We only have one planet, and we all want to do our best to preserve it – I mean, I’ve killed enough house plants in my time to feel pretty guilty about it – so we’re working hard to make sure that our products are not only fun, but don’t harm the planet. If everyone makes small changes it can make one heck of a difference.
At present, the cardstock we use is an FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) Mix Certified paper which ensures that all virgin pulp is derived from well-managed forests and controlled sources. It contains elemental chlorine free bleached pulp and is manufactured by an ISO 14001 certified mill. But we’re working hard with our suppliers to source more sustainable alternatives for all of our products.
Some of the small changes we have made so far include using wooden offcuts where possible in signage (and we work hard with MS Custom Wood who uses recycled timber in his products) to achieve this, creating more of a hire inventory so that our products can be loved and re-loved and choosing more sustainable products where possible – for example, our ‘Bride’ denim jacket is a H&M Conscious brand which is made from 20% recycled fibres from post-consumer textile waste from collected garments.
In addition, at the checkout on Etsy you can choose whether or not your greeting card comes in a plastic cello sleeve. This helps protect our product to avoid spoilage but it’s also not sustainable – don’t worry, we’re looking into a better alternative. As we move to find a more sustainable alternative for cello we hope that this small change can help make an overall contribution to supporting our planet.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any suggestions which may help us with our mission to be more sustainable, we’d love to hear from you – and don’t worry, all our house plants are currently alive and well.