Over the weekend, we asked if you would be making any conscious choices this Christmas.

75% of you said yes.

For the 25% who haven’t thought about it yet, we hope these ideas from our community inspire you to lower your environmental impact at this busy time of year. Whether it’s getting thoughtful gifts that will last for many more Christmases to come, or cutting down on single use plastic, there are many, easy ways to have a conscious Christmas.

@heartzeena The fabulous print designer will wrap all her presents in reusable cloth and make decorations by hand.

 

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Happy Sunday guys hope you’re all having a lovely one. I taught a gift wrapping workshop with @westelmuk earlier this week and have been thinking about ways to be have a more sustainable Christmas this year. As so much gift wrap goes straight into the bin at Christmas time, why not wrap your gifts up with some leftover fabric scraps or a tea towel this year and gift something that can be kept and used again and again. I had this leftover fabric I hand printed from a dressmaking project with @tillybuttons earlier this year and some paper I’d marbled as samples for some workshops I taught and I’ve just made this little Pom Pom with some leftover wool that I’ve used to wrap a gift for a friend this Christmas. This is a Japanese way of wrapping and is called Furoshiki. I wrote a project in my book #howtoprintfabric with the instructions of how to print and make your own if you’d like to give it a try. Are you planning on having a more conscious Christmas this year? And what are you doing? ❤️??? #aconsciouschristmas

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@jillbennettinteriors Jill is making handmade beauty products using coconut oil for her friends and family, ticking all the boxes: organic, fair trade, vegan, thoughtful, and beautiful.

@josiebrenta Josie planted her tree last year and has dug it up out of her garden to avoid the waste associated with discarded Christmas trees every year.

@lindaclaytonwrites Journalist Linda is buying gifts from small traders and supporting independent artists.

@nancy_straughan Stylist Nancy recommends foraging for greenery that can be used to decorate an interior as well as drying out floral arrangements that last long after the tinsel comes down.

Check out all the submissions over on #AConsciousChristmas, or add your own.

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