This is a really important topic for me and as a small business owner I have a responsibility to run as sustainable a business as I can ♻️🌏🌿
There are many different ways I am doing this:
- My packaging and shipping materials are all recyclable and made from paper or card. The cello bags I use for Greetings Cards and Prints are made from biodegradable potato starch. When you order cards online, I send them without the cello too
- I try to maintain a Zero Waste pattern in the studio, whether it's re-using bubble wrap and boxes, collecting scrap clay and re-purposing it into one-of-a-kind marbled jewellery, collecting up any dry Jesmonite to use in further projects or keeping scraps of old products to sell in off-cut bundle boxes for scrap book fans. You can generally find a new use for so many things.
- My art prints (with the exception of my Limited Edition prints) are printed onto papers made from 100% post-consumer waste.
- Jesmonite is a non-toxic composite and being water based makes it kind to the environment.
I will always try and be as sustainable as I possibly can, there will always be things to improve on and I will always keep trying