Ultimate Gift Guide

There's nothing better than the feeling of giving a gift to someone you love. With our selection of social enterprise products you can give twice by supporting a worthy cause.


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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Ginerosity

Ginerosity Gin

They came up with the idea for Ginerosity because they believe passionately in the power of business and brands to do good.

With our beautiful and big-hearted London Dry gin, profits are poured into projects that will help deserving young adults to build themselves a better future. That isn’t just a worthwhile cause, it’s a vital one. And they’re exceptionally proud that they’re the first spirits company to do it.

Where exactly does the money go?

Ginerosity is committed to supporting projects that help disadvantaged young people through providing work, training and education opportunities.  

Their first partnership was with the charity Challenges Worldwide to help young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds take part in International Citizenship Service (ICS) programmes. This was an innovative overseas programme that gave young people skills and training, and supported their personal development. 

Thanks to Ginerosity a group of young adults were able to take part in this programme and achieve a valuable and industry-recognised qualification from the esteemed Chartered Management Institute. 

Since then, they have continued to help young adults grow and develop through a partnership with the social enterprise pub group, Beer for Good.  

Now, in 2018, they are working with a brilliant charity that offers a lifeline to young homeless people by giving them training, education, support and mentorship. They continue to make a difference to people's lives.   

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Hopeful Traders

Hopeful traders collaborate with people affected by homelessness and mental illness Hopeful Traders is different to other social projects.

Rather than just reinvest profits into charities supporting those affected by homelessness and mental illness, they collaborate with people who have experienced or do still experience those issues. They are the ones who's creative talents and voice we give a platform to and they choose the organisations that we support.

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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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Alive & Kicking

Alive and Kicking

Hand stitched footballs creating employment opportunities for people in Ghana, Kenya and Zambia.

Sales from these balls support the running of social enterprises which help keep adults in employment, help children play, and raise health awareness through sport across Africa.

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Rubies in the Rubble

Food&Drink

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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Know the Origin

KTO

Style with nothing to hide. Fairtrade and Organic ethical fashion for men and women. Know the Origin are committed to a 100% transparent production process.

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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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Good Wash Company

Goodwash is not just their name it is their philosophy. They believe in luxury experiences that are good for you and your soul.

Feel Good Goodwash products are sourced from only the very finest natural ingredients from our land and sea. Their cruelty free products boast an abundance of natural health benefits that will leave your hair, body and soul feeling totally replenished, even our woof wash will leave the significant animal in your life smelling ‘totally lysh’ and all ready for cwtches. Do Good We are a Welsh social enterprise giving 100% of our profit to local projects that improve the lives of animals and people

THE GOOD WASH MODEL:

  1. Create jobs, employing people at risk of poverty on a living wage.
  2. Sell luxury, Welsh wash brand, with natural ingredients from the land and sea
  3. All profits go to the Goodwash foundation to fund projects that improve the lives of animals and people
  4. Help cultivate a conscious consumer movement
  5. Provide solutions for those wanting to do more, e.g volunteering and fundraising with a difference
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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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Toast Ale

Toast-Ale

Toast was founded in 2015 by Toastmaster Tristram Stuart. He’s an award-winning author and campaigner on the environmental and social impacts of food production. He also set up the charity Feedback, which aims to put a stop to food waste.

Tristram met the guys behind the Brussels Beer Project. Their bread-based Babylone inspired him to create a delicious beer that could tackle bread waste at an industrial level, whilst raising awareness of food waste globally and raising funds for Feedback.

They brewed our first batch in Hackney, London and launched to coincide with being featured on Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty’s Friday Night Feast in January 2016.

Toast Ale have pledged profits will go to the charity Feedback, which aims to halve food waste by 2025. They want their impact to be greater than what they can do alone. So whilst they're directly tackling bread waste by including surplus in our beer, they're enabling Feedback to do much more.

Feedback leads a global movement against food waste, working with governments, businesses and civil society to catalyse change in social attitudes and demonstrate innovative solutions to tackle food waste. Its campaigns include: Feeding the 5000, Gleaning Network, The Pig Idea, Stop Dumping, and the FSE Network.

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