Cup to go Raffle: 5 Years Greenpicks!

Cup to go Raffle: 5 Years Greenpicks!

For 5 years Greenpicks espouses for using plastic-free alternatives. For our 5th birthday* we start a cup to go raffle for everyone who likes to drink coffee or tea on the way.

The shop promavis donates a coffee and tea to go glass cup with a reversible neoprene sleeve.

Cup to go Raffle
Cup to go glass cup

Win a reusable glass cup with neoprene sleeve by Dora

Never again disposable cups for coffee or tea! Enjoy hot drinks on the go and refill again and again? Get a refillable glass cup including a tea strainer and a neoprene sleeve from Dora. The raffle takes place at Greenpicks via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Greenpicks.de. How to participate, you will find in the respective post. You will receive your prize directly from promavis. No cash withdrawal of prizes (value of 18.75 Euro).
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Start: 10th of October 2017, 11.00 h a.m
Closing date: 11th of October 2017, 11:59 h p.m

Cup to go Raffle

*Since May 2015, the German- and English- speaking marketplace Greenpicks - Eco & Upcycling Market has been run under the GREENPICKS® trademark, managed by Annette Husmann. The market place for sustainable and ecological products has emerged from www.upcycling-markt.de (Eco- and Upcyling-Market).

5 Years Greenpicks! – Eco Raffle!

5 Years Greenpicks! – Eco Raffle!

Eco Raffle: Organic Bedlinen by Yumeko

Greenpicks celebrates the 5th birthday* and indulges you in an eco raffle with an ecological prize!

Get a current bedding set made of organic cotton satin by Yumeko. Duvet cover and pillow case are made of Indian organic cotton. Without chemistry in bed! Environmentally friendly, fair, cuddly and skin-friendly! The bed linen set consists of plumeau case 135 * 220 cm and a pillow slip 80 * 80 cm, optionally in the colours: dusty rose, sea green, sky blue.

More information about the eco label Yumeko can be found on our brand page.

Eco Price: win an organic bed linen set by Yumeko

Win an organic bedlinen set and enjoy cuddly hours in bed – without pollutants! The raffle takes place at Greenpicks via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Greenpicks.de. How to participate, you will find in the respective post. You will receive your prize directly from Yumeko. No cash withdrawal of prizes (value of 99.95 Euro).
» Conditions of Participation

Start: 8th of October 2017, 11.00 h a.m
Closing date: 9th of October 2017, 11:59 h p.m

Eco Raffle: win organic cotton bedding by Yumeko

*Since May 2015, the German- and English- speaking marketplace Greenpicks - Eco & Upcycling Market has been run under the GREENPICKS® trademark, managed by Annette Husmann. The market place for sustainable and ecological products has emerged from www.upcycling-markt.de (Eco- and Upcyling-Market).

Upcycling Raffle – 5 Years Greenpicks

5 Years Greenpicks! – Fair Upcycling Raffle!

Upcycling Raffle: Marron Rouge Purse Jack Companion

Greenpicks celebrates the 5th birthday* and indulges you in a fair upcycling raffle with a sustainable price!

For attentive upcycling fans, we have a competition where you can really “cash up”. In October 2017, Greenpicks raffles the purse “Jack companion” by the French upcycling label Marron Rouge. The wallet is made from recycled canvas of a parachute bag.

More information about the French label Marron Rouge can be found on our brand page.

Fair Price: win an upcycled purse by Marron Rouge

Win an upcycled portemonnaie for yourself or just as a gift for a birthday, Christmas or other occasions. The raffle takes place at Greenpicks via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Greenpicks.de. How to participate, you will find in the respective post. You will receive your prize directly from Greenpicks. No cash withdrawal of prizes (value of 25.00 Euro).
» Conditions of Participation

Start: 5th of October 2017, 11.00 h a.m
Closing date: 6th of October 2017, 11:59 h p.m

Upcycling Raffle

*Since May 2015, the German- and English- speaking marketplace Greenpicks - Eco & Upcycling Market has been run under the GREENPICKS® trademark, managed by Annette Husmann. The market place for sustainable and ecological products has emerged from www.upcycling-markt.de (Eco- and Upcyling-Market).

