A Sustainable And Ethical Christmas Story | The Source Bulk Foods
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We believe Christmas is a time to give, not just to our family and friends, but give back to community and for a good cause. We prioritise and support sustainable and ethical suppliers and products, so when choosing some magical items for our Christmas range, we knew these were going to be special. Read on to see how our vibrant upcycled Recycled Sari Gift Wraps and our fully biodegradable Felt Decorations are not only beautifully and delicately handmade but so importantly support the very communities of those who made them.
  • From Unwanted to Upcycled


    For a vibrant and reusable gift wrapping option, our Recycled Sari Gift Wraps are the perfect choice and lovingly handmade.

    Sourced from Shakti.ism, their mission is to empower women from marginalised communities (currently in India and Bangladesh), especially those at risk of being impacted by gender-based violence. By providing these women meaningful and stable employment along with fair living wages, they are giving disadvantaged communities the opportunity to become self-sustaining and help them maintain their independence.

    They also employ traditional local techniques to help preserve traditional craft and promote the circular economy by upcycling sari fabrics that would have otherwise gone to waste. Using unwanted sari fabric not only reduces waste but is repurposed to give it a new life, to be reused again & again for continued gift wrapping, décor and as gorgeous accessories like a trendy hair or bag scarf. A positive impact on the planet and a positive impact on communities.

    Choose from 2 sizes (medium and large), each cloth is double-sided made from 2 different saris so you can choose which look suits the occasion.

    See how easy it is to wrap your Christmas gifts with our sari gift wraps and the many other amazing ways it can be reused with our how-to video below!


  • Felt Decorations with sustainability & ethics at heart


    Our fully biodegradable felt Christmas decorations are not just the cutest plastic-free decorations you ever did see but also carry a special story of sustainability and ethics.

    Made from 100% sustainable cotton, wool and felt, these decorations are made using traditional needle felting techniques without machinery, entirely pollution free and plastic free. Delicately handmade by talented local artisans in Nepal, enabling the local people to use their skills in safe and ethical employment and independent living.

    Choose from 4 adorable designs (our eyes are set on ‘‘Buddy’ aka Santa sausage dog) or grab the whole collection for feel-good zero-waste Christmas cheer! It’s decorating with a cause – supporting both sustainability and people, amazing!

Cover & feature image courtesy of Shakti.ism

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