With jigsaw puzzles seeing a resurgence in popularity in 2020, it’s good to know that there are some sustainable and earth-friendly options out there when you’re looking for a puzzle.
Cloudberries creates fun, design-led jigsaw puzzles especially for adults, offering the kind of cool images you’d want to hang on your wall. From day one, they wanted to put quality, sustainability, and respect into every puzzle they manufactured. With that in mind, they partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects, a non-profit that exists to help reforest some of the world’s most fragile environments. Through their partnership, Cloudberries helps to support not only the restoration of native forests but also helps local communities, provide shelter for wildlife, and helps with climate change.
Their puzzles are made from recycled paper and board and since 2019, their puzzles and boxes are made with sustainably sourced paper. And they continue to work toward more environmentally friendly solutions.
During the Great Depression in the 1920s, the U.S. saw the greatest jigsaw puzzle craze in its history. People had no money to travel or go out to restaurants, and could lose themselves in pictures of exotic and foreign places. Their popularity surged briefly during WWII due to the scarcity of other forms of entertainment. And did you know that studies show people who do jigsaw puzzles have longer life spans with a diminished chance of developing memory loss. They serve as a kind of meditation tool that can help with cognitive abilities.