Back in July, I visited the Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival in Harrogate. It’s a huge trade event where producers display their wares to the retailers and buyers looking to add new lines to add to their websites and shops later in the year. I wrote a series of posts featuring those makers that I met on the exhibition’s ‘Eco Trail’, including some fantastic festive themed firms.
Somehow it’s now December (how?!) and it seems like a great time to draw attention to those companies with a seasonal edge again. Keep This Cracker, Nauseni and The Recycled Candle Company have great stocking fillers as well as everything you need for your Christmas centrepiece.
Let me know what purchases you make!
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Upon realising the amount of waste generated each Christmas by single use crackers, Bea Thackeray came up with her own solution: reusable ones!
After some experimentation, she perfected her model. You fill the gift box centre with whatever your choose, thread the snap through and pull as normal – except the whole thing slides apart rather than rips, so you can use them again! All you have to replace are the snaps, which she also sells. Genius!
There are also options for wedding favours and other occasions.
From £3.10 for the crackers; £1.10 for six replacement snaps.
Founded in response to the 2015 Nepal earthquake, Nauseni (now-se-ni) strives to empower Nepalese women by offering skill development and income generating opportunities. The firm works closely with teams of women artisans who they have trained to produce needle felted ornaments that reflect the centuries of wool making crafts in the Himalayas.
You know how there’s wax leftover whenever you’ve finished burning a candle? Well the clever chaps at The Recycled Candle Company go round collecting this seeming waste product from London churches, pubs and hotels then they recycle all the bits into beautiful new ones. Isn’t this the greatest recycling story that you’ve ever heard?!
All of their candles, votives and firelighters are beautiful but check out their miniature Christmas trees!