We’re always striving to find new ways to be more environmentally conscious in our business practices. We’ve outlined below the ways we are currently striving to do our bit. If you have any questions or feedback for us, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Being a dominantly paper goods business, we are very conscious of our impact on de-forestation. To minimise our contribution, we only use papers that are FSC certified. This means that it is made with, or contains, wood that comes from FSC certified forests (trees planted for paper production) or from post-consumer waste.
Here’s a more detailed list of our paper stock’s environmental certifications:
Textured white paper for digital printing - we use Knight Vellum uncoated, which is FSC mix certified and chlorine free.
Recycled white paper for digital printing - we offer EcoStar 100% Recycled, which is a slightly darker option to the above and has flecks through it, but a more eco-friendly alternative. Please note in your order if you'd like us to print on EcoStar.
Cotton paper for letterpress and foil printing - we use Neenah Cotton, a 100% cotton stock made from cotton linters. Cotton linters are a byproduct of the cotton industry that is recognised by the EPA as recovered fiber. Not only are these fibers environmentally responsible, they make a paper of superior quality and are recyclable with traditional paper.
Colorplan coloured paper - we use this range for the majority of our coloured paper orders. This stock is FSC certified and chlorine free.Extract coloured paper - made from recycled coffee cups.Gmund coloured paper - another coloured paper range. This stock is FSC certified and produced with 75% renewable energy sources.Dusty Rose paper - FSC certified.Cipria Blush paper - FSC certified.
Large format signage
We use a 3mm white cardboard which prints full colour beautifully using UV ink, and can be recycled. It can also be laser-cut!
As of 1 July 2019, we have made the decision to no longer offer acrylic invitations, place cards or menus. Aside from striving to reduce our consumption of plastics, another reason for this decision is that the only acrylic we are able to source cannot be recycled through the domestic recycling process. We hate the potential of invites ending up in landfill. Plastic will take several hundred years to breakdown.
The only exception we are offering is to continue to provide acrylic bomboniere or wedding favours such as keyrings and coasters, as these items all have a secondary use after the event has concluded.
If you'd like to order acrylic signage, we can offer this. Please get in touch with us for a quote.
If you have your heart set on ordering acrylic invites, then we are happy to provide artwork only and you can arrange your own printing, however we encourage you to consider our many beautiful paper stock options as an alternative to acrylic which are much less harmful to our planet.
Another way we are continuing to strive to be a more eco friendly business is by offering digital invitations and websites. We will happy provide artwork only for any of our invites, in a format that is suitable for emailing to your guests, or sending via Paperless Post.
We also create beautiful websites for weddings, to offer clients an alternative to RSVP cards and info cards. These work out about the same costs as an RSVP and info card, you can fit way more detail plus you will save time on collating your RSVPs!
Find more info on our digital and online invites here.
We reuse all our bubble wrap from prior deliveries so we never buy it new, and we also collect unwanted bubble wrap from other businesses in Melbourne to use in our packaging of your orders.
We have worked with out printers to remove as much shrink wrap as possibly from our orders, and are happy to report that most of our deliveries from the printer are now plastic free. Any paper waste from deliveries is repurposed or recycled.
Our boxes are made from 100% recycled cardboard and printed with eco friendly inks, so they are safe for recycling post use (but they make handy storage boxes so please reuse!). We also use recycled paper tissue paper, compostable stickers and compostable postage satchels.
We ship all our domestic Australian orders with Sendle. Australia's first carbon neutral delivery service, and also a registered B Corp.
Internationally we ship via DHL Express, and elect to carbon offset all our shipments.