Father's Day Collection

Father's Day Collection

Give two gifts for the price of one this Father’s day - socks, chocolates, gin or gadgets for Dad that also give back by providing employment opportunities, reducing waste or supporting those in need. Check out Social Supermarket’s range of social enterprise gifts.


Elvis & Kresse

Since 2005 Elvis & Kresse have been rescuing raw materials, transforming them into luxury lifestyle accessories and donating 50% of profits back to charities.

In 2005 Elvis & Kresse had a chance encounter with the London Fire Brigade. When they learnt that London's damaged decommissioned hoses were headed to landfill they mounted a rescue. They set up Elvis & Kresse to save it. For over a decade none of London’s fire-hose has gone to landfill and over 170 tons of material has been reclaimed.

In 2017 the Burberry Foundation partnered with Elvis & Kresse to tackle the even greater global problem of leather waste. This Five-year partnership will see at least 120 tonnes of leather off-cuts from Burberry recrafted into new luxury items, designed and sold by Elvis & Kresse.

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Elephant Branded

Elephant Branded Clipper

One Elephant...One Idea. Supporting education in Africa and Asia.

Why do some children have the right to an education whilst others don't? By buying one of their products, they will donate a school kit to a child in Africa or Asia. Simple as that.

Elephant Branded aim to make a positive, long term, and sustainable change to the communities that produce their products and the children that receive their school kits. One Elephant...One Idea.

You buy one ethically made, recycled bag or related product and they will give one ergonomically designed school bag and kit to a child in Africa or Asia. Simple as that. Elephant Branded pay a fair, competitive wage to local villagers who make their bags out of locally sourced, recycled materials. Not only do they get a fair, reasonable wage but they also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills that permit them to have a sustainable, effective way to get out of poverty. Then they sell it to people like you. The Elephant has just stepped outside. Now we have to keep him there.

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Stand4 Socks

Stand 4 Socks

"What if socks could change the world?"

Stand4 started by this simple statement when founder Josh Turner said this amongst friends casually. A bold concept, but when you stop and think about it, most of us wear socks....and if each pair has a positive impact, then why can't socks change the world?

This is because socks are rarely donated, as we wear through them and wouldn't donate old smelly socks with holes - unlike old coats or shoes. Leading to lots of foot issues for the people most in need. They went out and created the most suitable sock for homeless people, donating a pair with each we sell.

Currently our socks support 11/17 of the sustainable development goals. Allowing you to stand for a different cause each day of the week. This is represented by a small cause logo on the ankle of the sock, from education to gender quality and much more. Your sock purchase could be powering a hospital, clearing landmines to planting trees!

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Rubies in the Rubble

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Rubies in the Rubble founder, Jenny, started reading about the problem of food waste after seeing the amount of discarded produce at fruit and veg markets across London. Beautiful mangoes, cranberries & tomatoes all headed for landfill, often because they simply didn't look right.

Although much of the discarded produce is perfectly edible, much is thrown away due to aesthetic imperfections, over-forecasted demand or inefficiency in storing & distributing.

The scale of the problem of food waste got Jenny thinking about what could be done with all this surplus product. Surely there was a way of creating delicious, first-class product using excess produce?

Armed with some family recipes and car-bootful of rescued fruit and veg from New Covent Garden market, the experimentation in the kitchen began! It wasn't long before...

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Turtle Cup

Turtle Cup is on a mission to reduce plastic waste. In the UK alone, 2.5 billion coffee cups are thrown away each year. Many people believe that coffee cups are recycled. The reality is that just 1 in 400 coffee cups are recycled, and we want this to end. We LOVE our coffee, but we don’t want it to cost the earth!

They want to go a step further and walk-the-walk rather than just talk-the-talk. Thats why with every sale, they donate 50p to charities who’s mission it is to end single use plastic and clean up our oceans.

As well as this, Turtle Cup are a carbon neutral company. All of the carbon generated in the manufacturing process, and in the delivery of our cups to customers,  is offset through schemes and projects which reduce carbon output.

Our orders are handled by a fulfilment company called James & James, who are one of the only Soil Association-Certified fulfilment companies in the UK.

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GlobalWAKEcup

GlobalWAKEcup was born after old friends Buffie and Nick got together to reminisce about their time together in the music industry.

