NEW Ladies Red Cashmere Fingerless Gloves by Turtle Doves

turtle doves red cashmere fingerless gloves

Autumn is upon us and we’re wondering what happened to Summer! Darn, oh well at least winter is coming (no Game Of Throne reference intended), what better way of wrapping yourself up with these cosy Red Cashmere Fingerless Gloves, which are¬†wrist-warmers and fingerless gloves rolled into one. Cool! Designed by Turtle Doves, they are made from 100% cashmere jumpers and come with their own recycled packaging wrap so that they can make a great present too.

Every pair is made unique by their recycled nature and can have a lighter or darker shade to the colour choice. These are also machine washable on a cold setting.

Our supplier Turtle Doves recycle jumpers that have been thrown away into new accessories. Their main product are these fingerless gloves. The idea is that you can wear them as fingerless gloves or an alternative wrist warmers, where apparently you lose al lot of heat on your wrists. They use as much of the recycled jumper as possible. They also make scarves that use a combination of jumpers to create a patchwork scarf. A very interesting campaign Turtle Doves is currently running is that if you already have a worn cashmere jumper, they can make you a free pair of fingerless gloves as long as they keep the remaining material left from the jumper!

For more products from Turtle Doves, and other infrequently pleasant updates on eco gifts, head on over to our store where we currently have 10% off all first purchases if you sign up to our mailing list! Or if you have or know of these fingerless gloves, let us know what you think on our Facebook & Twitter!

Owl Pyjamas by Little Green Radicals

little green radicals owl pyjamas

It’s been a while since we sent Little Green Radicals our love for supplying us with amazingly ethical and organic clothing for children, not to mention how colourful they are!

So for anyone who is not aware, Little Green Radicals sell organic and fairtrade clothing for kids, and was one of the first in the UK to get fairtrade certification for cotton, which come to think of it is an awesome achievement!

Behind the scenes of Little Green Radicals

We would like to turn your attention one product in particular that we absolutely adore (and wish we had some adult ones), which are these cute Owl Pyjamas. These Hoot The Owl Pyjamas come in a top and bottoms set, made from 100% organic cotton and machine washable. These PJs are ideal for 1-2 years and would make a great gift to parents who are eco-conscious and want to aid developing countries prosper. Another amazing discovery if your children happen to be sensitive to certain types of materials, or even have Eczema, the organic cotton can help.

We hope that this has been insightful. For more organic and fairtrade clothing from Little Green Radicals, please visit and use our search. For more infrequently pleasant updates on Eco-Gifts, please like and follow us on Facebook & Twitter. We currently have 10% off your first purchase at Arte Ideas if you sign up to our mailing list! You can find our mailing list on our homepage….enjoy this offer while it lasts : )

NEW Little Green Radicals Spring/Summer Collection

new spring summer collection from little green radicals

We are proud to announce Little Green Radicals new spring/summer collection! Josie has done it again! (Josie is LGR’s designer) The theme we believe is ‘Aesop’s fables, which is about the fable of the tortoise and the hare. We again love the very colourful and quirky graphics used in this collection, almost, well radical (or rad to the cool kids). Speaking of cool kids, there’s no doubt that your little radicals will look super cute and colourful in this range. We recommend you take a peek at the blue bay fisherman jacket (as shown in the image above) and for the girls the rose pink fisherman jacket (or should it be fisherwoman?)

This new range goes up to ages 7-8 if you were wondering, so thanks for taking the time to look at our new range that Little Green Radicals have supplied us, you can see the Little Green Radical’s Spring Collection and many other cool products that care for the environment and ethics at Also like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for pleasantly infrequent updates on our eco gifts.

The Organic Company – Featured Eco Gifts

The Organic Company

It’s that time of the month where we highlight one of our amazing eco-friendly suppliers. This month we have The Organic Company, who make home accessories from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. The organic company’s mindset is to add more honest organics into your homes by becoming the most recognisable supplier of cotton products combining organics, design and quality, and also proving that a fair organic business can be a good business.

They achieve this by carefully choosing their suppliers amongst those being GOTS certified, collaborating with Danish designers, artists and tailors and having a strict quality control. All these things have allowed them to make innovative organic products that has significantly improved the impact on the environment and on people.

All of The Organic Company’s products are organic and GOTS & SOIL certified, which means their cotton grows without any pesticides and insecticides, dyes without heavy metal and treated without harmful chemicals.

The environment and the social aspect is important to this company, that’s why they produce GOS certified organic cotton, such as their Baby Towels and MIni Tea Towels/Napkin (these have convenient tape that is adapted for hanging or keeping cutlery secure), which use 100% certified organic cotton and free from harmful chemicals.

They believe in ‘re-use’ and local businesses that are balanced, we hope their product’s continue to prosper, and the customers who buy their eco-accessories know that in doing so, we are one step closer to providing a sustainable future.

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NV Tin Candle & Diffuser Gift Sets – Featured Eco Gift

NV Candle & Diffuser Gift Sets

Hope everyone had a good weekend…anyways it’s time for a new featured eco product. NV have some stunning gift sets to offer you. The sets contain a tin candle with reed diffuser to give you a more ambient and fragranced experience throughout the year. These candles come in a selection of different fragrances such as pomegranate and mango, cedarwood and vanilla, Lilly and bamboo, and many other very interesting fragrances.

The candle is made from the highest quality soy wax, as we have outlined in a previous blog article ‘Paraffin Pandemic’, soy wax candles are the best sourced eco-friendly alternative made from hydrogenated soy bean oil that burns for well over 40 hours with a low temperature, making it the safest candles on the market.

This gift set will make the ideal eco gift for Mother’s Day, or anyone who is eco-conscious and want to do their part, there has never been a better time to switch to buying eco-gifts. For more information regarding NV Candle and Diffuser Gift Sets and many other eco-friendly gifts, please visit Don’t forget if you sign-up to our newsletter you can also 10% off your first order! Sign up by visiting our online store.