Sustainability & Environmental Ethos
par-avion co.’s focus on sustainability is rooted in an ethos of sourcing local & natural materials, making products that are built to last and operating under a zero waste economy. We are dedicated to preserving the environment and consider the ecological impact of every component of our products and how we operate our business. We always attempt to use our business platform to promote environmentally conscious design and production.
We do this by:
- ensuring we know the provenance of our material
- using local materials & labour
- offsetting the impact of carbon emissions from shipping,
- using completely recyclable packaging & finding alternatives to less-environmentally friendly standards (like substituting our low-VOC finishes for VOC-free, all-natural oil-wax finishes, replacing our single-use, disposable foam brushes for cleanable, reusable natural bristle brushes)
We are proud members of Blue Patch - a sustainable marketplace for UK eco and ethical design. Blue Patch is collective of outstanding sustainable and heritage businesses in the British Isles who are value their customers, care about communities and strive to protect our fragile environment.
Alderfen Marshes is a 10-acre SSSI conservation site located in Surlingham, Norfolk and run by Steve and Mary. A natural, tidal wetland, the site is sustainably maintained using permaculture principles, whereby nothing is wasted and everything is reused. We teach our spoon carving workshops on this beautiful site, which is also an off-grid wild camping idyll in the summer months.