Environmental & Ethics

Why Recycled?

A lot of stuff gets made, used briefly and then sent to landfills. That sucks… so we do our best to source 100% recycled materials. That way our products, just by existing, divert rubbish from the landfill and turn it into beautiful things that bring people joy!

Also, paper uses a lot of trees and as the Lorax says "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better. It's not."

Guiding Ethics

We're passionate about making products that you can be proud of. That’s why we spend so much time finding manufacturers and materials that are recycled, fair trade and organic where possible.

We are a big believers in micro-choices: the idea that we make loads of teeny decisions all the time. So every time we come across one we try to make an ethical choice. Whether it's choosing which paper to print something on, or deciding what packaging to use.

We're not perfect, but we try to do a little better each day.

Our Packaging

Oh the bane of our lives. How to do our products justice and get them to you safe and sound and still have it be a treat to open! Thankfully we have some help. We have sourced lovely recycled tissue and bags which we use to wrap our orders, recycled stickers to close them, and kraft mailers and cardboard boxes to get your lovely order to you plastic free… and paper tape to seal them! We hope you love it. If you have any packaging suggestions we would love to hear!

Fair Trade

We are super lucky to have the opportunity to follow our dreams here at Paper Earth Press. If we could wave a magic wand and give everyone else in the world the same privileges we have then we would. Unfortunately we can’t but one thing we can do is actively support initiatives trying to make things a teeny bit fairer.

That’s why we choose cotton manufacturers that pay sustainable prices for their materials. It’s not charity or virtue it’s just about paying fair prices for fair work.

Read more about what Fair Trade means here.