Why we do this
Good Things is a champion for choices that make a positive difference to people and planet.
We seek out inspiring ethical and sustainable gifts that support charities, empower people and protect our planet. Then we make it easy for you to find them in our online shop.
The lifestyles we lead are harming our home. Plastic is polluting both our land and seas; a shocking 91% of all plastic waste isn't recycled. Our demands for goods at a cheap price means that the people around the world who make our products can be exploited and often work in unsafe conditions for very little money.
A couple of years ago, I spent time on a sea turtle conservation project in Costa Rica. The impact of plastic pollution is devastating the natural world.
- A company turning waste plastic bottles into colourful toys and preventing them from going to landfill.
- Beautiful gifts that transform lives in Tanzania through well-paid work and opportunities for people with disabilities.
- Hand-loomed cotton toys that provide fairly paid work and fund education for women in rural areas of Sri Lanka.
Watch my TedX to find out more about the experiences that inspired Good Things.
So I had an idea: what if there was one place, bringing together fun and unusual gifts which support charities and social enterprises, are kind to the environment and fair for the people who make them? Gifts that make a positive difference.
At Good Things you’ll find inspiring ethical and sustainable gifts that support charities, empower people and protect our planet. Discover gifts for all ages and inspiring ideas like cards that plant trees, beautiful handmade wooden games providing good wages, healthcare, education and sanitation for artisans and their families in India, and pencils made from recycled CD cases. We want to make it easy for people to make choices that have a positive impact on the planet. We wrap these products up and send them out in reusable and recyclable packaging. Better still, we pledge 20% of any surplus made to charities doing good things too.
How we work
We believe our choices, and the products we buy, can change the world - for better or for worse. Our vision is a world where the products we buy empower people and protect our planet.
If you know of a charity, social enterprise or eco business making a positive difference through gifts, toys or games we'd love to know about them! Get in touch.
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Find out lots more in our blog: Little Ways to Love the Planet.