As a business it’s understandable that I need to find great materials for my work to be created. Shopping within the UK market keeps the carbon footprint low, is great for the economy and is generally just fabulous! Support local wherever possible!
Here at Lauren Marie Studio, recycled papers are standard. For greeting cards, art prints and writing sets, I don’t use anything else! I may occasionally source paper stocks for gift tags that are not made of pre-used content, but this is ordered on-demand, so there’s never have more than needed.
Vegan Inks and art supplies
In recent years we hear more about how adopting a plant-based lifestyle is so beneficial to the planet. By printed with vegan inks for all of the in-house stock, it cuts down on unnecessary animal deriatives in my work and keeping the compassion in the business values.
I also source, research and use vegan friendly tools and art supplies wherever possible! It’s nice to know that what you are receiving isn’t harmful in any way, especially when you can find so many gorgeous materials that are animal friendly.
Packing Plastic free
Less plastic, fantastic. Whilst I know and recognise that plastics are necessary, and great for certain things, I also know that the single-use kind really isn’t so. Since 2018, I adopted the naked card pledge and have never looked back! I send orders out in brown paper bags and board backed envelopes, and so far we’ve never heard of them being damaged!
For wholesale orders, I love using reusable card-catch stickers and corn starch packing sleeves, too. I recycled bubble wrap and packing noodles for all your lovely fragile orders, so very little goes to waste!
We a carefully curated variety of designs on our Etsy store, who offset all the carbon emissions from sales made on their website. I applaud and full support this, what a great idea!