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First 4 Hampers

Owned by Lanchester Wine Cellars Unit 2 Greencroft Estate, Stanley, Durham DH9 7XP, it has been a family owned business for over 31 years. They strive to offer a unique gift service, with a bespoke selection of specialty foods available for next weekday delivery to most locations in the UK. When they are sourcing goods, whether it is a type of food or packaging for the hampers they aim to be as ethical as possible. In order to promote healthy living, they aim to sell foods without harmful additives. They strive to offer as many fair trade products as possible. Their fresh fruit is GM free. They give preference to independent manufacturers who do not sell their goods to large multiples. Preferences are given to manufacturers who offer recyclable packaging. Their gift baskets and hampers use recyclable fillers and outers, and their aim is to have 100% of their packaging recyclable or reusable. The advantage to this criteria is that the recipient of your gift is getting something truly special- a beautifully packaged food gift filled with specialty foods sourced from the UK, Ireland and Europe.

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Forgotten Tribes

They're a fashion retailer that specialises in exotic clothing, inspired by Yoga, well-being and festival spirit. All their goods are designed in their London office and manufactured in either Thailand, India or Nepal. They are proud to provide fair wages and ethical work conditions to all their workforce. Many of their goods are handmade and fair trade, and use up-cycled traditional indigenous fabrics.

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Frilly by Lily

London born jewellery designer Lily McCallin founded Frilly By Lily in 2006. Now based in her studio overlooking the river Lea, Lily spends her days designing and making fine jewellery collections and bespoke pieces using Perspex, gemstones, gold and silver. What excites and inspires Lily most is rich colour. Vibrant gemstones play a central part in her work, as does light reflecting Perspex. She is driven to create clever ways to showcase colour; often sculpting precious metals to create different textures, finishes and settings. Frilly By Lily was born in 2006, when Lily developed a passion for collecting and reworking discarded vintage and costume jewellery into modern wearable items. For years she would give new life to odd and broken costume jewellery. This hobby quickly became an obsession and a full time job and over time Lily developed a desire to create jewellery that she could design and make from scratch. Lily attended silversmithing classes at Morley College, but most of Lily’s jewellery making skills are self taught. Plenty of blood, sweat and tears have gone into learning how to make jewellery the hard way. Lily studied for her degree in Graphic Design at Falmouth College of Arts. She takes pride in using these skills for her branding, packaging and other printed material. How the jewellery is made: they work in a variety of ways, depending on what suits the design itself; most of their works are made either by hand or with the use of 3D printing technology; they then employ the specialist skills of casters and stone setters to reproduce their work in small batches. Sustainability: Frilly By Lily was born from a passion to create beautiful things that are made under fair working conditions and with sensitivity to the environment; they use fairtrade gold for all of their jewellery upon customer request, and their future collections (new designs from September 2016) will be solely fairtrade gold; their diamonds and gemstones are sourced from conscientious suppliers upon customer request and future collections (new designs from September 2016) will be based around a fully traceable diamond and gemstone supply chain; currently all of their jewellery is made using metals that are are 50% recycled on average (customers can also request for their items to be made using 100% recycled gold and silver); as everything is manufactured and assembled in London and Birmingham, they are supporting their home economy and their carbon footprint is minimal. Bespoke Jewellery Service: they always encourage customers to commission bespoke pieces and take pride in providing customer service that is approachable and reliable.

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From Babies with Love

They sell beautiful, ethically sourced baby products. For newborns, first birthdays, baby showers, maternity leave or a special treat, choose your beautiful baby clothes and leave the finishing touches for your special gift to them. Whilst they work to get your baby clothes to you, they're also working to help abandoned children all over the world. Buying gorgeous clothes for a beautiful baby is one of life’s pleasures. But too many babies in the world have no one to give them clothes, or anything else. So at From Babies with Love, they do things differently. Every penny of profit from their unique, ethically sourced designs goes to SOS Children, to build and run children’s villages around the world. And in these safe, happy places, abandoned and orphaned children can grow up in a loving family. They started this company to make a difference. And with every piece of clothing that you buy, you are too.

