There seems to be no end to the onslaught of bad news about the world right now. We cannot avoid the fact that we are impacting the earth in a very negative way, and that's something that doesn't really sit right with us at Suck UK. Giving gifts is an easy way to make yourself and your loved ones feel all warm inside, so wouldn't it be great if you could do so relatively guilt-free? Well here we are to clear that dirty conscience of yours with our multi-use and more Eco-friendly gift guide! Let's go greener together...
Big Up Bamboo!
Here at Suck UK our lovely bunch of designers are always thinking of more conscious materials to use on our latest products. Sustainability is at the forefront of our designs, and that's why we're dabbling with China's latest and biggest export, Bamboo Fibre!
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet, does not require replanting and is naturally pest resistant. On top of all this, it is 100% bio degradable. What's not to love! These lovely little shoots are helping us cut down on our plastic usage, and it's safe to say we're a big fan.
You can find this more sustainable material in our Cactus Coaster Construction set, the perfect gift for lovers of all things green. Fun and functional, these cute coasters are hard-wearing and water/heat resistant. A great purchase for both you and the planet. You can purchase our Bamboo Fibre Cactus Coasters here.
What Corking Products...
You guessed it, next on our list of more sustainable materials is none other than humble cork (and no I'm not even sorry for the earlier pun). Usually confined as the topper to your favourite bottle of wine, Cork is finally getting chance to reach it's full potential. We can't get enough of the stuff over at Suck HQ, with it being a key component of not one, but eight different products of ours.
Cork is a highly sustainable material which is harvested without causing any harm or damage to the tree. Similarly to Bamboo Fibre, the tree is able to continue to grow and be used year on year. It requires very little processing, and is widely available due to it's current abundance. We have taken full advantage of all these perks to create a number of products to brighten up your home and leave a little bit less of a footprint on the planet.
Three Cheers To Up-cycling!
We all know and accept the benefits of recycling as a way of reducing our impact on the planet. By separating your recyclables from your day to day waste, you're reducing the amount of rubbish sent to landfills, conserving natural resources such as timber and water, as well as preventing pollution and saving energy. Not bad eh?
What better way to reduce, reuse and recycle than by turning your left over bottles into glorious multi-coloured lights? Let's be honest, we're not going to cut back on the amount of fancy bottles of wine or gin we consume a month, but we can reduce the waste by up-cycling them into a statement piece of home decor. Ideal for a friend with a penchant for fancy bottles, drinking or both. Think outside the box and reuse your old rubbish in more creative ways and watch your non-green guilt disappear almost as quick as the wine did...
Solar Powered Perfection.
Fossil Fuels are just plain bad, there's no two ways about it. Luckily the amount of renewable energy sources available are expanding greatly and can be harnessed by us all, even in our own homes! Renewable energy is wonderfully sustainable as it's obtained from inexhaustible, natural sources. The more renewable energy we are able to use, the better off the planet will be in general!
We've tapped into the cost effective and fuss-free source of solar power to create our Sun Jars. Steal a little bit of sunshine to create your very own sustainable light. Totally clean and non-polluting, just like your conscience! Available in Blue, Pink and Yellow, you can create any mood with one simple product. You can shop all our Conscious Purchases here. Let's be as kind to the planet as we are to our favourite people, and make sure we gift the greenest and cleanest presents on the market!