I don’t want to be mentioning the C word too early, but the festive season is approaching and as a business owner, the countdown to Christmas starts at around early October, so I’ve been feeling all festive for a while now!
I’ve managed to hold off sharing this exciting news for a couple of weeks but seems as it is now November and almost everyone is beginning their countdown to Christmas, I thought now would be the right time to introduce you to ANUKA’s new and exciting gift wrap collaboration.
If you decide to have your jewellery gift-wrapped this festive season, I have a little treat in store for you as I have collaborated with Kinshipped, a luxury sustainable paper goods brand and Yarn Yarn, who have supplied the most beautiful recycled silk sari ribbon.
I wanted to offer a gift-wrapping service that was in line with our simplistic, timeless style using materials that are completely guilt-free and sustainable - and I couldn’t be happier with how the overall look of it turned out. The graphic, fun prints of the Kinshipped wrap against the luxurious silk sari ribbon work so well together, I am so pleased that I could source such lovely small businesses to help bring my vision to life.
It is more important than ever this year to support small and shine a light on all of the incredible indie businesses out there, so I wanted to give a little introduction to the two brands that I had an honour of working with on this collaboration.
I met Kayleigh, founder of Kinshipped whilst exhibiting near her at a show last year, I was instantly drawn to the beautiful aesthetic of her designs, we got talking and kept each other company throughout those looong days on your feet!
Having kept in touch through Instagram ever since, I knew I wanted to collaborate with her somehow! Whilst thinking of how I could wrap my products for this coming season, I dropped her a message and we got it started with a maker to maker swapsies!
Her minimalist designs are completely plastic free, FSC approved and she only used veg-based inks.
I came across Yarn Yarn a couple of months ago and was instantly drawn to their ethos and all that they offered! It is such a unique concept, which is why I think I loved the idea so much! They specialise in selling eco-friendly and recycled yarns handmade by women's co-operatives and small communities in rural India, working to connect their customers to the origins of the materials and their traditional processes.
The beautiful Sari ribbon is hand dyed using non toxic methods and made with the offcuts of the manufacturing process, swerving landfill and giving it a new lease of life. We encourage continuing its life after its made its way to you from us, storing and re-using to gift wrap future gifts.
We are all unsure how the remainder of this year is going to pan out and it’s looking like Christmas is going to be anything but ‘normal’, but that doesn’t mean it’s cancelled. You can still show your love and appreciation to your loved ones; whether you’re lucky enough to see them in person or have to gift from afar.
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