A Secret Pillow is a charming cushion that unfolds into a blanket. It originates from the world of quilting and is also known as a quillow.
Secret Pillows are a craft item made by women in India who face social and economic challenges. The money they earn through the making and selling of Secret Pillows enables them to pay for their child’s education, food, medicine and other essentials. The women are affiliated to an NGO or charity who provide a safe space in which they come together to receive training, support, and materials to produce Secret Pillows. These groups of women are called Maker Networks and Secret Projects currently works with Maker Networks in six Indian states.
I absolutely love that it comes with a certificate of production telling you who made it and where it was made. They make such a unique and lovely gift. You can buy a Secret Pillow from their website here.
Critically Endangered Socks
Made from a soft and sustainable blend of cotton and bamboo, each pair comes with an endangered animal fact sheet in a bespoke recyclable box. For every pair of socks sold, Critically Endangered Socks gives 20% of the total sale price to charity. By choosing which socks you buy, you’re also choosing which charity they help. I feel like socks are an absolute staple in everyone Christmas stocking and choosing these ones helps animals so are a perfect choice. You can buy these from here.
Organic Cotton Rounds
These organic cotton rounds from Lunaciel.de are absolutely gorgeous and they make fantastic Christmas presents. You use them in place of disposable ones. They come in a variety of textures and colours and they’re just lovely for cleansing your face.
Super Goat from Oxfam
Oxfam provides impoverished families with goats, pigs and chickens to help get families started with growing crops, raising livestock and generating their own income. By purchasing one of their many gift options like this one, you’ll be buying a gift that really will make a massive difference. You can see their whole range here. I’ve bought one as a stocking filler for my brother.