Every year around this kind of time I start thinking of the possibility of buying Christmas sweaters. And then I consider its shelf-life and that by January it will be back in the draw, and I decide against it.
Sure, I buy sparkly party wear, a twinkly top, a bit of glitz, but when it comes to the novelty jumper I’ve left that to my husband and children.
Although unlikely to be an investment piece, I still want to know that the Christmas jumper has ethical credentials, so I’ve done a bit of digging and found a few ethically sound Christmas sweaters that don’t include the sweat-shop.
For all those Christmas sweater fans and anyone preparing for a Christmas Jumper Day – this is for you!
There’s some great colourful options from www.britishchristmasjumpers.com – like this Christmas Sparkle women’s jumper – £35
It’s always wise to check out Oxfam’s online shop for some pre-loved classics. Prices start from around £3.99 so you’re sure to pick up a bargain.
Check out www.peopletree.co.uk for Fair Trade and sustainable fashion. I love their Fia Fairisle Jumper, though at £125 you’ll want to get some wear out of it. Perhaps wear it every day of Christmas!
If you want a jumper that lasts year round, but that you could sort of get away it for Christmas, check out this Finisterre Stargazey Jumper currently £71.25
And just so there’s one dedicated specifically for the men out there – here’s one from www.britishchristmasjumpers.com Comic Christmas men’s jumper, £30
Of course, if you’re feeling crafty, then why not make your own!
Happy Christmas Jumper Day!