As this week is Climate Week and Mother’s Day is fast approaching, in my regular green column for top lifestyle magazine At Home, I’ve featured some easy green ways in which we can inject a little eco love into our mum’s world, whilst caring for it at the same time.
One of the products I’ve featured is from Ashortwalk, based in Cornwall. The company, which was set up by product designer/inventor Dan Dicker left his job at Dyson in order to realise a long-held desire to set up a business and live ‘a shortwalk’ from the beach, specialises in designing and manufacturing stylish eco-friendly homeware and garden products using recycled vending machine coffee cups and yoghurt pots.
Their Eco range, available at www.johnlewis.com, which includes contemporary styled place mats, napkins ring/placesettings, photo frames, clocks and their latest edition sundials, are designed, sourced and manufactured in the UK and closely resemble natural slate with a lovely, solid, heavy, earthy feel.
What I love about these products is that they are a wonderful example of how recycling can be used to produce stylish products, whilst also reducing the impact their manufacture has on our environment. As Dan states, ‘These unique and functional products not only improve our home with their beauty, they also improve our global environment as recycled products offer people a great opportunity to become more actively ‘green’ in an incredibly easy way.’
To celebrate Climate Week and perfect as a Mother’s Day gift, Ashortwalk has kindly agreed to offer me 10 sets of their napkin ring/placesetting combinations (4 rings per set) which are made from recycled coffee cups as a competition prize.
For your chance of winning one of these 10 sets all you have to do is:
Become a fan of the Queen of Easy Green on Facebook and then leave a comment on this blog telling me what you will be doing for Climate Week.
One entry per person
Ends 27th March 2011
Winners will be chosen at random (out of my crown!)
Good luck and have fun this week!