This Sunday, June 20, is the day to celebrate dads (and other father figures). We’ve got the best best ethical Father’s Day presents so you can show yours how much he means to you.
With these ethical Father’s Day gifts from The Big Issue Shop, you can put a smile on your dad’s face while helping people experiencing homelessness, supporting school children in Cambodia or backing a project that teaches marginalised young people the craft of woodworking. It’s a great gift and a good deed in one.
Jollie Socks is a “more-than-profit” enterprise, passionate about creating fun and tangible opportunities to support local homeless charities and care for those facing homelessness. For every pair of socks bought, a pair is donated to a homeless shelter.
Elephant Branded sells handmade recycled products to support school children in Cambodia. For every ethically-made, recycled bag or purse purchased, Elephant Branded give one ergonomically designed school bag or school kit to a child in Cambodia. Simple as that. The social enterprise supports local villagers in Cambodia who make their products out of locally-sourced, recycled materials, giving them the opportunity to learn valuable skills that permit them to have a sustainable, effective way to get out of poverty.
Elvis & Kresse
Elvis & Kresse was established in 2005 to stop London’s decommissioned fire-hoses – those that had become too damaged to repair – from going to landfill. Elvis & Kresse fell in love with these brave old hoses and mounted a rescue. Today, Elvis & Kresse’s highly skilled craftspeople make beautifully designed bags and homeware from 15 different reclaimed materials. 50 per cent of profits from the fire hose range go to The Fire Fighters Charity.
Goldfinger is an award-winning social enterprise that crafts beautiful furniture and objects from reclaimed and sustainable materials, benefitting people and planet. Their team of skilled artisans and trainees have delivered projects to clients such as John Lewis, Gail’s Bakery, Tom Dixon, Whistles, Leon and Inhabit Hotels. All Goldfinger profits support its social impact. Through the Goldfinger Academy, Goldfinger teaches marginalised young people the craft of woodworking, so they can progress into meaningful work. The Academy also offers community craft courses, workshops and corporate away-days that enhance wellbeing and celebrate the joys of making. Goldfinger supports its community through People’s Kitchen: To Your Door, delivering hot meals and doorstep chats to vulnerable and isolated North Kensington residents.