Christmas time is nearly here, and just like last year, we’re sourcing ethical and sustainable gifts.
We’re also celebrating the diverse and creative hub of brands that surround us in Byron Bay. We love these local brands for the fact that they are leading the way in both sustainability and craftsmanship.
Here are our suggestions for gifts that are unique, ethical, and beautifully crafted.
This funky label produces high quality and stylish wetsuits with an environmental conscience. A celebration of female surfing, Amosea have gained quite a cult following in Byron and are only continuing to grow.
Afends’ are producing high-quality garments made from a very sustainable resource - hemp. We love their unique style and laidback attitude, and the fact that they’re leading the way in the hemp fabric industry.
The Candle Library
This Byron-based company houses the country’s best selection of candles. Their candles are made with 100% eco soy wax, with beeswax and coconut wax candles in varying aromas also available.
Byron Bay Skincare
Byron Bay Skincare products are 100% naturally derived skincare products that make you feel fresh and energised with their earthy flavours. We’re a huge supporter of this local company, and the good work they’re doing - they plant one tree per product sold in their mission to combat the effects of deforestation and global warming.
Auguste The Label is a boutique Australian brand created in Byron Bay. Summery yet elegant pieces are made with vintage inspired florals for effortlessly beautiful style! Auguste also work with the Australian Marine Society in their efforts to protect our Great Barrier Reef, so your purchase could go a long way.
McTavish surfboards have been expertly crafted by Bob McTavish and his crew since 1962. Unparalleled in quality and style, McTavish boards and apparel make the perfect gift for a surfing enthusiast. Located very close to the Bare Blends Smoothie Bar, we highly recommend dropping in for a look at their wares after your morning smoothie stop.
Our favourite raw and organic chocolate, Chow Cacao, is the perfect healthy gift that won’t contribute to the typical Christmas calories. This chocolate is smooth and delicious, and packed full of nutrients and antioxidants from the raw cacao. This sustainable chocolate is organic and fairtrade, and these guys are one of our favourite local companies.
Imogen Stone are a company printing photos and beautiful custom images onto handcrafted stone and recycled timber. The result is a beautiful image that fit in perfectly with both rustic and modern interiors, and with very minimal carbon footprint.
The Bare Bottle
The Bare Bottle is the perfect companion for an active lifestyle. Lightweight, and easily portable, the Bare Bottle can be taken anywhere. It's a simple and effective way to refuse single-use plastic bottles, and it's double walled to keep your water ice-cold for up to 24 hours - no more boiling water at the beach!
Website: Bare Bottle
The Daily Bar
These locally made nutritious snack bars are organic, raw, low sugar, high protein and handmade. The boxes that they are packaged in are completely recycled and printed with non-toxic vegetable inks. The perfect addition to any Christmas stocking, and a healthy and delicious alternative to your traditional Christmas desserts and snacks.
Don't forget your free tote bag!
You can get a free Canvas Tote Bag (valued at $11.99) with orders $80+ for the rest of December! Simply use the coupon code 'FREETOTE' during the checkout.
T&Cs - offer ends midnight ADST 31/12/18, coupon code must be used to be valid, $80+ must be spend (excluding shipping) to be valid, one per order