It has become increasingly apparent that we need to change the way we live.
There are so many things that we, as a species, need to address:
From single-use plastics to our reliance on rain forest-destroying palm oil, we simply MUST change our habits.
I was so upset earlier today when I read the story of a dead sperm whale with 6kg of plastic inside it. How can we have so little respect for the other inhabitants of planet Earth?
I am working hard to eliminate plastic from my business & have already decided that in 2019 my bath bombs will be wrapped in recycled tissue paper and my outer packaging (for when I post parcels out) will be recycled cardboard packed with shredded recycled tissue paper.
I already choose glass jars with cork lids over plastic bottles for bath salts & oils.
None of my products contain palm oil and they are also vegan, natural, and cruelty-free.
Just one small change – from each and every one of us. It’s what we must do.
It definitely seems to take me longer to recover from the craft fairs these days! Finish on a Sunday & I may just be back to ‘normal’ by Wednesday haha.
We generally have about a month between events which is plenty of time for me to replace sold stock & come up with a few new ideas too.
This time though it’s only THREE weeks until our last fair of 2018 – Mold Town Centre 28th November to 2nd December – so I need to get my skates on, especially as I am also attending the Mothers In Business Association meeting on the 19th!
So what gifts are you all looking to buy this Christmas? I am making a determined effort to support small local businesses this year so that my money goes to help other people like myself.
If we all made the effort to buy hand-made it could make so much difference to the local economy. After all, we aren’t going to be squirrelling away what we earn in off-shore accounts to avoid paying tax, but instead will be using it to buy gifts for our own loved ones.
There are so many talented people out there and a unique gift is always so much more special that a mass-produced piece of plastic!
Come and see some of our fabulously talented crafters in Mold & I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.