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Genetic Los Angeles

Embodies the creative spirit of Los Angeles through effortless style that is avant-garde, modern, and chic. Their story in one of undone minimalism in a sophisticated, artistic view of denim fashion. The company is committed to continue producing premium jeans fashion in the best denim manufacturing city in the world, Los Angeles. There are no better jeans than jeans made in the USA and there is no better city to make jeans than LA. Maintaining a low carbon footprint by using state of the art equipment, research low water and waterless wash processes, reduce garment production waste and facilitating recycling of old jeans is a priority for Genetic Denim. By having all the denim production done in-house, they maintain control of the design and quality and are able to keep their prices reasonable compared to other luxury jeans brands. Genetic offers a variety of fashion jeans for women in different fabrics, colours and washes. Best selling bodies are Shya skinny and Riley bootcut jeans.

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Goldsmiths

Business with more than 230 years of tradition and experience. Their first showroom opened in Newcastle in 1778, and it’s still trading today on the very same site. There have been many notable achievements for Goldsmiths. They were the jewellers who made the Rugby League Trophy, and they were the UK’s first appointed stockist of Rolex watches. Today, Goldsmiths is the largest quality jeweller in the UK, with showrooms in every major town and city from Aberdeen to Torquay, as well as five in Northern Ireland. They also operate the largest distribution network for Rolex, Cartier, Omega, Gucci and many other reputable watch brands. Even though they’re bigger, they still put customers first and have the finest selection of diamond jewellery, jewellery brands and fashion and prestige watches in their showrooms. Leading brands include Rolex, Omega, TAG Heuer, Breitling and Canadian Ice. Goldsmiths is committed to being an environmentally conscious and responsible retailer. Their commitments: raw materials (they comply with the relevant international laws and industry regulations when sourcing their products and insist on written guarantees from suppliers that their products conform with international regulations); endangered species (they occasionally sell products made from specialist skins and exotic woods and they insist that suppliers provide them with written guarantees that these products comply with the international laws and industry regulations); reducing their contribution to climate change (they will quantify the energy, fuel and water used in their business and develop and implement an action plan to achieve year-on-year reductions); minimising waste (they will continue to take steps to reduce packaging in their supply chain and increase the re-use and recycling of materials).

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Gusti Leather

Fair and transparent production of leather products. Transparency and fairness are top priorities at Gusti Leather. Their Gusti Leder nature products are hand-made by family-run businesses and are tanned and dyed using 100% natural material. The production is completely ecological and sustainable. Their Gusti Leder studio products focus on practicality. These products are produced in certified factories and are tanned using chromium salt. This ensures that the leather they use is robust and their products can be used for years to come.

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Habitat Aid

Supplies whatever you need for habitat restoration or new native planting schemes. They sell high quality British native trees, plants and aquatic plants, seeds and heritage fruit trees, which they source through their community of small specialist UK nurseries and growers. They also offer planting, seeding and management services. They have close links to a number of UK conservation charities, to whom they donate half their profits from online sales. Many of these are also clients, including Buglife, the British Beekeepers' Association and Butterfly Conservation. They also increasingly work with corporate clients and landscape and ecology professionals. Clients include the Co-op, Friends of the Earth, Hillier’s Nurseries, Nestle, M&S, Noble Foods, Solar Century, Good Energy and government organisations the Forestry Commission, the Environment Agency and the Highways Agency. Habitat Aid ("HAL") started trading in May 2009. It is run by Nick Mann from his home in Somerset. Nick co-founded and ran an investment management firm from 1998 to 2008 specialising in Japanese smaller companies. His interests include beekeeping, cricket and hedge laying. He is a trustee of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. 'Habitat Aid' is a registered trade mark.

