The Studio is committed to play its part in acting responsibly to help to make the world a better place for people, plants and animals alike by reducing waste, recycling and seeking out upcycled, biodegradable, local and sustainable solutions.
Choose well, make it last.
Every little helps and we can all do our bit to help look after the planet. Few can claim to be completely environmentally-friendly but the Studio aims to be responsible and avoid where possible the excess. Learning along the way!
"Good design can get things down to the essentials in beautiful ways. As a Graphic Designer there are many things I could do. And there’s a big emphasis on the COULD but as I become more motivated by the idea of less waste I see a lot of things as unnecessary. My interest and excitement now comes from exploring ways that items can serve multiple functions, eliminate the extra and celebrate the details." ~ Chloe
The majority of the Studio's products are paper-based and can be recycled. The paper stock used is FSC certified (sourced from sustainably managed forests). Large format signage (A3 size and above) is made from cardboard which prints full colour and can be recycled.
FSC certified paper (sourced from sustainably managed forests)
Plantable paper embedded with flower or herb seeds.
Post-consumer waste is waste that people have actually used and recycled instead of discarding to landfills. This could be any paper product: milk cartons, books, junk mail, magazines, and more
As standard the Studio uses recycled kraft envelopes which are environmentally friendly envelopes with a unique look. A 100% recycled envelope produced by FSC accredited British envelope manufacturers.
Coloured envelopes come from traditional British paper mills and are consistent in colour depth quality across the entire envelope face.
PRINTING & FINISHES
The Studio works with a group of trusted suppliers due to their sustainable and eco-friendly credentials. They use certified vegan-friendly vegetable-based litho inks, chemistry-free plates, no animal glue and papers sourced from FSC certified mills and sustainable sources, helping to reduce my environmental impact, and yours!
Laminating isn't particularly great because the process to breakdown the paper becomes more difficult. None of my products are laminated.
As of Summer 2019, the Studio made the official decision to no longer offer any form of acrylic products in an attempt to help reduce plastic consumption and avoid the potential of the material ending up in landfill.
Goods sent out directly from the Studio use pre-used boxes or boxes made from recycled materials. No pretty, luxurious packaging just a brown or white box with a sticker on so you know its from the Studio. Products are usually wrapped in plain tissue paper and sometimes padded with shredded paper (or reused bubble wrap from supplier deliveries!) to help to protect it on its journey to you.
No cello bags here! Items are sent out in paper bags, envelopes or cardboard boxes. Currently investigating compostable cello bags!
Bubble wrap from deliveries are re-used so if you get a parcel with bubble wrap that's the reason why. Items drop shipped directly from supply partners may arrive bubble wrapped!
Walks to the Post Office and use of public transport to drop off deliveries. Printing is bulked together limit the number of delivery runs. In most cases, items larger than A3 are drop shipped directly to you.