Matt & Nat Vegan Handbags & Accessories – Featured Eco Supplier

collection of mat and nat vegan handbags

We are proud to announce MATT & NAT handbags & accessories to Arte Ideas. MAT & NAT are a vegan brand that continues to innovate in way to remain sustainable, They do this by excluding leather and other animal based materials in their production and use 100% recycled plastic bottles inside the linings of their bags, they have also experimented with different recycled materials such as nylons, cardboard, rubber and cork.

The inspiration behind this brand is the exploration in MAT(T)erial and NATure and how these can synergise to inspire the texture and hues of nature. such as the Fabi Vintage Backpack. Another thing that is truly inspiring about MATT & NAT is that the team constantly aim to better themselves and the environment by volunteering as much as possible.

We are always happy to see suppliers pushing their own boundaries of Environmentally Friendly Gifts, and we hope you like what they have to offer! For more eco news and updates, follow Arte Ideas on Facebook & Twitter. Also check out our Pinterest page or visit our online store at www.arteideas.co.uk.

Love your Skin Naturally: Must Have Natural Products

Choosing the right skin care product is very important, especially when most skin care products are full of chemicals that will potentially ruin your skin, and if that isn’t off-putting enough, women apply tones of chemicals through cosmetics and skin products that will ultimately enter through your blood stream and into your system.

Jasmine Falls Relaxing Body Moisturiser

This 100% organic shea butter is a superb moisturiser that will deeply moisturise your skin, leaving it relaxed and radiant. It leaves the skin smooth, while breathing in the relaxing aroma will help calm and distress your mind.

In addition the organic shea butter provides improvements in skin conditions such as dryness, skin rashes and skin cracks.

Product Linkhttp://www.arteideas.co.uk/bodhi/308-jasmine-falls-relaxing-body-moisturiser.html

Desert Rose Rejuvenating Face Oil Pink Edition 

This Desert Rose facial oil should be at least one of your skincare essential. Not only does it Rejuvenates and boost your skin radiance, but it is an ultra-fine oil what has a unique blend of eleven plaint oils, rich in anti-oxidants essential vitamins, and fatty-acids to hugely hydrate the skin and stimulate cell rejuvenation. It works very well for sensitive skin and any other skin type conditions.

Product Linkhttp://www.arteideas.co.uk/bodhi/665-desert-rose-limited-pink-edition.html

Rosemary Chi Himalayan Detox Salt Scrub

If you enjoy a nice long relaxing bath, then you will definitely love this Rosemary Chi Himalayan Detox Salt Scrub. This detox scrub will clean your body and help remove any toxins from the body.

If you are struggling with skin and toxin issues, then you need to opt for all naturally skin products for an ultimate boost in your health and the appearance of your skin.

Product Linkhttp://www.arteideas.co.uk/bodhi/664-rosemary-chi-himalayan-detox-salt-scrub.html

Jasmine Falls Relaxing Bath and Shower Therapy

 

This relaxing bath and shower therapy is designed to help distress and promote a sense of well-being. It is ideal to use it before bed, leaving your skin smooth and deeply cleansed.

If you have had a long hard working day, then this bath and shower Gel is what your body needs as it will sooth any irritations to the skin and relax any ache and discomfort to the muscles.

Product Linkhttp://www.arteideas.co.uk/bodhi/304-jasmine-falls-relaxing-bath-shower-therapy.html

Extra Large Kiko Frames Are Back In Stock!

Extra Large Kiko Frames

So we have got our hands on some more Extra Large Kiko Frames! We also have them in a selection of sizes from Portrait – 5″ x 7″ (medium) Kiko Frames, and 8″ x 10″ (large) Kiko Frames. These are by far one of the best ethically sourced Eco Gifts that you can go for, especially if you are going for a rustic, vintage aesthetic.

These frames are very versatile, they are designed so that you can place pieces of your memories or nostalgia in any form that you might have, be it photos, pieces of fabric, pressed flowers, anything you can fit and deserves to be displayed and that is personal to you,  your family and your home.  The frame also allows you to present anything you have on both sides on the glass so it is possible to hang these frames freely from your ceiling. We personally like them wall mounted inside of hallways or entryway that have a rustic or industrial feel, we highly recommend these vintage coat racks, which tie in nicely with the character and shabby chic design you might be going for with these glass frames.

Nkuku supply Arte Ideas with these and many other ethically sourced, fair-trade products. Their furniture and homewares have been loved and lived in by many people, we are glad they we have been restocked, so don’t wait for too long, they might get snapped up again! Follow us on Facebook & Twitter for more updates on eco gift offers and updates in stock!

New Year, New You…it’s time to start improving the Human Condition.

Time to start improving the human condition

First off, we hope you’ve had an amazing Christmas and New Year. Everyone at Arte Ideas like to thank everyone who has visited our site, read our articles and been engaging socially…all this helped us greatly make people more aware of eco-friendly gifts that we have available and the amazing people who supply us with these products.

