Why our cards are sold unwrapped
We have been producing greetings cards and stationery since 1997 and we feel it is time that we start to take responsibility for the impact on the environment our business has made. The gift industry is a huge contributor to single use plastic, and this will only change if companies like us take the initiative to do things differently.
For this reason, all of our new card ranges are now being sold unwrapped.
We have always done everything we can to protect our products before they reach you, so this isn’t a decision we took lightly, but we strongly believe it is the right thing to do.
Why we don’t use biodegradable bags instead
We spent a long time looking into biodegradable alternatives, but these only biodegrade if exposed to certain conditions at industrial composting facilities, of which there are only a few in the UK. If end users add biodegradable material to Polypropylene recycling in error it causes issues with the machines. Left on its own it still takes 100s of years to biodegrade.
We didn’t want to switch to an alternative that was only marginally better for the environment.
Concerns about damaged stock
We know many of our customers care about the environment but are worried about orders arriving damaged. All of our orders are carefully packed up in our Bristol studio and we do everything we can to prevent damages. If you ever receive a card from us that is less than perfect, just let us know and we will refund or replace it straight away.
We are also focussing on producing cards that are less likely to get damaged from handling, and we are clasping them to keep the envelopes and cards together.
Thank you for supporting us as we try to do the right thing for our planet. We really appreciate all of the positive feedback we’ve received.
If you need any further details please do get in touch.
PS. We’re also members of 1% for the Planet so we donate 1% of our turnover to tree planting and environmental causes.
A bit more information...
We are currently in the process of using up the old stock of cello bags stored in our warehouse. Until this stock runs out, the following ranges will still be sent cello wrapped: