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ECOLOGY, HOLIDAYS, LOW WASTE

Furoshiki : A guide to zero waste gift wrapping

I’m so excited for this article, because I’m going to be sharing something that I love! Using a square piece of fabric, we can beautifully wrap our Christmas presents and skip the unnecessary waste that single-use wrapping paper creates. This Japanese technique is called Furoshiki and is the zero waste way to wrap our gifts without making a single rubbish. Because wrapping with less doesn't have to mean less beautiful-or less fun! By mastering this technique, you will be able to wrap everything! No matter their shape or size. You can wrap a box, a book, a bottle of wine and...

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ECOLOGY, HOLIDAYS, LOW WASTE, TIPS

The big debate : Real vs fake Christmas trees

Among the countless controversial issues that divide families and create heated debates that no one asked for at the Christmas table, lies the eternal question: Real or artificial christmas trees?   This question is equivalent to "Were Ross and Rachel on a break?” and "Team Jacob vs Team Edward"… but make it Christmas! That’s why the A Shiny Day team, armed with the threefold: trench coat-magnifying glass-hat, turned into Sherlock Holmes, researched and shared their findings through this article. But before we begin, I would like to share my favorite fact from this research: The first fake Christmas tree was made by mistake...

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