Affordable and Easy Ways to be More Eco-Friendly
At Wild Fawn we are committed to our mission of following and promoting eco-friendly practices. In terms of sustainable sourcing and production, we like to think we have our bases covered. However, when we’re not working to bring you affordable and ethically sourced jewellery, we try to make as many eco-conscious decisions as possible in our day-to-day.
Here are some of our favourite tips and products:
Use Less Plastic
Macramé String Shopping Bag
This textile-craft, created by knotting twine, string or cord, has a long and interesting history that dates back to the 13th century. The simple technique is used to make these cute and affordable shopping bags – ideal for stashing in your handbag! You can be even kinder to the environment by making one yourself – we found a beautiful DIY tutorial here.
Aluminium Reusable Straws
It is estimated that 500 million plastic straws are used each day in the USA alone. Not only is it highly wasteful to manufacture such large volumes of plastic, straws are also bad news for our oceans and marine life. Like most single-use plastic, straws are not efficiently recycled due to their small size and low value. By simply switching to these eco-friendly and reusable stainless steel straws, you can continue sipping those cocktails guilt-free!
Glass Food Lock Containers
Ideal for taking lunch into work or storing leftovers, glass food containers are the perfect environmentally friendly substitute for plastic Tupperware. Protect yourself from the negative effects of chemical exposure whilst doing your bit to be kind to our planet.
Swap Chemical Sprays for Essential Oils
Instead of synthetic fragrances and chemicals, we love using 100% essential oils and non-aerosol scents in our home. Due to the nature of essential oils, the scents last longer than their artificial substitutes – meaning you’ll save money when you switch to an oil or wax burner.
Change Your Caffeine Habits
As a nation, we are obsessed with getting our daily tea and coffee fix. What we perhaps don’t realise, however, is that our caffeine habits could be having a negative impact on the planet. Make sure your next brew is eco-friendly by switching to plastic-free teabags or tea strainers. For coffee, we love these reusable cups and filters.