15 Ethical Christmas Present Ideas

In times gone by, a gift prefixed with the word ‘ethical’ would mean homespun wares woven from hemp, coloured with vegetable dye or forged from recycled tyres. Or possibly all three, if you were really unlucky. Thankfully, times have changed. Retailers, manufacturers and designers have wised up to the demand for things of beauty that are also made sustainably and fairly. With organisations such as Positive Luxury, which awards a butterfly mark of approval to luxury brands that are committed to protecting both planet and people, and retailers like Rêve En Vert, which stocks only ethically minded brands, there’s no reason to abandon your moral compass in the rush to finish your Christmas shopping.

Whoever you’re buying for, here are 15 ideas that look, feel, taste or smell good – and do a little good, too.