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From function to fashion, check out these sustainable gifts

By in Press Enterprise on November 12, 2017

By Lauren Williams

You can buy these gifts and feel good about being sustainable at the same time.

Splurge

Shupaca throw

Environmentally conscious people are perhaps the hardest to buy for because, well, they tend to use fewer products and use the ones they have as long as possible. Which makes a long-lasting item like the Shupaca throw an ideal buy for your earthy friends. Shupaca throws come in an assortment of neutral and bright tones and are made from natural, sustainable (and soft!) alpaca fur. The alpacas are shorn in Ecuador, where fairly compensated artisans weave the blankets on a wooden loom. The fur is not mechanically or chemically processed in keeping with the mission of the environmentally-friendly company based in Chula Vista.

Cost: $129

Web: shupaca.com

  • Shupaca throws are made from natural, sustainable alpaca fur from alpacas in Ecuador. Shupaca employs fairly compensated artisans to weave the throws into silky-soft products that are not treated with chemicals. (Shupaca)

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    Costa Mesa-based Thirty One Bits sells necklaces and bracelets made from recycled paper beads by women in Uganda. (31 Bits)

  • The Pulpop speaker is made from recycled pulp and is ultralight, making it ideal for listening to tunes on the go. (Mollaspace)

    The Pulpop speaker is made from recycled pulp and is ultralight, making it ideal for listening to tunes on the go. (Mollaspace)

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