Sustainability & Environmental Ethos
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 have joined the SME Climate Hub and pledged to become Net Zero by 2030. We need our words to have meaning through action, and this pledge provides an achievable goal to work towards.
Our company is so small, but through our small actions we hope to inspire other businesses (large or small) to work towards a similar goal.
There is more we can do down the line, but these are attainable goals within our budget as a small business and are deeply rooted within our business ethos.
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.
We are supporters and frequent visitors of Groundwork Gallery, a King’s Lynn-based art gallery dedicated to the environment. It is a space for artists and educators who care about how we see the world.
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.
The Plastic Free Pledge is a commitment from individuals and businesses to eliminate single-use plastics from their daily habits or production. We have collaborated on many projects with the Plastic Free Pledge, including most recently the Woven Waste project for London Craft Week 2019 where we repurposed non-recyclable waste from the Battersea Power Station construction site into benches and other furniture.