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We know that the best thing for the planet is to buy less ‘stuff’, but when you find something that makes your heart flutter it can be hard to resist the urge to splurge.
That’s why we’re loving these investment pieces that will not only last for a long time and can be can passed down to future generations, but are also made consciously in the first place - win win.
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See below for our ultimate wishlist of gifts to treasure forever:
Chopard, who have recently committed to 100% ethical gold, have collaborated with Net-a-Porter on a charity Happy Hearts bracelet that raises money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. From each sale, £740 is dedicated to children with sight and hearing loss. This investment will be even more meaningful and personal knowing that you've helped someone in need with your purchase. You can also pass down the piece, as well as the story, from generation to generation.
Spotted on Emma Thomspon during her Damehood ceremony, this sneaker has been all the rage since it came out last year as a more sustainable take on the iconic Adidas classic. The Stella McCartney x Adidas shoe is made from vegeterian leather made from 100% recycled polyster, and the classic style is definitely worth the investment.
Everyone knows that a LBD (little black dress) is a closet staple, but why not upgrade to a stunning head-turning black dress from sustainable brand Mother of Pearl? The dress is created with 60% organic cotton, 40% organic wool lining, and 100% bamboo silk. If you want to know more about the brand, read our interview with designer Amy Powney.
For the home, there is no better investment than really good sleep. Shleep's naturally luxurious Austrailian merino wool bedding is hypo-allergenic, anti-bacterial, breathable and moisture-removing to help you get the best night's sleep. Merino wool bedding has been proven to help you get to sustained deep sleep 25% faster and more effectively than anything else - and as it is also very durable and long-lasting, you can enjoy your new bedding (and the extra sleep that comes with it) for years to come.