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Celebrating Sustainably 2023

Like it or not November is here. The air is crisp, and leaves in breathtaking arrays of autumnal hues swirl and fall to the ground. November is when we usher in the holiday season and embrace the spirit of giving and receiving. This year, let's make this celebratory season one of sustainability and leave a positive impact on our planet. Here are a few ways how…

  • Give the Gift of Sustainability: Instead of piling up gifts that may end up in a landfill, consider sustainable gift options. Think about experiences, such as cooking classes, spa days, outdoor adventures, or my personal favourite gifts from sustainability focused businesses like XUNOPIA. Xunopia hosts Eco-Chic parties to make declouttering fun. Purchase a XUNOPIA Eco-Chic gift certificate for your special someone. Pick your Gift Certificate here...

  • DIY Decorations: Make your space festive by creating your own holiday decorations. That satin bridesmaid dress from way back makes ideal bows, ornaments, handmade wreaths or mats and table runners. Decor items made from favourite loved textiles add a personal and signature touch to your spaces, are great conversation pieces and also create memorable moments. Make DIY decorations a family activity to spend fun and quality time with loved ones.

  • Minimal Packaging: As you shop for holiday essentials, seek products with minimal packaging or packaging made from recyclable materials. A Stanford University study found that Americans throw away 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and the New Year. A satin pouch from that left over satin bridesmaid dress is a stylish and funtional gift wrap with the added bonus it can be reused time and time. again thus extending the life of that textile. Reducing packaging reduces the waste burden on the environment and it’s a small change that can make a big difference.

  • Support Local Artists and Artisans. When you spend your money locally it has a cascading effect. You help to create local Jobs and generate economic activity which contributes to a thriving community. Locally made goods generally have a lower carbon footprint which means that you will too.

Visit https:/www.XUNOPIA for sustainable gifting. XUNOPIA makes fashionable, and functional accessories like our Xun-tyes (headwraps) and the DIVA wallet which is made from sustainably sourced Cork a/or repurposed textiles.

This year we have added a companion key guard to our product line. These functional pieces encase your keys protecting your screens from damage by key.

This November, let's celebrate the holiday season sustainably. By making thoughtful choices, we can enjoy the festivities while taking care of our beautiful planet. So, as you go about your merry way, sipping Sorrel and sampling fruit cake, remember that a sustainable holiday season is the best gift we can give to ourselves and the generations to come.

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