5 Years Greenpicks ! – Recycling Raffle!

5 Years Greenpicks ! – Recycling Raffle!

For 5 years the international online marketplace Greenpicks inspires people with ecological and sustainable products. We would like to celebrate with you and give away a fair prize in a recycling raffle in October 2017.

Recycling Raffle: Red upcycled bowl by Swane Design

Win a decorative bow made from recycled materials

In the anniversary competition Greenpicks raffles a red bowl of SWANE Design made from recycled materials under ecological, sustainable, fair and social standards in Africa. Blossoms and spices, fruits and nuts or bits and pieces – in the bowl “Barigo” many things find a place of honour. The bowl not only unfolds its original African flair on chests of drawers or sideboards, but presents itself on the table as exotic jewellery.
» Conditions of Participation

The raffle takes place at Greenpicks via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Greenpicks.de. How to participate, you will find in the respective post. You will receive your prize directly from Greenpicks. No cash withdrawal of prizes (value of 35.00 Euro).

Start: 3rd of October 2017, 11.00 h a.m
Closing date: 4th of October 2017, 11:59 h p.m

Recycling Raffle

*Since May 2015, the German- and English- speaking marketplace Greenpicks - Eco & Upcycling Market has been run under the GREENPICKS® trademark, managed by Annette Husmann. The market place for sustainable and ecological products has emerged from www.upcycling-markt.de (Eco- and Upcyling-Market).

Fair Anniversary Raffles – 5 Years Greenpicks

5 Years Greenpicks! – Fair Anniversary Raffles!

Greenpicks celebrates the 5th birthday* and we want to share the joy of our anniversary with you. How do we do this? By pampering you with great anniversary raffles and sustainable, fair prices!

Fair Anniversary Raffles: Ragbag Sunset Shoulder Bag
Ragbag Sunset Shoulder Bag

In the anniversary competition, Greenpicks raffles an upcycling bag “Sunset” by Ragbag in October 2017. The shoulder bag from the collection Calcutta by rag-bag is a big bag with a special compartment for laptop / notebook. Made sustainably and fair from recycled cotton.

More information about the Dutch label „Ragbag“ can be found on our brand page.

Fair Prices: win an upcycled shoulder bag by Ragbag

Gain an upcycled laptop bag for school, university, and work, or just as a gift for a birthday, Christmas, or other occasions. The raffle takes place at Greenpicks via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Greenpicks.de. How to participate, you will find in the respective post. You will receive your prize directly from Greenpicks. No cash withdrawal of prizes (value of 49.00 Euro).
» Conditions of Participation

Start: 1st of October 2017, 11.00 h a.m
Closing date: 2nd of October 2017, 11:59 h p.m

Fair Anniversary Raffles

*Since May 2015, the German- and English- speaking online marketplace Greenpicks - Eco & Upcycling Market has been run under the GREENPICKS® trademark, managed by Annette Husmann. The market place for sustainable and ecological products has emerged from www.upcycling-markt.com (Eco- and Upcyling-Market) which was founded in October 2012.

More life quality through less

More life quality through less

Earthovershootday this year already on August 2, 2017, a progressive scarcity of resources, growing world population, climate change, melting “eternal” ice, weather extremes, the littering of the oceans – the list of the negative characteristics of our time could be continued even further.

In the face of these horrific developments one can quickly fall into a depression or resign. What can I do as an individual against all this? Admittedly, alone you are quite powerless if you want to save the world.

Fortunately, a sustainable lifestyle helps to contribute with joy and fun to an improvement, while at the same time enriching your own life.

As so-called consumers, we have a power that can not be underestimated, which we can make much better use of. Private consumption and the resulting production of goods play a large part in the above-mentioned developments.

A first step is certainly to move to sustainable products when it comes to consumption. For example, you can buy long-lasting or harmless items, or replace conventional products over the long term with sustainable ones.

