Earth Day 2023 | 5 sustainable choices at Gabriel’s Wharf
Happy Earth Day!
Earth Day is a global event observed by over a billion people, taking place on the 22nd of April each year.
It’s about raising awareness of the challenges to the wellbeing of our planet and the life it supports. Together, we can beat the ongoing climate crisis by making environmentally friendly choices and leaving the world a better place for future generations to come.
At Gabriel’s Wharf, sustainable, independent shopping is at the heart of what we do. Our small business owners, creatives and boutiques make ethical products that are planet-friendly and designed to last, unlike anything found on the high street.
Discover our top 5 sustainable choices at Gabriel’s Wharf this Earth Day:
Gabu Chocolate, an independent chocolatier, creates delicious artisan chocolates made from Fairtrade cocoa and Caribbean beans. Gabu Chocolate recognises that the current supply chain in chocolate is controversial and sometimes unethical, and they are passionate about their products being traced directly from Caribbean origin.
Discover more ethical chocolate treats from Gabu Chocolate in-store at Gabriel’s Wharf, like these honeycomb clusters!
Joanne Plumb, owner of Joanne Plumb Knitwear, creates bespoke knitwear pieces including scarves, hats, and gloves. Each piece is handmade on her knitting machine using organic fabrics sourced from England, sustainably designed to last a lifetime.
As an independent knitwear designer, Joanne never makes the same knitwear twice, so you know you’ll receive something totally bespoke which doesn’t contribute to fast fashion.
Matt Foster is the owner of X by Matt Foster London, home to eclectic pieces and collections of jewellery in gold, silver and platinum. Matt creates every ring, necklace and bracelet by hand in his studio, often taking commissions to create a truly unique piece of jewellery that tells its story through the metal.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect engagement ring, or you’re looking to explore a new bespoke range of men’s jewellery, Matt Foster can create the perfect design for you.
As an independent florist, Rachel Thom (owner of Ray Ray’s Flowers) produces unique floral bouquets and arrangements using both fresh and dried flowers, sourced locally wherever possible. Ray Ray’s Flowers can make seasonal bouquets fit for any theme – ranging from Valentine’s Day to Mother’s Day – and they also take commissions to produce bouquets for weddings and other events.
Brighten up your home this spring with locally sourced British flowers from Ray Ray’s Flowers. Design a beautiful look for your home while also supporting ethical shopping practices.
Vendula London design and produce various new ranges of vegan leather handbags and other accessories, each one brightly coloured and equipped with a quirky, intricate design. Vendula’s vegan handbags are vegan approved by The Vegetarian Society and they were voted the Most Innovative UK Vegan Accessory Brand 2021 & 2022 by Lux Life Magazine in the Global Vegan Awards.
We all know that reducing our animal consumption and going vegan has many environmental benefits for our planet. Stay on top of the latest fashion trends while helping the planet this Earth Day by purchasing a vegan, cruelty-free leather handbag from Vendula London.