Now that we have that out of the way…let have a chat about what we all can do to further improve ourselves and the human condition. So what is the “human condition” you might be wondering, well it is something that we believe is what we have been doing since the very start of Arte Ideas, which is to drive the progress and the concerns of the human existence, such as poverty. In reflection, over half of the population live on less than £2 a day. There are over 1 billion people living in poverty right now, to put that into perspective they are over 2 billion children on this earth, so every 2nd child would be living in poverty. Sorry if this sounds slightly depressing, but this is the actual fact, but in essence you are already helping the human condition, you might not realise it sometimes, but you are an awesome person. The good things we do such as purchasing something that is eco-friendly, ethical or locally sourced goes towards supporting people who are less fortunate, sort of like a ‘pay it forward’ system. If you’re not aware pay it forward means to pay forward a good deed to others instead to yourself, so sort of an eco-pay-it-forward. The innovations in technology has also greatly benefited our cause by providing us with newer recycling methods, materials capable of cutting carbon emissions and fossil fuels, and the development of ethical working relationships. We are very proud that our suppliers have successfully achieved in providing these things that has had a transformative impact. This impact is then paid forward by you, the eco consumer who are very conscious in all things environmentally friendly, well there you have it, you were improving the human conditional all along! Make sure you impact other people with the ‘eco-pay-it-forware’, it won’t unless it reaches the people who benefit from it…

So here’s to you, keep on improving the human condition, showing compassion and the will to help others and the world will be just that better off. As for the belated Christmas and New Year wishes, below are few offers we have for this month, if you have any loved ones birthdays coming up or just save yourself some presents for this year, be sure to visit arteideas.co.uk:

60% Clearance Sale on a selection of eco-friendly gifts: http://bit.ly/arteideasclearance

50% off sleepwear and nightware (for up to 3 years) made from organic and natural materials: http://bit.ly/organicsleepware

20% off Solemate Socks made from recycled cotton: http://bit.ly/solematesocks

20% off a selection of Pidgeon Organics Hat & Scarf Sets made from organic cotton sourced from fair trade suppliers: http://bit.ly/pidgeionorganics

Keepcup – NEW Alchemy Range

Diablo Keepcup Alchemy Range

Most of us think of the word alchemy and picture black-robed wizards, brooding over a cauldron, conjuring spells from the transmutation of ingredients with slightly sinister looks in their eyes, but to be fair, they probably just making a coffee.

The new Alchemy range is now available on Arte Ideas. These particular colour ranges relate to metals and materials used by famous alchemists such as Opus, Magic and Potion. Keepcup have also used names of famous alchemist such as Pandora, Khidr and Hermes.

We all need the elixir of life in the morning (or at least help getting out of bed and to work in this weather)…these Keepcups allow you to do so, while being lightweight, ergonomic and unbreakable to take on your commute to work. Did we mention that your literally helping the planet while drinking out of these, each Keepcup is saving plastic by the mouthful. Keepcup have also being working on improving their lid, which in reviewing their cup has a very secure fit and the ability to be retrofitted to existing Keepcups if you have any originals. They are constantly tinkering and improving their design of their Keepcups (much like those alchemists), here are a list of the new improvements:

- New improved lid and plug
- Improved lid and plug for a secure seal to the cup
- Larger drinking hole to enhance your experience of the aroma of your beverage
- Improved splash proof seal
- Polypropylene lid and cup, BPA free and 100% recyclable
- Lightweight, unbreakable
- Hard lid for ease of use and drinking pleasure
- Plug covers mouthpiece when not in use

So you may be wondering why and how are these called by their alchemy counterparts, let us delve deeper into the cauldron…

Phoenix Keepcup – The phoenix, which in alchemy is referred to as Ouroboros, this greek symbol depicts a dragon eating its own tail and symbolises self-reflexivity, the constant recreation and the eternal return, which seems fitting when tea/coffee is concerned…that feeling of been brought back from the dead (figuratively speaking).

Pandora Keepcup – We have all heard of Pandora’s Box myth where the mother of mankind opened the box to all kinds of evils, but managed to keep in the box the most supreme virtue…hope. Hope is also tied to this Keepcup, we hope that you get a coffee in time before that first meeting.

Diablo Keepcup – As seen in the above image…Diablo is a Spanish word, meaning devil. And yes it is also a fictional character from Marvel’s Fantastic Four (the more you know). As for how alchemy is involved, Diablo is known for his aspirations in alchemy, necromancy and world domination, the colours chosen for this cup are represented quite well (I have turned to the dark side while drinking out of this…unlimited power!).

Alchemy and Magic helps us express our dreams and desires to the universe, Keepcup has helped us express that by providing us with the energy and reusable cups to do so. For more information regarding the new cups, visit our available Keepcup Alchemy Range on Arte Ideas. Also like and follow us on Facebook & Twitter for more nerdy posts like this one.