The Green Bride Guide’s sustainable wedding registry is the next big thing in green giving
Is it better to give than to receive? Not if you’re getting your gifts from The Green Bride Guide’s new green wedding registry! Their green gift shop is a heaven-sent solution for conscious couples with great style. It’s has the absolute best selection anywhere of sophisticated, beautiful housewares that are responsibly produced and transported, and whose sales support the sustainable economy. It’s also a great place to pick up a few super-chic gifts for yourself, or for a friend whose birthday is in July. Ahem.
Just in case you know anyone whose birthday is in July, I’ve included some of my absolute favorite things from the shop here. And it wasn’t easy to choose! The GBG team has done an amazing job of sourcing everything from non-toxic cookware and recycled wine glasses to earth-friendly fine china and organic cotton textiles. And the product information provided is clear, concise, and tells you absolutely everything you’d ever want to know about each item’s origins and eco-properties.
If you’ve ever tried to shop for sustainable gifts — or if you’re just starting to look for greener gift options — you’ll quickly see how valuable this kind of information is, and how hard it can be to come by. Many stores advertise the eco elements of their wares (organic cotton! recycled content!) without providing other relevant information, like where and how the products are made, and whether the people who produce them are treated fairly.
“The idea is to provide shoppers with as much information as possible so they can make informed decisions about the products they are buying,” said Kate L. Harrison, Founder and CEO of the Green Bride Guide. “Every product is hand-picked by our team and carefully screened to avoid ‘greenwashing,’ the practice of passing off non-green products as eco-friendly.”
Harrison drops more wisdom, saying, “Guests spend $19 billion a year on wedding gifts. Our new website offers couples the opportunity to use their wedding registry to support environmentally-conscious businesses. We offer hundreds of pre-screened environmentally responsible and affordable choices couples can feel good about adding to their wish list, without sacrificing style or quality,”
And if that’s not amazing enough…well, then you’re pretty hard to impress. But get ready to be wowed, because The Green Bride Guide’s online gift shop also offers free carbon-neutral shipping automatically with any purchase. Since the greenhouse gasses caused by shipping can contribute to global warming, the good folks at GBG calculate the impact of each shipment and purchase carbon offsets to neutralize its impact.
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