In one of our recent blogs, A New Normal, we examined the idea of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic bringing with it opportunities along with the losses. Opportunities to examine our old normal for practices we want to keep and those we want to discard, as we move into the post-Covid new normal. But of course, knowing that you don’t want to go back to how things were is one thing. Working out the getting from now to tomorrow can be quite another. Put another way – how can you work out what you want from this point? And what do you need to do to get there?
Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, we’re all of us sailing in uncharted waters. Forced into a mixture of social distancing and lockdown measures as the UK government strives to minimise the effect of the virus of our NHS. So, one way or another many of us are pondering on what is most loved in our lives.
The 18th of March 2020, marks global recycling day. Which is as good an opportunity as any to talk about recycling in general. And Pink & Green’s packaging in particular – and we’d love for you to engage with us on this topic.
The global recycling website states that, each year, billions of tonnes of the earth’s natural resources get turned into consumables. And that such resources are finite. Global Recycling Day came into being in 2018 to help recognize the importance of recycling in protecting our primary resources.
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If you have the great good fortune to have family and, more to the point, family that you love and enjoy being around, the above quote will resonate. Aside from its central message, what I like about it is that it bears relation to the Danish concept of hygge – something that means much more than candles and cashmere socks! In the month of Valentine’s Day, it feels good to have a reminder that love is more than your partner – if you have one. Love is family and friends too.
It’s the best thing isn’t it? Receiving a gift that’s so beautifully wrapped that you can hardly bear to open it and destroy the perfectly presented package. And for the gift giver – the anticipation as they watch you open their gift – perhaps with some apprehension? Will you like it as much as you hope they will One thing is for sure – the gift wrapping is almost as important as the gift itself.
There’s an art to great gift wrapping that’s for sure. And a history too. It won’t surprise you one bit to learn that the art of gift wrapping is centuries old. As this article from Bustle.Com, entitled Why do we wrap gifts – a brief history of wrapping paper, points out, gift wrapping has its roots in Asia. There the earliest pieces of wrapping paper date back to 2nd Century BC, China. It would seem that, in the Southern Song dynasty (960-1279) government officials received gifts of money in envelopes called chih poh. Chih poh comprised hemp, bamboo fibres and rice straws.
Earlier this month, 13-17thof September, saw designers and models strutting their stuff on the catwalks of London Fashion week. Apropos of nothing other than a warm memory, a few years back the fashion atelier Soropol, used our Pink&Green cleansing oil in their goodie bags. And we received two free tickets to the London catwalk event which was lots of fun!