Green Shoes Christmas Gift Guide, Part 1: Make Your Own
Here at GSHQ we love a handmade gift. That personal touch, the time spent, the thought that goes into creating something special. I mean, that’s the ideal, but sometimes making things for all your nearest and dearest is just plain unrealistic. So here we have a list of gifts from local indie brands and makers, that you can make or just gift them the kit and let them enjoy making it for themselves.
Have fun x
Pigment Organic Dyes - Dye Your own Knicker Kit, £18
Pigment Dyes is a social enterprise based near Buckfastleigh, Devon. Their mission is to grow high quality Organic plant dyes while providing horticultural therapy and to farm in a regenerative way.
The Knicker Kit is a very easy beginners project for natural dyeing. Just add natural, Organic, chemical-free colour to a gorgeous pair of Organic and regeneratively farmed Cotton knickers!
Based near Okehampton, the Dartmoor Soap Company was founded by Sophie in an effort to find a soap to wash her son’s sensitive skin.
The make your own soap kits contain everything you need to make natural, cold process soap in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Yuli Somme has been making beautiful felt creations for over 30 years. Her needle felting kits are a great way for beginners to make wool art.
The kit contains everything you need to create your own designs and includes link to a video guide.
Grow Sow Greener are a small family run business in South Devon. Their goal is to help move people away from industrialised agriculture. What better way to start that journey than with the Chilli Growing Kit. The kit contains everything you need to get growing some of the hottest and tastiest chilli plants available to the UK's climate. Buy now for chilli gifts for next year or simply give the kit.
Pitched at beginner knitters this kit contains everything you need to make your best (vest) friends and family a sleeveless sweater. Available in 10 colours ad 5 different size ranges.
Our monthly shoemaking workshops are a fantastic opportunity to spend a day in our workshop, making your own pair of desert boots from the original Green Shoes range. Whether you're a novice or an aspiring shoemaker, we will provide guidance, support, and all necessary materials for you to craft your own special boots. This unique opportunity guarantees a one-of-a-kind experience and serves as an excellent gift idea too (workshop gift cards are available)!
Shop here: https://www.greenshoes.co.uk/pages/workshops