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Christmas raffle: win an upcycled backpack by ragbag

Christmas raffle: win an upcycled backpack by ragbag

Christmas Raffle 4. Advent: win an upcycled backpack by ragbag

For Christmas Greenpicks raffles on 4th Advent an upcycled backpack “Teabag” from Ragbag. The stylish rucksack has space for a laptop, documents and bits and pieces. Fair made of recycled tea big bags. Each backpack is unique, depending on the print of the tea factory or plantation from which the tea packs originate.

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

Raffle 4. Advent: Upcycled rucksack by ragbag

Make a gift for you, for Christmas and 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 59.00 Euro).
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Start: 24th of December 2017, 11.00 h a.m
Closing date: 26th of December 2017, 11:59 h p.m

Christmas Raffle

Eco advent calendar – raffle 3. Advent

Eco advent calendar – raffle 3. Advent

Raffle 3. Advent at Greenpicks: win ecological products for household, picnic & office

On 3rd Advent you can win in the eco advent calendar from Greenpicks raffles ecological products from environmentally friendly materials for household, picnic and office. The package consists of a bowl made of bioplastics from Biodora, palm leaf plates naturesse® from Pacovis and a highlighter by edding. Take your chance for more sustainability in household and office!

Win ecological products for household, picnic & office

Make a gift for you, for Christmas and 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 9.51 Euro).
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Start: 17th of December 2017, 11.00 h a.m
Closing date: 20th of December 2017, 11:59 h p.m

Eco Raffle 3rd Advent

Raffle 2. Advent: Upcycled wallet by ragbag

Raffle 2. Advent at Greenpicks

Raffle 2. Advent: win an upcycled wallet by ragbag
upcycled wallet by ragbag

The Eco Advent Calendar of Greenpicks raffles on 2nd Advent an upcycled wallet “Teabag” from Ragbag. The stylish purse has space for credit cards, ID cards, change and bills. Fair made of recycled tea big bags. Each wallet is unique, depending on the print of the tea factory or plantation from which the tea packs originate.

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

Eco advent calendar: win an upcycled wallet by ragbag

Make a gift for you, for Christmas and 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 22.00 Euro).

Start: 10th of December 2017, 11.00 h a.m
Closing date: 13th of December 2017, 11:59 h p.m

Raffle 2. Advent at Greenpicks

Santa Claus raffle: win 3x eco toothbrush sets!

Santa Claus Raffle: win 3x eco toothbrush sets!

Santa Claus Raffle: eco toothbrush set

Already for the 1st Advent Santa Claus raffles three vegan eco-toothbrush sets at Greenpicks
The reusable beakers from Nowaste and Biodora as well as the toothbrushes from biobrush Berlin are made from renewable raw materials. They are free of animal ingredients, without BPA and proven to be recyclable. Never brushing your teeth was more environmentally friendly!

Eco advent calendar on 1. Advent

Make a gift for you, for Christmas and 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 19.00 Euro).
» Conditions of Participation

Start: 3rd of December 2017, 11.00 h a.m
Closing date: 6th of December 2017, 11:59 h p.m

Santa Claus Raffle 1. Advent

Stress-free Christmas

Tips for stress-free Christmas

stress-free Christmas
Tips for stress-free Christmas

Greenpicks – Eco & Upcycling Market does not stand only for a sustainable consumption, but also for a sustainable lifestyle. In our view this includes the minimalistic use of objects and careful use of time. This refers to the composition of the pre-Christmas season and the scrupulous dealing of Christmas presents.

stress-free Christmas: Advent is supposed to be a peaceful time
Advent is supposed to be a peaceful time

In the Advent season Christians prepare for the arrival of Christus. The Advent period was supposed to be a peaceful, cosy and joyful time, regardless of the religious ethos. Especially the winter and the dark season are well suited to shift down a gear, to hold communion with oneself and to pay attention to dear fellows. But the opposite is true: Christmas time is stress.

The hunt for Christmas presents is opened

In the current consumer society, however, the Advent season is preparing for Christmas in such a way that many people go on the hunt for Christmas presents. Furthermore people go on errands such as cheap (and sometimes toxic) Christmas decoration from China, Christmas roast from factory farming, Christmas carp, standardized Christmas cards, Christmas wreath from discounters, candles, Christmas trees from the DIY market and buying groceries on stock. Baking cookies, decorate christmassy the apartment, wrap gifts and send Christmas cards and New Year’s wishes, supplement the pre-Christmas stress. And no later than on 27th December are all glad when it’s all over. And one or the other gift is exchanged or some days later it is already defective.

