After arduous discussions and much debate, the 1,400 representatives from many of the world´s developed countries gathered at the United Nations Committee finally passed the new World Plastic Regulations. Many companies have echoed this international commitment to save the planet from plastic waste and other pollution. One of them is Seventh, a company involved in hand-crafting wooden watches from some of the most beautiful species of wood on the planet. Read on and find out why moving away from plastic and metal and investing in a wooden watch should be your very next project.
1,400 representatives came together for 12 days of debating over the new global guidelines to reduce the extreme levels of pollution that existing materials are creating across the world. It was not a decision taken lightly and is focused on a better future for our planet, which is why it is a perfect opportunity to align it with our own buying decisions. For example, Seventh Watches are made of sustainable wood and each timepiece carries the name of a key philosophical principle underpinning a better life in better harmony with those around us. They use alternative materials to produce this everyday object while other companies still employ traditional resources.
In case you hadn´t noticed it, this is exactly what our planet needs from us right now: That we go the extra mile to save it; and this is exactly what companies manufacturing wooden watches are doing. It is much easier, and most often cheaper, to build a timepiece constructed using traditional materials and then present it to the commercial market in a plastic pouch.
Companies that offer this kind of product are not the type to go the extra mile for their customers or their environment. This is why those of us who make that extra effort is not only enlisting the support of non-governmental associations but also buying responsibly too. If buyers of un-recyclable plastic are no longer prepared to wear those watches proudly on their wrists, the production will fall and eventually, the entire population will turn to other, more sustainable resources for building watches.
In most cases, people are more interested in making money than they are about being environmentally conscious. In this regard, the new modifications to the world plastic regulations are a keystone for the entire world. Now is the time to build on this good news and do things a different way.
Seventh watches have been echoing this sentiment for some time now and, as consumers, it is important to support those companies who do care enough. For example, all watches sold by this company are not only made from sustainable wood but are also presented in an elegant wooden box to avoid the use of any plastic pouches or cases that can cause harm to the environment. It is particularly impressive to receive these exceptionally presented watches; it is hugely satisfying to open one of these beautiful boxes and witness may be an ETHOS staring back at you.
Wearing a Seventh on your wrist is a mark of distinction. You are showing that you are a stylish person sporting a luxury timepiece. For example, you could be wearing a THRASOS which is a carefully crafted work of art, square-shaped and made from Sandalwood; a statement to the world of who you are.
This is the next step in making the world a better place. First, you need to care about the people around you and the legacy we leave for future generations. Second, you need to be a responsible buyer and choose the brands that support this world change. Finally, to go the extra mile, you have to be an ambassador for change and wear your timepiece everywhere. Simply wearing it might just be enough to elicit questions which will provide you with the opportunity to start a conversation and convert someone else to wooden luxury and environmental care. Don´t wait for others to do it for you, make the extra effort every chance you get.
Nowadays, plastic is in everything we buy. For example, think of your home appliances, your clothing, your electronic devices, or even your car; they all have plastic parts in varying proportions. Part of these new world regulations (signed by 180 countries, not including the USA) is to be more responsible during the design and manufacturing stages of the goods we consume. Our challenge every day is to stick to our principles to avoid the easy way. There are some models by Seventh watches that are based on this philosophy, like VALOR which reminds you to have the courage of your convictions in difficult times.
Saying no to plastic is avoiding its consumption on a regular basis. It is as important to avoid using plastic bags as it is to replace your plastic watch for a wooden one. Technology and hand-crafting techniques of new companies have really made huge progress in recent years and Seventh watches are wooden-marvels of construction rather than just wooden timepieces.
Regardless of how or why you wear your wooden watch, it carries an important message to the world that you care. If we all take the first step towards taking care of our environment, the world will become a better place for the next generations to come. Buying a wooden watch that is also a luxurious piece of craftsmanship is the best way to join this environmentally friendly movement. Besides doing something for the rest of the world, you are also doing something for yourself because these timepieces are absolutely gorgeous. Go on, indulge yourself a little, you deserve it; buy a Seventh wooden watch today, and support a better future while also gifting a beautiful present to yourself into the bargain.