AMNESTY ETHICALLY-SOURCED CHRISTMAS GIFT CATALOGUE LAUNCHED
‘Amnesty’s gifts are not only for the people receiving them, they also support the local communities who make them’ – Kate Allen
Amnesty International has released its Christmas catalogue full of ethically-sourced and highly imaginative gift ideas.
Items available in the 61-page catalogue this year include Frida Kahlo cushions and tumblers, a diary celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the suffragette movement, a shopping bag made from recycled drinking water sachets in Ghana, olive soaps from the West Bank, a handmade copper lampshade, handknitted fleece-lined slippers, safari animal figurines made from washed up flip flops in Kenya, tote bags, games, toiletries, jewellery and other carefully-chosen stocking-fillers.
All the items in the catalogue are ethically-sourced and many of them are from small local suppliers who support their local communities by providing people with marketable skills and a fair wage.
Animal figurines made from recycled flip flops – colourful and attractive safari animal figures handcrafted in Nairobi from flipflops found littered on beaches in Kenya. The company was founded by Julie Church a former marine scientist, £10.95
Frida Kahlo cushion – back by popular demand, last year’s sell-out cushion embroidered with iconic portrait of the artist, fabulous and bright, £34.50
Frida Kahlo stainless steel tumblers – with three colourful designs each featuring portraits of the artist, £8.95
100 years of Suffragettes diary 2018 – handy, informative and stylish pocket diary with weekly facts, anniversaries, quotes and biographies and ‘purple sash’ ribbon place marker, £9.95
Handknitted slippers – chunky knit, fleece lined, made in Nepal £22.50
Copper lampshade – urban-chic long-hanging ceiling lampshade handmade with pressed copper. Made in India, £18.00
Recycled water sachet bag – made in Ghana from recycled drinking water sachets, strong and durable, ideal for weekly shop, £10.00
Bird paper bunting – elegant white peace dove bunting, handmade in India priced £6.95
Messenger satchel bag – teal, mustard and red recycled leather satchel. Made in India, £42.00
Recycled denim apron – hardwearing and practical, made in Bangladesh, £16.00
Palestinian West Bank olive soaps – Prepared in the traditional way using virgin olive oil. Set of four soaps gift set scented with honey, lemon and milk, £13.95
Dalit beeswax clay pot tealights – beautifully presented gift box of candles poured in clay pots and scented with lavender, made by Dalit people from India, who often face widespread discrimination due to being at the bottom of the Hindu caste system, £8.50
Wear your heart on your waistline with Amnesty candle boxer shorts, in organic cotton with candles all around the waistband in black and white. £19.50 for a set of three
Kate Allen, Amnesty’s UK Director, said:
“Amnesty’s gifts are not only for the people receiving them, they also support the local communities who make them.
“People don’t want to give gifts that come from sweatshops or from child labour and so it’s a relief to know that everything in the catalogue is not only stylish, but ethical and fair trade.”
Amnesty has a no-quibble money-back guarantee and offers free postage for orders over £60.
Further information and products, see www.amnestyshop.org.uk