Gift Guide: Velvet's top planet-friendly presents




We all want to tread a little more lightly. These gifts combine style with social and environmental responsibility - plus they all come from local indies

Vurchoo Jewellery Studs of Hope, made from ethically sourced sterling silver and sold in aid of underprivileged children across the world, £30, Podarok, Cambridge - podarok.co.uk

Wraptious vegan suede cushions, designed by British Artists and made in the UK, £33 each, Podarok, Cambridge - podarok.co.uk

Markberg x ReBottle sustainable water bottles, £30 each, Boudoir Femme, Cambridge - boudoirfemme.co.uk

Markberg recycled bag, made from three plastic bottles, £62, Boudoir Femme, Cambridge - boudoirfemme.co.uk

Bea Jareno ethical bangles, featuring fairly traded gems and optional fairly traded gold, from £50 to £850, Byard Art, Cambridge - byardart.co.uk

Studio Janneke DIY Avocado Growing Kit, £18, Kettle’s Yard Shop, Cambridge - shop.kettlesyard.co.uk

Crochet bunnies, handmade in Uganda and sold in support of women whose families have been affected by HIV, £12.50 each, Augusta Hope, Fulbourn - augustahope.co.uk

Matt Brown Spotlight Capsules robot, sculpted from scrap metal and wood, £155, Byard Art, Cambridge - byardart.co.uk

Elegant gold bangle ethically made by hand in India, £50, The Geographer, Histon

Hydro Herbs recycled wine bottle hydroponic herb-growing kit, £20, Javelin, Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury - javelinonline.co.uk

Cambridge University Botanic Garden gift membership, currently 14 months for the price of 12 by direct debit, £38 single and £65 couple - botanic.cam.ac.uk

Bamford B Silent gift set, containing body oil and pillow mist made from all-natural botanicals, £55, Pure Source, Cambridge - puresourceonline.com


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