Hay Hampers has announced it is launching a gourmet hamper created with sustainability at the forefront.
After introducing its first sustainable Christmas hamper into the British market in 2016, the luxury hamper company said it is now covering all the core essentials of reduce, reuse and recycle with this gift.
The Because We Care hamper contains exclusively British-made food to reduce the impact of food miles on the environment, the company says. Carefully sourced and tested, this deli food comes from small family businesses local to Hay Hampers. There is no palm oil contained in any of the products in this gift, the company states.
“The packaging of every item in the present has been selected as it is recyclable. There is mostly glass and cardboard, with the least possible amount of cellophane plastic inside the cardboard to keep the items fresh,” Hay Hampers said. And, the open woven basket it comes in can be reused in a variety of practical and useful ways.
The gift hamper is fundamentally a cheese hamper with two soft and mature cheeses, with crackers and chutneys, plus a variety of sweet biscuits, sweets and jam.
“We always consider the overall sustainability of the gifts we provide and even more so with this hamper” explains Paul Yeates, managing director of Hay Hampers. “The selection process for our products is the first step in the overall production of our hampers and gift sets. We hold blind tasting sessions with our team of gastronomy experts, and together we select the very best in artisan produce, always considering three critical control points: taste, ingredients and packaging. For us, sustainability is key and when we are brainstorming new and exciting ideas to bring to market, this is always one of the key factors in that process”.