Birdsong are an ethical marketplace, selling beautiful items that have been made with no sweatshops and marketed with no no photoshop. Here at Balu we’re big fans of theirs because they combine the brilliance of beautiful ethical products with socially conscious marketing.

So we were very excited to hear about their new pop-up. It’s here until 19th December – and it’s great! Here are a few of our snap shots…

Warm things: all of Birdsong’s knitwear is made at two elderly day care centres in collaboration with Birdsong designers. The creators donate their revenues to charitable causes or re-invest it in the centre


Funky threads hand-painted by the ethical brand Such A Fan!


The bare necessities – these pants from Pico benefit the workers that make them (as well as the people that buy them!)


These t-shirts are hand-painted by Mohila, a group of migrant mothers based in Tower Hamlets, London


Swimming cossies made from recycled fishing nets by Auria


Christmas cards and stocking fillers that inspire and educate as well as entertain…. And yes that’s Eleanor Roosevelt, courtesy of the Craftivist Collective!



Jewellery that funds all-female bomb disposal squads in Lao


And more than a little dash of colour! These jackets are made by the Heba Women’s project on Brick Lane, who provide a safe space and a living wage for migrant and refugee women


The Birdsong pop-up is around from 13-19th December in London. Pop by while it’s here! And they’re hosting some fab events too, including a launch party, documentary night, bookclub among others. We’ll be at a few and hope to see you there.

If you’re not in London, shop online at or find them on Balu