Did you know that last year, 108 million rolls of wrapping paper were binned in the UK? Christmas is the season of giving back and here at Thought we believe that it's so important to remember to give back to our planet too. This festive season we are focusing on leading a mindful, eco-friendly, sustainable Christmas. With this in mind, we’ve shared eight of our favourite brands to help you create a magical Christmas dinner table that our environment will thank you for!
Eco Christmas Entertaining: 8 ethical brands for your Christmas table
is “the web equivalent of those cool curated shops you find off the beaten track”. Dedicated to helping their customers discover unique products from independent boutiques, this online store has some pretty quirky pieces.
Whilst it’s generally quite common to use stainless steel cutlery, which is already sustainable and eco-friendly, this Nordal Gold 4 Piece Cutlery Set
from Trouva is just divine and a unique alternative to add character to your Christmas table.
And why not add some magic with Trouva’s Berylune String Lights
? A string of LED fairy lights on a flexible wire to be able to bend and shape them. LED lights are far more environmentally friendly and an energy efficient choice over traditional lighting methods.
A husband and wife duo, Object Style
stocks a range of thoughtfully considered pieces from ceramics to organic skincare.
If you’re looking for a stylish plate to serve your delicious Christmas meal, look no further than their Monochrome Speckled Ceramic Dinner Plate
. These plates could be used for various occasions, not just Christmas. So say no to plastic plates this Christmas and use ceramic plates instead!
One of our absolute favourite home ware brands, Nkuku
creates beautifully handmade pieces using natural and recycled materials that embody traditional skills. All of their items are created through sustainable methods of production and none are mass-produced.
The Moba Star Candlestick
from Nkuku’s collection is utterly striking. Combining metal and glass to create this star shaped candle holder, it’s the perfect decoration for your Christmas table. We also love these Inkeo Wire Reindeers
which make for the ideal Christmas accessory.
To use with your Nkuku Moba Star Candlestick, these Beeswax Blend Dinner Candles
from Black Bough come in a pack of 12 and last for approximately 14 hours (that’s almost 5 Christmas dinners)!
Ensuring all products are made with thoughtfulness and care, Black Bough
stocks pieces that are well made, well designed and for a reasonable price.
I previously mentioned that in 2017, 108 million rolls of Christmas wrapping paper were binned in the UK. So in 2018 let’s make the change and use eco-friendly wrapping paper instead.
is a London based company specialising in designing and producing wrapping paper and similar products using 100% recycled paper. With a wide selection of designs for Christmas, you’re sure to find one you love. Our favourite is the Christmas Winter Wonderland by Kate Heiss
which is printed using environmentally friendly vegetable inks.
Grain & Knot
Founded from a love of nature, exploration and the need for purpose in creation, all the pieces you’ll find on Grain & Knot’s
online store are made from reclaimed timber by the founder Sophie, in her home studio.
Perfect for presenting a festive spread, the Long Spalted Board
is made from Spalted Hornbeam with highly patterned and visually striking grain.
Founded in 2008 by Anna Schmidt, ALSO Home
stocks a collection of stylish and unique homewares, that were made by Artisans, from around the world.
This festive season we love the idea of creating artistic, natural napkin rings to use around cloth napkins. Cloth napkins can last you years and mean for less wastage! These white Garment Washed 100% Linen Napkins
from ALSO Home are our favourite choice this Christmas.
store provides products that are carefully considered, that you can trust, and are kinder to the Earth.
Their Stainless Steel Straws
are reusable and dishwasher safe. “One of the best ways to start being a conscious consumer is to start cutting out single use plastics from your life. Using a reusable straw is one of the best ways to get into that mindset”.
– a simple suggestion to give your Christmas table that extra festive feel, snip small branches off your Christmas tree (as long as it’s real) and scatter them along the table!
What are your eco Christmas ideas? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @thoughtclothing
You might also love reading our post on how to make your very own Christmas decorations