We only work with eco-friendly brands that use suppliers with the same mindset. Our partners have been carefully chosen, selling only ethical vegan products on MettaLife.
Making the choice to purchase from and use eco-friendly, ethical and vegan companies is something we can all work towards.
Looking at new Eco-friendly brands
We consider a few different factors;
Whether brands are using recycled, recyclable, or biodegradable materials in their products and packaging. If they are completely vegan and cruelty-free.
We look at brands investing in energy-saving and waste-reducing methods throughout their manufacturing process.
With many of our small eco-friendly brands doing much more to work with Fair Trade organisations and environmental non-profit.
Here are 4 of our favourite sustainable brands:
Loft and Daughter – Ethical Jewellery
Founder Katie began this wonderful sustainable brand after realising that for many years she had been part of the massive problem, always pushing for cheaper products that will be delivered faster. For the vast volumes that would eventually find their way to landfill.
This took her on a journey across the world, in search of how she could play her part in making the planet a little better, not worse.
While traveling amongst chaos of India with its magic and artistry a seedling of inspiration began. Loft & Daughter was born, Katie was determined that each of her products would have a positive impact on people and the planet.
Environmental and social kindness was to be the heartbeat of her ethical brand and the purpose for it.
With every piece of Loft and Daughters vegan jewellery, you can be sure that the following practices have been followed in the making process.
Respectful treatment of artisans – safe working conditions and fair wages.
Social and economic uplift – to provide dignified livelihoods.
Helping to create opportunities – for disadvantaged producers to increase their standard of living.
Supporting and empowering – the most vulnerable women in society to become self-sustainable through equal employment opportunities.
Handmade Ethical and Fair-trade Jewellery
Helping to minimise our environmental footprint by using recycled, sustainable or organic materials wherever possible. By encouraging traditional handicraft techniques and processes, unique products are handcrafted in small batches. This is a true celebration of workmanship passed down through generations.
Loft and Daughter always promise to be transparent. They admit that there is always more they can do but are committed to being as socially and environmentally conscious as possible.
As of March 2020, all Loft and Daughter’s jewellery is produced in ‘eco-silver’ Recycled silver which is sourced from wastage in the artisan’s workshops.
When buying jewellery for yourself or a sustainable gift for a loved one, Loft and Daughter is truly a source of great joy, inspiring us all to purchase with a purpose.
Siyana London – Vegan Gifts Brand
Megha Shah, founder of Siyana London has created this sustainable vegan brand selling handcrafted vegan fashion gifts and accessories.
Siyana meaning ‘protection’ in Arabic, is also a village in the state of Rajasthan, India, Siyana is an ode to the ancestral village of Megha’s family.
In India, the handloom industry has been threatened by the growth of power looms, Siyana London began for the love to nurture and support these traditional weaving techniques.
Megha, who for many years has had a passion for ethically produced fashion, was excited with the idea of hand-woven textiles and the positive impact it would have on local people.
By working with local talent to create a better future and practicing fair trade, every vegan gift sold by Siyana tells a personal story of the artistes from distinct parts of India. Positively impacting the lives of these artisans.
Sustainable Handcrafted Stories
Skilled women artisans from Maheshwar – Madhya Pradesh contribute to Siyana eclectic scarves collection. Working closely with them under the Gudi Mudi project, these women work towards spinning and weaving locally grown organic cotton. Much of their yarn dyeing is organic too. The cloth they weave currently sells in more than fifteen countries around the world.
Their operations in Pondicherry are associated with Madhuri weavers, a collective that works closely with organic cotton farmers. Under the Paruti program (meaning cotton in Tamil), Upasana sustainable business collaborative striving to protect and promote the fragile cotton communities of Tamil Nadu.
Siyana’s association with a non-profit group in Chhindwara – a village in Madhya Pradesh strongly believes in the sustainability of the craft and its importance to future civilization. It helps facilitate the interactions between a buyer and producer that help both parties to attain their business and social goals while being a conscious citizen.
Little Flower Khadi Village leprosy rehabilitation centre is located on the border between India and Nepal in Raxaul, Bihar and provides men and women — who would otherwise find it difficult to find work because of their association with leprosy — with vital employment.
You can discover a large selection of sustainably handmade scarves and bags from Siyana London best eco-friendly and sustainable brands on MettaLife.
Honeypie Minerals – Vegan and Cruelty-free Mineral Makeup
Award winning Honeypie minerals is a vegan cosmetic brand. Founded by Claudia in 2012, she is committed to bringing us natural makeup gift sets helping us feel naturally beautiful and confident.
Creating a range of eco-friendly mineral makeup products that work and contain only the finest vegan and ethically sourced ingredients.
Honeypie minerals are 100% cruelty-free and against all animal testing, they only support companies and suppliers who share their beliefs. By using these mineral powders, you will achieve excellent coverage and colour that is breathable.
All their makeup gifts are freshly mixed, blended and packaged in the UK.
Packaged in eco-friendly packaging such as FSC-certified recyclable cardboard boxes, biodegradable paper tape and compostable pellets.
You can find these vegan beauty gifts on MettaLife.
Zo Tea – Organic Luxury Tea
Zo Tea brings us luxury organic tea to help promote health and wellbeing, a vegan UK based, independent company.
Zoe the founder decided to share her love of excellent organic tea, after finding relief from suffering from digestive problems for many years.
To share the benefits, she found from blends of good tea, Zo Tea was born, promoting general wellbeing these organic blends will be kind to our bodies long term.
Expertly blended to deliver the full benefits of the ingredients, promoting organic tea rituals, with carefully designed blends to help encourage wellness.
Making sure her products are vegan and Eco-friendly is important to Zoe, she only uses recyclable packaging.
Being sustainable is also at the top of her list of priorities, sourcing organic ingredients from farms that practice environmentally responsible farming methods, with good working conditions.
All her products are 100% natural and certified organic. Containing only the absolute best ingredients without any use of chemical fertilisers or pesticides.
Every blend is hand mixed and packaged in small fresh batches, delivering the highest quality and unique enjoyment of organic tea.
You can enjoy the Zo Tea range from MettaLife.
If you are looking for a sustainable eco-friendly gift, look no further.
MettaLife has so many ethical vegan products and gifts, for more inspiration when searching for your vegan gifts have a read of our blog and find gifts suitable for everyone and every occasion.
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