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Green with envy | Christmas gifts with purpose

With Christmas upon us, here's some great gift ideas from Bristol based Frankly. Imagine a world where you can show your loved ones you care, whilst giving back to others, reaching beyond your circle, making a difference.

Frankly sell products that support other people's lives in some way. Selling products is part of a circular process, which provides strengh to many, but only when the circles are complete. This is why Frankly's customers are so important. Without them making the decision to buy ethically & understand the story behind the items bought there would be a break in the circle & the whole story collapses. 

Through their customers they are able to grow & strengthen the circle. The profits created when you buy a fairly traded, ‘for-good’ product go into widening the circle, supporting the families & wider communities around the producers & driving positive change.

Buying gifts has never been so rewarding! 

Lady Muck Hand Cream

This paraben free, organic hand cream is made in the UK using natural ingredients including argan, avocado and sweet almond oil. Naturally scented with Lavender and Bergamot essential oils.

Description. An ARTHOUSE take on a classically beautiful female form, Lady Muck is Peter Andrews’ artistic vision brought to life in neon pink and rich gold. With a host of natural ingredients including nourishing argan and avocado oils, this rich, easily absorbed moisturiser is a nurturing treat for hardworking hands.

Price £14 per 250ml

Who does it help? 100% of ARTHOUSE Unlimited sales revenue goes back into the artists collective - supporting adults with complex epilepsy and learning disabilities. Striving to challenge perceptions and to create better acceptance and inclusion for all people living with disabilities.

What do customers' say? 

The best! Doris 

'Received a tube of this as a Christmas present (no, not from Emma) and it's the best handcream I've ever used, it's even done wonders for my nails!  Excellent and speedy service from Frankly too.'

 

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Lady Muck Lip Balm

This 10ml paraben free organic based lip balm is made in the UK using naturally derived plant based ingredients including Shea butter, Jojoba oil, Beeswax and Melissa oil (known for its antibacterial properties).

Description

An ARTHOUSE take on a classically beautiful female form, Lady Muck is Peter Andrews’ artistic vision brought to life in neon pink and rich gold. Delicately scented with relaxing lavender & bergamot this nourishing, organic lip balm is a moisturising treat for your lips.

Price  £4.75 per 10ml

Who does it help? 

100% of ARTHOUSE Unlimited sales revenue goes back into the artists collective - supporting adults with complex epilepsy and learning disabilities. Striving to challenge perceptions and to create better acceptance and inclusion for all people living with disabilities.

 

What customers' say? 

Emma : Love it!

I bought this as a gift and the recipient loves it!
Amazing products, packaging and supporting such a great cause makes it even better.

 

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Nathalie Paper Star Kit

A star for life, not just for Christmas!

Description 

As a graphic designer, having an ongoing love affair with pattern, colour and craft, Art Star Founder Jo Hill wanted to come up with a way of adding colour and happiness to interior spaces that was sustainable, affordable and could be enjoyed all year round. Each paper star acknowledges an artist that Jo admire's, Faith Ringgold, David Hockney, Sonia Delaunay, Adrian Ghenie, Grayson Perry and Nathalie du Pasquier. 

Each star measures 35cm across from tip to tip and is around 8cm deep.

Printed in the UK on 120gsm Fedrigoni Arcoprint (an FSC certified uncoated paper).

Each star kit comes packaged in a patterned paper envelope with an instruction sheet & will take around 15 minutes to transform from flat to fabulous!

Price £9.00

Who does it help? 

10% of Art Star's profits are donated to the Independent Food Aid Network who support and connect a range of independent frontline food aid organisations. Founder Jo supports IFAN's vision of a country which doesn’t need emergency food aid and in which good food is accessible to all. And every star purchase you make helps to support this too. 

 

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Wedgie Door Stopper

Christoph Wedgie doorstop is hand stamped with a Wedgie logo and comes with his character description sticker attached to the back.

Description 

Each Wedgie is hand-painted and handcrafted out of quality Alstonia wood. The paint used is a durable matte paint and is incredibly scratch resistant - these Wedgies are made to last.

Please note: The hand painted nature of these pieces means that some slight variation in colour, design and form is to be expected.

