Earth-friendly gift guide


Awesome X-mas gifts that don’t cost, or damage, the earth.



Two billion non-recyclable plastic brushes make their way into land fills and the ocean each year. The Bamboo Brush Society make toothbrushes with totally biodegradable handles (although you’ll have to remove the nylon bristles before you dispose of them). A subscription service delivers the new brush straight to the door.




Made from durable tempered glass, the KeepCup Brew Cork coffee cup is an ideal replacement for disposable coffee cups and, unlike many travel mugs, won’t alter the taste of coffee. The cork band is made out of recycled wine corks and the cup comes in 8, 12 and 16oz sizes.



Entirely plastic-free and made out of stainless steel with a sustainably sourced bamboo cap, Klean Kanteen bottles are a stylish alternative to plastic, single-use bottles.




The 20 litre Ralf backpack is stylish, durable and made out of up-cycled kites. Lined with nylon and foam padding on the back for comfort, it’s perfect for everyday missions with enough space for weekend getaways. There’s also a laptop sleeve on the inside and pockets for essentials. Waterproof, colourful and no two are quite the same.




Protect your laptop or tablet next time you travel with one of these awesome sleeves made from up-cycled kites. Schwerelosigkite (roughly translating as ‘weightless kite’) use material from the likes of North, Best, Flysurfer and Cabrinha and the sleeves come in a range of sizes to fit various devices. You’ll find more products in their online store such as backpacks, belts and a wide range of fashionable kitesurf clothing. More products also at:




They continue to provide free, real time water quality alerts through our Safer Seas Service to all water users, and now cover 330 beaches and this year alone issued 250,000 alerts. 

Plastic pollution is one of the worst environmental disasters of our age and the statistics around it are staggering. There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the oceans. It has been estimated that up to 12 million tons of plastic litter could be entering the ocean every year.

Purchasing an item from their Eco shop, buying raffle tickets or joining SAS will help them to continue to fight for our oceans. You can check out some of their sustainably made t-shirts below!



The To-Go Ware Repeat Utensil kit is designed to help overcome the almost impossible task of avoiding single-use products when travelling. The knife, fork, spoon and chopstick set are made out of bamboo and wrapped in a recycled PET sleeve. The cutlery is durable and finished in natural, food-safe wood oil, so won’t get grimy over time (though you should still wash it when you get home!).



Find all these products, the latest hardware and more great Christmas gift ideas in the new issue #90, out now! Click here for more


And if you’re looking for some real kiting inspiration then check out Jesse Richman bombing Nazare on the cover of KW 90. Find out more and grab yourself a copy here


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