If you follow me on social media (Instagram and Facebook) or a subscriber to my newsletter, you may have seen the image of the first mala in the Eco Collection series (pictured above).
As part of the collection, each piece will donate £5 to a charity related to that theme. The theme of this mala is connection with Mother Earth. The chosen charity, I'm thrilled to say is the UK-based initiative, Buglife: The Invertebrate Conservation Trust.
My children and I LOVE a bug, and are often to be found out in the garden hunting for bees, butterflies and any other manner of creepy crawlies - my daughter even built her own bug hotel the other day using the reclaimed wood from our garage conversion and an empty coconut bird feeder! The little bit of paper is apparently a note to tell the birds to keep away (she's five, so you'll have to use your imagination here ;-) ).
A little about Buglife (from their website):
'Buglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates. We're actively working to save Britain’s rarest little animals, everything from bees to beetles, worms to woodlice and jumping spiders to jellyfish.'
Buglife’s aim is to halt the extinction of invertebrate species and to achieve sustainable populations of invertebrates.
We are working hard to achieve this through:
- Promoting the environmental importance of invertebrates and raising awareness about the challenges to their survival.
- Assisting in the development of legislation and policy that will ensure the conservation of invertebrates.
- Developing and disseminating knowledge about how to conserve invertebrates.
- Encouraging and supporting invertebrate conservation initiatives by other organisations in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
- Undertaking practical conservation projects that will contribute to achieving our aim.
Every time you purchase this mala, you will be making a donation to the charity, helping to fund the important work that they do!
To see more about their work, please go to their website, found here.