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Hamper Gifts

Independent, family-run business established in 2005. They create beautiful gift hampers filled with food and drink of the highest quality. Their hampers are available year-round and they deliver throughout the UK and Ireland. Whether you're buying a one-off gift for a friend or need to impress in the corporate world, you'll be sure to find something suitable in their wide selection of gifts. Every hamper is designed from scratch by their expert team, who comb the UK, Europe and beyond for the very best food, drink and packaging. Quite simply, they aim to achieve the wow factor with every order they send out. They're based in St Albans, where they create and gift-wrap every single hamper by hand. Items are then carefully packed before being delivered by a reputable, tracked and signed-for service, which means you can always see where your order is and be confident of it arriving on time. They're proud to offer a range of hampers with a difference. While they do create some superb traditional lidded hampers, the majority of their hampers are presented in open baskets and hand tied with ribbon. Their food hampers and gift towers combine original packaging with first-class food and drink. They invest time and effort visiting suppliers and trade shows to find the best products, often turning to foods that have won Great Taste Awards and they also use many medal-winning wines. Every order is special to them, which means they offer a gift-wrapping service as standard. After all, first impressions count when you give a present, no matter whether it's a small token or a significant gesture. They also work with corporate clients all year round, delivering for small firms, blue chip businesses and everything in between. They understand the corporate world and can help you run incentive schemes and offers to reward staff. Planning to place a large order? Ask about their bespoke service, where they'll create custom hampers to fit your specific requirements. They can also include business cards, flyers or other branded items and can put your logo and business details on the gift message. As you browse their website, you may see their special charity hamper, created to support the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity. They donate £5 to the charity for each hamper sold. They also feel strongly that they should support local and national charities. As a result, they regularly donate gifts for raffles, balls and auctions. They've helped a wide range of charities, including The British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, PACT, NSPCC, Cancer Research UK, Children in Need and many more.

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Hany Koi

Hany Koi was born and works in Prague, Czech Republic (Czechia). She was formally educated in psychology and marketing and set up an organization for helping people in need before she followed her passion and started designing jewellery. After a few years of obtaining the right education and exploring all the possibilities of jewellery making, she decided to take it further and started her own brand. Her philosophy is based on eco-friendly, socially sustainable and locally handcrafted jewellery. Hany’s characteristic style is inspired by nature and its elements - fire, water, air and earth. Her jewellery is environmentally friendly in many ways, from using recycled materials and clean manufacturing techniques to maintaining sustainable business practices. It is also sustainable, as the business cooperates exclusively with non-profit organizations and small local business when it's in need of boxes, bags, or anything else that comes with the jewellery. The jewellery is handmade. Each piece is different, and the collections are small and original. Thanks to the techniques used, you will not find two exactly the same pieces, they will always be unique. Their Guarantee is unconditional, of course. Return anything for any reason. The only question they ask is, what can they do to make it better?

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Harsh and Sweet

Strives to create beautiful jewellery that highlights the natural features of stones and metal. Based on the belief that there are no irregularities - only unique and unrepeatable patterns - each stone is turned into a jewel in the way that best highlights its colors and pattern. They try to do the same for the Sterling silver they use by not polishing it too much and thus ensuring that each ear hook, head pin, every single element is somewhat unique. All the jewellery by Harsh and Sweet is one of a kind, as unique and distinctive as the women who are wearing it. They respect the environment and create jewellery without using harmful chemicals. Only natural processes are used when oxidizing silver or getting rid of firescale, for instance. They source stones and metals ethically and, whenever possible, use recycled silver. Upcycling is a priority of theirs and they're planning on doing more and more of it. They do not use leather, but you can expect them to be using cotton and other vegetable fibers. Sustainability is one of their priorities and they always try to find ways of reducing their impact on the environment. Creativity is also important to them and they don't like mass produced items. In their jewellery, they always try to be original and regularly create new models. A few simple designs might be produced in small runs, but even in this case small differences will set each piece apart.

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Holy Clothing

Ethically-made clothing company, focusing on boho and gypsy fashions, established in 2000 in Delhi, India. They’ve sold 750,000 pieces so far, and they’re excited to bring customers clothing they’ll love for years to come. Their commitment to being 'ethically made' is a keystone of the company’s vision, and they will continue to raise their ethical standards while consistently communicating the progress they’re making to their customers.

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