Free yourself from the festive collective stress

But do we have to take part every year in Christmas consumption binge? Have to? Hardly likely. As responsible citizens, we can decide not to follow the Christmas consumption frenzy and collective stress like every day in our lives. Whoever deliberately consumes over the whole year, can also do at Christmas!

There are many things that cost nothing and yet are ecologically valuable and sustainable. We only need to bother ourselves about it and leave unnoticed the solutions offered to us by advertising. Those who manage to get rid of all the angel like praised needs at Santa Claus and Christmas, can actually enjoy Advent as the quietest time of the year and the Christmas holidays.

The following proposals are less to save money, but in your own interest to bring yourself stress-free Christmas. And to act in terms of sustainability and to think about what could make happy the recipient. Continue reading Stress-free Christmas

Alternative Gift Ideas

Alternative Gift Ideas for Christmas and other opportunities

The online marketplace Greenpicks for ecological and sustainable products offers opportunity for conscious consumption – alternative gift ideas for Christmas and other opportunities.

In the Advent season some people may be wondering how to escape the pre-Christmas shopping frenzy and instead may get meaningful Christmas presents.
Taking up the issue consciously, soon comes up the desire to consume sustainably in the festive season. In this way, seeking out the gifts already brings joy and does not become a painful duty.

Because with alternative gift ideas you take into account the different aspects of sustainability at the same time. Be it the conservation of our planet through the use of ecological materials and the environmentally friendly production. Or the appreciation of already used discarded objects, as it is the case with Upcycling. Also the fair and equitable treatment and payment of the producers may be reflected in the gifts consciously selected.

So the joy is spread equally to recipient, giver and manufacturers. And the white Christmas becomes a green Christmas.

Here are a few examples for concretization and inspiration for alternative gift ideas:

Upcycling

There are exceptional bags that are made artfully in a specific folding technique from old food packages such as chocolate or snack packaging in the shop of franksArt. Upcycling bags in all shapes and sizes can also be found in the shops of Marron Rouge und Ragbag. Here, for example, tea big packs, bicycle innertubes and tires or recycled seatbelts are the starting material.

Alternative Gift Ideas
Shoulderbag of recycled foil ©ragbag
Alternative Gift Ideas
Messenger Bag made of recycled safety belt and inner tube © Marron Rouge

Wooden Eco Toys

Alternative Gift Ideas
Wooden Eco Toys ©VARIS

Wood instead of plastic. This is very beneficial especially for the health and development of children. A nice selection of wooden eco toys presents the company VARIS toys from Latvia in the store of promavis. The constructions sets and stacking blocks are made of high quality birch wood 100 % FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certified.

Bioplastics

Alternative Gift Ideas
ajaa! storage box made of bioplastics © ajaa

Although plastic boxes last long in the household, eventually they have served their time. This point in time can be used to change to bioplastics. Great products from Biodora and ajaa! are in store of promavis und Monalito. Products of bioplastics are made of renewable resources and without harmful plasticizers.

Organic Fashion

Alternative Gift Ideas
Elegant Tunic made of organic cotton ©MYBH

Who wants to give a slightly more elegant new favorite, will make a find in the store of MAY YOU BE HAPPY. In winter it belongs on the head: Beanies from organic wool, happily knitted by rotlilie. And if the shoes already have holes, then you can take a look at the cool hemp sneakers from Grand Step Shoes in the shop of variomondo. The materials for eco fashion come from certified organic farming, GOTS certified or fair trade wool.

Alternative Gift Ideas
Organic Hemp Sneaker ©Grand Step Shoes
Alternative Gift Ideas
Beanie eco wool ©rotlilie

 

Alternative Gift Ideas

Alternative Gift Ideas
Alternative Gift Ideas

The online marketplace for sustainable products offers opportunity for conscious consumption – alternative gift ideas for Christmas and other opportunities.

Cologne, 5 December 2013 – The online marketplace Eco- and UpcyclingMarket has taken up the cause of to offer alternatives to the prevailing gifts consumption binge during the Christmas season. “Whoever deals consciously with the subject, soon comes to the decision to select sustainable gifts.” says Annette Husmann, owner of Eco- and Upcycling Market. This is where the philosophy of the Internet marketplace comes into play, which celebrated its first anniversary in October of this year. Instead of devoting themselves to the complete renunciation of consumption, here alternative gift ideas are presented, which allow the informed consumers aware, strategic and sustainable consuming. The selection ranges from a wide selection of Upcycling products through bioplastics household goods, wooden toys and furniture to organic fashion.