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The Ultimate Ethical & Sustainable Gift Guide

The Ultimate Ethical & Sustainable Gift Guide

At Birdsong, we believe the festive season should be joyful. That’s why we’ve created an easy way to buy consciously created gifts that are good for makers and the planet, too.

As you know, at Birdsong works with expert women makers who face barriers to employment, with a focus on low income women in London. From artists and printmakers to seamstresses and painters – we pay a London living wage to bring our designs to life. We have been supporting makers for just over 8 years.

By gifting Birdsong, you're supporting a Living Wage, Bcorp Certified and Winner of the Queens Award for Sustainable Development 2022, independent social enterprise. 

We wrap your gifts beautifully, enclosed in recycled tissue or gift boxes, and complete with a Birdsong postcard and care guide. 

Each order also comes with a signed tag and picture of the maker, a piece with a story already woven into the fabric. And a new one about to begin.

We've created this gift guide to help you treat your loved ones (or yourself) with joy, inside and out. Lovingly made. Joyful to wear and own.

Statement T-shirts & Sweatshirts For Her:

Own a piece of Birdsong history. Whether it's a statement slogan tee or our artist collaborations, our T-shirts and Sweatshirts have been bestsellers at Birdsong for years. Each are locally embroidered or printed by Mona for London Living Wages onto super soft, organic cotton. Most are available in sizes XS-5XL. 

From left to right: Birdsong x Barbara Frankie Ryan HoodyStill I Rise T-Shirt, Sea is Healing T-Shirt, Birdsong x Barbara Frankie Ryan Long Sleeve T-ShirtBirdsong 'Made for Joy' Sweatshirt.

Jewellery For Her:

Hand made by Pooja, Praniti, Asha, Vimla and Rekha, at a Living Wage jewellery making co-operative in Jaipur, India. Made with responsibly sourced 0.925 Sterling Silver or with 18k Gold Plating on that base.⁠ Pick from pendant necklaces to classic hoops and charms, perfect to add to their existing collection and enjoy everyday.

From left to right: Gold & Pink Tassel EarringsGold Plain Hoop Earrings, Medium Gold ChainGold Peace Sign /CND Removable CharmGold Birdsong Coin Pendant NecklaceGold Organic Hoop Removable CharmGold Birdsong Signature ‘Wing’ Open Charm RingSilver Plain Hoop Earrings.

Gifts for Him:

Meaningful sustainable gifts for the men in your life. From super soft unisex organic cotton t-shirts available up to 5XL to hand-knitted hats and scarves we've got heaps of options for you to bring a smile to their face.

From left to right: GLOW X Birdsong Hi-Vis Roll Neck Snood in Sea Blue, 'Sweet Summer Loving' T-shirtGLOW X Birdsong Hi-Vis Agape Beanie in Oatmeal, GLOW X Birdsong Hi-Vis Fisherman's Cap in Black, GLOW X Birdsong Hi-Vis Agape Beanie in Dark Grey, 'Budmo!' Ukraine Fundraiser T-shirt in Black, Power to the People and the Planet T-shirtBirdsong X JAH Sunset T-Shirt.

Knitwear:

Not just a hat or scarf - our exclusive GLOW x Birdsong collaborations- are made ethically with glow-in-the-dark wool. Unisex and unique, they're all hand-knitted with a subtle, light reflective, high-visibility yarn, making them fashionable in the day and protective at night. Perfect for cyclists and pedestrians alike.

From left to right: GLOW X Birdsong Hi-Vis Agape Beanie in Khaki, GLOW X Birdsong Hi-Vis Wrap Snood in Vanilla, GLOW X Birdsong Hi-Vis Fisherman's Cap in Emerald Green and Grey, GLOW X Birdsong Hi-Vis Roll Neck Snood in Blush Pink, GLOW X Birdsong Hi-Vis Agape Beanie in Light Blue, GLOW X Birdsong Hi-Vis Agape Beanie in Pillar Red.

Gifts for Them:

Give the gift of joy and self- expression to your loved one this christmas. Dressed up with classic jewellery or more casual with our cosy organic tee's there's something for everyone to wear their Birdsong with pride. 

From left to right: Unisex Abstract Scribble Organic Cotton SweatshirtBirdsong X JAH Multicolour T-ShirtMedium Gold Chain, Gold Smiley Face Removable CharmGold Pearl Drop Removable CharmPollution? No Thank You T-shirtBirdsong x Hackney Migrant Centre 'Feed Your Soul' T-Shirt.

Gifts Under £20:

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. Our bamboo briefs have been called' fantastic', with 5 star reviews and our organic cotton tote bags are an elegant simple treat for anyone on the go.

From left to right: Organic Cotton Birdsong Tote BagHigh Leg Bamboo BriefOrganic Cotton Gingham Offcuts ScrunchieKhadi Cotton Scribble Offcuts ScrunchiePink Reclaimed Cotton Offcuts Scrunchie.

A gift for you: Claim 10% off your whole order with code: ULTIMATEGIFTGUIDE10 or use this link for your code to automatically be applied at checkout.

Contact us at support@birdsong.london with any queries and we'll be happy to help.

 

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