Ethical Christmas tree decorations are the perfect accessories to adorn your ethical Christmas tree. If you’ve gone to the effort of sourcing an eco or sustainable tree you don’t want to cover it in mass-produced and ethically unsound baubles. Not to mention that you want your tree to look different to the millions of others!
The range of unique and custom ethical christmas tree decorations is fantastic but we’ve debated hard and picked our favourites below.
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Recycled Glass Hearts – Protect the Planet
£2.49 singles, £14.99 for 6, ships worldwide
These pretty 100% recycled glass heart baubles will look amazing on any tree & would reflect any fairy lights for added sparkle. They come in three finishes (Clear Crackle, Antique Silver Crackle and Antique Blue Crackle) and are topped with a recycled blue sari tie. Made by Nkuku who promote and develop the traditional skills of Indian artisans.
Sun – One Village
£3.80, ships worldwide
Needlework hang-up decorations, made from padded satin and finished with hand embroidery. One Village parters with enterprises such as workers’ associations or cooperatives throughout Asia and Africa. You can collect the entire series of sun, moon, stars and heart.
Globe Baubles – Ethical Superstore
£14.95 for 4, ships to UK and Ireland
Perfect tree decor for travel enthusiasts (or as a gift) these 4 baubles are 8cm in diameter and are made by fair trade producers in India, from plastic with a paper cover. Check out their entire Christmas range for more great ethical Christmas tree decorations.
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Angel Tree Topper – Traidcraft
£12, ships to UK
Alternative and ethical Christmas tree decorations can still be traditional and even religious. This praying angel is a beautifully crafted tree topper. It is made by Pekerti in Indonesia who aim to enable rural people to boost their income through the making and selling of traditional crafts.
Red Reindeer Tree – Unicef
£2.50, ships to UK
Handmade in a fair trade project in India this is a lovely, simple decoration that will stand out against a green tree. Unicef retains 50% of the net profits from these products.
Sparkly Stars – Ethical Superstore
£14.95 for 5, ships to UK and Ireland
A set different coloured hanging star decorations, made in India by fair trade producers and featuring sparkling bead and sequins detail. Each star is edged with gold cord and has a gold cord hanging loop.
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Black & Silver Star – Shared Earth
£2.50, ships to Europe
Painted black aluminium tree hanging Christmas decoration with etched patterning to reveal the silver underneath. Shared Earth supplies fair trade or ethical products and aim to to improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged people in developing countries, benefiting local community projects and keeping alive traditional skills that would otherwise be lost.
Silver Star – Chandni Chowk
£4.95, ships worldwide
Pearl and braid silver handmade star, made in India. Full set includes the star and a heart, in both silver and gold. The decoration is 8cm long.
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Blue Baubles – Green Shop
£1.98 each, ships to UK
These lacquered baubles are 4cm in size and made in New Delhi by Tara Projects.
Mini Boxes – Friends of the Earth
£6.00 for 2, ships worldwide
Cute little boxes featuring a snowman and father Christmas. These are made in India from papier mache. At 5.5cm high you can easily fill them with chocolates or other treats (or tricks!).
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