Today we’re talking about the details. Wedding favours and branded giveaways or merchandise are a staple at any type of event. Whether you’re buying customised items for your gift bags at the launch of a new product, or wanting personalised favours at your wedding, we’re always looking for those extra details to make our events unique and impactful.
Too often, these items come mass-produced, from far away countries with little knowledge about the ethical or environmental impact they leave at their origin. Not only is the production line unsustainable, but the products created often are too; with plastic cups, bottles and pens often disposed of after the event.
In this blog post, we want to introduce you to three of our favourite ethical and sustainable alternatives that will leave a lasting impact on your guests, instead of the environment.
1. Mini Soap Bars
(Photo Credit: @ravenscourtapothecary)
We absolutely love Devon based vegan apothecary Ravenscourt Apothecary.
Their all natural cruelty-free soaps, perfumes and vegan skincare are made without synthetic materials or fragrance oils. They also made the decision not to include palm oil in their products due to its devastating effect on the environment. These mini soaps can be customised however you like, and would be a perfect sustainable alternative for wedding favours, hen-do and baby shower gifts or giveaways for corporate brand events.
What a beautiful and sustainable product to be able to take home and use after a special occasion.
2. Clay Candles
(Photo Credit: @dalitgoodsco )
Dalits Goods Co hand make beautiful clay candles, soaps and small gifts, which can also be personalised as wedding favours or branded giveaways for your event.
It is their goal to design and supply ethically sourced and environmentally sensitive products with each sale supporting their work to provide employment to the Dalit people of India. This is such a wonderful cause, and really champions social sustainability which we really admire.
3. Seed Ball Matchboxes
(Photo Credit: @seed_ball)
Seed Ball’s unique seed matchboxes are an unusual and eco-friendly alternative to branded merchandise and party favours. Each box is made from 100% recycled card and contains 6 seed balls along with a little card explaining how the balls work.
Each box (made from 100% recycled card) contains 6 seed balls and a little card explaining how the balls work. Not only are these eco-friendly boxes helping out the bees and butterflies, but the flowers that grow after use will remind your guests of the event they attended for years to come.
So there you have it. There are so many options for sustainable, ethical and eco-friendly options when it comes to favours, giveaways and merchandise at your event. These really are just a few options, and you can keep up to date with the latest sustainable goods we find on our instagram @littlegreenbook_events .
We’re always on the look-out for more sustainable options, so please let us know if you find any in the comments below.
Keep on doing you eco-lovers.
Little Green Book