Buy ethical gifts from Oxfam this Christmas

Lynn Ersfeld with Western Desert products. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d447016
Lynn Ersfeld with Western Desert products. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d447016

TAKE an ethical stance when looking for gift ideas this Christmas.

With Australian shoppers expected to spend more than $46 billion this Christmas, Oxfam Australia wants locals to consider buying ethical gifts, allowing artisans to be paid fair wages for products.

One of the newest collections is Purple House, hailing from Alice Springs, which helps the Pintupi-Luritja people from the Western Desert receive treatment for kidney disease.

Oxfam Australia trading general manager Julia Sumner said the new gift sets from Purple House were just one of Oxfam’s 138 fair and ethical producer partners from 39 countries around the world.

“Containing Irmangka Irmangka body lotion, Lemongrass Lip Balm, Arrethe Bush Balm and Irmangka Soap, these products are not only good for your skin, they’re good for the communities where they are made,” she said.

“With thousands of unique, hand-crafted, amazing Christmas gift ideas in our Oxfam shops you can be assured that your loved ones will be thrilled with their presents, while knowing that fair wages are paid to our artisans and valuable community development projects are being supported.”

The Oxfam Shop is on Queen Street in Fremantle.