Gifts - Fashion Accessories


1. Bambuya Sunglasses

This new eyewear collection is made from sustainable bamboo. The range, called Bambuya, has been created by Dutch design team Parachute Innovation in response to a lack of affordable and sustainably-made glasses. Non-prescription sunglasses are available to buy online with corrective frames available from high-end opticians.

There are two unisex styles, both of which are available in either a light or dark natural bamboo color. Bambuya glasses have designer temples (legs), which resemble the shape of a bamboo stem. All frames are handmade, numbered, limited global editions, and come with a bamboo case and certificate of authenticity.

Price: €199 (note price is in euros)
Available: from www.bambuya.com
Link: http://bit.ly/SIGmpE

Price: £77.50
Available: from Yours sustainably at www.yourssustainably.com
Link: http://bit.ly/VwZhXc

2. Fire hose purse

Made from genuine decomissioned fire hose and lined with reclaimed parachute silk this purse is stylish and functional. Features eight credit card slots, zipped coin compartment, sections for both notes and receipts.

Yours sustainably firmly believe that sustainable products can be beautiful, desirable and functional, and that shopping for ethical, environmentally sensitive goods shouldn't involve compromising your wants and needs.

3. Betty & Betts Leather Satchel

Every time you buy a beautiful Betty product you continue the story of two English girls who met in Bangalore. Overwhelmed by the poverty around them they hatched a dream, to build a future for people who have been forgotten.

Betty & Betts design their range in the UK and only work with certified fair trade manufacturers and suppliers in India.

Price: RRP £249
Link: http://bit.ly/VyTY9I

Price: from $66 (note price is in US dollars)
Available: from Brelli at www.thebrelli.com/shop/home

4. A Sustainable Umbrella

Beautiful and functional, the Brelli is quite different to a conventional umbrella. It is produced with Brellix film (a transparent, biodegradable PVC which is also 99% UV protective), and the strongest and lightest bamboo in the world.

Handmade in Thailand, the umbrellas are designed to biodegrade in aerobic and anaerobic landfill environments. A discarded Brelli will completely biodegrade in less than five years.


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