DESIGNED, PRINTED & MADE IN THE UK
I chose to use UK manufacturers to produce all of my products and branded packaging. I like to support small and local creatives wherever possible and keep the carbon footprint of my products as low as possible.
All my fabrics are digitally printed which allows for fantastic wash fastness.
My UK manufacturer also conforms to Oeko-tex standard 100, one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. Put simply, this means that the fabric used in my homeware have been tested and it has been confirmed to be harmless to human health.
For more information about Oeko-tex standard 100 please click here.
The fabrics used in my homeware are 100% cotton or a cotton linen mix, with the exception of the waterproof lining used in my bags which are polyester. My UK manufacturer sources the fabric directly from a mill in Pakistan who are BCI members (Better Cotton Initiative).
The BCI is a global not-for-profit organisation and the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world. BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future.
For more information about the BCI please click here.
All my packaging is recyclable. Occasionally when bubble wrap is required, I use a paper alternative or reuse and repurpose my supplier's packaging.
All my branded packaging (such as belly bands, business cards etc) are printed on recycled paper that is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified. For more information on the FSC please click here.
To seal boxes and secure tissue paper I use paper tape and my branded packaging is secured in place using biodegradable stickers. To protect my prints, I use a biodegradable sleeve.
For large or wholesale orders that require a box I source used ones from friends and neighbours, giving the box another use before it is recycled.
All my prints are designed and printed in the UK. Each print is limited and signed.
The prints are fine art digital (giclee) prints, I use a combination of the fade resistant ink and archival paper to increase the longevity of my prints (to approx. 60+years). To help maintain the longevity of your print, please ensure the image is framed appropriately using only acid free materials and displayed behind UV glass. Prints should not be displayed in direct sunlight, and should be kept in a cool dry environment.
The archival papers used are ethically sourced and the wood pulp used in its production is chlorine free and originates from carefully managed, renewable forests.
My printers minimise their environmental impact by using recyclable cardboard and paper tape as packaging, and in addition they re-use packaging they receive from their suppliers.