Sustainable consumption as an entry into a life as a strategic, conscious consumer. The more people change their purchasing behavior in this direction, the greater the pressure on manufacturers and their motivation to produce products that are ecological, durable, recyclable, harmless and resource-efficient.

The mere shift to sustainable consumption in the sense of “the same in green” will, however, not be enough to effectively reduce the mad goods flows and mountains of items and thus, the absolute global environmental impacts.

What can be the solution? In addition to a focus on technological advances and resource efficiency, which has been stepped up in the sustainability debate, it is the approach of so-called “sufficiency”.

With sufficiency to a higher quality of life

Suffi-what? The concept of sufficiency is derived from Latin; The verb “sufficere” means “suffice”. In sufficiency it is the question of the right measure and the need to have as much as one’s own needs require. In the ecological context, sufficiency is the consideration of natural borders and resources and is accompanied by the lowest possible raw material consumption.

And what does this mean for me as an individual? I really do not want to do without anything. How can you, on an individual level, change your own consumption habits or your own lifestyle in such a way that fewer resources are consumed? And how can the quality of life of the individual be improved without consuming more, but on the contrary rather less?

More life quality through less - Vivienne Westwood

In the course of recent years, various possibilities and approaches have crystallized out and at least established in the niche how one can live better without consuming more. It is about time instead of commodity, alternatives to a lifestyle of the other, better and more beautiful.

Instead of buying and consuming more and more, for which you need more and more money and because of the rising working hours and at the same time sinking leisure time you have less and less opportunity to use the bought things, there is also a different way. Fun and joy are then found much more beyond the shopping center – in nature, in sport, in the joint cooking with friends.

Many people find their happiness in doing-it-yourself (cooking, preserving, handicrafts, etc.) and in the experience that they can repair something (which we unfortunately unlearn more and more in our throwaway society). Longevity of products and upcycling also play an important role. Self-catering by gardening or urban gardening are further approaches. And a very important starting point is the prevention of garbage, which can be operated through the use of reusable containers in a wide range of fields (ZeroWaste / LowWaste, plastic-free living).

We at Greenpicks have the vision to put these approaches more firmly in the foreground and to inspire more and more people. We dream of a movement that connects more and more people. Together for a better world.

Author: Annette Husmann

Sustainability Week 2017

Sustainability Weeks 2017

As part of the Sustainability Week 2017, the owner, Annette Husmann, successfully presented the concept of greenpicks.de/en at Interseroh in Cologne and presented sustainable products from various eco-friendly online shops represented at Greenpicks.
Sorry, presentation only in German language available. On request is also a presentation in English possible.

Win an eco bathrobe from Yumeko – pure wellness!

Pure wellness with nature: Win an eco bathrobe from Yumeko

Win an eco bathrobe
Win an eco bathrobe

Would you like to cuddle up in the sauna, after the shower or after an extensive bubble bath? With a bathrobe from Yumeko you are always properly wrapped up. Pure wellness for relaxing hours: Greenpicks and Yumeko raffle off a high-quality bathrobe made of organic cotton for Mother’s Day.

The bathrobe for lazy Sundays and daily bathroom routine from Yumeko!
The Dutch label uses only high-quality, soft and natural materials, please read more on our brand page Yumeko:

If you want to convince yourself personally of the beautiful quality, now you have the chance to win a bathrobe in the color grey for women or men. The winner can choose the size. Make a gift for you, for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. The lottery takes place at Greenpicks via Facebook. You will receive your prize directly from Yumeko.

Start: 9th of May 2017, 11.00 h a.m
Closing date: 12th of May 2017, 11:59 h p.m

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Change the world while sleeping and bathing – bedding and bath textiles from Yumeko

The Dutch eco label Yumeko has been influencing bedroom, bath & Co. with timelessly beautiful bedding and bath textiles, which are biologically certified. Both producers from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Portugal, Turkey, Peru and India as well as Yumeko themselves are certified according to GOTS and Fairtrade standards.

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