Wabbit Wabbit – Sustainable gift shopping

I’m enthusing about a newly discovered treasure trove of Fair Trade products, and although tempted to keep it a secret for myself, have decided you should all know about Eighteen Rabbit Fair Trade.

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You’ll already know I’m a bit of an eco-warrior, and am published regularly for the likes of eco-companion, that sustainable travel deliverer of dream destinations. But of course, it’s all about a lifestyle change for the better, and when I want to surprise someone with a gorgeous gift and can’t swing the finances to a holiday, then I forage for the best in eco-friendly gifts online.

Recently, I discovered Eighteen Rabbit, and also found great gifts with a real conscience. Sold!

Privileged reviewer that I am, I was over the moon to receive their  list of review-able goodies, and chose a Recycled Tyre Slim Wallet, as a gift for Stan the long-suffering Man.

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Promptly dispatched to Spain, well wrapped and encased in gift-ready tissue, the wallet arrived, and I was amazed at the excellent quality, craftsmanship and overall tactile beauty. Price? Ridiculous. Just £12. He was delighted, it’s so strong too, perfect for all those bits and pieces he carries around, you know what blokes are like…!

Not just a wallet, there’s a backstory too, let me, or rather Eighteen Rabbit,  tell you…

What: These wallets have the cold, smooth look and feel of leather, but are actually made from refashioned rubber inner tubes. A masterclass in craftsmanship and sustainable innovation. These wallets are available in five different colours, but are all slightly different – a true one-off!

11cm x 9cm (folded) with long internal zip fastening, 3 card holders, small zip and 2 inner pouches. How: Made from recycled rubber inner tubes and cement sack.
Who: These wallets are exclusively available in the UK through Eighteen Rabbit thanks to a partnership we have developed with Cratfworks Cambodia, who work with disabled and impoverished artisans affected by war, poverty and HIV/AIDS.
Why: Buying these wallets helps to cement a new trading partnership between Britain and Cambodia benefiting people affected by war and poverty.

So, a perfect gift, a solid sustainable story with a happy ending, and the promise of lots more browsing and shopping when you enter the Eighteen Rabbit site…I do like the look of these Messenger Bags…

Do you shop with a sustainable mind? The advantages of presenting someone with something that’s all about more than just the latest label brings more satisfaction than you might imagine. Go for it – change your gift-shopping ways today – visit Eighteen Rabbit and see what’s inside… 🙂

 

 

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Eco Travel Envy!

Wish list or bucket list, whatever handle you have for it, we all have at least one, don’t we? At least when it comes to travel…hang on, just dreaming of a bikini body to go with those sunset dreams…zzz. Sssh, don’t wake me up just yet.

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If you know me at all well you’ll also know that I champion the sustainable lifestyle. From my slow-food Spanish recipes, to our s-l-o-w lifestyle here at the top of the mountain and our Spanish idyll.

I already run a team of bloggers and write for the lovely Simon and the organic beauty suppliers, Mypure Natural Beauty, you’ll find all my powder and paint reviews over at my other blog.

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Fitting nicely with that are my articles for Eco-Companion, who drive home the wanderlust for sustainable, ecological travel. That’s our long term dream, to see the real world, eschewing resorts and 5 star bland boredom for the roar of lions in the wild,  a safari eco-lodge, and far-away unforgettable experiences.

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Trouble is, if you start to browse the eco experiences, projects and amazeballs getaways over at Eco-Companion, then you’ll also have to open a bottle of wine and settle down for the night, there are so many to drool over and choose from.

*Note to Max – the site really needs an addiction warning plug-in.* 🙂

Meanwhile, join us over on the blog, our travel journal with stories of current wildlife and eco news, and tips and hacks to help you travel more sustainably. We’re a nice bunch really, come over for a chat soon. Another warning. There are also seriously cute pictures of baby animals. 🙂

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