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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 sun protection and our favourite drink of choice, read our favourites days outside below!
Setting The Scene
The bath towel so chic you’ll want to take it out with you; Baina’s line of contemporary organic towelling was created to celebrate the daily bathing ritual. The label are committed to creating timeless collections that are made in portugal from GOTS organic cotton. Baina’s towels come in a range of sizes but if your towel is for lounging we recommend their pool size which come in colourful and reversible designs.
Made for the home and the garden, Little Beacon’s beautiful natural throws are all handprinted in the UK and crafted from super soft natural fibres of linen, cotton and bamboo. Ideal if you’re in the market for a bigger picnic blanket!
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 Straw Accessories
Our essential accessory for the farmer’s market, beach, and park – Beaumont Organic’s straw bags are ethically crafted by Artisans in Spain from 100% natural materials. They’re big enough to hold a blanket, snacks and drinks making them ideal for days out in the sunshine!
To match (and provide some natural sun protection!), Tio Y Tia hats are an amazing eco-friendly choice as all of their materials are ethically sourced, and they are handmade in America. If you’re spending the day out in the sun, make sure to pop on your hat to prevent damage to your face and scalp.
Not Forgetting Natural Sun Protection
Keeping your skin protected from the sun and environmental stressors is essential year-round, but especially during the summer when the sun is stronger, and we spend more time outdoors (even if it is just in our gardens). Tint and protect your face with a natural SPF by Sun and Earth that is made from all organic and cold-pressed oils, beeswax, and natural zinc oxide. Raspberry seed oil is an incredible oil that naturally contains UVB and UVA protection.
For sun shades, we’re opting for Pala, who’s beautiful frames provide 100% UVA protection. For every pair of sunglasses sold, Pala give back to eye-care programmes in Africa by providing grants to vision centres, dispensaries and screening programmes. To date, thousands of people have had their lives changed thanks to receiving a pair of prescription glasses.
Hydrate & Refresh: Our Natural Drink Of Choice
One of our favourite drinks to mix with cocktails, mocktails, or simply to enjoy alone, Something & Nothing’s delicious and refreshing botanical seltzers are made with purely natural ingredients and packaged to be infinitely recyclable.
Most soft drinks are generic in flavour and full of sugar. This didn’t sit right with the creators of Something & Nothing so they set out to develop refreshing seltzers made with purely natural ingredients, without ever compromising on taste.
Inspired by the founders own travels and experiences, these delicious alcohol-free drinks are created by using grape juice and lemon juice as a base, then blending a combination of extracts, juices and botanicals. Each complex and well balanced seltzer has won a highly acclaimed Great Taste Award with Yuzu winning two stars.