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In the fast-paced world we live in, filled with the noise of deadlines, scary news, daily tasks, monthly bills and the ensuing stress, it's easy to lose sight of the beauty that surrounds us. At Trouvaille, we've embarked on a journey to reconnect with the planet and with nature and share its wonders through our sustainable gifts. Join us as we celebrate nature this Earth Month, reflecting on our travels, our commitment to sustainability, and the inspiration we've drawn from our adventures and the natural world.

The Call of the Wild

Greg and I have always been drawn to explore. Even when we barely had money to spare, we took every opportunity to go and see something new close to where we lived. So it is no surprise that we couldn’t wait for retirement to travel the world. We had to do it before we turned 30. So we saved up, planned, packed, and off we went to live our dream, World Mug in hand.

World Mug around the world

As avid travellers, we've been fortunate to explore some of the planet's most breathtaking landscapes. From the icy expanses of Antarctica to the vibrant corals of the Great Barrier Reef, our adventures have opened our eyes to the fragility of our environment. Witnessing the impacts of climate change and human activity firsthand has fuelled our passion for sustainability and inspired us to take action, both individually and as a business.

In our day-to-day lives in the UK, Europe or the US, it is easy to miss and even forget how our actions (every single thing we do) have an impact. But when you see with your own eyes a sea lion pup “playing” with a plastic bottle in the ocean somewhere in the remote Galapagos Islands, you realise we have gone way too far and our impact on other species’ habitats is very, very real.

Sustainable Travel: Exploring the World with Care

Our experiences on the road have shaped our approach to travel, leading us to embrace sustainable practices wherever we go. From minimising our carbon footprint to supporting local communities, we strive to tread lightly on the Earth and leave a positive impact wherever we roam. Through sustainable travel, we not only enrich our own lives but also contribute to the preservation of the places we love.

Eco-Friendly Gifts: Inspired by Nature, Made with Love

Our eco-friendly gifts are a reflection of our deep respect for the natural world. Each product in our range is meticulously crafted with the environment in mind, drawing inspiration from the breathtaking landscapes and magnificent creatures that inhabit our planet.

Especially, the goal of the Save The Planet candle collection, created in the midst of a global pandemic, is to bring a piece of nature to your home. Because connecting with nature is so important for our well-being and, sometimes, we just can’t get out there.

Imagine the vibrant energy of freshwater ecosystems with flowing rivers and cascading waterfalls filled with wildlife, the magic of the wide-open spaces and sun-kissed meadows of the grassland, where the wind whispers through the tall grasses and the sky stretches endlessly above, or the serenity of the snow-capped mountains and endless expanses of icy wilderness of the tundra.

If we close our eyes, we can instantly see them. The places we’ve been where nature changed us. Alaska, Nepal, Antarctica, the Galapagos, Patagonia, the Mergui archipelago in Myanmar, the depths of every forest in the world… And because of their power to change us, they are so worth protecting.

Hence our mission to encourage you to go see the world, understand it better, let it change you, and be inspired to protect it too.

Preserving Nature, One Gift at a Time

With each purchase from Trouvaille, you're not just getting a beautiful gift—you're joining us in our mission to protect and preserve the planet.

Ditch low-quality souvenirs that will end up in landfill and treat yourself to a unique mug where you can keep all your travel memories and relive them as you sip your coffee every morning.

Celebrate every occasion and spread joy with a stunning greeting card that didn’t harm any trees, supports a Ukrainian artist, and saves 10 sq metres (107 sq ft) of land.

Bring nature home with our gorgeous candle collection. Let it brighten up your space and indulge in up to 50 hours of blissful scent while you protect the home of a few animals too.

Ditch plastic and go for one of our colour-in cotton totes instead, the best companion for your travels whether it is for shopping, sightseeing, or a fun day at the beach.

Join Us and Reconnect With Nature

This Earth Month, we invite you to enjoy the nature that surrounds you. Even if you live in a city, with a lot of traffic and tall buildings, if you look closely, we promise you it’s there. Through birdsong, a light spring breeze, a blossoming flower. Go further afield if you can – get your toes in the sand, swim in a lake, breathe fresh air in a forest, and notice the magic of nature around you. It will do you so much good.

If you need a gift this spring, explore our collection of eco-friendly gifts, share in our passion for sustainability, and let's work together to protect the planet we call home. Together, we can make a difference.

Join us at the Joy of Indie Spring Market this month to benefit from a unique discount! 20th-27th April 2024

Joy of Indie Market