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Curating A Sustainable Spring Picnic – Our Picks
We are so thrilled to now be allowed to spend time with our friends and families outdoors in the UK! Coupled with the arrivals of some beautiful Spring sunshine, picnics in the park now seem like the perfect weekend activity. From sustainable picnic blankets, organic linen fashion, natural accessories and our favourite drink of choice, read our favourites for outside below!
Setting The Scene
The bath towel so chic you’ll want to take it out with you; Inspired by nature, without unnecessary or harmful ingredients. Forestry wool is OEKO-TEX certified. Forestry Wool blankets are designed in the Netherlands and produced in mills around Europe.
Waste Free Drinking
What would be a picnic without pretty tumblers to also help set the scene! R+D. LAB specialise in ethical glassware and create highly distinctive products that are functional and sustainable. These tumblers are so versatile that no matter what you are drinking on your picnic, they will contribute to the stylish set up you are going for!
Organic Linen To Keep Cool In
Our go-to natural fabric for the warmer months, linen has so many wonderful properties. Not only it is breathable, making it especially comfortable to wear in the heat, but it is also one of the most sustainable fibres out there! It is made from the flax plant which happily grows with rain water and prospers without needing pesticides. Linen is also incredibly durable and long lasting; even better it gets softer with time!
Natural Plant Fibre Bags
Our essential accessory for the farmer’s market, beach, and park – Uri Studio‘s woven bags are ethically crafted by Female Artisans in the Philippines from 100% first grade Abacá. Also known as manila hemp, Abacá is a natural leaf fibre that comes from a relative of the banana tree and is native to the Philippines. These bags are big enough to hold a blanket, snacks and drinks making them ideal for days out in the sunshine!
Natural Jute Sandals
No matter where your picnic is taking place, on the beach, in the park, on the cliff… you’ll need some comfortable natural footwear to get you there! Of Origin is a natural shoes and clothing brand made up of only natural fibres, mostly jute. Their unisex espadrilles are totally handmade in Spain. Jute and flax are amongst the oldest fibers in the world, dating back 5000 B.C. and this has inspired, in part along with the minimal style of design, the name Of Origin!
Organic Wine: Our Drink Of Choice
On a new spring day, whats more perfect than opening a bottle of sparkling white or rosé. Of course here at REV we suggest you find a natural and organic wine to be the highlight of a sustainable picnic. Inspired by our drinking choices, Pelegrims skincare is a low intervention active skincare brand formulated using grape extracts from waste material from a local vineyard in England! We advocate absorbing organic grape extracts in more ways than one on your sustainable picnic day!
Ethical Baby Essentials
If you have a little one that’s joining the picnic, we love these ethical, handmade accessories from Tache de Naissance. Tache De Naissance was started by Gabrielle when her daughter Sabine was born. An ethical baby clothing line that is unique, crafted with love, skill, and a sense of elegance, this is a handmade collection meant to be handed down generations.