Businesses that do good
I love that every time you shop with a purpose-driven or B Corp business like the ones in this collection, you are voting with your money for the kind of world you want to live in. You are making a choice. You are making a positive impact just by shopping. Imagine if your whole Christmas list helped empower people with learning difficulties or supported working mums or reduced your carbon footprint, for example. Just think how it would make your family and friends feel if they knew that, too. These are the independents changing the world for the better. And I can’t wait to introduce you.
Arthouse Unlimited supports artists with complex neuro-diverse and physical support needs. Their bright, colourful and creative work adorns thoughtful gifts that make a difference.
bigmoose coffee company
‘Leaving the world better than they found it’ is the goal and mission of bigmoose coffee co. Their company work to prevent homelessness and suicide in their warm and welcoming coffee shop.
Department Store for the Mind
The world inside your head is a vast terrain that the Department Store For The Mind want to help you explore using their wonderfully insightful collection of stickers, homewares and stationery.
Dream On’s colourful, positive, limited-edition clothes are made with organic cotton and children’s imaginations in mind. As well as starting conversations and being plastic-free, their wares help raise money to fight the issues of today.
Ebury by Fat Macy’s
Ebury by Fat Macy’s is a mission-driven restaurant serving Middle-Eastern-inspired sharing plates. They work with social enterprise Fat Macy’s, which helps people living in temporary accommodation move out of hostels.
E.C.One The Jewellers
With a B Corp certification, Alison and Jos work with a team of talented goldsmiths in Clerkenwell, to create original jewellery that’s sourced responsibly and made in a fair and ethical way.
Electric Daisy Flower Farm
These spectacular blooms aren’t just lovely to look at. Electric Daisy Flower Farm grow organic florals that are free from pesticides and chemical fertilisers on their female-led regenerative flower farm in Somerset.
Fill are encouraging us to clean up our act with their refillable, environmentally friendly cleaning products, all made in their lovely, family-run factory in Northamptonshire.
for peat’s sake!
Removing peat from bogs and using it for compost is bad for the environment. So founder George has created innovative, high quality, peat-free compost made from coconut husk, which means you can treat your garden in a sustainable way.
Founder Elodie repurposes beautiful French tapestries and transforms them into one-of-a-kind jackets that make an original and stylish statement. Such a sustainable and creative way to give a second life to vintage materials.
Make your statement, be the change. That’s the idea behind Fund’s bold, bright, embroidered knitwear. Every jumper sold ‘funds’ 100 school dinners for children in poverty, and supports small independent farmers, too.
Every time you light a Good Candle you can enjoy the fact that your purchase has made a positive difference. 10% of the sale of each one goes to charity, and so these beautifully-packaged candles look good, smell good and do good, too.
A typical cracker gives a second of joy, but Happy Crackers reusable fabric creations are heirlooms that will ensure every celebration doesn’t just look the part but is good for the environment, too. Definitely crackers that are not just for Christmas.
Hip Hip Hooray
Jenny shares illustrated stationery and gifts that celebrate and uplift women whilst also providing life-changing employment for women overcoming serious hardship; so you support positive actions for the sisterhood with every purchase.
Hobbs House Bakery
The Hobbs House Bakery believe there are some things you can’t rush. This year they are celebrating ‘100 Years of Baking’, (their history is just beautiful to read). They baked Bristol’s first organic loaf forty years ago and have since had their own TV show.
The motto of founder/sisters, Ailbhe and Izzy? ‘If you can’t stand up, stand out’. Izzy Wheels collaborates with artists around the world to create colourful wheel covers which transform wheelchairs into self-expressive, fashion statements.
Laura’s #LetsDoLondonBetter campaign captured the capital’s attention. Laura’s art not only spreads positivity and highlights mental health but calls for more opportunities for underrepresented artists, too.
Created by Alice Williams, this remarkable social enterprise gives women experiencing extreme poverty, disadvantage, and violence, training opportunities, employment and hope. As well as empowering people, they create the most amazing cakes and bakes.
Melior is a truly forward-thinking business, spreading positivity all round. They create jobs for people with disabilities and make refillable, bioactive-powered cleaning products to keep toxins out of homes.
One Million Lovely Letters
Championing the power of the written word, One Million Lovely Letters is a community project that sends handwritten letters to heal, mend, comfort and inspire.
Mouth-watering and delicious, Refuge Chocolate’s tasty treats not only provide a welcome alternative to tea and coffee on winter nights, they also help end slavery and support survivors of human trafficking in Northern Ireland.
ROAM by The Drifting Bear Co
If you want to capture a memory of a seaside trip or a romantic proposal, look no further than The Drifting Bear Company. A tree is planted with every product sold and so their personalised prints and gifts are the perfect treasure to mark milestones.
Started by two mums on a mission, Rowdy Kind are making bath times as friendly to the environment as they are to your minis. Their shampoo and body bars are plastic-free, made for sensitive skin and kind to the planet.
Small Stuff UK
If you’re searching for beautiful, ethically-made children’s clothing and toys that you can trace the origins of, look no further. Small Stuff is a leading light in eco-conscious products for little ones and are Planet Mark certified.
The Basket Room
Camilla and Holly at The Basket Room work with small women’s weaving cooperatives across Africa to support them to create ethical baskets and accessories woven with colour, stories and craft.
The Beeswax Wrap Co.
The mission of this award-winning B Corp business? To make a small but positive difference in a kind and thoughtful way. They handcraft their beeswax wraps in such striking designs, it makes giving up plastic a doddle.
The Blurt Foundation
Depression can be a dark and lonely place, but The Blurt Foundation work hard to counteract misunderstandings and misconceptions around mental health with resources that educate and support, with all profits used for this purpose.
The Good Store
Based in Edinburgh, The Good Store was founded by two sisters who have come together with a common passion; the availability of nutritious food and the reduction of waste. They promote plastic-free shopping and give their support to local, female-owned businesses.
The Level Collective
The Level Collective’s clothing is made using wonderfully organic and recycled fabrics. The business aims to inspire our reconnection with nature by encouraging conscious choices and they push for fairness and sustainability as standard in the clothing industry.
Food or art? You’d certainly be forgiven for being confused because these vibrant platters of healthy food by The Plattery arrive as the most stunning collages of deliciousness. Tasting good and doing good, for every platter sold, a meal is donated.
The Positive Post Company
Staying connected to your loved ones in a thoughtful wholesome way is what The Positive Post Company are all about. It’s mail that means more in a world of instant messaging.
The Wood Life Project
Rebuffing the throw-away mindset, The Wood-Life Project’s wooden homewares are made with longevity in mind. They work with prisoners to hand-finish the products and support charitable causes, too.
Known as being the most sustainable way to dress your child in style, Charlotte has built the UK’s first shared wardrobe for kids. Ethical, sustainable and beautiful, thelittleloop’s rental marketplace is a wonderful way to avoid waste.