Get Involved in Earth Day 2019
Posted on April 22 2019
Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day! A day we should all get behind and honour (or honor--that might be the one difference we have).
Here at Good Gifts, our focus is on sourcing gifts that follow fair trade principles to ensure artisans are paid fair (and, more often than not, far above fair) wages and also empower marginalized artisans to create economic self-sufficiency. However, just as we strive to do good for those who make our gifts, we also want to do good for the planet that homes us.
From the product packaging we don't use (no plastic wrapping here!) to the our eco-friendly gift wrap (either tissue paper with FSC Certified soy-based ink or recycled kraft paper) and shipping packaging (EcoEnclose 100% recycled poly mailer and bubble mailers) , we are committed to finding ways to reduce our footprint. Another way we're helping the planet is that every time someone (perhaps...you?!) sign up for our newsletter, we planet a tree in your honour through One Tree Planted. Not on our mailing list yet? Sign up here!
But what we really love is many of our artisan partners have been focusing on the environment for generations--long before it became the trend. Understanding the importance of sustainability to ensure lasting self-sufficiency, the artisans we work with use sustainable and eco-friendly materials, tools and techniques with low to zero impact on the environment.
So you can feel good knowing that are gifts you buy are just as good to the planet as they are to the people who make them.
Since it's Earth Day today, we thought we'd call attention to a few of our gifts that use upcycled materials or recycled materials.
And the GOOD news?
Our Earth Day Collection is 25% off TODAY ONLY.
GIFTS MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS
Recovering fast-aholic with a penchant for giving thoughtful gifts and doing good.