BIRCH HANGING TREE WITH JUTE STRING
Birch Christmas Tree Hanger, £14.99, lights4fun.co.uk A TREND born from social media, rusticlooking hanging trees — made with wooden branches strung together with jute string — take up less room and use fewer resources than many other types of tree.
‘Jute, a vegetable-based fibre, is more environmentally friendly than cotton but it tends to have travelled a long way from where it was produced,’ says Emma. ‘Pick a smaller one, as it will have used up fewer resources.’ Look for sustainably sourced, FSC-approved wood — or better still, forage for fallen branches to make one yourself.
LOOKS: 2/5 ECO-FRIENDLINESS: 4/5 SCORE: 6/10