I went to a textile/craft event yesterday in Battleby (just outside perth) I listened to a few lectures and met some interesting people...
The lecture that really inspired me was by Ingrid Tait of Tait & Style an Orkney based textile copany. She does lots of interesting and unique work with traditional felting and knitting techniques and designs. www.taitandstyle.co.uk
Currently Ingrid has done a collection being sold on www.treetwist.co.uk Tree Twist is all about environmentally trying to make a positive change however small.
They plant a tree everytime a treetwist is purchased-helping to restore the Caledonian Forest & to highlight the everyday damage we are doing to the planet.
I think these would make quirky gifts that would appease your eco concience:D
Every little helps!
'Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little'
So check out Buy a Twist & Plant a Tree it also gives useful tips and hints on making the plannet happier and links to differnt events or other relevant sites.
Here are some examples...