How We Chose The Most Eco-Friendly Christmas Decor
We’ve made the list and checked it twice.
Using our sustainable and ethical fashion criteria, we’ve only included brands that made the nice list this year, so you can have an effortlessly eco-friendly festive season.
Christmas decorations with natural materials are great, so long as those materials are sustainably harvested.
Zero waste Christmas decorations compostable and/or reusable) is our reference, but recycled Christmas decor makes us feel pretty holly jolly, too.
Supply chain & labor practices:
If you’re reading this, you probably already know the little magical elves in Santa’s workshop don’t really exist.
Your Christmas decorations and gifts are made by real people trying to make a living for themselves and their families, often at the cost of exploitative working conditions.
By choosing products from fair trade employers, you can break generational cycles and help people receive the rights they deserve.
Carbon commitments & green practices:
Though environmentally friendly Christmas decor can be any color, we prefer to be green.
Bad jokes aside, things we are looking for here include renewable resources, sustainable packaging, and carbon offsets.
Community & charitable giving:
Considering Christmas is the season of giving, we love when businesses give back to people in need. The Etsy-shops got a pass for this one considering most of them are so small, but we have high expectations for those big businesses.
Final Thoughts On Recycled & Natural Christmas Decorations
The sad reality of the most wonderful time of the year is that it is also the most wasteful.
How would you feel if you found out that the remnants of your holiday decor ended up straight in Rudolph’s stomach?
Or, even worse, made Sam The Snowman completely melt away from its carbon emissions.
Thankfully, with the rise of consumable gifts, zero waste gift wrapping, and sustainable Christmas decor, we don’t have to contribute to this wasteful winter wonderland.
That said, the most sustainable decorations are those you already own, so don’t dump all your own options in the landfill if you don’t need to replace them.
Now that that’s all wrapped up, leave us an early Christmas present by sharing this list of zero waste Christmas tree decorations with festive friends and loved ones, so they too can have a conscious holiday season.