Hello friends! ☆
As someone who runs an independent shop, there is a responsibility to choose the most sustainable and eco-friendly options when it comes to packaging and manufacturing. By no means am I perfect, but I will always strive to improve my process and business as more options and alternatives become available.
All of my packaging is either recyclable, bio-degradeable, compostable or made from recycled materials. I'm also actively switching all of my paper based products (prints, books) and packaging to use recycled paper wherever possible.
I'm always collecting packaging so I can re-use it to pack your orders! This does mean your order may include less eco-friendly materials such as classic cellobags, bubble wrap and bubble mailers, however I believe it is ultimately better to re-use these as much as possible to increase their life-cycle, than to purchase more alternatives. Therefore I hope you don't mind if your package isn't super pretty....I'll make sure the contents makes up for it~!
- switch sketchbooks to card covers instead of PU leather (in sample process)
- thermal label printer with zero waste labels
- self-inking stamp for return address
- switching to paper only packaging (lots of things to figure out here due to books being difficult to protect)
If you have any more suggestions or eco-friendly sources based in the UK, I would love to hear them!
Thank you for reading~