Roses are red, violets are blue, we love the planet and you can too!
Whether you go all out romance on Valentine’s day, or opt to keep it a little less commercial, we’ve got you covered.
These beautiful gifts from small, ethical and sustainable brands will show you really care.
HEARTBREAKER SUSPENDER BELT
Made to Order – Reclaimed Fabric – Ethically Made
ColieCo believe that sexy, confidence-boosting lingerie should be accessible to all – and we couldn’t agree more! This gorgeous suspender belt is handmade to order with custom sizing so you get the perfect fit. With a choice of 12 bold and vibrant prints, and super cute heart-shaped adjusters, we love the little details on this suspender belt, with matching panties and bra available too.
£33.78, from ColieCo Lingerie
ORGANIC COTTON TRUNKS
Organic – Fairtrade – Buy One Give Two
These super soft smart yet relaxed trunks from Y.O.U Underwear are a gifting staple. They are made with certified Organic, Fairtrade and PETA-approved cotton, are ethically produced in India and are super comfortable. Plus, for every pair you buy, two pairs of underwear are donated to charity Smalls For All, helping to tackle period poverty. What’s not to love?
£17, from YOU Underwear
RASPBERRY & WHITE CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUTS
Vegan – Organic – Palm Oil Free
Say it with snacks! These freshly baked raspberry doughnuts are the perfect treat for your vegan valentine – with a light and squishy texture, filled with tangy raspberries and glazed with white chocolate and natural beetroot power to give them this pretty pink colour.
£19, from Nummy
RED ROSE SCARF
Handmade – Fair Trade – Organic Cotton
This handmade organic cotton scarf is beautifully soft and very versatile, with a beautiful red rose print perfect for your flower-loving valentine! There’s even a code on the label so you can explore the sustainable processes used to make it, and get to know the people behind the product.
FISTRAL BEACH ANCHOR BRACELET
Handmade – Recycled From Ghost Fishing Nets
These stunning bracelets are handmade from ‘ghost’ fishing nets – the biggest cause of ocean plastic pollution – collected from the Cornish coast. Each one is named after the beach where the net it’s made from was found, and by wearing it you not only ensure that the plastic never re-enters the sea, you also help fund more beach cleans too!
£29.99, from Behaviour Change Cornwall
TWO DOZEN RED ROSES
Fairtrade – Recycled Packaging
These 24 romantically red roses are interlaced with lush parvi eucalyptus for a subtle yet scintillating aroma. Each bouquet is hand-tied, Fairtrade and unique. Arena Flowers have earned a perfect 100 score for three years running in the Ethical Company Index, making them the UK’s most ethical florist. They don’t send any waste to landfill, all packaging is free from single-use plastic, and for every bunch of flowers sold, they plant two trees.
£55, from Arena Flowers
Handmade – Recyclable Packaging
These luxurious filled chocolate hearts come in three delicious flavours: dark chocolate with raspberry, white chocolate with passion fruit and milk with caramel hearts. The boxes can be personalised with your own romantic message, and each box carries the story of how this product gives back too. These chocolates fund the Making Positive Changes Programme, which is open to any woman who’s touched the Scottish justice system and puts them on a path of personal development, learning and economic wellbeing. This kind of support and guidance offers a brighter future and breaks the cycle of reoffending.
£24.95, from Social Supermarket
Handmade – Every Purchase Plants A Tree
A charming bumble bee necklace made by us in solid sterling silver using traditional jewellery-making techniques. The pendant hangs on an 18” trace chain which sits stunningly just below the collar bones. This necklace is a cute choice to finish off any outfit, with matching pieces also available.
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