Straight up: I don’t like to break, hurt or waste things. So having a brand that isn’t compromising the environment is a big deal for me. I want to create shared value for our planet and my community of family, friends, customers, clients and suppliers; and am ultimately working towards a circular business model. By sharing what I’m doing to make my business as sustainable as can-be, I’m hoping to inspire others to be conscious of their own footprints.
of how I’m taking action to minimise my impact on our planet:
I believe that using what is already in your reach is SO rewarding; it’s a fabulous form of problem solving, it’s mindful of waste and it celebrates sustainability. In all aspects of my life and business I try work with what I have before I resort to new. Accessing what is already at my finger-tips feeds into my design work too.
I source my high-quality paper stock
from Ball & Doggett; of whom share in my values of respecting our earth and forests through mindful creation, consumption and recycling lifecycles. Mohawk Via Felt is manufactured with wind-power and made carbon neutral. I use any misprints or damaged stock to make my own paper!
I print with energy star compliant
and EPEAT registered Canon imaging equipment. The inks I use are environmentally friendly, water-based Genuine Canon inks. I then recycle my ink cartridges via environmentally accredited Cartridges for Planet Ark. The recycled materials are used to create many household items, such as fencing, decking and garden beds.
I’m conscious of the negative impact
plastic can have on the environment; therefore, package items in plastic slips that are excluded from the plastic bag ban and can be reused, repurposed or recycled (at your local REDcycle drop off point). You're welcome to let me know if you'd like to receive your order plastic free.
My designer tissue paper and packing tape come from No Issue and are made from recycled materials, but is also designed to be reused. For every order placed, No Issue plant trees in areas in need of reforestation.
You are never too small to make a difference.
I’m always learning and striving to do better – so if you have any tips on what more I can be doing to nurture our planet, I’d love to hear from you.