Celebrate the Holidays with Intention with SM Green Finds

Christmas is just around the corner and that means the festive spirit is truly in full swing! Malls sparkle with glittering decor, nostalgic Filipino carols fill the air, and our gift-giving lists are growing. Make this a meaningful Christmas with sustainable gift giving with SM Green Finds.

Celebrate Sustainably This Season

Go green this festive season with SM Store’s Green Finds! Discover eco-friendly choices from home essentials to unique local crafts, and sustainable supplies for your gift-giving. Check out SM Store’s Green Finds collection for a brighter, greener holiday.

Nestle into the holiday comfort with eco-friendly home selections. SM Home offers decorative and sustainable home organizers such as buri hampers. For a festive yet eco-friendly home fragrance, SM Home offers a collection of home fragrance products such as room sprays, scented candles and diffusers made by a social enterprise called Bright Ideas. 

We continue to work with our partners to provide our shoppers with products that make sustainable living easy. We also make sure that despite it being sustainable it still gives value for money for our customers,” said Janice Yang, SM Home Business Head.

Paskong Kultura

Paskong Kultura is all about celebrating the holidays with purpose and embracing the joy of giving back. Kultura actively contributes to SM Green Finds with several collaborations with local artisans and small businesses who share this commitment to eco-conscious products. These products are on display in Kultura inside SM Stores and at over 45 Kultura stores nationwide.

“Sustainability is and has always been integral to Kultura. We prioritize the use of natural or recycled materials, support traditional craftsmanship and aim to minimize waste in our operations. We do this by continuously seeking out partnerships with local communities to create a positive social and economic impact, ultimately contributing to long-term sustainability,” said Sheila Tan, Operations Head of Kultura,

Kultura, which can also be found inside SM Stores, offers a wide array and well-curated selection of sustainable and handcrafted gift items by local artisans like the Bankuan Sawali Sling Bags with Crocheted Lemons, Abaca Slippers with Canvas Straps, Bamboo Tumblers, and Bamboo Dining Utensils Flasks. 

Clean Beauty

Christmas time is also a good time to advocate Clean Beauty. SM Beauty carries a Clean Beauty line, a host of products that are mindfully created, made from natural ingredients and free from harsh chemicals. Not only are these products made without all the bad stuff you need to avoid; they are also just as effective as the ones you are used to.

SM Beauty works together with suppliers that are taking steps towards green practices to make more green options for customers. Specialty brands that offer a wide variety of natural, eco-friendly and locally sourced products take the spotlight. With the goal of meeting the needs of customers, SM Store makes sure that these brands follow clean beauty practices and use green technology and eco-friendly ingredients.

Clean beauty products to look for are those which uses plant-based ingredients which are free from harsh chemicals and brands which have introduced refill pouches for their products. “Clean beauty is something that more and more shoppers should try. At SM Beauty, we try to give our beauty customers the best and widest array of clean beauty choices to support a more eco-conscious lifestyle. Whether it be for their every self-care routine or for gifting this holiday season, I am sure they will find something here,” said Sharon P. Decapia, AVP for Marketing, PR & Sustainability, Watsons Philippines.

Eco-Friendly Wraps

Wrap your presents with care for your loved ones and the planet.

Customers can purchase green gift wrapping and packaging such as packs of Kraft bags, corrugated boxes, e-flute resealable bags, eco jute bags and non-woven reusable sando bags at Supplies Station Inc (SSI) found inside SM Stores.

We make sure that SM store offers a wide variety of giftwrapping materials for the creative and eco conscious customers”, said Jessalyn Uy, Business Unit Head for Supplies Station Inc.  

As your ultimate holiday gift-shopping destination, SM Store has carefully curated a selection of sustainable gifts, locally-crafted homeware, and so much more, all in one place.

Be sure to swing by SM stores, and Go for Green Finds this holiday season.

Written by Village Connect

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