For those of us who care about environmental sustainability, as the climate reports and real life consequences of climate change get more terrifying each year, it can feel harder and harder to justify engaging in a mindless bout of consumerism each Christmas.
(Psst! Want to reduce your environmental impact this Christmas? Check out our blog on ways you can minimise your environmental impact this festive season)
Christmas though is primarily a time for family and friends, and there’s no denying the warm fuzzies you get when watching the ones you love open your well thought out gifts on Christmas morning.
Fortunately, there are a wide range of awesome businesses who create products that are sustainable, ethically made and locally sourced – and we sell many of them at our EcoShop!
Our Front of House heroine Rose lives and breathes Sustainability Trust values and scours the internet to find the very best NZ businesses selling sustainable products. Rose has kindly helped us put together this list of 12 gift ideas to help you find the very best sustainable goodies for your loved ones this Christmas:
Plenty there for you to sink your teeth into! All of the above are available online or in store at our EcoShop on Forresters Lane. Remember - use the code xmas10 to save 10% on all orders over $100...
Don't forget, our Christmas market is on Saturday 1st December from 11am-3pm at our EcoCentre where many of our favourite local businesses will be with a stand to sell their amazing products. Don't be shy - come along and say hi!
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