Willow and Wolfe exists in its own little way to make the world a better place. Our goal is to connect consumers and companies that share a commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
Through our carefully curated gifts, we hope to contextualise shopping within a larger global narrative, highlighting the very real impacts of our collective consumption choices.
That’s why every purchase you make here effects authentic change and empowerment through our amazing suppliers' ethical contributions and charitable causes.
Here are their stories...
27Seconds - 100% of their profits is given away to provide intensive recovery care to survivors of slavery, trafficking and severe abuse in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Arrosta Coffee - Beans are ethically sourced and promotes eco friendliness throughout their entire business. Supports the local hospice and schools through fund raising events and demonstrates a high level of corporate responsibility towards the community of Palmerston North.
Dashwood - Their vineyards are farmed using 100% sustainable methods to preserve the environment and improve employment conditions.
East Bali Cashews - A social enterprise that empowers and supports the development of communities, families and children of Bali through farming and educational initiatives.
Ecosprout - Producers of natural, eco friendly and organic baby products that contributes generously to HeartKids New Zealand, Ronald McDonald House Charities® New Zealand and Specialist Care Baby Unit at Waitakere Hospital in Auckland.
First Press - Healthy juices from surplus fruit that have no preservatives, no concentrates and no added sugars in convenient recyclable bottles.
Fix and Fogg - Eco friendly and sustainable peanut butter producer that contributes generously to City Missions, Women's Refuges, Ronald McDonald Houses and Love Soup all over New Zealand.
Haakaa - Natural, non-toxic, sustainable and eco-friendly baby products that are safe for both our kids and the planet.
Hãhã - Their vineyards, wineries and bottling facilities are certified 100% sustainable by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand, which means they are committed to continually improving environmentally responsible procedures.
Hawthorne Coffee - Ethically sourced beans, practices sustainability and eco friendliness through their business and was the first espresso bar in Hawkes Bay to completely eradicate milk containers saving well over 6,000 plastic bottles going to the landfill each year.
Honest Chocolat - Relying on farmers in distant lands such as Ecuador and suppliers that share their values of sustainability, they select their ingredients carefully and conscientiously, and choose to only use single origin chocolate that comes from ethical sources.
Heilala - Partnering with growers throughout Tonga, they have a significant impact on the local economy providing employment and infrastructure across a number of communities. Recently partnered with a new group of vanilla growers in Uganda working as a cooperative to improve the livelihoods of the community, in particular women.
Hevea - Fiercely eco friendly and is always on the look out for innovative ways to reduce, re-use, re-cycle and up-cycle where possible. All their packaging is FSC certified which is a guarantee that the paper (or timber) comes from a responsibly managed forest, preventing deforestation and degradation.
J. Friend & Co. – A member of the Carbon South certification programme and is committed to reducing the negative impact on the environment. Strong supporters of the following Charities - Good Bitches Baking, Christchurch City Mission and Women's Refuge.
Little Beauties - With a mission to create premium quality dried fruits that are only grown and crafted from local NZ fruits, they treat the fruit the same as export fruit so that growers and pack houses get paid fairly. Little Beauties also donates dried Golden Kiwifruit to 'Eat My Lunch' with which feeds thousands of school children. Their aim is to pay all their staff a living wage and have started planting their 40ha ex Forestry block back into native which will help offset their carbon footprint.
Line's Knækbrød - Handmade small batch producer of Knækbrød biscuits made from all natural and locally sourced ingredients.
Love Tea - Collaborates with growers and small scale cooperatives around the world to fairly source organic ingredients and donates 1% of their annual net revenues to a range of environmental organisations worldwide.
Made by Fressko - Their earth friendly flasks are a sustainable, reusable alternative to plastic, rubber or paper take-away cups.
Maison Therese - Eco friendly and sustainable relish and pickle producer. All products are free from nasties and packaged in 100% recyclable glass.
Maud N Lil - Their certified organic cotton products are inspected and certified by GOTS International ensuring ethical, environmental and economical viability. Factories pay their staff fairly, provide healthy and safe conditions for workers and pay proper overtime.
Nature’s Child - Eco friendly and certified organic producers that are big on pollution free packaging and zero waste.
Oogaa - Has a goal of eliminating unsafe products in your home by providing durable, sustainable, non-toxic wares that surpass the strictest health criteria while reducing the amount we throw away.
Salash - Producers of dry cured meats made authentically and naturally from methods of earlier times. 100% natural - gluten, nitrates, artificial flavours, colours and preservatives free.
Six Barrel Soda - All natural ingredients, sweetened with Fairtrade organic cane sugar.
Taste of the Alps - Small batch artisan products, free of preservatives and additives.
Terra Sancta - Grows, farms and forages all of their products of provenance including their wine. All wines are crafted using estate grown fruit, and they are one of the few wine producers in New Zealand that does everything on site from farming the grapes to making the wine, to bottling the wine on their own bottling line in the winery. They are focused on organic, no till soil regeneration including growing inter-row beneficials, composting, (including utilising organic wine production by-product), using animals (sheep and chickens), with a view to create an increasingly healthy and biodiverse system.
Te Mata Figs - Figs are grown under an organic management system which is certified and audited by BioGro NZ.
The Village Press - Offers schools, clubs and not-for-profit organisations a range of olive oils at low prices to sell to friends, family and within the wider community for fundraising.
The Damson Collection - Sustainable approach to fruit growing, uses only natural ingredients and products are preservatives free.
The Herb Farm - 100% natural products, free of synthetics and harmful chemicals. 'Sustainable Business' Award in the 2012 Manawatu Business Awards and Accredited by Choose Cruelty Free. Manufacturing facility is GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) Certified which allows traceability and consistency of batches and products.
Totara Cottage - Artisan home bake cookies made from all natural, locally sourced ingredients.
Triumph & Disaster - 100% natural products and don't test on animals.
Verve Cliquot - A pioneer in sustainable development that actively innovates new and environmentally conscious solutions for its champagne. With 100% biodegradable and recyclable packaging, Veuve Clicquot is a frontrunner for conservation.
Vulli - Committed to ecology and engaged in a sustainable development policy, their products are made out of 100% natural rubber that reduces environmental impact.
Wellington Chocolate Factory - 100% Fairtrade and organic certified, building direct relationships with cocoa farmers and using environmentally sustainable practices across all levels of their business.
West Coast Cocoa - Committed to fair, ethical trade through the UTZ Certified Cocoa Programme which is based on the principles of “a better price for a better product” and works closely with farmers to improve agricultural, social and environmental practices.
Wild Country - Produces a wide range of condiments using local ingredients and supports numerous local charitable groups over their 25 years in business.
Wild Fennel - Create jobs in their local community and also work with a Dunedin based social enterprise called Cargills that helps people with disabilities find work and income, who currently pack their spices and make gift boxes.
Zealong - 100% certified organic, traceable, and produced without compromise - no additives, residues, and heavy metals.