Two things I am a fan of is 1. recycled, environmentally friendly products, and 2. Local designers and businesses. So I am especially excited to tell you about my latest find which combined the two!
Browsing in Brunswick Bound on Sydney Road is where I found this latest beauty. Merry-go-round gift cards. The idea of these cards and their artwork theme of "earth-love" is to "help people stop and ponder the beautiful things about the planet and their connectedness to it".
They work by having slits cut on the inside of the card, allowing a message to be added on a separate piece of paper. The person you send the card to then is able to replace the slip of paper with a message of their own and re-use the card.
"Merry-go-round cards are made from 100% post consumer recycled stock. The cards are created using environmentally friendly printing processes and soy based inks. Merry-go-round cards are recyclable when finally finished."
Each series is printed as a limited-edition, and the cutest part is on the back of the card little trees can be coloured in to keep a record of how many times the card has been used.
The latest range of cards features artwork from six well-known Australian illustrators, and can be purchased from a range of Melbourne bookshops and stores along with the original series, or here online.
Go check out the Merry-Go-Round website for more information, and support a local business!
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