My Efforts to improve sustainability in my wedding business
Having spent decades recycling as much of my household waste as I could, I knew it was important to ensure my business was as environmentally friendly as possible.
More environmentally friendly packaging.
A few of years ago I moved from recyclable plastic, to paper filling. Since then, I’ve found paper tape and where possible use that to package all my accessories.
Sourcing Materials from more local suppliers
I try to source my tools and materials from UK suppliers – small independent ones when I can. If that’s not possible, then I’ll buy as much as I can in bulk to reduce air miles. But I really do prefer to buy from here in the UK. Any materials I use, I will recycle where I can, and reuse anything that can be made into something new.
Where everything is made, no outsourcing
Everything produced for Laurel Lime is made here in the UK, in Birmingham, by me. No outsourcing. So, when you buy from me, you know that I’m sat in my studio working on your accessory or piece of jewellery. No stock piling here!
The future environmental sustainability of my business
Everything I do to be more sustainable, and environmentally, is an ongoing process. I am always looking for better ways to source, use, and recycle everything I use; whether this is through my studio, or personally. If you have any suggestions, or would like to know more about what I do then I’d love to hear from you.
Mahatma Gandhi ‘You must be the change you see in the world.’