Did you know it’s plastic free July?
As you may know if you have been following me for a while, I really try and strive to be as eco friendly as possible. Both personally and with Evie Jade.
I have also ‘met’ a number of other wonderful sellers who also want to be sustainable and eco-friendly, and Ivy and Ginger is one of these brands.
Nicky from Ivy and Ginger makes gorgeous brightly painted wooden jewellery and she has written a great little blog post showcasing a few of us which you can read here
Here are a few little excerpts from the Blog post, but do go and check out the full thing over at Ivy and Ginger x
” Beth makes her gorgeous jewellery primarily from cork leather. Until I discovered this small business I hadn’t ever heard of this material. It turns out this material is often referred to as ‘vegan leather’ and is a sustainable, lightweight material. It’s made from scrapings from the bark of the cork oak tree which will then regrow and continue to thrive. If you could dream up a sustainable material I think this would be it!
If you love fun and bright jewellery which is made from recycled materials then this is for you! Lucy makes the most colourful jewellery and it’s all made from recycled t-shirt yarn.
T-shirt yarn is a by product of t-shirt making and would otherwise go to landfill. With fast fashion being what it is I imagine a LOT is produced – and what a great idea to make use of this. Lucy’s collection is full of happy bright colours and she has perfect statement pieces.
Linzi over at the The Pom Pom Porium creates beautiful Pom Pom earrings all from vegan friendly yarn. I’ve used yarn for the odd knitting project before but I’ve never once thought about how it’s made and the environmental impact of it, so reading about Linzi’s work prompted me to do some research of my own.
I discovered that acrylic and nylon are synthetic fibres that are frequently found in yarn which adds durability and are often offered at a lower cost than yarn derived from natural fibres. Whilst cheaper, acrylic and nylon are manufactured from fossil fuels and are not readily biodegradable. The microfibres that are released when they are washed are a worrying cause of pollution in waterways and oceans too! So it seems vegan yarn is the way to go to care for our environment. And what better way to do it then from The Pom Pom Porium!
Being eco friendly is getting easier and easier thanks to intuitive makers and these three small businesses are a great place to go to be part of the change. “
Thank you again to Nicky for this great feature – do go give her a follow over at Instagram