HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Umeke Market is hoping to inspire shoppers to look for eco-friendly gifts and "buy green" this holiday season. Michelle Yamaguchi is co-owner of the market. She says "green" gifts could range from jewelry made from recycled bicycle parts to stationary created out of elephant poop.
"I think people will be as excited about giving these gifts as we were about finding them," Yamaguchi said. "And it's not just environmentally friendly, it's really cool stuff."
Here are some examples:
Resource Revival has developed a whole line of products from recycled bicycle parts, including wall clocks, bottle openers, key chains and magnets.
Mighty Wallet has released a line of fun, funky, and super light-weight, recyclable wallets. They're made from
A line of eco-planters, made from grain husks and created using heat and pressure, have no plastics or harmful chemicals. They are available in earthy colors and handsome shapes.
Mr. Ellie Pooh is an eco-friendly, Fair Trade company that makes paper and gift items partially from elephant dung and partially from 100% recycled materials. Just to be clear: they are odor-less.
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