SUSTAINABILITY 

 

ETHICALLY SOURCED WOOL (on my original pieces prior to print)

  • I use organic & ethically sourced 'Fairy Wool' from organic sheep farms in Germany and naturally dyed using plants and flowers. 

  • I use a small amount of non mulesed, merino wool in order to help reflect the light in the printing process.

  • I'm always on the look out to find British sheep, preferably in Devon, which is similar to the 3 different types

of fleece that I use for dry needle felting which have specific qualities that I'm looking for. 

COTTON

  • My late aunt had a great love of sewing and she left me baskets of cotton thread and so I am re-using this

&  re-stocking any colours with organic cotton. 

SUSTAINABLE PAPER 

  • I use 310gsm Hahnemuhle photo rag for my giclee prints.  The paper mill relies entirely on renewable energy

sources and sources their pulp from sustainable forest management.  They meet the highest requirements of the

environmental impact of their production. 

RECYCLED PACKAGING

  • I use a recycled tube for posting prints.

  • Recycled tissue paper. 

  • Recycled kraft tag. 

  • Twine.

  • Gum tape (biodegradable).

  • Greeting cards are printed on either FSC or recycled card.

  • Greeting cards are packaged in a biodegradable sleeve. 

For the purposes of selling my giclee prints at craft fairs;

  • Some are framed.

  • Some are mounted using FSC mountboard.

  • Placed on recycled cardboard to help keep the print straight. 

  • Put in a clear biodegradable sleeve.

  • Gum tape (biodegradable). 

FRAMING

  • I use a local framer who can supply sustainably sourced custom frames.

  • IKEA frames to help keep prices affordable and IKEA are on an inspiring environmental mission.