Everything we create has been considered in terms of it’s environmental impact on this beautiful place we call home.
All of our art prints and journals are printed in Australia, by a small family-run printing house, who has had the environment at the heart of their business for the past 30 years, long before it was ‘cool to care’. They print all of our paper designs on 100% recycled paper using vegetable-based inks. At the factory, they recycle all of their waste paper and by-products, use 40% less toner than conventional printers, and ALL of their digital components are recyclable. This means that, because of them, our printed goods have the least negative environmental impact as is possible.
The packaging of our art prints is a work in progress! The boxboard backing card is 100% recycled post-consumer waste stock, but the sleeves we use currently are cellophane (made of regenerated cellulose) and although it is biodegradable, highly toxic carbon disulphide is used in most production. We are therefore moving towards PLA sleeves, which is compostable and biodegradable, and derived from renewable resources such as corn starch or sugarcane. Whilst no mass-produced product is good for our planet, we believe this to be the best option at this current time.
For our wooden coasters, wooden luggage tags and wooden keyrings, we have decided to use a hoop pine that is not only grown sustainably in Queensland but then (instead of being shipped to China for processing & pressing), it is pressed in Victoria. Truly Australian made. We have used bamboo in the past, and although more sustainable in that bamboo is a grass and grows far quicker than pine trees, the bamboo is grown and processed at factories in China, using a lot of toxic materials, and non-biodegradable glues, where the ethics of factories is very difficult to monitor, resulting in unknown detrimental effects to our planet.
The packaging of the coasters and luggage tags is 100% recycled boxboard, which has been made from 100% post-consumer waste and biodegrades easily.