We’d love to become a carbon positive company, but we’re aware that the very nature of making our products, and selling them worldwide makes this goal feel somewhat inauthentic, but nevertheless we pledge to work towards this. Here’s some of the ways we are working towards being a more socially responsible business.
The cards in this product have a matt plastic coating which means they cannot be recycled (unless you pull the thin plastic layer off each card). As the cards are to be handled, it is a conscious choice to have this coating applied as it means they will withstand use and last a long time.
Our metal based products are made from brass and stainless steel, materials known for their strength, durability and resistance to corrosion, so our products will last a lifetime. Metals are widely recycled and it’s thought around 85% of steel and brass is reused. We live in a world where metals are used in everything, from cars to computers, kettles to key rings, jewellery to hand bags and in our decorative products. There’s no doubt that the mining, smelting and the production of metals has a negative impact on the environment and are huge contributors to global Co2 emissions, amongst other things. What can we do? We are aiming to calculate the CO2 emissions it takes to produce each metal product we make. It’s a complicated process as we need to look at the entire production span, right from the mining through to the etching. We’re also researching non-metal materials to see if our current range of products can be made from a more earth friendly material.
Carbon offsetting is a way to compensate our carbon emissions by investing in projects that help the environment and reduce future CO2 emissions. We ship our products worldwide, which is understandably not good for the planet, so from 2021, we’re calculating the CO2 emissions of our shipments (from factory, to the studio, to stockists) and will make a corresponding contribution to verified climate protection projects, such as wind energy, reforestation, or forestry projects.
We do this via DHL GoGreen and Earthly.org.
At the moment, if you order direct from our website or etsy, the CO2 emissions in shipping from our London studio to your address via Standard postal service is not currently offset. We’re working on options for this.
We have a responsibility to our customers, employees, colleagues and suppliers to ensure that the work we do is carried out in an ethical way and under the best possible conditions. This means that all our work is carried out: Lawfully and through fair and honest dealings Without exploitation of the people we employ or deal with Without damaging the environment Under decent, safe and healthy conditions
You can read out full Ethical Statement here
Design Internships - Coming soon!
We want to help support young people get into the creative industries by offering 3 month paid internship roles to designers of the future. The placement will provide an opportunity to see how a creative business runs, develop critical thinking skills, and learn how to design for production and brand marketing purposes.