The most wonderful time of the year is almost here. The holiday season is when we can finally take a break from our hectic work schedules and spend more time with our loved ones. Of course, a big part of this quality time involves gift giving. It’s always a fantastic feeling to see a friend or family member open a gift that they truly love, but the practice of gift giving is often associated with overconsumption and excess waste. Learn how to practice sustainable holiday shopping this season with unique, eco-friendly pieces designed by artist and fashion designer Ane Howard.
Men's bomber Jacket - Urban Decay
Made to Order
Ane's fashion and fine art prints are Made to order, which means she doesn't keep an inventory of goods and doesn't accumulate items that may end up in a landfill if unsold. You want it, you order it, it's made for YOU. No wasteful process, shipping and dumped items at the time of the store inventory that weren't sold.
Her original paintings are painted on eco-friendly canvas and she uses water-soluble oil paints without any harmful chemical to the environment and to her.
Between gift wrap, decorative bows, cards, and actual gifts, Americans create 25% more waste than usual between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. To put things into perspective, this is enough waste to fill up thousands of football fields! Items that can’t be recycled are sent to landfills where they take hundreds, if not thousands, of years to break down. As the breakdown process occurs, harmful ‘landfill gases’ composed of carbon dioxide and methane are released into the atmosphere. It has been proven that these gas emissions are linked to climate change.
Driving by Ocean Beach - original oil painting 2020
So, how can we reduce our carbon footprints and shop smarter this holiday season? Choose items that have been made in a sustainable and responsible way. Many cheap, mass-produced items are created in ways that are unethical towards the workers and detrimental to the planet. Synthetic fabrics like nylons and plastics require high amounts of water and energy to produce, and they’re often made by workers who are subject to low wages and dangerous working conditions.
Fine Art By Ane’s collection of Art to Wear Eco-Fashions and Home Decor are created and produced in a manner that is gentle on the planet. Our high quality clothing and textiles are designed to be loved for a long time. We use sustainable materials like bamboo, organic cotton, upcycled leather, and recycled polyester. All of our products are handmade by artisans in the USA, London, Paris, and Montreal that are paid fairly and work in safe environments. Our made-to-order production process ensures exclusivity for customers and eliminates overproduction and waste.
You’ll be able to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list within our beautiful range of clothing, accessories, and home decor items. The fashion lovers in your life will love one of our on-trend art print hoodies or nappa leather bags. Those that prefer the sanctuary of their own home will treasure a custom-made piece of home decor, like an elegant ornamental bowl or a designer china mug. Be sure to wrap your gifts in recyclable or reusable materials, like recycled paper, furoshiki fabric wraps, vintage newspapers and magazines, or upcycled gift boxes.
Shop sustainably this holiday season with Fine Art By Ane. Get your orders in as soon as possible to ensure you receive everything you need for the holidays!