Christmas is here and we want to help you have a Circular Christmas that’s fun, fabulous and good for the planet. We’ve put together a list of some of our incredible Circular SMEs so you can give a little back when you eat, drink and travel, as well as get inspired to buy some ethical gifts for your loved ones.
With lots of festive cheer, from the elves at Advance London.
Borrow a festive outfit
with Nu Wardrobe
It’s the perfect time of year for sparkle and glam. Instead a buying something new which you’ll only wear a handful of times, borrow some outfits from clothes sharing website, Nu Wardrobe. Now can wear a new outfit for every Christmas party as well as reduce your fashion carbon footprint.
Rent your car
with Car and Away
If you’re flying somewhere nice from Gatwick and need to drive to the airport, rent your car out, earn some extra cash and save on parking fees whilst holidaying over the Christmas break.
Rent a bike
with Pedal Me
The fastest and most fun way to get around London is on a bike! Save your energy for those Christmas parties and book a rider to get you around town for the same price as a cheap taxi, anywhere within 5 miles of Waterloo Bridge.
Share your leftovers
Christmas is ALL about eating, but what about the leftovers? If you love food and hate waste, join the food sharing revolution. Give your surplus food to neighbours and local shops so not a single mince pie or Brussel sprout goes to waste.
Drink out of edible sachets
Organising a Christmas Soirée? Ditch the single use plastic bottles and cups and order your drinks in seaweed-extract sachets. You can order water, juices, wine and cocktails with the perfect amount of washing up, NONE! Either eat the sachets or leave them to break down in a natural environment in 6 weeks.
Eat Well, Feel Smug
with Too Good To Go
Out and about celebrating the festivities and feeling a bit peckish? Pre-order delicious surplus food from restaurants, cafes and other eateries at up to 90% discount, preventing unnecessary food waste, win win!
An ethical gift idea for each of the 12 days of Christmas
It just makes scents
with 4160 Tuesdays London
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me: award-winning perfumes, handmade in a West London studio with refillable bottles, so you can top them up with your favourite scent.
A Beery Christmas
with Toast Ale
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: award-winning beer craftily brewed with surplus bread destined for the bin. Cheers to reducing food waste and donating 100% of the profits to the charity Feedback, who campaign for a better food system.
Dress your little helpers
with Stripey Squirrel
On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: fun, hand-crafted clothing for babies and children made from beautiful upcycled fabrics, preventing textiles from ending up in landfill.
Compleat your present shopping
with Petit Pli
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: trendy, pleated, waterproof and breathable shells that grow bi-directionally, to custom fit children in a range of sizes. Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow!
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: luxury candles made from 100% recycled wax and scented by a 200-year-old French perfumery to fill your home with delightful smells while you relax and celebrate.
Turn the tide on plastic
with Riz Boardshorts
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me: a stunning pair of designer boardshorts crafted from 100% recycled and recyclable fabric and digitally printed in the UK using earth-friendly inks.
It’s bean jolly cosy
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: high-performance, sustainable Coffee Logs™ briquettes made from recycled coffee grounds for a warm and cosy Christmas.