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Our favourite eco influencers tell us what they’re giving this holiday season
We love finding out what others have on their Christmas wish list – especially when it comes to conscious giving – so we thought we’d ask some of our favourite eco influencers to tell us what they’re coveting this festive season. From experiences to books about bees and ethically made jewellery here’s your exclusive look at what they’re wishing for.
Elyse became a household name after winning reality television show The Block with her partner Josh Barker. What many people don’t know is her passion for sustainability and the environment. Her book From Me to You is out now. @elyse.knowles
I literally bought a friend of mine a homemade ceramic coffee cup yesterday. I adore mine, I have so many ceramic cups, all in different textures and colours.
My boyfriend Josh is obsessed with bees and so are friends of ours. They have land – and the space for bees – so I bought them a book on keeping bees.
I think a really nice gift are the beeswax food wraps – they are so cute, there’s all these different prints and fabrics. I use them on the daily so I think it would be a really nice eco-friendly gift.
Erica Watson is the co-founder of Green+Simple. She believes big things can happen when we all make small change, is a natural beauty enthusiast and mother of two young boys. @_ericawatson_
Green Toys are made from recycled plastic milk bottles. The beach set is perfect for Aussie summer holidays at the beach.
These bottles are so cool and can be fully customised. You can choose the colour of your lid and even have your initials monogrammed on it too.
This is perfect for everyday wear, especially if you want to stay polished but keep your beauty routine low fuss. It’s all natural plant based and has no nasties like chemical UV filters, parabens or synthetics.
Kacey Devlin is an Australian fashion designer committed to leaving a lighter footprint on our planet. Her pieces are designed to be loved and worn forever. @kaceydevlin
These are shoes that you can wear multiple ways (meaning you can wear them over and over again!). It doesn’t get much better than that.
Comfort is key for me during the holiday season as it’s a time to rest and recharge. Plus, these PJs are made from environmentally-friendly stone-washed French linen.
Of course my Christmas wish list includes a few pieces of my own! The Underline Lounge Wrap Dress is seriously the most comfortable item in my wardrobe this season. I can dress it up with heels for summer weddings and can also wear it with my sandals for a day at the beach or a long lunch with family and friends.
Kira is a green living advocate, fashion lover and founder of lifestyle site, The Green Hub. She believes there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to a green lifestyle and that we can all live more sustainably in our own unique way. @thegreenhub_
You can help restore The Great Barrier Reef by adopting a coral from the Reef Restoration Foundation’s coral nursery. You’ll receive a certificate with your name on it and updates on how your little piece of the reef is growing and know you arepart of regenerating our degraded reefs.
Fabienne’s pieces are beautiful and timeless. I was gifted a necklace from hubby last year and rarely take it off.
An experience from Red Balloon or any experience site.
I’ve bought these for my family for years, from race car driving to progressive dinners, and they’re always well received.
Aleysha Campbell is a slow fashion pioneer and owner of sustainable fashion, beauty and homewares pop-up store, The Sustainable Wardrobe. She hopes T.W.S will inspire others to build a loved and lasting wardrobe as well as live more sustainably. @sustainablewardrobesydney
The quality and human touch behind these towels is evident. With a focus on limited-edition and small-batch collections, Aegean Loom is testament to a brand celebrating master artisans and their ancient craftsmanship.
The Seeke uses natural plant-based ingredients to create simple, clean skincare. All of their products are made in small handcrafted batches in Sydney.
Jo, the designer behind Twill & Tee, is dedicated to making clothes that last. Using natural fibres derived from reclaimed raw materials, and organic cotton, you are bound to find a new friend in this wardrobe staple!
Natural makeup artist and green beauty expert, Liv Lundelius has holistic approach to health and skincare. Her blog Liv Life Mag covers everything from skin food recipes to the organic, vegan cosmetics she trusts and multi tasking baby products. @liv_lundelius
We are building a minimal and open-ended play toy collection aiming for toys that are beautiful, can be used in many different ways and can grow with the child.
A protecting face serum that helps to protect my skin from UV and free radical damage.
I’d love a comfy summer dress from Fabrik, it’s a local sustainable label that makes flattering and comfortable clothes.
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