Looking for a gift that spreads good will to more than the gift recipient? Choose recycled gifts made with sustainable materials! Not only will these gifts promote holiday cheer, but they will also help protect the planet for years to come. Check out our segment featuring these products on Daybreak next Weds, December 10.
Black Poodle Jewelry by Madeleine O’Connell
Madeleine O’Connell is a Colorado artist who repurposes vintage pieces and forgotten sparkles into new and standout jewelry that your loved one will treasure. You’ll find unique pieces that are thoughtfully put together to reflect someone’s individuality. Make sure to check out the statement necklaces that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. www.mwoconnell.com
Sjotime Industries (pronounced “Show-time”) based in Denver, Colorado crafts modern furniture products that delight and inspire. The creative spark behind the name is Dan Sjogren, who merges traditional woodworking techniques with high-end digital production. His amazingly cool vases are made from Birch wood scraps and test tubes and reflect a modern flare that will liven up any environment. shop.sjotime.com
Xob gloves, hats, scarves and purses are made using a process called upcycling, which utilizes existing items as raw materials to create something new of higher quality or environmental value. Making Xob products requires virtually no new materials and gives new life to fabric and outdated clothing. Last year alone, Xob products diverted over 30,000 pounds of material from the waste stream. www.iceboxknitting.com/xob_pages
Green Toys Inc. makes an awesome line of classic children’s toys constructed from recycled plastic and other environmentally friendly materials. This helps reduce fossil fuel use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improving the overall health and happiness of the planet. www.greentoys.com