Size: (L) 21.5cm x (W) 4cm x (H) 3.5cm

Price £16.00

Who does it help? 

Wedgie are proud to be part of an incentive scheme based in Sri Lanka aimed at the empowerment of men and women based in rural areas of the country. Unpainted doorstops are delivered directly to employees’ houses, along with paints, brushes and tools. Once painted and completed, the Wedgies are paid for on collection. This allows people in rural communities the convenience of earning an income whilst going about their daily routines.

 

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Upcycled leather hanging basket

Perfect as hanging planters, you can also use these for extra storage where surface space is lacking!

Description

Hand-crafted leather basket made by Be For Change with salvaged British bovine leather. Each basket diverts about 800 square centimeters of leather from landfill. Suitable for plant pots up to 10cm diameter, and a load up to 700gr.

Each basket is made from off-cuts by Ana and features cuts with different leather grains and small imperfections - meaning that no two baskets will ever look the same.

Suitable for a load of up to 700gr

Dimensions: diameter- 13cm x depth - 10cm (roughly!)

Price £40.00

Who does it help?

‘Waste is a failure in Creativity’ - Be For Change lack neither: they source materials being wasted at an industrial level and create useful products made to last. Diverting quality materials from landfill, using them to make beautiful products with a positive social impact.

 

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Recycled Bike Inner Tube Slim-lined wallet

Made from recycled inner tubes & embossed with the Cycle of Good logo, each wallet tells a story of the miles it has seen.

Description 

Waterproof & vegan friendly this is a slimmer version of Cycle of Good's traditional wallet, fitting perfectly in the back pocket of your jeans, or in your cycle jersey pouch! Designed to carry folded notes, it also has three additional sections for carrying cards and the stretchy nature of inner tube means you can cram a lot in. 

Made from recycled inner tubes & embossed with the Cycle of Good logo, each wallet tells a story of the miles it has seen. Each one is unique, some with a puncture repair patch or manufacturers marks.

Approx Size: 8.5cm x 11cm

Due to the handmade nature of this product slight variations in size, colour & style may occur. 

Price £15.50

Who does it help? 

Cycle of Good is part of a social enterprise supporting one of the poorest communities in the world. Creating beautiful products by re-purposing waste bicycle inner tubes & coffee sacks, Cycle of Good provides a sustainable & fair income for their tailors, using the profits to support 2000 local vulnerable children. A true cycle of good!

 

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Hand made brass 'Sura' drop earrings

This trio shaped stud explores the juxtaposition of shape verses texture with an elegant touch of free movement.

Description 

A delicate brass three bean shape fusing multiple brass wire techniques. This trio shaped stud explores the juxtaposition of shape verses texture with an elegant touch of free movement. Materials used: 

  • Brass Wire Beans

  • Brass Rectangle Bar

  • Sterling Silver Ear Post

Drop: 4cm, Width: 2.2cm

Please note that these earrings are handmade from natural materials,  each piece is unique & so there may be slight variations in size & colour.

Price £25.50

Who does it help? 

Hand-made in Uganda by four remarkable women - Cathy, Regina, Scovia & Fedy - each piece of Voice jewellery you buy forms part of an incredible EMPOWERMENT CYCLE. Through design, training & fair, sustainable wages you are helping this circle grow ever wider - allowing the training of more women & the education of their children.

 

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Upcycled Leather Coaster - Beige

Coasters cut from leather waste, hand-sanded, with traditionally fire-sealed cut edges.

Description 

Coasters cut from leather waste, hand-sanded, with traditionally fire-sealed cut edges. Edges might include cut details from its previous use, as shown in the pictures. These coaster are soft and malleable, lightweight and easy to clean with just a wet cloth. The swede on the reverse gives them a non-slip surface, while the leather front is water-repellent.

This leather comes from the automotive industry and has been tested to meet the highest automotive health and safety standards, meaning it is very chemically stable. It is safe to be in close contact with children and pets, however please note these aren’t toys and are not meant to be chewed on.

Dimensions - 12cm x 10cm (ish!!)

Price £14.50  (Sold in sets of 5)

 

Who do they help?

