Ethical gifts: 25 best planet and people-friendly presents to give this Christmas

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  • As chosen by MC's fashion editor Penny Goldstone, contributing fashion editor Sarah-Rose Harrison and sustainability editor Ally Head.

    Looking for ethical gifts that both look good and do good this Christmas? Well, you’re in luck, because we’ve rounded up the very best ethical gifts available to buy RN for you.

    This year, we launched the Marie Claire Vintage Edit – an industry first secondhand resale platform where you can discover and shop pre-loved designer styles, all powered by Hewi.

    Think of it as your one-stop-shop for all the best vintage, secondhand and pre-loved sustainable designer buys, in partnership with Vanish.

    Buying secondhand is one of the best ways to lower your carbon footprint for a number of reasons: as well as prolonging the life of old items and stopping them from going to landfill, buying vintage also means fewer polluting resources are being used to make new clothing.

    The following ethical gifts have been handpicked from the Vintage Edit by fashion editor Penny Goldstone (@pennygoldstone), contributing fashion editor Sarah Rose Harrison (@sarahroseharrison) and sustainability editor Ally Head (@allyyhead).

    If ever there was a year to take stock of where your Christmas spending’s going and who it’s benefiting, let’s be honest, it’s 2021. So before you make a last-minute present dash to an online megastore, shop our edit of the gorgeous gifts that are both good for the planet and the people who make them.

    25 ethical fashion gifts, as chosen by our editors

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