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!

Matt & Nat vegan handbags have recycled over 1m+ plastic bottles in a year!

over million plastic bottles recycled - matt and nat

We are proud to announce that Matt & Nat have now recycled over 1 million water bottles in a year! Wow. This is amazing! Good job guys. If you are not familiar with Matt & Nat, they produce handbags and accessories using their signature vegan leathers and other eco-friendly materials such as recycled nylon, cock and rubber. They also collaborate with factories from china that are in line with their ethos and quality with the SA8000 standard certification. Sustainability is constantly sourced in the design of Matt & Nat products. 100% of recycled bottles are used in the lining of their bags and approximately 21 plastic bottles are recycled with each bag produced.

We are very pleased that they have achieved this milestone and we hope that they improve on this and on their products by using more innovative and sustainable materials. We currently have Matt & Nat Vegan Handbags available at Arte Ideas, we would love it for your see these and many other Eco-Friendly Gifts on our online store. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook & Twitter for infrequently pleasant updates on eco news.

Featured Eco Product: Solmate Socks

Solemate Socks Let’s be honest, who has time to find the other matching sock that magically disappears in the laundry…life’s too short for matching socks!

This month’s eco product is Solmate Socks, which are multi-coloured and multi-patterned socks that are made from recycled cotton, which make ideal gifts for babies, children and adults (don’t worry, you will look cool as with these awesome socks). These quirky socks source their cotton yarns from recycled materials, creating a product that reduces the amount of virgin cotton needed to be grown, therefore reducing landfill waste, brilliant! Did we mention they are SO soft and will help keep your feet warm in this current weather.

We are truly excited to feature these fun Solmate Socks (click on the link to view our socks!) on Arte Ideas and we hope they bring a smile to your beautfiful faces. We like to thank you for going eco-friendly and doing your part in making a change to this world, after all, we only have one.

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Eco Friendly Christmas Decorations

Eco Friendly Christmas Decorations

So who wants time to go faster so that it’s Christmas already. I do! I think it’s this wintry, British weather that has brought this Christmas spirit on. The team at Arte Ideas were wondering when do you usually put your Christmas tree up?  Is there are traditional date? Does it depend on if it is a real tree?

Just in case you put your tree up early this year, here are some stylish low carbon, eco friendly Christmas decorations that use recycled materials and are very sustainable. Why not consider yourself having an eco friendly Christmas this year with these exquisite range of vintage baubles and wreath made from recycled glass. Please visit our wide selection of eco-friendly Christmas decorations at Arte Ideas that have less of an impact on the environment. Like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for exclusive offers on products available during Christmas. If you have Pinterest, follow our Christmas board!