Making Good

Discovering unique Scottish-made products and celebrating the artistry, ingenuity and craftsmanship of our makers is at the very heart of what we enjoying doing most.

To share with our customers more about the people and brands behind the gifts carry, we’ve launched a new set of icons so customers can easily identify products that are either handmade, produced with a social mission in mind or created out of reclaimed or recycled materials. When you see one these icons, you can be assured that your purchase is supporting a producer that in one way or another, is trying to make a positive impact on our world.


Handmade: The handmade icon identifies products that are either woven, stitched, drawn, crafted or otherwise built by hand and never factory-produced. Often these are unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, each slightly different from the next just by the very nature of being produced by hand.


Reused/Recycled: The reused/recycled icon identifies products that are built from materials that may have started off as one product, but have now found a new life as a component of an altogether different product.


Social Mission: The social mission icon identifies makers that have pledged to donate a portion of their profits to a humanitarian or environmental cause, or are structured as a nonprofit entity to help support a larger social initiative.

In this busy and often stressful age, we hope when you make a purchase from Caledonia’s Best it will feel like a positive thing to do for yourself and the planet.