Eguale – Fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate
If you're not sure what to get a loved one for Christmas, something to eat is always a safe choice, and Gothenburg based Eguale have plenty of edibles to offer. Their vision is a trade that is fair to everyone involved, all the way from farmer to consumer, and they've been working with fair trade and organic production since 1976. Besides in Eguale's own web shop, you'll find their coffee, tea and chocolate in supermarkets Ica and Coop, special stores and fair trade shops.
Maska – high-quality knitwear
Didn't have time to finish that Christmas sweater for grandpa? No worries, just swing by Maska's new store on Fjärde Långgatan, where you'll find comfy knitwear (and more) in natural fibres that will last for many winters to come. Sustainability is in focus throughout the company, who have taken the yarn quality and elaborate patterns of the hand knitting world and made them commercially available.
Thrive – sustainable and vegan fashion in Haga
At Thrive you can choose between non-toxic denim wear, vegan sneakers and organic bags and accessories. There is a wide selection of items, produced in a fair way and without using chemicals or pesticides. Not sure what to buy? Ask the knowledgeable and environmentally passionate owners for advice!
Lampent – unique handmade lamps
Looking for a unique gift, to give that person who already has everything? Stavros Kotsakis handmade lamps (at least most of them) are only produced in one copy, and made of 90 % upcycled components – he uses everything from old machine parts to car filters and bottles. Find your favourite at Lampent's web shop.
Nudie Jeans – sustainable fashion
One of the world's most famous jeans brands, Nudie Jeans, was founded in Gothenburg in the early 2000s. The collections, which now include everything from accessories to jackets and t shirts, are made of 100 % organic cotton in a transparent and fair chain of production. If your jeans are worn out, Nudie will repair them fror free in one of their shops. To mimimise your environmental impact (as well as the impact on your wallet), choose a pair of worn jeans from the project Re-use.
Shop local at Gothenburg's Christmas markets
Listen to Christmas songs, have a cup of glögg and do some Christmas shopping among Gothenburg’s cosy Christmas markets. Local delicacies, ceramics and home-made knitwear are popular and more sustainable Christmas gift options. A day filled with Christmas spirit is guaranteed.
Icebug - the world's first climate positive outdoor shoe
Christmas gift for the runner or outdoor person. Slippery surface is a thing of the past. Icebugs outdoor shoes can be used both on ice and wet roots. The company became the first ever outdoor shoe company that created a climate positive product. They are still working step by step to improve their shoes – and minimise the carbon footprint.
Dinner experience in Gothenburg
Treat a friend or family member to a dinner experience. A Christmas gift do not have to be a traditional gift from under the tree. A dinner in pleasant company could be even more appreciated. Gothenburg has many tasty and ecological sustainable restaurants to choose from. Here are five tips on things that you can do to minimize the carbon footprint during the dinner experience.