 ‘Waste is a failure in Creativity’ - Be For Change lack neither: they source materials being wasted at an industrial level and create useful products made to last. Diverting quality materials from landfill, using them to make beautiful products with a positive social impact.

 

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Hand-Knitted Mermaid Doll

This mermaid will be a constant companion - tactile, soft & hand-knitted from 100% soft cotton yarn

Description

Handmade and fair trade, she changes lives!
• Encourages creative play
• Machine washable (VERY important!)
• No plastic!
• Individual. All Pebble Toys dolls are 100% handmade so no 2 dolls are alike

Fair trade, handmade and suitable from birth.

Approximate size: length approx. 30cm, width approx. 14cm NOTE: Single doll, large only. 

All Pebble toys are handmade so sizes can vary significantly. Dimensions are given as a guide only. 

Price £30.00 

Who does it help? 

Hand-crocheted in Bangladesh, the production of Pebble Toys' quirky, soft cotton toys has changed the lives of thousands of women to date. When you purchase a Pebble Toys product, you are helping disadvantaged women in rural Bangladesh support their families and keep them together.

 

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Baby Board Book - Magnificent Animals from Above and Below the Ocean

A great parenting tool to inspire a love of reading from an early age and create moments to cherish.

Description 

In this book, find 12 animals who live in and around our oceans. From the seahorse, to the whale shark, to albatrosses and giant octopus, enjoy sharing these picture books with babies and toddlers to help stimulate their development and inspire an early love of wildlife.

The perfect size and shape for little fingers and will withstand a good bit of chewing and throwing, our board books are designed to last from birth through the toddler years and beyond.

Made from FSC certified paper using soy ink.

The book is 150mm x 150mm x 18mm. Approx weight is 285g.

There are 12 internal pages and there is a map on the inside cover to illustrate where the animals are from.

Price £30.00

Who does it help? 

"Our mission is to inspire the next generation of animal lovers and conservationists from as early an age as possible". Created by Graphic Designer, mum and animal lover Ruth Bradford, The Little Black & White Book Project donates 25% of their profits to wildlife and conservation charities. A little something back to the animals that inspired them.

25% of profits from the sale of this books will be donated to Plastic Oceans UK. Foreword by the charity.

 

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Frankly x LW Circle Tee

Printed on 100% organic cotton our t-shirt features the iconic Frankly circle.

Description 

Printed on 100% organic cotton our t-shirt features the iconic Frankly circle, the circle that is at the center of everything that we do. By becoming part of this circle you are helping to change lives, empower women & widen the circles reach. 

A unisex fit for a relaxed look, simply roll the sleeves (if that's your thing) & throw on with some denim. 

  • 100% ring-spun combed cotton
  • Fairly manufactured - GOTS & Fairwear certified
  • Bristol printed using water based inks
  • 15% of every sale goes to Lovewelluk

Sizing: This is a unisex fit, size up or down depending on the look you like. 

Size guide - chest size:

XS - 36" // S - 38" // M - 41" // L - 43" // XL - 45.5" 

Price £20.00

Who does it help? 

Frankly is proud to be supporting Lovewell with sales from our very first t-shirt. Lovewell is a Bristol based charity that supports women escaping all coerced forms of the sex trade. Lovewell gives women who want an escape route the option by providing them with new skills. 

 

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Recycled Soft Cover A5 Notebook – Ideas Blue

These beautifully illustrated Deep Blue Idea’s sketchbooks are made from 100% recycled and sustainable materials with ideas embossed in gold to the front cover.

A great addition to any studio this sketch book is ethically produced with plain FSC certified paper ideal for sketching and note taking. Covers made from recycled paper and 30% recycled citrus pulp.

  • A5 (150 X 210 mm).
  • 100% recycled covers
  • Plain paper.
  • FSC certified paper

Price £10

Who does it help? 

VENT for Change support children's education charities worldwide. Money from every piece of stationery sold goes to support 'Share a Pencil Day' a global education awareness day for UK school children & the 'Ambassador for Change' program providing free pencils to those who need them most. VENT for Change's Bright Futures Project helps to fund Plan International UK's worldwide education projects.

What customers' say

Alice says : A lovely sized notebook perfect for your handbag and so nice to buy something that supports education charities :)

 

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