WASTE NOT, WANT NOT.
SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICE IN THE STUDIO
Wherever possible I use my local printers (0.1 miles away, you can’t get much closer than that!) for art prints, much of my on the day stationery and for small quantities of invitations. This reduces the travel miles significantly and means I can print to order, reducing any holding of stock and excess printing.
Anything I can’t print locally is always printed in England, the printers re-use their ink cartridges, are a zero landfill business and certified to Forest Stewardship Council® standards and ISO Management standards.
To save excess printing I always encourage working with digital proofs and only provide printed proofs at specific request.
I have a variety of 100% recycled papers available for use in all my wedding stationery, any non recycled paper will certified to Forest Stewardship Council® standards.
I make sure everything is suitable for easy, at home, recycling therefor I avoid using any printing techniques which make paper un recyclable such as digital foiling.
My silk ribbons are recycled and naturally died using plant dyes here in North Devon, they are so beautiful I strongly recommend reusing them for wrapping lovely presents!
IN THE STUDIO
In the studio you won’t find an inch of watercolour paper I haven’t painted on. It seriously compromises the tidiness of the studio but if you hadn’t already noticed, I hate waste!
All invoicing and paper work is managed digitally, I only print an email if I really have to and any studio waste is recycled.
I avoid excess packing and branding where ever possible. I want parcels to arrive looking beautiful but not at the cost of the earth. So I keep things minimal and always recyclable.
I use 100% recyclable packaging, sleeves for prints and cards are all bio-degradable. My stickers used for packing are all printed in England, they are vegan and bio-degradable made from 100% recycled waste and bleached without the use of chlorine.