This article inspires you to make your summer picnic a sustainable picnic or green picnic

Photo by Taryn Elliott


Summer postcard: the perfect picnic in a sustainable setting


18 JULY '22

5 minutes

Kick off your summer by relaxing, soaking up the sun and eating delicious food in the great outdoors. Discover how to plan the perfect sustainable picnic this summer using this article as your guide.Here are 7 tips for hosting your eco-friendly picnic!

 Words by Jen McDonald


This article inspires you to make your summer picnic a sustainable picnic or green picnic

Photo byPhoto by Taryn Elliott


Picnic essentials

Summer is here, which means picnic season is in full swing. So when the sun is shining, the temperatures are rising, and you're in that summer vibe, there's nothing better than having a picnic. What could be better than good company, good food and mother nature? It's a hard trio to beat.


Picnics can be a great way to relax and unwind from your busy life. It's the perfect opportunity to head out into the great outdoors and breathe in the fresh air. Surrounding yourself with nature and eating good food is good for your mind and soul!

You would never think you were harming the planet by dining al fresco, would you?Well, if you usually use plastic containers, cups, paper plates and napkins, then you might want to think again.

This might be the most accessible and convenient option, but wouldn't it be better to have picnic essentials that you can reuse? Yes, it would! Imagine having your handmade wicker basket full of eco-friendly picnic essentials ready to grab on the go with everything you need to host your classy outdoor picnics.

Here are our top tips (your Holy Grail) for hosting a green picnic – from sustainable blankets to ceramic cups, don't worry; we've got you covered with everything you need to host your feast.



1. Plaid Native The Traveller Blue picnic rug from Alpaca Loca

First and foremost, a picnic is not a picnic without a chic picnic blanket. We love this rug from Alpaca Loca. Not only is it super stylish, but it's handwoven from soft Alpaca wool mixed with cotton. The Aztec colourful pattern is the perfect prop for the outdoors and won't look out of place in your selfie pictures.

Did we mention it's also reversible? That's right, you get two blanket styles for the price of one. The fabric is also sturdy and dirt and water-resistant, making it ideal for accidental spillages or one too many wines spilt.

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Plaid Native The Adventurer Rusty
€149,00
This article inspires you to make your summer picnic a sustainable picnic or green picnic

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2. Stainless Steel Double Walled Water Bottle With Steel Lid from Ethika

Forget drinking box wine in the park when you can keep your wine chilled in these sustainable stainless steel bottles. These classy bottles are non-toxic, dishwasher safe, and durable enough to last a lifetime. These bottles are also suitable for carrying your coffee or herbal tea if you fancy a warm refreshment instead of a cold one.



3. Stainless Steel Lunchbox Double Layer (Double Tier) from Ethika


Okay, so you are looking to transport your picnic feast to the park and need a reliable container. Look no further than this stainless steel bento box-inspired lunchbox from Ethika. Not only does it ooze coolness, but it's also convenient.
Moreover, it's reusable, which saves a lot of plastic waste and also lasts forever. It's a practical lunch box fit for a picnic.
It's robust, closes securely, and, even better, it's easy to clean. You can also use it to bring your leftovers home if you have any!


4. Organic-Linen Napkin Flax No.2 from Oramai 

Napkins should be bought to last a lifetime, not just for single use. But unfortunately, many of us use napkins regularly and throw them out after lunch without a second thought. Wouldn't you rather have a nice set of napkins that you can use repeatedly?
If you would, then you need to invest in these gorgeous napkins from Oramai.

You can mix and match them to suit your taste, and colour and create matching sets.
Each napkin is made from organic linen and has a sassy quote embroidery.
These napkins make good conversation starters for picnic conversations or dinner parties. We particularly love this napkin "Call me anything but ordinary".
Everyone is unique, so make your picnic one everyone calls one to remember with these shabby chic napkins.

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Organic Linen Napkin Flax No.2
€14,41
This article inspires you to make your summer picnic a sustainable picnic or green picnic

Photo by Taryn Elliott


5. Reusable Bamboo Cutlery Set of 7 from Ethika


Don't panic and opt for plastic cutlery sets from the supermarket. If truth be told, plastic cutlery isn't easily recycled.
Most actually end up sitting in landfills for decades, even centuries. So ditch the dirty plastic and opt for a reusable bamboo cutlery set. This cute bamboo cutlery set from Ethika is the perfect replacement. It includes a fork, a spoon, a knife, a pair of bamboo chopsticks and a stainless-steel straw. The set is wrapped in a beautiful textile bag and includes a straw cleaning brush that can be used repeatedly.

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Reusable Bamboo Cutlery Set of 7
€14,99

6. MUG | ZAMT X STUDIO MOKI 

Not sure what to look for when buying a sustainable mug? Don't worry; we have the perfect cup for your picnic. Check out this minimalist ceramic mug to pour a cheeky G&T in.It's ethically made and inspired by the philosophy of Wabi-sabi. So if you want to invest in a cup that's fit for your picnic or your essential everyday coffee, then this is the mug for you.

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black
€32,00
This article inspires you to make your summer picnic a sustainable picnic or green picnic

Photo by Taryn Elliott


7. MEDEA Hand Embroidered Cotton Pillowcase from Astrea

If you want to take your picnic to the next level and create the ultimate magical setting for your al fresco picnic, then you need to invest in some comfy cushions to go on top of your picnic blanket for that bohemian vibe. We have the perfect pillows for you.Check out these funky hand embroidery eye pillows from Astrea.All the cushions are sustainable and made to order, so you know everyone is created especially for you. By using decorative pillows, blankets, and other decor hanging items, your picnic will be one to remember; you can even skip the park if you want and create your own Bohemian backyard. That way you can have a picnic any day of the week if the sun is out...All eyes will be on your garden picnics this summer!

This article inspires you to make your summer picnic a sustainable picnic or green picnic

Image source: @studio.astrea

This article inspires you to make your summer picnic a sustainable picnic or green picnic

Photo by Taryn Elliott

This article inspires you to make your summer picnic a sustainable picnic or green picnic

Photo by Taryn Elliott



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