Sustainability -

Gifts that keep on giving

Thank you for visiting the Ribbon & Wicker Sustainability page.
Together we can help make gifting more sustainable!
Our commitment to reduce harmful waste, single-use plastic and minimise our impact on our environment is as strong as ever and can be seen in every gift we source and prepare. 
Ribbon & Wicker offers, as standard practice, eco-friendly packaging for every order:
  • Recycled cardboard transit boxes.

  • Eco-friendly tape, manufactured from 57gsm silicone free Kraft paper with a natural rubber adhesive making it 100% recyclable with the carton.

  • Unprinted newspaper off-cuts to wrap fragile items.

  • Shredded natural paper, manufactured from three layers of 100% recycled antistatic 80 gsm Kraft paper.

  • Void filling protective paper, made from recycled material and is 100% recyclable.

  • Our “gift boxes” are made from either wicker or cardboard which are both natural and recyclable/reusable. We also add satin ribbons and/or jute string for each gift.

Did you know? We recycle all our delivery cardboard boxes! These are donated to local businesses in the area which 


We also make sure to work with businesses who have a shared interest in sustainability and lowering our impact on the environment. For further information on our sustainability development plan, do not hesitate to get in touch.

The Ribbon & Wicker team has collated below some top tips for re-using your items. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list; if you can find any clever ways of re-using items please share them with us and we will feature the best ones on our website and social media!
How to reuse your items
We want to take this a little further and share with you ideas on how to reuse the items you have received:
  • Bottles: glass bottles are 100% infinitely recyclable, however these can be used to store homemade cordials, homemade cloudy lemonade, flower vases, bird feeders, self-watering herb garden and candle holders.
  • Brown paper: from recycled paper, make sure this is added to the recycling bin!
  • Boxes: either keep and reuse for your own deliveries or flatten them and recycle.
  • Cans: great items to recycle as they can be recycled infinite times. Alternatively, these can be used as plant and herb pots, vases, pen holders.
  • Cardboard Trays: these can be recycled (check your local council) or used as storage organisers, seed trays, or for gardening and home décor.
  • Cardboard boxes: these can also be recycled or used as stylish storage organisers, as a cake (cupcakes, brownies) transit container.
  • Coffee grounds: incredibly versatile, use your coffee grounds as plant fertiliser, as a natural deodorant, or as natural body scrubs mixed with coarse brown sugar and coconut oil.
  • Jars: wash and sterilise the jars for homemade chutneys, jams and preserves. These can also make useful desk organisers, containers for sewing kits, pins, ribbons and buttons.
  • Wicker Hampers: re-gift these beautiful, natural baskets or use them as handy and stylish containers around the house for DIY tools, crafts, fabric or even for pets...These can also be used for shop displays, market stalls, picnics or can be donated to local charities.
  • Raffia String Bags: beautifully earthy and rustic, these are great for present wrapping, or for storing shoes, potatoes or onions.
  • Ribbons: keep your ribbons and reuse them for present wrapping, craft and home décor.
  • Tins: can be infinitely recycled or reused for home storage.
  • Tulle aka the "tutu fabric": our lovely tulle can be reused for wrapping presents, home décor, or you could simply add some dried lavender flowers, tie closed with a ribbon and add to drawers and wardrobes for a fresh sent.
Have any additional ideas? Share them on Facebook and Instagram by tagging @ribbonandwicker on your post.
Thank you for helping us making gifting more sustainable!
Ribbon & Wicker team

Sustainable development