The best Christmas brands and products Balu has to offer…
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Organic-ally are on a mission to reduce plastic and paper usage. All organic-ally products have been ethically-sourced and, as much as possible, fairly traded. They do not stock any item they are not prepared to give to those nearest and dearest to them with a clear conscience.
"The welfare of our birds is extremely important to us and underpins everything we do at Copas" Copas believe that the very best turkey will have been given a long life, with room to roam. They eat an oat-rich, nutritionally-balanced, natural cereal diet that’s ethically sourced & completely free of growth promoters. They donate as many turkeys as they can to patients and staff in UK hospices, currently supporting over 80 hospices a year. They also support local charity events.
The Green Gables print their paper products on 100% recycled paper stock. They also use compostable packaging and recyclable or reusable postal packaging and strive to make the products in Britain, wherever possible. The Green Gables supports six charities by donating 10% of annual profits.
25% of a Moonpig Charity Christmas Card is donated to The eXceL Project, a charity at the cutting edge of urban youth work in the UK. XLP meets the social, educational and behavioural needs of young people, and empowers them to make wise lifestyle choices and to realise their potential. Moonpig has been working with XLP since 2010, including employees mentoring young people and sponsoring art showcases.
Forever Green offer rentable Christmas Trees for the South Essex area (although it’s worth contacting them to see if they’ll deliver further afield). Here’s what they say on their website: “We are a Christmas tree farm who specialise in pot-grown living Christmas tree rental for homes and businesses in South Essex. In 2015 we will be delivering from 30th November, collecting in early January at no additional cost to you. We believe this is the most eco-friendly way of enjoying a Christmas tree in your home.” A rented tree from Forever Green will set you back £40 to £75, depending what size you go for.
They print their paper products on 100% recycled paper stock They also use compostable packaging and recyclable or reusable postal packaging and strive to make the products in Britain, wherever possible. The Green Gables supports six charities by donating 10% of annual profits.
Eggs from their flock of organic breeding turkeys are hatched on the farm. Turkey chicks are reared free-range on organic pasture. They only use non-GM organic feed including their organic cereals. These organic turkeys only leave the farm oven-ready, and are certified organic by the Soil Association.
After Christmas 2013, Lovely Branches re-planted their potted trees in the field where they remained in 2014 to grow and recover. They’re now vibrant and ready for Christmas 2015! Lovely Branches grow their trees in pots. This keeps the root system small, helping the tree survive the trip to your house each year. They deliver to the Greater London area.