Ethical Wedding Gifts for True Romance the Feel-good Way

It’s the wedding season, with thousands of us tying the knot throughout the summer. And ethical gifts are the way to go, becoming increasingly popular as more and more of us adopt a greener, more responsible lifestyle. So what’s available online as far as ethical gifts go? There’s already a huge choice, and it’s growing every day.

Gorgeous Photo Albums with an Ethical Twist

There’s a growing trend for printing digital photos the old fashioned way, as people discover it’s nowhere as near as much fun looking at photos on a screen as it is settling down on the settee with the real thing. Better still, research shows that couples who spend time looking back at their happy photographic memories find it consolidates their relationship. So a gorgeous soft backed album, full of stylish hand torn, acid-free ivory cotton paper and natural acid free interleaves made from banana skin, is a gift the happy couple will genuinely appreciate.

Wedding Gifts with Proven Ethical Credentials

The Kubu leather album is bound in supple chocolaty leather, boxed beautifully in a grey and cream card gift box, complete with a fascinating information leaflet. There are forty six pages, plenty of room for 368 six by four inch, 184 seven by five inch or 92 A4 photos.

Nkuku’s splendid range of albums and journals are tree free, using organic cotton paper instead of wood pulp, made carefully by hand from pieces of recycled cotton left over from the clothing industry. It would otherwise go to waste, so it’s a fine example of ethical and responsible recycling and re-purposing. And the leather and linen is coloured using 100% natural dyes.

The manufacturer, Nkuku, is a BAFTS (British Association of Fair Trade Shops) member, which means they pay their suppliers a decent wage. They visit the premises regularly to make sure the working conditions come up to standard, safe and comfortable, and to ensure there’s no child exploitation. And they keep up close personal relationships with the people who actually make the albums, who are rightfully proud of the lovely things they produce.

Nkuku also makes a wonderfully elegant hard backed album, also with hand torn, acid-free ivory cotton paper and natural acid free interleaves made from exotic banana skin. They’re beautifully bound in natural linen with a luscious fuchsia suede tie, boxed in a sturdy card gift box. This size album includes 26 pages and interleaves and carries 52 six by four inch photographs. Alternatively the happy couple can use it as a journal. Then there’s the medium-sized Nkuku album, which takes 144 six by four inch photos, 72 seven by five inch or 72 eight by six inch photos, with 36 pages and banana skin interleaves.

Timu Leather Journals

Buy all three photo albums for an extra special and very generous gift, or opt for stunning Timu leather journals, also by Nkuku, masterpieces in sophisticated cool containing hand torn ivory cotton paper, bound in soft, supple chocolate brown leather and with the same immaculate ethical credentials.  Now that’s what we call special!

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