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 doing our bit. If you have any questions or feedback for us, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Being a predominantly paper goods business, we are very conscious of our impact on de-forestation. To minimise our contribution, at a minimum we 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:
340gsm Knight Vellum - Textured bright white paper used for all our bright white digital printing, FSC mix certified and chlorine free.
Gmund Bio Cycle - an Ivory coloured, lightly textured paper, made from 100% recycled cellulose. In 2020 we are transitioning all our ivory paper to Gmund Bio Cycle.
Gmund Bio Cycle Wheat - a cream coloured stock with a ribbed texture, made from up to 50% cellulose from wheat straw, that replaces classical wood-based raw material. Containing 5% unprocessed straw from Bavarian farmers, it produces a genuine straw feeling when one runs one’s fingertips over it and has lots of beautiful straw flecks through it.
EcoStar 100% Recycled white paper - a more off white option to the Knight Vellum 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 Recycled instead of bright white. If you do choose this paper we can't accept returns due to imperfections in the paper as it is unavoidable.
Neenah Cotton 600gsm - an ultra thick 100% cotton stock made from cotton linters, used for letterpress and foil press printing. Cotton linters are a waste product 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. Colours available are bright white, pearl white (ivory), plus we can also source pale grey and blush (a very light blush) on request.
Colorplan coloured paper 270gsm - we use this range for the majority of our coloured paper orders. This stock is FSC certified and chlorine free.Gmund coloured paper 300gsm - another coloured paper range. This stock is FSC certified and produced with 75% renewable energy sources.
Dusty Rose paper 270gsm - FSC certified.Cipria Blush paper 260gsm - FSC certified.Peach paper 270gsm - FSC certified
Mustard paper 280gsm - FSC certified.Sage paper 280gsm - FSC certified.Brick paper 280gsm - FSC certified
Black Ebony paper - FSC certified and contains 30% recycled fibre
Fawn paper - FSC certified
Large format signage
We use a 3mm premium white cardboard which prints full colour beautifully using environmentally friendly UV ink, and can be recycled. It can also be laser-cut to any shape! We use this for all our welcome signs, seating charts and freestanding small signs and menus.
We also have plywood as a premium option for signage printing.
White envelopes - 100gsm cotton paperThank you card/Save the date envelopes - 100gsm Knight Smooth or 100gsm Ecostar 100% recycled paperColoured envelopes - 100gsm Colorplan paper or other colour papers (credentials above).
We no longer offer acrylic or PVC as a material for any of our products. Aside from striving to reduce our consumption of plastics, another reason for this decision is that the only plastics we are able to source cannot be recycled through the domestic recycling process. We hate the potential of invites and single use signage ending up in landfill. Plastic will take several hundred years to breakdown!
We also believe that acrylics aren't necessary to create beautiful stationery and signage. We have been working hard to create signage and stands made from repurposed/renewable materials, that we think looks even better than plastic!
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.
Our beautiful websites for weddings 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!
We reuse all our bubble wrap from prior deliveries so we never buy it new, and we always try to use paper scraps to safely pack our orders.
We have worked with our printers to remove as much shrink wrap as possible from our orders, and are happy to report that most of our deliveries from the printer are now plastic free. Any plastic waste from deliveries is recycled, including soft plastic.
Our boxes are made from 100% recycled cardboard and printed with eco friendly inks. We also use recycled paper tissue, paper stickers and are currently transitioning to compostable postage satchels. Our business stationery is made with FSC certified colour paper or cotton paper.
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.
If you are getting married in Melbourne or Victoria, we have a great range of signage stands for hire, through our friends at The Small Things Co. Hire is a very sustainable option for events, ensuring items are not purchased and used only once. Have a look at our hire collection here.