, once marginalised because of their gender and poverty, now finding passion and a new hope for their future.

Buy soaps for $8 and journals for $14 HERE.

Recycled Fashion Discount Code

The lovely folk at Thread Harvest have been kind enough to provide Recycled Fashion readers with a discount code to use, 10% off all purchases before Mother's Day; type in RFmothersday10 at checkout.  All purchases before Mother's Day will also receive a free upcycled fair trade card from Ravel and Lilly.

I am sure you will agree that buying products from Thread Harvest not only has that feel-good factor, but will genuinely do good within global communities, too. 

You can also find Thread Harvest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


1 comment:

Patti said...

These are all wonderful, Erica! I think the handbag is my favorite, although it's grand to see the caring in every piece here.

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