I understand that when creating you are adding something extra into an already busy world. So to counteract this with each sale I donate ten percent of profits to a chosen charity.
The current charity I've been donating to is Help Bristol's Homeless. Unlike many homeless charities, their ethos is that housing must come first, and then everything else comes after. Many complex factors can lead to homelessness, and while it is true that these issues need to be resolved to keep people off the street, they believe that the priority must be to get people into safe, stable and comfortable accommodation. From there, they work towards helping them to improve their own lives and reach their potential.
As a conscious brand working towards being as sustainable as possible, I'm always striving to learn, do better and be better. One way of doing so is creating small runs of each piece or made to order where possible. This does mean that a lot more effort and time goes into sourcing the best processes and ways to do so, but this effort is what makes each piece that much more special.
My scarves are printed through a process called sublimation printing which is possibly one of the most eco friendliest printing methods and is in fact a zero waste process. The artwork is first printed onto a transfer paper, which is sourced from sustainable first crops. The dyes used for printing are certificated as Azo dye free which are then cured onto the fabric using a combined pressure and dry heat process that does not require water. The transfer paper is then recycled through a specialist waste collection service!
All my pots are made from earthenware clay that is fired at my local pottery studio, Trylla, here in Bristol. I hand mould each of the pieces myself and then air dry them, so do expect some imperfections, no two are the same! I then hand paint them myself with underglazes and finish it all off with a full glaze. I source all my clays and underglazes from independent businesses were possible and walk over to my local pottery studio to drop off my pots for firing.
All of my prints are part of limited runs or made to order helping to reduce any waste product.
All my packaging is recyclable and made from recycled materials. I also try to source all of this from small independent companies when I can.
I am always looking to better the way I work and operate so if you have any queries, concerns or suggestions please don’t hesitate to get in touch!