With Mother’s Day 2021 just around the corner on Sunday 14th of March, we have handpicked a few ethical gifts to surprise her on the special day.
From handmade scarves to ethical oils, find the perfect gift to make her day.
Keeping warm and cosy
Keep her warm and cosy with these scarves from Cool Trade Winds, available from Fair Dos. These ethical scarves are made in rural India and support the workers and their families with costs from medicine and education.
Add some colour to the sofa
These colourful blankets are hand-loomed in India and would brighten up any living room or bedroom. The diamond print is available in a range of colours, perfect shades for the Spring and Summer.
Time for a new look
Browse the range of Fairtrade bags from Sussed, who are based in Porthcawl and champion ethical products.
With a range of colours and styles to choose from, there is something for everyone’s taste – and they sell purses too.
Feel cosy in organic cotton
Choose organic cotton with these soft, luxurious socks. Made from 98% GOTS certified organic cotton and 2% elastane by People Tree Fair Trade producer partner Bulus Socks, they made the perfect ethical gift.
The fun, playful prints are perfect for loungewear or night time, and a definite way to brighten up the sock draw! Find the perfect design at People Tree.
It’s pamper time
Treat your mum to some pamper time with this Evening Primrose Oil from the Ethical Superstore. This oil has been acknowledged as an Ethical Consumer Best Buy Product, due to its long list of impressive ethical credentials, including its ban on palm oil, parabens and mineral oils.
It is suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians too, and not tested on animals.
The cold pressed oil offers a high level of moisturisation which is said to benefit skin conditions such as eczema and dry skin. The nutrients are also claimed to reduce redness and anti – inflammatory, swelling and itching, leaving the skin soft and smooth.
A gift for the planet as well
Olive Oil might not be the first thing that springs to mind when thinking of a Mother’s Day gift – but the initiative behind this item gives more than just a premium product.
The Zaytoun Tree Planting Olive Oil Tube Gift helps the planet to offset it’s carbon footprint. For every bottle sold, a tree sapling will be planted in Palestine. The oil is offered in a presentation box, with a Zaytoun-stamped certificate of proof too. This best-selling olive oil has been made from hand-picked and rain-fed olives, and boasts a warm, peppery taste, perfect for drizzling over salads. Head over to the Ethical Superstore to get yours.
Some quiet time
Treat her to a new book from the Dragon’s Garden like this novel from Cathy Newman.
The Dragon’s Garden in Llandeilo have a range of books in their Fair Trade Shop, so there’s something for everyone! Browse their collection of Fair Trade and ethical goods which aims to ‘do our little bit in redressing the poverty and inequality in our very unequal world’.
Shop their whole collection here.
If you’re feeling inspired or think this guide will help others, make sure you share it on social media using the hashtag #fairtradewales
Why Buy Fair Trade?
Buying fairtrade gives you the peace of mind that the product has been produced with high social, environmental and economic standards in place. What were the conditions like where the product was made? Did the workers work many hours for low pay? Whether you’re buying coffee, chocolate or jewellery as a gift this year, make sure your choice supports the supplier too.
Check out our latest blog here which unpacks each point a bit more and explains how your purchase makes an impact.
Blog by Jenny Carew.