Support our Work For Good partners this Christmas
Self-taught woodworker Sean Tolram started Woodwork Matters from his London studio last summer, and this unique, high quality wood tree ornament will stand the test of time in your home. Sean diverts scrap wood from landfill and turns it into gorgeous things for your home, and has committed to donating 5% of all sales to Friends of the Earth to help us protect the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. https://woodworkmatters.co.uk/
Tomorrow Creates is a fashion brand for stylish activists, who use their platform to amplify voices for change, education and community engagement. They've always believed that businesses should be built with a mission to do good, whether it’s making their customers more aware of our society or raising money for causes they believe in, such as local homeless charities, the Black Lives Matter movement and Friends of the Earth. Their mission is to bring the values we espouse in our personal lives to the clothing we wear. https://tomorrowcreates.com/
Cristallo Di Luna is a uniquely distilled gin using crystal elixirs, infused with 16 ethically sourced ingredients. They are passionate about nature and contributing towards a green recovery, promising to donate 5% of company profits to Friends of Earth. Their future vision alongside their donations is to plant a tree for every bottle that they sell. https://www.crystal-gin.com/
Oakdale Bees is an apiary and wild meadow field close to the Royal Windsor forest. Founder, Elisabeth, has fulfilled a lifelong passion to care and work with bees. In the company’s early days, the house was filled with the sweet smell of warm beeswax, which she discovered make superb candles, food wraps, and even lotions, balms and soap. Their sustainable food wraps are attractive, eco-friendly and effective by locking in food freshness and are hugely versatile. 100% natural and fun, what is not to love? They sell beeswax wraps in various sizes, with bright and bold prints and help the bees further by supporting Friends of the Earth with each sale they make. https://www.oakdalebees.co.uk/
Jesseco Designs is all about raising awareness of endangered wildlife, with their unique designs and hand-drawn illustrations appearing on organic clothing, greetings cards and art prints. Their focus is on less well-known or less ‘cute’ animals that they feel deserve some attention too, such as the Flat-headed Cat or Volcano Rabbit that can be found in their A-Z of Endangered Mammals. With sustainability and a healthy future for nature at the heart of what we do, all of our products donate £1 to environmental charities like Friends of the Earth. https://jessecodesigns.teemill.com/
Green Businesses NOT Green Washing
Friends of the Earth is dedicated to protecting the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We lead campaigns locally and nationally to promote real solutions to the climate crisis and mass extinction of nature. We get results, too: we're the reason that green recycling bin is on your doorstep. We helped secure the world's first ever Climate Change Act in 2008, and in 2019 we helped stop fracking in its tracks. This month is especially important for the climate as Global Leaders meet in Glasgow to decide on the planet's future at COP26.
However, while the climate is in the news so are all the polluting companies who have helped edge the planet closer to a catastrophic tipping point - this is called Greenwashing - and many of the companies are promoting their so-called green credentials while avoiding making real world change.
Through Work For Good you can support small, ethical businesses that are making positive changes to help the planet. Here are a few of our favourites.
Oliver Twist Designs - a bespoke jeweller who donate 5% to Friends of the Earth
Phoebe Jewellery - a designer who incorporates the natural world into her work
TwoBirds Art - a graphic artist who creates gorgeous posters and hangable wall-art for charity
Cuidar Clothing - a sustainable clothing brand
Join the reusable revolution
Whilst travelling the world, Moon Bottles founder Lynette saw first-hand the problems we are all experiencing with sustainability and waste. Single-use plastics are a big source of pain for the planet, so imagine how many of them end up thoughtlessly discarded, whether in landfills, sea water or burning fumes into the air. Offering 100% reusable alternatives, guaranteed to last forever, Moon Bottles are the perfect solution, and they kindly donate a percentage of their profits to Friends of the Earth via Work For Good! You can even get your own personalised Moon Bottle delivered in their brand new compostable mailer bags https://moonbottles.co.uk/