I try to be a low impact business (not sustainable) striving to bring joy and create with less of a negative impact on the Earth. As a small, one women business, I try in all that I do to be environmentally friendly. However, there is always a contradiction between trying to limit pollution and producing art or a consumer good, consumerism can never be sustainable. That doesn't mean I don't continually try to make the best choices possible for the planet.
- Working with Offset app to help offset carbon emissions from shipping by carbon credits going to protecting forests through certified projects and partners, Pachama. (to learn more about what this means, pro/cons, and the Pachama project, Shopify has a good break down)
- I do not offer express shipping or rush orders (shipping is more efficient when they have more time = less environmental impact)
- Many materials I use are only thrifted or recycled including binding thread, fabric, and sometimes paper.
- All new paper and cardstock I buy is 100% recycled (30-100% PC recycled)
- All scraps when making jewelry and books are saved. Some are stored to figure out what to do with while other are turned into embeds (from the wings), bookmarks, stuffing in fabric mushrooms, or bedding for my red wiggler worms.
I am not a plastic-free shop, however it is better to reuse what is already around than to buy new recycled packaging
- 100% recycled paper are used for all envelopes (100% PC) and cards (30% PC).
- Larger packages are packed with repurposed bubble mailers, boxes, and bubble wrap
Even with all this thought I put into the impact I make as a business; I am cognizant that there is more that needs to be done to be sustainable. This is a responsibility we share together as members of society, by changing regulations and policies on top of individual choices.
Please remember to put packing components in the correct bin, it is different in every municipality. Thank you!