Palestinian London-based chef Joudie Kalla brings family recipes to life in this lovely book, filled with delicious and loving dishes. It does not matter if you’re a meat lover, vegetarian or vegan, step-by-step instructions with every recipe ensure that your Palestinian dinner party will be a remarkable success for all. Embrace tradition and history with Palestine on a Plate. Price £25.00 at Traidcraft.
As flavourful as it is multi-purpose, Zaytoun’s fair-trade Za’atar is the perfect herby seasoning for autumn. It pairs well with roasts and vegetables, but our personal favourite is pairing it with good quality, organic extra virgin olive oil for a quick and delicious dip. Add some warm homemade bread to the mix and you’ve reached dipping nirvana. Price £3.99 at Planet Organic.
Softer than a hug, this all-natural alpaca blanket is handcrafted by traditional weavers in Peru. Its warm tones and checkered pattern are on trend this season, while fair-trade and artisan-made are on trend forever. Perfect for curling up with a book and a cup of tea on rainy days. Price £135.00 at Traidcraft.
Being certified organic might be the least impressive aspect of this indulgent, delicious chocolate by Australian brand Loving Earth. Golden coconut nectar is hand harvested by native islanders from Java, Indonesia, which is then transformed into decadent caramel chocolate. Loving Earth works with small producer communities around the world to produce fair trade raw organic chocolate. Price £3.99 at Planet Organic.
We don’t follow fast fashion. We believe in slow fashion and made in Britain talent and the idea of a dress as a glorious piece of wearable fashion art. Klements wolf print dress is such a dress. This is a timeless winter investment piece to treasure and break hearts in. It is sensual, wildly feminine, alluring and not for Shrinking Violets.Fashioned in silk satin, with perfect French seaming, and feminine fuchsia pink sleeves and contrast ribbon belt, designer Charlotte Allen takes us on a fierce fashion odyssey in print to the Białowieża Forest, one of Europe’s last primeval forests. We want to run with wolves and be the leader of the pack! Price £649.00 at Wolf and Badger.
The name is no understatement. Sublime day cream by L’Occitane is one of the very best anti-ageing, organic face creams I have ever experienced. It is a joy to use, feels like the caress of a silk scarf on skin, smells divine, creates an instant brightening, hydrating and luminous-inducing effect on mature skin. The star ingredient is immortelle, a remarkable little flower that never fades, even after being picked. Its latin name Helichrysum means ‘golden sun’. The Immortelle in this sublime organic day cream comes from a sustainable farming project in Corsica. Price £78.00.
Embrace the end of summer with a nice bubble bath, courtesy of cult organic brand Neal’s Yard Remedies. A mixture of relaxing essential oils make this an aromatherapy experience that helps the mind unwind. Organic ingredients and sustainable packaging add to a luxurious experience for body and soul. Price £15.50.
Handcrafted by artisans in a Victorian farm, this tea kettle is the epitome of luxury in the kitchen. The gorgeous hand applied floral-print transfers, combined with gold toned details on the lid make each piece one of a kind. Use it to heat up tea or simply fill it with fresh-cut flowers and greens, either way it’s sure to impress. Price £152.00 at Selfridges.
The blusher to end all blushers, cruelty free brand Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting collection has mastered the art of the subtle glow. With an array of colours to choose from, our favourite is Mood Exposure. A soft plum blush, mixed with sheer lavender pink powder to brighten the complexion and chase the winter gloom away. Price £35.00 at SpaceNK.
A by-product of the food industry, these rugs are each one of a kind. No reindeer is exactly like the other, is it? The Organic Sheep uses the latest technologies to ensure no polluted water from their tanneries reaches the environment. Just as beautiful decorating the floor as it is draped over a chair. Price £220.00 at Heals.
An investment piece, a conversation starter, a really comfortable chair. Call it what you want, there’s no doubt that Timothy Oulton has created the ultimate lounge chair. Handmade by artisans using corner-blocked joinery and blanket stitching, this piece portrays power and elegance. Price £2,600.00 at Heals.
Part of Selfridge’s Buying Better initiative, Naadam is a groundbreaking brand that ethically sources and produces luxury knitwear. This cashmere jumper, in a sublime rose colour, is not only beautiful but incredibly soft. It is produced with fair-trade Mongolian cashmere, in clean energy facilities, to provide the best quality pieces possible. Price £370.00 at Selfridges.
A powerful adaptogen, ashwagandha rejuvenates the body and mind by moderating the stress response, helping us thrive in and adapt to the extremes in our lives. Pukka’s Wholistic Ashwagandha uses a unique extraction process to retain the most active phytonutrients. Price £29.95 at Planet Organic.
Certified organic wine makers Giol, from the oldest winemaking estate in Italy, created this delightful Frizzante. Soft in the mouth with gentle, small bubbles, it’s the perfect gift for the upcoming season! Price £13.99 at Planet Organic.
Written and researched by Beatriz Liberatti. Fashion & beauty writing by Alison Jane Reid.
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