We are moving away from plastic packaging and gradually transitioning to using glassine packets for our papers, ephemera and embellishments. Glassine is pressed paper – it’s plastic-free and can be recycled with normal household paper recycling (or upcycled into a craft project!).
Where we do still use plastic packets, it’s stock that we already have that is being used up.
Our stamp sets come in plastic packets but these can be kept to store the stamps so at least aren’t single-use plastic. We’re looking into the possibility of using glassine to package future stamp sets too.
All our products are made in the UK which gives us control over the quality of our products and materials used and also minimises any transport needed. Our paper packs are printed locally to us and we make the stickers and ephemera ourselves.
Our papers are printed on FSC certified, carbon-neutral paper from a lovely paper mill in Scotland. The mill is ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and ISO 50001 (Energy Management) compliant. The kraft paper that we use is is 100% recycled.
Our stamps are made from photopolymer, which is non-toxic and biodegradable in the right conditions (e.g. a compost heap) but will otherwise last you a lifetime of crafting!
Our wooden embellishments are laser cut by us from FSC-certified MDF which is responsibly sourced and E1 emissions compliant.
Sequins are made of plastic and are not easily recyclable. We love shiny pretty things but have decided not to make any new sequin mixes for now until we can find a more eco-friendly option. Fingers crossed biodegradable sequins are invented soon!
Our 3d printed items are printed on PLA (Polylactic acid) is a thermoplastic monomer derived from renewable, organic sources such as corn starch or sugar cane. PLA is the second most produced bioplastic (after thermoplastic starch) and has similar characteristics to polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), or polystyrene (PS), as well as being biodegradeable.
We are always trying to learn and improve our products and our business to be more eco-friendly. We want the craft industry to continue to be full of beautiful things but not at the expense of the planet.
If you have any suggestions or feedback please get in touch with us.