Today it’s world wildlife day. It’s a day to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora we still have today, as well as raise awareness of the need for conservation. The U.N. state: “Wildlife has an intrinsic value and contributes to the ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic aspects of sustainable development and human well-being.”
To celebrate the gorgeous creatures inhabiting our earth, here’s a top 5 of handmade beauty, all found in different online marketplaces.
1. Panda mobile
Flensted mobiles has been making mobiles since 1956 on the Danish Island of Funen. All the mobiles are handmade and should last at least 50 years, making it real heirlooms. There are a whole bunch of designs to choose from, but these playing pandas are especially cheerful. By Flensted Mobiles found on Ahalife.
2. Pocket Elephant Notebooks.
Online Marketplace Brika has a special #SaveElephants collection, donating part of the proceeds to different Wildlife foundations to help protect African elephants. How cute are these handprinted and handmade notebooks!? By Fig and Tulip found on Brika.
3. Bee Hotel
Let’s not forget the wildlife in our own gardens! This colourful little house is a Bee Hotel, handmade in the Czech Republic from FSC certified wood. Bees like to nest in between bricks or plant stems, and this fun looking bee hotel is the perfect sanctuary for the bugs to survive the winter. By Dilna Hammer found on Etsy.
4. Animal Lovers Flour Sack Tea Towel
This screenprinted tea towel lists a whole lot of wildlife! There’s the prickle of porcupines, the cackle of hyenas, the romp of otters, and so on. Fun! All towels are hand-screened in the Philadephia based studio. By Xeno Tees found on Great.ly.
5. Happy Giraffe Art Signed Print
This art print is taken from a water colour painting by Maria Moss, an artist with great gift when it comes to portraying animals all pretty and colourful! This giraffe would be a great start of a collection.. Found on Misi.