Your guide to shopping sustainably this holiday season
The Gift That Keeps Giving
Mon 6 Dec
Every year at Christmas, the UK will throw away 114,000 tonnes of plastic. By planning your purchases and keeping the environment in mind, you can make a world of difference with some small changes. We took inspiration from our eco-conscious traders to make a positive impact with our presents this season…
Buy Second Hand
Pre-loved presents are one of the most sustainable ad creative ways you can gift this season. Camden Market is home to a multitude of vintage stalls selling up-cycled clothing, antique jewellery, second-hand records and books, perfect for getting inspired and finding personal presents.
Source natural products and organic ingredients to give a gift that does good inside and out. Whether you head to Sknfed for organic skincare in responsible packaging or Pretty Street for vegan scented candles in reusable jars, you can be sure your gift is making a positive impact.
Ditch plastic waste by shopping for your gifts at coconut product experts Organic Worldwide, or the UK’s first plastic free store, The Camdentown Collective, with a wide selection of up-cycled accessories, reclaimed trinkets and handcrafted artworks. Don’t forget your reusable bags to take your haul home with you!
Cut the Wrap
Get creative with your wrapping to minimise wastage. Whether you wrap your presents in second-hand fabric like the Japanese tradition of ‘Furoshiki’, decorate your own recycled wrapping paper, or opt for reusable gift bags, being savvy with your wrapping can save some of the 227,000 miles of paper used each year.