Looking after the environment we live in is close to my heart. I set and adhere to several goals which, while I hope to improve in time, are kinder to our planet.
What I'm doing now
77% of the fabrics I offer are made using 100% natural fibres, 15% are made using natural and synthetic fibre blends, while only 8% of fabrics are 100% synthetic and can be recycled.
I print all fabrics to order, to avoid unnecessary wastage in printing full rolls to cut from.
Dyes used in printing contain no harmful chemicals, meet Oeko-tex standard 100 and contain no animal products.
Waste water from printing is processed through an effluent plant and recycled back into public water treatments.
Fabrics are imported directly from BCI member mills to avoid unnecessary transportation and support workers.
Fabrics are all designed and printed in the UK.
Home & Gifts products are made in-house and occasionally using small scale British cottage industry.
With the exception of fastenings and adhesives, in particular for orders of fabric by the metre, packaging contains no plastic. Instead I use FSC cardboard, tissue paper and compostable cellophane where possible.