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🌍 Happy Earth Day! What we're doing for sustainability and can you help us be better?

by Charlotte Raffo April 22, 2022

🌍 Happy Earth Day! What we're doing for sustainability and can you help us be better?

Here in Yorkshire our part of the earth is currently green and beautiful.


We're trying our best to preserve our beautiful world, but there's always more that can be done and we'd love to hear your views too.

Mitchell Interflex Mill in Barnoldswick local manufacturing in the North of England

Transparency

We are championing transparency as the best way to improve sustainability in our industry.

We now name all the mills we use in the manufacture of our designs under the 'Sourcing & Sustainability' tab of each product listing. We also state the standards  that the products meet.

This is gives us the best motivation to improve each step of the process, and means that you can check out that our claims are true.

Stead McAlpin screen printing in Carlisle local fabric production

Why make locally?

Making locally reduces our carbon footprint as well as supporting local skills and jobs.

In Britain we have more stringent controls and regulations for chemical use and waste processing than many parts of the world, and a higher proportion of our energy comes from renewable sources.

We love being able to pop in and meet the people making our designs too!

Charlotte Raffo of The Monkey Puzzle Tree in a cork forest in Portugal

Natural Fibres

Where possible we use natural fibres which are biodegradable. Our cork is grown chemical free in Portugal, and our linen is also from Europe. All the wood pulp in our papers in FSC certified.

We also think it's really important that our fabrics are hardwearing, and that's why we will sometimes use a blend of fibres to increase the life of the fabric.

Packaging - We'd like your help!

At the moment we are posting out our rolls of fabric with an outer layer of plastic to ensure that they arrive with you in optimum condition and are not damaged in transit or by damp.

We'd love to hear if anyone has come across a more environmentally friendly alternative we could adopt, please send us your ideas!

Thanks so much for supporting our small business. All our designs are made in England within 100 miles of our Leeds studio and we pay a 20% royalty back to our artists.

We'd love to hear from you, please feel free to get in touch with me by email or phone 0113 4503639 for further information or a chat!



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