Gifts that give: The Ethical & Sustainable Gift Edit

Gifts that give: The Ethical & Sustainable Gift Edit

Choose gifts this season that make the world a little kinder. All Birdsong products are made for fair wages, in ethical conditions, which means every order directly supports the person who made it.

From communities here in East London, to our jewellery makers in Jaipur, we ensure our makers use the most responsible, and environmentally sound materials we can source.

Each order comes with a signed tag and picture of the maker, beautifully enclosed in recycled tissue or gift boxes, and complete with Birdsong stickers and care guide.

Secret Santa 

Small gifts that will have a big impact. Our Under £20 edit is bursting with thoughtful and sustainable gifts for Secret Santa. For smaller items such as masks and hair accessories, we repurpose offcut fabric to reduce waste making these items a sustainable alternative to fast fashion equivalents.

For teenagers

Our bestselling hoops are a risk free gift that can last someone years to come. Available in responsibly sourced gold and silver, they are an instant crowd pleaser. 

Gifts to please everyone this festive season

Birdsong unisex sweatshirts are made from organic cotton and are embroidered by Mona in her studio in Bow, London. We mean it when we say that organic cotton feels as soft as butter. 

Gift for him/them

Exercise Empathy. A collaboration with Henry J Garrett. Our organic cotton tee may be embroidered in delightful, popsicle tones, but its impact and message packs a punch. Artist Henry states, “By listening to voices particularly different from our own, we strengthen our empathy muscles and expand the circle of our empathic concern.” Available in sizes XS-5XL. 

For your sisters

Our Gold Drop Pearl charm and chain necklace is a timeless classic. Handmade by Pooja, Praniti, Asha, Vimla and Rekha, at a Living Wage jewellery making co-operative in Jaipur, India. 

For the couple who like to match

Our Worker jackets are available in unisex sizing. Made from sustainable tencel, they’re super soft. We can easily add or take away from the length for a more cropped look. Just message for bespoke adjustments. Available in sizes 6-30.

For the difficult-to-shop-for person

Not sure what to get them, but know they could use a nudge in the right direction?  Give your loved one the gift of ethical, sustainable and locally made fashion with a gift card in our signature branding. Printed on recycled paper stock, and available in £25, £50, £100 or £250. Sent first class post by our brilliant team of adults with learning disabilities at Mail Out and digitally via email.

For the Yogi

Yoga is For Every Body. Our collaborative tshirt with artist Hazel Mead is a love song to beautiful bodies and the joys of stretching. Locally embroidered by Mona for London Living Wages on to super soft, organic cotton with multicoloured threads. 

For the cyclist

For our Glow + See collab, these classic beanies and snoods are made with peruvian wool and high-vis yarn, making them a cold-weather essential. Unisex and unique, they're all handknitted with a light reflective, high-visibility yarn, making them fashionable in the day and protective at night. 

A gift for you

Lastly, don’t forget to give yourself the joy of ethical and sustainable fashion. Our made to order items are handmade in East London by makers paid Living Wage. Below is a selection of team faves.

Ruhela makes all shoes by hand using responsibly sourced materials. We love the the vegan slippers to see you through the next few winter months.

Make a statement in our organic denim jumpsuit. Dress it up with some sequins for New Year, or pair it with our Katie Jones collab cardigan for a cosy look. 

For more inspiration take a look at our new collection. Hand cut, sewn and crafted by the most talented seamstresses at a community arts charity workshop in East London. Always in the finest fabrics, and for a Living Wage.

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