The important bit
It goes without saying that being green is in our veins and we’ve got the credentials and design to back it up.
We practise what we preach, whether we’re recycling at home or in HQ, we’re constantly making sure we are ahead of the game and using the very best to create our sustainable pieces. All of our paint comes from Little Greene Paint and we use Birch wood in our pantries, bread bins and storage products.
PAINT: We use water based Intelligent Eggshell paints from Little Greene paints for their low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds). VOC’s are chemicals found in solvent-based and in small quantities in water-based paints. Their main purpose in solvent based paints is to act as the medium to transfer the paint from can to the surface and aid the paint’s flow. Once applied the VOC’s evaporate. Excessive exposure to VOC’s can have negative effects to your health and on the environment.
BIRCH PLY: Did you know Birch is one of the most sustainable trees around? This mighty little tree, grows fast (3-4 feet per year) so the resource is never exhausted. Wood is also recyclable, biodegradable, insulating and hypoallergenic, it’s the only truly sustainable material we have and that’s why it’s top of our list…..and it looks pretty good too.
UP-CYCLING: We try to minimise plastic use and recycle and reuse packaging where this is possible, but to get our deliveries safely to you, there remains a need to use some plastic packaging that is light weight and best for this. Light weight helps to reduce shipping and fuel costs.
Our continued efforts to become more sustainable has seen our administrative base move to our new office that we have built in our garden. Even here we have used a number of up-cycled items and a timber framed modular construction with construction by local labour to minimise journeys.
Sustainability: a buzzword when it comes to green living, refers to practices that do not deplete natural resources.