Sustainable Gifts

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Christmas is here, and with it, the most consuming time of the year.
We know that not consuming too much at this time of the year is rarely an option (let’s see who is brave enough to show up to a family dinner without a gift), but from Clavel design we would like to propose a more sustainable and responsible way to do it:

1. SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES
Inditex is not going to go bankrupt because you do not buy your sister that sweater that 192 brothers bought for their respective before you.
However, with every purchase in a small or start-up store, you get at least a smile on the face of the team behind it.

2. CONSUME LOCAL
How long has it been since you’ve walked around the neighborhood and seen what’s on offer?
Amazon brings it to you tomorrow, but Lola shows it to you today, gets you the size you need, lets you see it live, touch it (but not too much, because there’s covid!) … You don’t have to bring anything from China to show someone you remembered them.

3. BET ON EMERGING ARTISTS AND ARTISANS
Each print, poem, candle, photo, necklace, t-shirt, bag … each item carefully thought to please and excite, without passing through the filter of mass sale, carries a bit of passion and care that can not be transmitted from any large platform. The joy of an artist every time he receives a photo of a customer happy with his product, is impossible to understand by the big brands.

4. BUY ECO AND QUALITY
There are more and more sustainable options on the market: they use less plastics, manufacture their articles only with recycled materials, improve the quality of their products so as not to make them “disposable”… Always bet on these options!
It is true that sometimes the ecological or premium ranges are somewhat more expensive, but the difference is usually small and certainly worth it.

5. GIVE EXPERIENCES AS A GIFT
And we are not referring to the famous gift boxes (which, let’s be honest, most of the time expire without having used them). We’re talking about something more personal: research the workshops near the lucky person’s home, the theater program in their city, the next concert of their favorite band… Invest in creating an experience and a shared memory that will last forever.

Take advantage of these days of compulsive shopping to lend a hand to the businesses that need it most, and of course, to the planet.

Here are some ideas/projects/shops that we think you might be interested in:

Give a thoughtful gift, help small businesses and the planet!

¡HOLA!

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