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    Default Ethical Christmas presents

    Help! Last year I bought punjammies (pj pants made by a group in India to employ young women, safeguarding then from there sex trade) for a few people. Loved that they were pretty, cotton, ethical, meaningful, practical gifts. So this year, what am I going to give to back this up? They were so will received last year I feel that the bar is pretty high this year.

    I was thinking maybe locally produced stuff from the markets but I'm so busy I'm not sure how much time I will have to spend at the markets.
    I'm buying for teenage girls and boys, females in their 30's and a male late 40's.

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    great idea

    I would love some ideas on ethical / community type presents too

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    This may not help you OP but for gifts for women and kids I really like the Hamlin fistula charity shop. I've bought books, scarves and soft toys from them and the charity is supporting pregnant women and those who've had birth injuries in Ethiopia and midwifery training.
    http://store.hamlin.org.au

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    It really depends on what you mean by ethical but I am try to go with the "buy local, buy small" message this year and Instagram is helping soooooo much. I have started following mostly working from home mums who have little online businesses making beautiful things and I have got so many great xmas ideas. My latest great find is a little Melbourne company who hand makes fabric plant pots. They are gorgeous! Can I share links to my fav insta shops on here?

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    Great thread! I'm looking for ideas. Last year I bought everything off Etsy, which was my way of supporting local small business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCreamingSoda View Post
    It really depends on what you mean by ethical but I am try to go with the "buy local, buy small" message this year and Instagram is helping soooooo much. I have started following mostly working from home mums who have little online businesses making beautiful things and I have got so many great xmas ideas. My latest great find is a little Melbourne company who hand makes fabric plant pots. They are gorgeous! Can I share links to my fav insta shops on here?
    By ethical, I'm talking about anything that doesn't take away from people. So something that employs and empowers people, or has low carbon footprint/low gift giving miles or supports local communities etc.

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    My friend makes things and sells on FB the page is sustainable handmade market I think. Mostly secondhand fabrics. Lots purses things like that (not just her it's a group of people). I prefer supporting aus

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    Just came across this site and thought of this thread:

    https://www.goodspender.com.au

    " Good Spender is an online marketplace connecting consumers who want to make a difference with social enterprises.

    Good Spender is the place to discover the broad range of fantastic products sold by Australian social enterprises. Good Spender allows you to interact with Australian social enterprises and support their mission by buying from them."

    They have some really lovely stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenmum View Post
    Just came across this site and thought of this thread:

    https://www.goodspender.com.au

    " Good Spender is an online marketplace connecting consumers who want to make a difference with social enterprises.

    Good Spender is the place to discover the broad range of fantastic products sold by Australian social enterprises. Good Spender allows you to interact with Australian social enterprises and support their mission by buying from them."

    They have some really lovely stuff
    Awesome. I will check it out.

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