In our ongoing efforts to minimise single use plastics and reduce waste we’ve been looking at our gift wrapping habits. Unable to find a suitable eco alternative to both the paper and ribbon that we use got us thinking differently about gift wrap in general.
We’ve decided the best way to reduce waste is to no longer gift wrap as standard but only where you ask us to.
In our search for something to make your gifts look amazing, we found the incredible Vintage Paper Co based in Stromness, Orkney. They are a small local business who sell hand-printed decorative papers and are dedicated to traditional craftmanship and fine quality.
We asked William of Vintage Paper Co if he could help with our wrapping dilemma and he has hand screen printed some stunning paper from a 1930s design just for us!
For our ribbon, we are now using gorgeous ethical recycled ribbon, made from waste clear plastic bottles. Bottles that would have ended up in landfill or the ocean are now given a second lease of life.
As well as the gift wrap and ribbon, our jewellery boxes are made from recyclable cardboard. All of our items are sent in organic cotton pouches and we only use foam packaging when it is absolutely necessary.