Zero waste Christmas is coming!! There's still time to discuss more minimal approaches to gift giving (ie secret santa, gifts for kids only, plastic free, etc - more ideas in this post #christmasgifts203 ). Here's a bunch of gifts that I've received/given that I found successful:
- Mini homemade product samples (maybe steer clear of deodorant balm and toothpowder unless you're absolutely sure the receiver is into it)
- Donations or memberships (I loved having a @zoosvictoria membership for my 30th birthday)
- Homemade marmalade, iced tea, dukka, beer or bread
- Soap blocks such as coffee body scrub, shampoo bars, etc (@ethiquenz have a great range of different plastic free products)
- Beeswax wraps (Surprisingly expensive so they make great gifts for those that have expressed an interest to try but were turned off by the price)
- Experience tokens or workshops - Show/concert tickets
- Plastic free toys and bamboo/hemp blankets for babies
- Linen napkins, or special tea towels that also double as wrapping - Boutique beer and wine
- Take away coffee cup or thermos: my favourites are @keepcup and @t2tea - Cash! A teenager's favourite gift of all time 😜
Day 16 #oneoutfitoctober ☺️🍁
Did you know: around 170 MILLION children are engaged in child labour? Many work within the fashion supply chain. Children are often tasked with sewing the small beads and sequins on our clothes because of their small hands. 😕
Mondays. All about finding simplicity + satisfaction.
Satisfaction: Food. Slicing into food that is perfectly ripe. Eating said perfectly ripe food.
Simplicity: as you may have heard I'm running a Zero Waste Challenge this month. The point is to decrease your waste and become more mindful of your habits and purchasing patterns. "Do we need this?" "Is there a more sustainable approach to consuming this?" "Is this the easy way out?". Some challengers have shared incredibly inventive ways to decrease their waste and I can't wait to share some highlights once the challenge comes to a close on November 3rd. Here's an easy but pro tip: with zero waste in mind, eat lots of fruits and veg that have their own packaging. Like avocado! And then propagate the seed. Avocado plants are so darn cute..
Curious to learn more or give a stab at Zero Waste? There's been a ton of interest and even more questions so keep your eyes peeled for another Zero Waste Challenge (and other events!!) happening soon! 🗑🙅🏻🗑
"I was inspired by my travels but especially by shops and buildings in Shoreditch and Boston. I sourced a lot of my products from different thrift shops, amazon, and gift shops abroad." -Dona Murad. 💡🔍🌵
It doesn't hurt to add a bit (or a lot) of humour to your space. #havefun#BLAHblahblah#localinspiration#industrial#honestspaces
Handmade products have a soul to them that robots and mass manufacturers cannot achieve.
We live in a time of huge consumerism. It breaks and we buy and replace. Our children will soon be lacking in many ways when it comes to being skilled with their hands if we keep up this trait. If something breaks, they won’t be in a place to fix it. Only money will be able to fix it for them.
Money might not always be available. But their brains and hands will. ✌️