Giving a truly eco-friendly gift: The Leakey Collection leads the way
As we move toward being a more environmentally aware society, every aspect of our lives, even present buying, must be reassessed to make sure that we are doing our best by the environment. Choosing environmentally friendly products used to just mean that the packaging was recyclable or that the manufacturer had adhered to some basic policies on sustainability. Nowadays, many producers, especially smaller artisan producers, have started providing the consumer with completely eco-friendly products that have virtually no carbon footprint. These days, it’s even possible to buy luxury products such as jewellery that is environmentally friendly and fair trade.
There is actually no better way to show how much you care and love for someone than to buy a present that has also caused the environment no harm at all. Luxury products, as with many consumer items, can come at an extremely high environmental cost. Many gifts use large amount of energy for production such as new books, ‘luxury’ jewellery or a new pair of leather shoes. Those who are trying to reduce their carbon footprint may be interested to find out that more and more manufacturers are trying to come up with an increased range of environmentally friendly gift ideas.
Making use of the natural and sustainable materials that surround us is one way of making sure a loving gift can also be eco-friendly. Jewellery makers such as The Leakey Collection use natural products such as fallen wood or grass and turn them into something beautiful. These companies are leading the way in providing consumers with a choice to purchase sustainable, fair trade and eco-friendly products. Ethical jewellery that uses natural materials and can be sourced without costing the earth is the perfect way to show you care.