Printers, Papers, Sustainability

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 and wrapping paper.

All our products are printed in England using sustainably sourced, FSC approved paper (our paper manufacturers conform to FSC C015978 and FSC-STD-40-004). Since July 2023 all new card stock is printed on 100% recycled carbon neutral paper. Each card is packaged with a 100% recycled fleck kraft envelope and wrapped in an industrially compostable PLA bag made from plant materials. Both our envelopes and compostable wrappers are manufactured in England. Poster-wrap is packed flat and unfolded in cardboard boxes without any plastic packaging.

Our printing methods conform to the highest industry environmental standards. All our stock is printed using vegetable-based inks 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.

The distribution of our cards and wrap is also of prime concern. While for small retail orders we use Royal Mail, for our larger packages and trade customers we ship via couriers who are actively reducing their carbon footprint. 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.