When it comes to sustainability and waste we are acutely aware of the need to achieve and maintain the highest environmental standards in the manufacture and distribution of our greetings cards.
All our cards are printed in England using sustainably sourced, FSC approved Italian paper (FSC C015978). Each card is packaged with a recycled fleck kraft envelope, and wrapped in a recyclable cellophane bag, both of which are sourced in the UK.
Our printing methods conform to the highest industry environmental standards. All our new stock is now printed on a carbon neutral press, one of the first in the UK. ‘The hi-tech four-colour press generates virtually no ink waste, produces a 20% increase in productivity and at least 18% reduction in energy utilisation‘, according to our wonderful printers, Alpha Colour.
Our letterpress cards are printed on a vintage Heidelberg Platen press using Pantone inks.
The distribution of our cards is also of prime concern. While for small orders we use Royal Mail, for our larger packages we aim to ship via carbon neutral couriers. We also use recyclable packaging and reuse old packaging where appropriate. If you have any environmental concerns about your Pattern Book order, please get in touch as we’re always looking to improve our footprint.