Pay it forward is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying the kindness to others instead of to the original benefactor.
At il dono, we have been blessed with a strong support group of loving family and friends and wish to encourage the concept of pay it forwards. Quality gifts aren’t just those you can hold in the palm of your hand, but those filled with the intangibles of life, love and happiness.
Celebrate the art of giving. Included in some of the il dono gifts are Pay it Forward cards, each with a special message. Share your generosity of spirit with others – Kindness is contagious…
3 golden rules learnt throughout childhood – reduce, reuse and recycle – a value handed down through our family. Whether you grow your own food, save energy in your own home, detox your home, reduce landfill, conserve raw materials, purchase recycled items - we are all responsible for creating a sustainable world and we each have the power to affect change.
il dono is an advocate of eco-friendly products and an environmentally sustainable community. We are passionate about fostering a collaborative relationship with local small businesses and handmade producers of locally sourced ingredients. We believe the combined effort of local small businesses will exponentiate the growth of business in our community to help shape a healthier, more competitive economy.
il dono understands receiving a gift box is often not only about the luxurious products but also about the gift box itself. During the selection of our boxes and packaging we have kept the use of recyclable and biodegradable products foremost. Packaging used in our gift boxes is specifically chosen as a solution for environmentally conscious consumers.
Wraps - manufactured locally near the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges using Australian sourced low density polyethylene resins with HCFC and CFC free gasses and are 100% recyclable
Boxes - proudly manufactured in Australia using 100% recyclable cardboard to reduce waste consumption
Packing kraft paper and tissue paper – both are acid-free paper and FSC certified to support healthy forests and protects wildlife.
Packing fillers – Biofill is made in Australia from biodegradable corn starch and is 100% biodegradable.
We will continue to make changes to our range to support Australian based manufacturers and distributors of packaging products
In keeping with supporting the environment we may also source products outside of the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges that have the added benefit of being packaged in environmentally friendly packaging.
Copper Willow Creations was founded by a young woman who has a desire to create awareness of Wilson’s Disease. This rare genetic disease causes an inability to metabolise the mineral copper in the body, causing damaging, toxic and sometimes fatal outcomes. A percentage of each Copper Willow Creations product purchased goes towards funding Wilson’s Disease research to find a cure.