Ethical gift guide promotes human rights

For those already diving into their Christmas shopping, human rights organisation Amnesty has released its annual guide for where to purchase gifts that won’t cost the planet or people.

The 84-page Amnesty shop catalogue features gift ideas for clothing, prints, jewellery, calendars, cards, toys and many other items. All come from businesses that abide by strong fairtrade, ethical and environmentally-friendly standards.

“Buying a gift from this year’s Amnesty catalogue means you’re also helping to support our essential work, fighting for freedom, justice and equality,” said Sacha Deshmukh, Amnesty International UK’s CEO, adding: “This Christmas, give gifts that give back.”

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A selection of books and other products made especially by Amnesty, allow shoppers to support the charitable trust’s work campaigning for human rights worldwide.

Among their suggested gifts is Angelina Jolie and Amnesty’s book about children’s rights, Know Your Rights and Claim Them. Its pages showcase the work of young activists challenging injustices globally.

Many of the gifts come from small, local businesses which support surrounding communities by training people and paying a fair wage.

Other products support vital causes such as refugees’ welfare, workers’ rights and protecting biodiversity.

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“The products featured in Amnesty’s gift guide provide much-needed support to the local communities who make them,” explained Sacha.

This year’s catalogue also includes a wide range of household products so that shoppers can help their friends and family keen to live in a more sustainable and ethical way. Their ethical lifestyle selection features food, drink, health and beauty items – including vegan products – as well as reusable period wear, dental products, hundreds of ethical and eco-friendly cleaning products.

View Amnesty’s ethical Christmas gift guide here.