Together, with our friends at Good City Circle, we have created the Circular Christmas Gift Guide to celebrate our favourite brands who are offering festive gifts, crafted with both people and the planet in mind. Add some extra sparkle to the Christmas period with peace of mind that you are selecting gifts which work towards solving our global waste crisis. After all, it is predicted that the Christmas period will lead to an extra 3 million tons* of rubbish being produced and discarded each year. Our circular community can drive the move away from this by making thoughtful purchases which are crafted from materials otherwise regarded as waste. These materials are then transformed into products which are designed to live longer lives and be recycled at the end of this useful life, allowing the cycle to continue.
Kind Bag is an innovative young brand who are making waves in the world of circular fashion by crafting reusable bags from 100% recycled plastic bottles, preventing them from contaminating our natural environment. So far, Kind Bag has recycled over 1.5 million plastic bottles and transformed them into durable bags with geometric, floral, retro prints.
Each bag is crafted from 4-6 rescued plastic bottles and transformed into premium quality reusables which are lightweight, convenient to carry and water-resistant. Better yet, 10% of profits are donated to Just One Ocean charity.
RRP: £10.00 at Kind Bag.
Kind Bag also doubles up as an eco-alternative to single-use gift wrap.
If beauty products are at the top of your Christmas list this year, check out our go-to beauty brand UpCircle, who are taking salvaged natural ingredients and giving them a new lease of life. The brand believes that you shouldn’t have to choose between doing the right thing and getting the best results so they’re pioneering affordable, sustainable skincare solutions which are receiving thousands of 5* reviews.
The Chai-lent Night Bundle is the perfect festive gift, including a selection of 100% vegan, sustainable and cruelty-free products and crafted from repurposed chai tea spices.
Get a 9% bundle saving here: Chai-lent Night. RRP £19.99.
With their fresh approach to scents and packaging design, Wild’s mission is to shake up the throwaway culture of bathroom products. With their wildly sustainable products, they hope to redefine the future of personal care by offering a unique range of refillable deodorants in fresh colours and natural scents. This revolutionary product is aluminium free and arrives with compostable, plastic-free refills and a 100% effective formula.
Either opt for a one-off purchase or subscription service, ranging from £12.00 – £32.00, shop the concept with Wild.
Elvis & Kresse
If you’re looking for luxury accessories this Christmas, Elvis & Kresse have got it covered. In 2005 the team fell in love with London’s decommissioned fire hoses, otherwise destined for landfill and began transforming these lifesaving materials into a range of long-lasting, handcrafted products. In true circular style, the Fire-Hose collection continues to give back by donating 50% of profits to The Fire Fighters Charity.
Shop the unisex West End Belt in a timeless festive red – RRP: £41.00.
Green & Blue
If you’re looking to give nature a home this Christmas, our neighbours at Green&Blue have the solution. They utilise waste materials from the Cornish china clay industry and transform them into habitats for natural wildlife to flourish. As a certified B Corp, they have a truly transparent commitment to working with charities, supporting local initiatives, and reducing waste.
Shop the innovative Beepot and provide a space for bee-friendly planting and a safe place for bees to nest. RRP £49.00.
If you’re dreaming of beach days, make a splash with Ruby Moon, the world’s only not-for-profit swim and activewear brand. In collaboration with Healthy Seas, ghost fishing nets are transformed into regenerated yarn to produce garments from Gym to Swim Wear. 100% of profits from these items are invested back into empowering women in developing countries through Lend With Care, using sustainable fashion as a force for good.
Shop the Sorphea Gym To Swim one-piece suit made from recycled ocean plastic – RRP: £95.00.
Last but not least, Circular&Co.
Give the gift of guilt-free coffee on the go this Christmas! Circular Reusable Coffee Cup is the world’s first reusable cup made from recycled single-use paper cups. Designed with practicality and circularity in mind, Circular Cup is 100% recyclable at the end of this useful life. Also available in collaboration with City to Sea, each sale of the Circular Refill Cup donates 50% to their pioneering refill campaign – enabling you to donate and become part of the solution for the 10-year lifespan of the cup.
Suitable for all the family, Circular&Co. make garden products which are perfect stocking fillers, whilst the Amsterdam Mini ECOPOTS are ideal for housing indoor succulents through the winter months.
Support circular brands this Christmas, because together, we can create a brighter future for everyone. The Future is Circular.
Source*GWPGroup Sept 2020.