Last weekend I took a trip to Toronto’s Christmas Market in the old Distillery District. Oh my word! can I just say how much I love Christmas markets? This one is massive, so we mainly spent our time in the food section. Mulled wine and roasted chestnuts, anyone?
I was also excited because it was the first time I got to be seen strolling around with this little babe of a bag from Avery Verse.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of eco-friendly and ethical products. I’m a firm believer that if you buy cheap-you buy twice, so I’d much rather fill my wardrobe with some well chosen and much loved classics than piles of cheap fast fashion. Enter Avery Verse.
All Avery Verse bags are hand made by artisans with Italian vegetable tanned leather – an ancient tanning process which has been around for millennia and is known for producing a beautiful, high quality finish. This technique also doesn’t produce harmful, environmentally damaging emissions. All I know is that the leather is a beautiful, rich deep green which I can’t keep my hands off. I know I’m going to have this bag for a lifetime. It’s definitely an investment bag.
Plus, 10% of profits from every bag sold will go towards social and environmental causes. This is a pretty huge commitment from a small company, and it just shows how much the owners care about their planet friendly philosophy. An Avery Verse bag could fight poaching in Uganda, for example. So it’s an ideal Christmas gift for someone who cares about making a positive impact.
Side note: I’m really enjoying Christmas this year- and it’s not even the end of the first week in December! Something about being in Canada with the real possibility of snow has set me off! So now I’m off to watch The Crown with my feet up, a mug of hot chocolate and a tin of Quality Street at 4 in the afternoon. Because Christmas!
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Tweed top – Banana Republic
Boots – Dorothy Perkins
Bag – Avery Verse
What’s on your Christmas list?