Environmentally friendly gifts from down-under June 04 2016
Celebrate World Environment Day this Sunday 5 June with our great range of recycled and eco-friendly stationery, jewellery, skincare and home-wares!
World Environment Day has been running since 1974, and aims to encourage people to take action - no matter how big or small - to help preserve our natural resources, native wildlife and support their local environment.
At Bits of Australia we're always trying to make better consumption choices and minimise the environmental impact of our business - our wrapping service uses recycled locally-sourced materials and we avoid excess packaging as much as possible.
We are also committed to providing our customers with access to a wide range of Australian made gifts and souvenirs that are environmentally friendly, recycled, up-cycled or made using eco-friendly materials and production techniques.
Meet some of our environmentally friendly designers, artists and suppliers!
Julian Reddish, Sydney - Fashion Scarves:
Made from up-cycled off cuts, left overs and sampling fabrics, fashion designer Julian Reddish has rescued materials that would have otherwise gone to waste, and turned them into unique and stylish fashion accessories. Each one is original and features beautiful high-end fabrics spliced together to keep you warm and add a splash of colour to any outfit.
Tread & Pedals, Melbourne - Bicycle Gifts:
Using recycled, salvaged and broken bicycle parts, Tread & Pedals have created an innovative range of jewellery, homewares and accessories including clocks, ear rings, cufflinks and key chains. Taking something like a punctured bike inner tube, cog or a wonky wheel and turning it into something quirky and new is what drives this creative duo who are unsurprisingly, also big bike enthusiasts.
The Spotted Quoll, Tasmania - Eco Beads Bracelets:
Tasmanian timbers like Huon Pine, Myrtle, Eucalyptus, Blackwood and Sassafras are diligently collected from craftspeople and artisans and transformed into these beautiful beaded bracelets from The Spotted Quoll. Tagua seeds from the tropical rainforests of South America have also been collected, cleaned, polished and dyed to support women in these rural communities and add a pop of colour!
Earth Greetings, South Australia - Greeting Cards & Wrap:
Designed and printed carbon neutral using vegetable based ink and 100% post-consumer recycled paper this range of greeting cards and wrapping paper from Earth Greetings feature many favourite Australian icons like the Sulphur-Crested cockatoo, friendly Koalas and Kangaroo paw flowers. Each card comes with a natural, 100% post-consumer recycled envelope too!
So the next time you need a great gift, simply head to www.bitsofaustralia.com.au and choose from these and many more of our environmentally friendly, up cycled and recycled gifts, souvenirs and suppliers - not only will you be support Australian made but the environment too!