As the nights draw in and the sparkle of holiday lights begins to glimmer on the horizon, my thoughts inevitably turn to the delicate art of gifting. What makes a present truly memorable? Is it the price tag, the brand, or the sheer surprise of it? Low and behold in your quest for answers, we provide a webinar by Circular Design Synergy (Circular DS) on conscious gifting.

An evening dedicated to unraveling the secrets of gifts that resonate deeply and endure in meaning. The kind of gifts that don’t end up in the charity shop come boxing day.

The webinar, scheduled for Thursday, 16th November 2023, between 18:00 and 19:30 GMT, promises to be a journey into the heart of mindful giving. It’s an invitation to explore and embark on a path paved with the wisdom of experts and innovative ideas of trailblazing businesses.

Circular DS had put forth an impressive panel, headlined by none other than Dr. Lynn Wilson, a titan in the circular economy realm and a voice you can admire in a TEDx talk from not long ago. Her insights into the unsustainability of our current gift-giving practices are not just eye-opening; they are a call to action.

I’ve always believed that the best gifts are those that tell a story, that carry a piece of the giver’s heart. Scottish Textile Showcase understands this narrative, weaving Scotland’s heritage into each thread of fabric, making every piece a tapestry of tales.

And then there’s The Charity Shop Giftcard, an initiative I find utterly brilliant. It takes the idea of gifting and turns it into a virtuous cycle, allowing the receiver to choose their joy while giving back to the community—a beautiful symmetry that embodies the spirit of conscious gifting.

The digital fireside chat with Dr. Lynn Wilson and our Business Manager, Martha, along with the guests from these pioneering enterprises, isn’t just a conversation. It’s a beacon for those of us seeking to marry our consumer habits with our values, to tackle overconsumption and the dilemma of mismatched gifting head-on.

Circular DS’s decision to host this webinar free of charge, in support of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), is commendable. It speaks to our commitment not just to the circular economy but to the global community. And while the webinar is complimentary, the opportunity to add a donation with your ticket is a gesture that aligns beautifully with the ethos of giving.

This isn’t just another webinar; it’s a rendezvous with purpose and perspective. It’s a chance to learn how to infuse sustainability into our expressions of love and appreciation, how to choose gifts that keep on giving, to the planet and to our consciences.

We invite you to join us online for this enlightening session. Let’s unwrap the secrets of Conscious Gifting together and embark on a festive season where every gift we give is a step towards a more sustainable, connected, and compassionate world. Join Circular Design Synergy and let’s redefine what it means to give a gift that truly matters.

To reserve your spot for this transformative evening, click this link in Circular DS’s Eventbrite page and sign up. It’s more than an event; it’s a movement. Let’s come together, learn together, and perhaps, change the world together—one thoughtful, conscious gift at a time.