As I work mostly with wood and acrylics, I am conscious of my impact on our environment.
Sustainability & helping our environment is something that I am constantly trying to improve on in my small independent business. I might not get it right all the time, but as I learn and grow I intend to follow through on these best practices.
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I only use FSC certified wood from european suppliers. Bamboo is another material I like to use as bamboo is highly sustainable, due to its rapid growth rate and ability to regenerate after being harvested.
The acrylic I use is generally not 100% eco-friendly, acrylic can be difficult to recycle but this can be offset by its durability and lifespan. I am not wasteful with this material and any off cuts left over are used again for studs and other smaller one off pieces. I design my pieces to last and not for fast fashion. I do use some greencast acrylics.
Brass is typically made from recycled materials and can be recycled again and again so I tend to use these over gold plated pieces.
The glitters I use are bio-degradable and are made from cellulose. They are plastic free and cosmetic grade. Any powders I use are 100% vegan friendly and sourced from a small independent business.
Paints are water based and I use whatever I can find, wheather its in the local craft shop or paint left over from the house I will use it.