Even the smallest change can have a big impact 🌱Some of the ways we try to make a difference in our ethos principles are;
- Using reusable & recyclable packaging(we are at 90% and we are working towards making it all 100% recyclable or biodegradable)
- Supporting reforestation projects and environmental causes (see a bit further down)
- Encouraging mindfulness and mental health awareness through our instagram platform.
- Growing our own awareness of what we can do to lessen our impact on the world
- Educating ourselves on inclusivity and representation in business
- Supporting the local community by taking part in local market events
- Promoting community and friendship with our customers – we want to nurture relationships rather than focus on sales
Most of the raw materials we use is Timber and it is all from FSC certified suppliers that purchase their timber from sustainable plantations. All of our offcuts of wood and scrap wood gets recycled by a local wood recycling company to be recycled into something else like our wood wool packaging filler.
Our candle wax is made with a blend of 100% (non-GMO) soy and coconut wax. Soy coconut wax which is a natural, non-toxic, biodegradable and a renewable sustainable resource. Our wax candles are paraffin-free and burn cleaner, cooler, slower, and more evenly than other waxes.
Did you know that over 95% of candles on the market today contain paraffin? In fact, many "soy" candles in today's market are actually a blend containing soy wax and paraffin wax. Our candles are clean burning, which means you can breathe without worrying when burning our candles.
So far we have switched away from standard plastic cellotape and have been using recycled kraft paper tape which uses natural rubber based glues, this tape can be recycled alongside the cardboard box we use to ship your items to you!
We use a mixture of recycled brown kraft paper or tissue paper for packing everything up and this can be widely recycled.
To keep everything safe as our items travel to their new homes we use a few different things...
Biodegradable packing peanuts that can be water dissolved, bubble wrap which can be re-used and recycled and we will also from time to time re-use packaging materials we receive when we order things in. This can be corrugated paper, bubble wrap and air bags. We would rather re-use the packaging we are given then get rid of it.
We are working with Ecologi to plant a tree for every order you make.
We want to be a responsible company by reducing our carbon footprint, helping towards reforestation projects, restoring wildlife habitats and helping local communities. It’s now common knowledge that one of the best tools to tackle the climate crisis and keep our temperatures from rising above 1.5C is to plant trees. They are also crucial to preventing ecological collapse.
Our tree planting partner through Ecologi, The Eden Reforestation Projects plant millions of trees around the world each month. We are so proud to be able to do our part!
SEEDED DUST COVER
Our cube candles come with seeded dust covers to encourage the repurpose of your glassware.