Designed For Dad

Designed For Dad

9 June, 2016
Great Gift Ideas
Treat him to something really good this Father’s Day!

With Father’s Day around the corner on June 19th, we asked Kristine Nudds of Inspired Collection to round up some gift ideas that give as much thought for the planet and the people on it as they do for good old pops. We reckon dads will be touched by the thoughtfulness of gifts that are produced by responsible brands that value the welfare of their staff and of our world. 
These resulting list of ideas, ranging from handy to quirky, are cool for all the right reasons!

Handy Shirt Folder by Smateria
These handmade Shirt Folders are a must-have travel accessory for the man who has everything or who travels for work.  Made by Cambodian social enterprise Smateria, which offers its employees a fairly paid and nurturing environment, these shirt folders will keep a week’s worth of shirts or T-shirts perfectly folded and ready to wear.
HK$250, Free shipping in HK.
20 Cent Cufflinks from Dee Gogh Handmade Accessories
Let your dad know he’s worth a few cents!  These bespoke cufflinks are handmade in Hong Kong and are made from old coins that are retired from circulation.  Choose Hong Kong coins or other currencies for a personal gift that won’t cost the earth.
HK $630+,
Bags of Love from Smateria
Social enterprise Smateria knows a thing or two about great bags.  The men’s collection includes hard-wearing Messenger Bags which, made from their signature fishing-net fabric, are durable, unique and look good for longer.
Laptops, Macbooks and ipads will also be safe with padded Digital  Sleeves in a great variety of colours to stand out, or blend in, depending on your dad’s style!
HK$490 and HK$130,  Free shipping in HK.
Ethical Shoes from Portovelo
These canvas shoes literally pave the way towards hunger relief!  Based in Hong Kong, Portovelo produces lightweight urban-inspired shoes, made with quality materials.  Better still, for every pair purchased they will provide 15 meals to a hungry child in Mongolia through NGO Flourishing Futures.
HK $395, (and stores around HK)

The Gift of Experience
For something different that will create lasting memories, how about treating dear old dad to an experience instead of stuff? Try a half-day eco tour on a transparent kayak, enjoying local culture and exploring the ecosystems of the nearby coastline and underwater world.
Tours organised by Whatzup and Blue Sky Sports. 
From HK $700 per person,

Kristine Nudds is an avid shopper of all things ethical and founder of the ‘feel good' shopping platform, Inspired. Having lived in Hong Kong for five years, Kristine, who is originally from the UK, has always been drawn to those inspirational producers that have the drive and passion to create beautiful collections with as much thought for the design as for their own people and the planet. With a background in PR and Marketing, Kristine is also founder of The Feel Good Business, a company committed to helping brands around the globe operate as responsibly as possible. Check out her website at inspired–

By: Kristine Nudds


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