As the world continues to turn and time passes, the gifting season will be upon us before we know it. Here at Parasol, we do our best to stay conscious of the environmental impact of our actions, connecting you with brands that have similar values. Allied to this is our eye for products that are well made, meaning your purchase will hopefully be one which you won't need to repeat as regularly as you might have in times gone by.
Frank Green may sound like the name of someone your Grandfather plays bowls with on a Tuesday afternoon, but in that lies an everyday appeal. Frank Green isn't the name of a person but a philosophy. Being frank about being green and looking after the planet is central to their ethos. The fact their water bottles look great too is just a nice bonus.
Sharing similar values is blanket brand Rumpl, whose recycled blankets boast a serious durability that is sure to see them take some serious outdoor hammer. The fact they also possess a DWR coating offers more protection, adding to their longevity and meaning you'll still be wrapping your Rumpl blanket around you at Glasto 2035 and beyond.
Most brands we deal with today have some element of environmental conscience. Everyone from Slowtide and Patapaca to Haan and Chilly's, they all recognise the impact their products have on the environment and are taking steps to minimise this.
Perhaps the standout brand for Parasol in terms of sustainability is Cotopaxi. Their Del Dia backpack is genuinely unique, in that it uses offcuts from the factory to create a collection where no bag is the same as another. This isn't just a one trick pony gimmick however. 1% of all Cotopaxi sales go to their foundation, which focuses on ending poverty. In addition, their commitment to sustainability is evidenced in their plan to be 100% recycle, reused and responsible by 2025.