Poppy & Daisy

So how did Poppy & Daisy Designs come about I hear you ask?

At the heart of Poppy and Daisy Designs lies the desire to celebrate life’s special moments with mother nature in mind.

Just like you, we know sustainability is not a fad, but the future. This desire along with our passion for creative design is what sparked our 100% recycled cards and now our eco-gifts for children.

I had a lightbulb moment for eco-conscious gifts after hosting Poppy and Daisy’s birthday parties this year.

Plastic

I was hit in the face with plastic, plastic and more plastic. Not only from the packaging for the party supplies, (why a candle or birthday badge needs to be sold in a plastic bag is beyond me), but I was also overwhelmed by the amount of solid plastic waste that came with the gifts they received.

I’m not talking about the actual toy, but all the unnecessary solid packaging.

Even the gifts that were craft-based came with loads of plastic.

Piled up in our lounge-room in-front of me it was so obvious – we need sustainable options for gifting.

I got thinking about the alternatives on the market for 5 to 12 year-olds…

My mind went blank. Other than books or movie tickets, I could not think of fun, exciting gifts that were not harmful to the environment. There’s plenty of beautiful eco gifts for babies, but not for older children like Daisy and Poppy.

I also cast my mind back to my childhood and realised it involved a lot less plastic, less technology and a lot more hands-on creativity, and imaginative nature play.

I want to create similar experiences for Poppy, Daisy and other children – to inspire little creative minds.

I know I’m not the only parent with these concerns, so I decided to create the solution with our new eco-gifts and party bags. I’m sooo proud of our new range, and can't wait to see it go from strength to strength.

I’m so excited to be part of the sustainability solution, and hope you join me too.