Here at Ink & Spindle we take the abuse and wastage of the Earth’s finite natural resources very seriously.
From the very beginning, when I&S was nothing more than a vague dream, we were certain we did not want to follow the well-worn, ‘cheap and easy’ route, choosing instead to attempt to forge a more ethical path forward within the usually very toxic, textile industry. This has proven difficult at times, and we have particularly struggled to find suppliers of viable, ethically produced, organic fabrics, without tacking on the environmental cost of literally thousands of carbon miles. If you have any suggestions of local suppliers, please get in touch.
This concern for our home has been a major consideration behind the decisions we’ve made during the set up of our studio.
We believe it is important to be transparent in this matter as it has become fashionable to be seen as being ‘green’ and often these claims can be unsubstantiated.
The following is a list of what practices we currently employ to minimise our impact on the Earth.
- Promote and use organic, sustainable & fair trade base cloths
- Use only water based, solvent free inks
- Minimise water wastage by using high pressure to clean screens
- Water board certified separation system to prevent foreign particles from entering water system
- Use of recycled paper, card and envelopes, and reusing boxes & packaging materials where possible
- Use of biodegradable cello for packaging, as opposed to plastic
- Use of compact fluorescent bulbs
- Recycling of all office waste where possible
- We offset our carbon emissions through support of Carbon Neutral - yay!
Please note that this list is not static and we welcome any suggestions you may have to help us, as we are always looking for new and better ways to be sustainable. Please email us if you have a suggestion, question or comment.