Interior Sourcing: Ethical and Sustainable Christmas Decorations
Choosing the best decorations for your tree should be a fun experience but we should also think of the impact our decorations have on the planet. The Scandinavians believe less is more however when it comes to our trees we all have our own ideas of how they should be dressed however, now that many of the decorations on the market are mass-produced often in a foreign country and made entirely of plastic, could the Scandinavians have it right?? I propose yes if you are a conscious consumer and want to reduce your impact on the environment why not spend the money on instead uniquely crafted items that you will treasure forever and that have been made sustainably. Here are a few beautiful options of where you can purchase:
NkuNku is a company that has set its values from the start, all their products are made from skilled artisans and supplied through global fair trade standards. All their stunning decorations are made using recycled glass but have an up market feel about them.
This collection of simplistic decorations are from Garden Trading and are handmade from Fair-trade felt in Nepal, the 100% sheep wool uses azo-free dyes to create everyday natural colours. These decorations are perfect if you are looking for decorations that are also bio-degradable for a Zero-waste Christmas.
These creations are handmade by UK ceramist Marion Stuart, her artistic style is reflected in each piece and available for limited time only. Each decoration is unique with no two being the same, if you like owning one off pieces these are the best buy.
This edition to the list from Bollywood Christmas is perfect if you are not one for a traditional Christmas tree. Beautifully hand-painted with intricate detail, these paper-mache balls are an eco-friendly replacement to the tradition bauble and are fairly-traded with the artisans that make them. They also have a large range of recycled glass baubles to offer on their website, check them out for more detail.
Want to support a good cause while shopping for Christmas decorations? Oxfam have released their own decoration collection of handmade felt ornaments and Christmas cards, all going to a great cause.
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