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SUSTAINABILITY 

 

ETHICALLY SOURCED WOOL (on original piece prior to print)

  • I mostly use organic '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 (a couple of greens and browns) 

  • I'm currently on a real mission 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. 

  • I have recently located a lovely local lady who uses the same naturally dyed wool processes & some beautiful merino sheep

in Devon.  Hopefully have some other fleece that I can use.  I will keep you updated!

COTTON

  • My late aunt had a great love of home making and she left me baskets of cotton 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 currently use a recycled tube which have recycled plastic tube caps, however, once these have been used, I have found

one tube supplier that doesn't use plastic caps.  Please re-use this tube.

  • Recycled tissue paper 

  • Recycled kraft tag 

  • Organic green British twine

  • Gum tape (biodegradable)

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

  • Some are framed (see framing below)

  • Some are mounted using FSC mountboard,

  • Placed on recycled cardboard to help keep it straight 

  • Put in a clear biodegradable sleeve or in a biodegradable wrap.

  • 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 misson