Sustainable Luxury Gifts Wishlist: Christmas 2017

Christmas Time…So many emotions… Yes, we love Christmas feeling, time to relax and to enjoy a good film, coffee or cake with our families. It is also time to give and receive love and presents… It is so beautiful! We do not want you to be on stress to choose the right gift. We all need a guide that helps us to choose those that are really the best. To us, the best presents must be good for the planet, good for the workers and good for your love. If you are looking for this kind of presents, you are in the right place. We selected for you our 5 personal favorites Sustainable Luxury Gifts. You will love all of them.

 

Rihanna ♥ Chopard Joaillerie Collection

Why to buy: Inspired by Rihanna’s effortless confidence infused with strength, the limited edition Rihanna ♥ Chopard Joaillerie Collection is defined by minimalist geometry and sharp, clean lines. A synergy of urban modernism and pure design gives Chopard’s classic Ice Cube shape a powerful sense of self and introduces new designs and colored ceramic into the line. Linear rectangular motifs link frosty rose gold cubes with solid ceramic blocks in a color personally selected by Rihanna – Jungle Green.  Crafted from 18ct rose ethical gold certified Fairmined, the 9-piece capsule collection is available with icy polished or diamond set gold cubes. If we have to choose one piece, we go for the rings: love, love, love….

What we love:  Chopard has a long-term commitment to sustainable business practices. Through modifying their own operations and encouraging to do so their suppliers, they consider the social, environmental and financial impacts of each of their creations throughout the value chain. They have an unique partnership with the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) in Columbia; they have adopted a Code of Conduct for Partners, which ensure that our suppliers respect human rights, labour and environmental standards wherever they operate around the world; and they support the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) which consists in a direct support of artisanal mines in South America on their way to Fairmined certification.

Price: 1.970 € / 1.200 €

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Salinar Journal

Why to buy: This unique journal handcrafted by Marina Vaptzarova retains the rugged chic of ancient Latin America with artisanal know-how from Nepal. The Salinar Journal holds soft inner Daphne paper pages, concealed with a coarse hand-woven hemp weave cover, and adorned with a hand-carved sliding clasp and brass tube binding.

The brass closure design is taken from a Nariguera or “nose ornament”, from the Salinar tribe in northern Peru. Daphne Paper is handmade from the fibres extracted from the bark of the Himalayan Daphne bush, which regenerates rapidly after cutting it. Its long and self-adhesive fibres create a strong durable paper.

What we love: The sustainable Salinar Journal comes with its own story about its origin and traditions that inspired its creation, presented in a handmade Daphne paper card.

Price: £121.00 / 138 €

Shop it now: Positive Luxury


Tiny Clouds Collection Necklace Ruby Red

Why to buy: Vieri Responsible Fine Jewellery Haute Joaillerie is made entirely from ethically sourced and recycled gold to reflect the diversity of the modern woman. The company believes that responsible actions and luxury are interlinked. Every piece of jewellery is made with respect for people and the environment, and has the greatest impact on the well being of the people that encounter the brand. Vieri Responsible Fine Jewellery solely uses ethically sourced gold for all creations and by establishing long-term partnerships with gold mines and producers, the company is able to guarantee complete transparency.

What we love: Vieri has created the Earthbeat Foundation. Dedicated to improving the gold industry, the Foundation raises awareness of ethically-mined gold and building sustainable production chains. They also work closely with the miners to improve their working conditions and lives. The Earthbeat Foundation not only improves working standards through better safety clothing and equipment, it also finds ways to diversify income.

Price: 600 €

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Stainless Light Maple Grey Watch

Why to buy: The Stainless Light Maple Grey Watch is an ultra-thin wooden Watch, extremely light weight and waterproof made by MAM Originals, an ethical fashion watch brand for women and men who want a modern, functional and detailed design. The remarkable trait is shown every minute o’clock, when the bevelled second hand creates a perfect line with the 12h mark, to ensure excellence and precision. To create this watch, they use premium grey maple hardwood with FSC Certification which guarantees the wood is responsibly sourced and provides environmental, social and economic benefits. Straps are made from vegetable tanned chromium-free leather, free from harmful chemicals. 

What we love: The durable full-grain leather strap highlights the beauty of the design. The finest recycled stainless steel provides a clear design and excellent durability.

Price: 149.00 USD / 129 €

Shop it now: MAM Originals

Future Female Pouch

Why to buy: Boldly claiming the truth of our times, this catchy pouch is versatile for daytime and evening looks. It is printed to mimic a cardboard poster, meticulously hand embroidered to look like it’s handwritten and finished with a chic black leather tassle. Sarah’s Bag handbags combine a colourful and sophisticated aesthetic with luxurious, meticulous craftsmanship. Each collection is both an exploration of new materials and techniques, and a revival and reinterpretation of traditional crafts such as hand beading, embroidery, sequinning, crocheting and fabric manipulation. All bags are known for their vibrant, high-spirited appeal.

What we love: Sarah’s Bag is a Lebanese fashion house and social enterprise that creates one-of-a-kind luxury hand crafted bags and accessories that empower both the women who make them and the women who wear them. The bags are known for is meticulously crafted by a team of over 200 women, among whom are female prisoners, ex-prisoners and underprivileged women in Lebanon.

Price: £400.00 / 339 €

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