December Newsletter

Image: Wires x Vivienne Westwood

As we emerge from lockdown, we’re looking forward to the Holidays and coveting beautiful items that made us smile.

Tis the season to be jolly. Easier said than done in 2020. But we’re getting into the festive spirit with some conscious gift giving. Check out our guides to sustainable and ethical gifts to buy your loved ones this year. We’ll also be doing some clothes swapping and bidding on some designer treasures.

Wires x Vivienne Westwood Masks

If you’re a glasses wearer then face masks are certainly your nemesis! Lets face it, fogged up specs are not sexy! Wires have partnered with Vivienne Westwood to create an ingenious face mask that hangs from your glasses. No more annoying nose slippage. The limited edition designs have been created to benefit Cool Earth, Women’s Aid and The Black Curriculum charities. Wires was founded as a zero waste opticals brand so teaming up with eco Queen Westwood is a match made in heaven. You can buy them now via Maiyet.com

Mask, £25, Wires x Vivienne Westwood at Maiyet

December Newsletter Wires x Vivienne Westwood Mask
December Newsletter Style With Substance LastObject Isabel Aagaard

Style With Substance Is Back

Part two of season two is back and so far we have been loving your reactions. Host and Founder Lucy Kebbell has been speaking to more exciting and interesting experts in the field of sustainability. This week we’re bringing you her chat with Isabel Aagaard, co founder of future reusables brand LastObject. Catch up on previous episodes with Sophie Slater from Birdsong and Natasha Buchler from Akojo Market by subscribing to Style With Substance today.

Pastel Candles

Who doesn’t love a good candle? This Winter, why not add a pastel pop to your table with these beautiful and stylish candles. From Foam’s funky bubble shaped candle, to hand dipped artistry at Fairholme and beautiful pastel sets from Sugar and Cement. Your tablescape will be the talk of the evening.

Lockdown Clothes Swapping

During lockdown we have really missed being about to attend clothes swaps. So we’re over the moon to discover that NLWA (North London Waste Authority) and Love Not Landfill are hosting virtual ones this month. Although the swaps are only available to those living in North London, everyone is welcome to join in the weekly insta live conversations featuring sustainable influencers and journalists. If you want to swap simply download the Nu Wardrobe app now. Head to the NLWA website for a schedule of online events. Previous speakers have included Lauren Bravo (image right) and Thrift Queen Lola.

December Newsletter Lauren Bravo Love Not Landfill
December Newsletter Rites Designers Against Inequality Auction

Rites – Designers against Inequality Auction

Charities suffered greatly during this years pandemic with many struggling to raise money through their usually successful campaigns. Rites is a preloved designer destination that encourages sellers to donate the money they raise to various charities. This month they are teaming up with incredible household fashion designers to bring you ‘Designers Against Inequality Auction’. For one day only, you can bid on over 150 luxury items from brands such as Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler and more. All proceeds will go to the Steven Lawrence Charitable Trust. 

12th December 2020 10am, you can sign up now to preview the catalogue

Birgit Toke Tauke Frietman x Aardes 

It goes without saying that 2020 has been hard. And if we’ve learnt anything it’s that letting go and allowing nature to take it’s course is always the healthiest thing to do. Jeweller Birgit Toke Tauke Frietman and shirt brand Aardes have collaborated on a limited edition jewellery collection that perfectly encapsulates this feeling. The earring is created from recycled gold and featuring a healing moss agate stone and a bunch of dried flowers. As the flowers decay they leave behind the form of the earring, revealing the stone in it’s glory.  It’s a wearable piece of art, which reminds us that nothing is forever and the beauty of life is in the changes. 

Earring (sold as single), £145, Birgit Toke Tauke Frietman x Aardes

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Gifting Sustainably

If you’re anything like us here at TV HQ, you’re probably panicking that you’re running out of shopping days before Christmas. Stop, take a deep breath. The Holidays are about so much more than gift giving. Why not think how you can make someone smile another way. Baking bread, making cards or just simply spending time with people are all fabulous ways to show you care. If you do want to buy gifts, then make a plan and buy consciously. Here are a few of our gift guides to help inspire you, along with a guide to sustainable presents for £20 or under.

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