The vast majority of my wedding invitations (97% in 2019) are printed ‘in house’ and I use a beautiful textured white card stock which is 100% recycled. The production of recycled paper not only saves deforestation, it uses approx 50% less energy to produce and also reduces carbon emissions. Carbon is retained in the paper when recycled rather than being released when incinerated or broken down in landfill sites.
The lovely wildflower seed papers I use are actually completely tree-free! Made using traditional techniques, from 100% pre-consumer waste cotton (which is completely biodegradable) they are then embedded with seeds and air dried to give the embedded seeds the best chance to germinate. The wildflower seeds within the paper, named by the RHS as ‘Plants for Pollinators’, are rich in nectar – attracting butterflies, bumble bees and other insects. Indeed, planting the paper helps to support the eco-system and promotes bio-diversity. It’s a beautiful thing!
A choice of envelopes are available with all my stationery ranges; Choose between 100% recycled Kraft brown or a various shades from the GFSmith Colorplan range – all of which are FSC accredited meaning the paper is sourced from managed forests.
When you receive your order – be sure to place the packaging in your paper recycling because everything included in and on the box is 100% recyclable; no bubble wrap or polystyrene in sight here! Just cardboard boxes, paper mail bags, recycled tissue paper and even paper tape. I will often also reuse paper padding I receive from my own environmentally conscious suppliers.
Green Production Practices
Within the production of your stationery every effort has been made to keep wastage to a minimum. Any off cuts or waste printed paper is in turn recycled and I also recycle all my ink cartridges with Canon, who purport that more than 97% of each cartridge is recycled into other products.
I am proud to say that Laura Likes is carbon positive! Ecologi have calculated the carbon footprint of the business and not only plant trees in my name every month, but also fund world-leading climate change solutions to, more than, offset my impact.