Who knew that you could get eco-friendly watches as super-cool and funky as this! Sprout is a watch company that professes to make its watches as eco-friendly as possible without promising the impossible. It says that the watches are about 80% eco-friendly, which is impressively honest!
The watches come in a huge range of fun designs, but this simple heart motif is perfect for the young at heart romantic with green sensibilities, or the eco-warrior teen with an eye for fashion.
Sprout uses corn resin in place of plastic – renewable resource and bio-degradable; mineral crystal for the watch face instead of plastic plexi-glass; mercury free batteries; bamboo for the dial; and of course recycled packaging materials.
This Sprout Women’s ST/4009WTWT Heart Theme Printed Dial White Corn-Resin Bracelet Eco-Friendly Watch costs $49.95 from Amazon
There is a glitzier version Sprout Women’s ST/5038MPWT Diamond Dial Heart Theme White Corn-Resin Bracelet Eco-Friendly Watch with conflict free diamonds and certified mother of pearl dial for $75
Or the same glitzy one with an organic cotton strap Sprout Women’s ST/5505MPWT Diamond Dial Heart Theme Organic Cotton Strap Watch for $51.99.
Quirky time-pieces seem to be looking out for me right now – this wacky folk art heart clock is so off the wall it has to be on the wall… if you’ll excuse the terrible pun.
The clock is hand carved from wood by the artist in Massachusetts and then has various pieces added on to make it more sculptural – metal circles and wings and wood arrow and a pewter clock face as well as a pewter plaque declaring that Time Flies.
It’s quite large at 25” tall and 16” wide and would made an attention grabbing piece in any off-beat decor. I quite fancy it for my kitchen- it would certainly bring a smile to my face amid the morning breakfast rush, counting down till it’s time to dash out the door on the school run.
‘Time Flies’ Folk Art Heart Wall Clock, Carved Wood & Pewter, 25″costs $119.99 from Amazon.
I’d never thought of a wooden watch strap before – but it’s the perfect solution for those who can’t wear metal next to the skin, and it looks great in a retro, cuckoo-clock kind of a way!
The wood is solid Sandalwood from sustainable sources in Africa and India and is handcrafted to make a watch and stretch watch band of individual linked hearts. The wood is said to look better with age as it is polished and shined with daily skin contact and is splash resistant but not waterproof. The watch working itself is made in Japan by Citizen so reliable and good quality.
All in all this is a great gift idea for anyone who loves hearts, loves wood and has a quirky taste in watches.
Tense Wood Watch Ladies Solid Wood Heart Band Stretch Hypo-Allergenic Watch L7007S costs $89 from The Watch Co via Amazon.