Nick says "Having put the world to rights, we got chatting about David Attenborough's now iconic Blue Planet II series and realised we both wanted to do something about the single-use plastic issue it raised... Along with Blue Planet and the film A Plastic Ocean, this fact gets us out of bed every single day" 

Each year 100 billion single-use coffee cups end up as landfill, that's enough to fill The Royal Albert Hall a 1000 times over

But with a problem this big, where do you start? The thinking behind what they do is part education and part real world solutions, backed up with 10% of profits going directly to their charity partners - The Marine Conservation Society. They believe small changes to our daily routine when multiplied across the globe can make a huge difference to our shared Oceans...... "It's only 1 plastic straw said 7.7 Billion people" is a line that has helped inform our thinking and also "If you can't reuse it , refuse it"..... In addition to the alternatives to single-use cups, bottles, straws and bags we offer, GlobalWAKEcup also get stuck in with beach cleans and promote initiatives like Plastic Free July. They are also planning some very special events with our new friends at The Royal Albert Hall and have talks, podcasts and workshops in the pipeline with some influential artists, musicians and actors all contributing their thoughts on sustainability and other environmental topics.

The UK Government estimates our total annual coffee cup waste equates to 30,000 tonnes and suggest that by 2025 more than 3.75 billion disposable cups could be used per year in the UK alone - staggering! What's worse is that of those 3.75B disposable coffee cups currently used, just 0.25 % are recycled. Our reusable WAKE products are made from sustainable, recyclable materials like farmed bamboo, stainless steel and double-walled glass. More and more of us are turning our backs on the throw-away society, so join the revolution by only choosing reusable.........WAKEcup and smell the coffee!

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Nemi Teas

Nemi Tea

A London-based tea company offering a variety of whole leaf tea blends as loose tea and in biodegradable tea pyramids along with a Chai Syrup for chai lattes, iced teas and chai cocktails! 

They are strong believers in creating positive change through business and provide employment to refugees to help them better integrate in the UK. Nemi Tea employ refugees to run tea stalls across London food markets, festivals, events and conferences which allows refugees to boost their English skills, regain confidence and work on skills required to enter the UK job market. They also employ them within our business to perform commercial roles including sales & marketing, events, packaging and distribution.

Nemi are solely impact driven and re-invest more than 50% of their profits back into their enterprise to help us achieve our social-impact goals.

 

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Harry Specters

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Award-winning flavours and positive social change, that’s Harry Specters. Mona, Shaz and their son Ash, who has autism, are behind this social enterprise. While visiting a chocolate shop on a holiday in Scotland in 2011, Mona discovered a perfect way of combining her passion for creating positive change for people with autism with her love for chocolate. Ash came up with the name and a year later, Harry Specters was born - dedicated to crafting the most delicious chocolates that create employment for young people with autism.

They are involved in every aspect of the business – from making and packaging the products to administration, design and photography. The chocolates have won numerous awards for their taste and hundreds of young people with autism have a brighter future. Every lovingly handcrafted bar and chocolate helps improve the lives of people with autism.

For every £1 of profit made at Harry Specters, Mona and Shaz decided that 60p would be set aside for furthering the social aims of the business, providing social activities for their invaluable employees as well as opportunities for their personal development.

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Madlug

Madlug was founded in 2015 by Dave Linton. A man whose only experience in the luggage industry was bags of enthusiasm. This 40-something Youth Worker was heartbroken to learn that most children in care transport their worldly belongings in a bin bag. In that moment, Dave set out to do something about it. With just £480, he started Madlug and came up with a ‘Buy one Give one’ approach: for every bag you purchase, one will be given to a child in care.

There are over 90,000 children in care in the UK and Ireland. One child enters the UK care system every 15 minutes. What’s more, over half are victims of neglect or abuse. Because children in care aren’t given a voice, the public don’t know about the problems they face every day. Which is why it’s so important that their story is heard.

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Power A Life

Every time a Power A Life product is sold, they empower a child in a developing country with the gift of a solar light. These empowered kids can walk home safely from school, do their homework at night and have all got better grades as a result of the gift of light.

Power a Life started out as nothing more than an ambitious idea from two students whilst at uni. Jeremie and Stephen started building the company in a bedroom in Glasgow's South Side between lectures, until eventually it became their full time jobs.

From humble beginnings with a bold vision, Power a Life now sells the world's most empowering chargers and is positively changing school children's lives in some of the poorest countries in the world.

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Naked Necessities

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Naked Necessities vision is to create plastic free oceans through innovative product design, and grounded business practices that their customers can trust.

They achieve this by taking everyday products, and redesign them from the bottom up, eliminating plastic from our designs and sourcing.

At the core of this design process are their values:

-Create affordable, quality products that out perform the existing market offerings.

-Create products that protect the environment through eliminating harmful ingredients, and that are designed for longevity.

-Provide products that assist our customers in achieving sustainable lifestyles"

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Sendero Coffee

Sendero-coffee

Sendero explore remote coffee growing regions and work with local families and cooperatives directly sourcing outstanding Arabica coffee beans.

Their coffees are handpicked and roasted in small batches for an exquisite taste and aroma in every cup.

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