Deck the Halls with Kindness: 12 Ethical Christmas Decorations

Immerse yourself completely in the holiday spirit with these 12 ethical options for decorating both your home and yourself this season!

A Season for Horses Celadon Ceramic Ornaments from Novica – This stunning pair of horses were handcrafted by Duangkamol Srisukri, an artisan based in Thailand working under fair trade conditions
Recycled Motherboard Ornaments from The Rainforest Site – Not only will your tree look uber unique with these high tech decorations, but you’ll also have that warm fuzzy feeling from saving these beauties from landfill 😀
Upcycled Sweater Mittens by Sweater Scrapyard – These mittens for perfect for northern hemisphere kittens! Sad old sweaters have been transformed into super cute hand-warmers
Reclaimed Sail Stockings by Katherine Rasmussen for Branch – These fabulous and sustainable chic stockings have been handcrafted in Brooklyn from reclaimed sailboat sails! You can keep them in classic red and white or decorate them yourself however you please 🙂
Fawn Decoration and Brooch by Oh Blackbird – This delightful fellow is made from upcycled materials and he’s simply giddy with anticipation at the possibility of gambolling about your pretty tree. If he’s very well behaved you can ever take him out to parties as a brooch 😉
Recycled Sweater Snowmen by Craftinator – These snowmen are 100% adorable and 0% abominable! Lovingly brought to life from old sweaters to add cheer to your home
Advent Calendar Pack by Edgar’s Mission – This is the perfect cruelty-free pack for households who love critters! Munch away on your delicious dairy-free fair trade advent chocolates while admiring the 365 days of kindness calendar – all while wearing your ‘I’m a Hero for Animals’ badge
Animal Menagerie African Ornaments from VivaTerra – Wow check out these colourful characters! Crafted from factory end fabric by female artisans in South Africa, the additional income enables them to work from home while raising their children
Gingerbread Snackpack by Gingerbread Folk – Keep up your energy levels during all this holiday fun with these vegan gingerbread people, which come in a biodegradable pack!
Haitian Recycled Steel Ornaments from the GreaterGood Network – These beautiful looking ornaments also carry a beautiful message. Live. Love. Laugh. Haitian artisans of Croix des Bouquets have created these decorations using recycled steel oil drums in an incredibly green process. On top of all this, each purchase generates an additional donation to assist with earthquake relief efforts in Haiti
Boxed Christmas Cards from Earth Greetings – Now that you’re in the holiday mood, why not drop your loved ones a special message on these gorgeous cards made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper. The stunning designs have been printed with vegetable ink via a carbon neutral process and with every purchase a donation goes toward planting a tree!
Garland of Jute Stars from The Dharma Door – I really like these beautifully simple yet incredibly eye-catching decorations. They’ve been handcrafted by fair trade artisans in Vietnam from sustainable materials

 

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