Clever Recycling Gift Ideas.
Here at www.yourssustainably.com we have chosen all our gift ideas with great care. All must have positive credentials and must fulfil our criteria of being sustainable, socially responsible, recycled or eco-friendly. With this view in mind we have decided to showcase a few gift ideas from each category beginning with recycling. Many companies both here in the U.K. and around the world are working hard to reduce our waste going to landfill and have come up with innovative products that are stylish and desirable in their new form.
This compact handbag is made here in the U.K. by Kent based Elvis & Kresse. All their products are made from reclaimed industrial waste, the box bag is one design from a range made of de-commissioned British fire brigade hoses which would otherwise have been destined for landfill. The company generously donate 50% of their profits to the fire fighters charity. Robust, waterproof and easily wiped clean this stylish bag is lined in orange reclaimed parachute silk and would be perfect for the eco-fashionista.
Upcycled Eco-Friendly Mantel or Bedside Clock
U.K. company, A Short Walk have been involved in recycling for some time. This clever and useful clock is made from recycled vending machine coffee cups collected directly from the national Save-a-cup scheme. The company also recycle yoghurt and plant pots, all are cleaned, shredded and melted down into small pellets that are then transformed into functional innovative products. With the appearance of slate the clock comes complete with chalk for those thoughts and ideas that suddenly pop into your head even when in bed. We love the ethos of this company… ‘recycling is only truly complete once the material has been reused’.
Upcycled Pencil Pendant
With a background in architecture and fine art, Lidia and Paul from Zinc White have combined their skills to create eye catching unique jewellery. Based in Huddersfield they transform waste Derwent colouring pencils and salvaged hard woods into rings, necklaces, ear rings and brooches. The pencils are cut, shaped and set in resin before being sealed to add durability and strength. This lovely tactile pendant is backed with reclaimed oak and finished with a sterling silver chain and comes packaged in a recycled cardboard box.
We have many clever gift ideas from around the world and whether you are buying a present for a loved one or treating yourself remember, www.yourssustainably.com is the place for ‘Gifts That Matter’.