What's Been Inspiring Me?
I’ve been working on several projects recently one of those being an endangered animals project. I have been inspired for a long time by the struggles a lot of our planets animals have been facing as a result of our ever changing climate and it’s something I wanted to address in my own work but until this year it had just been a passion project and I hadn’t found a way to to do so. In the wake of the BBC Documentary ‘Climate Change The Facts’ (which was eye opening even as someone who considers themselves to be informed and I would definitely recommend watching if you haven’t already). These issues face both humans and animals and will definitely be at the forefront of everyones minds now. So I wanted to do something to draw attention to these issues in my own small way and also look into my own business practices to make sure that as much as possible we aren’t contributing to the damage that’s being done to our environment.
So as of this summer I will be launching a collection of cards called the endangered animals collection. Here are a few sneak peeks! The cards will feature some of the endangered animals highlighted in David Attenborough’s Documentaries as well we by the WWF in their countdown of endangered animals.
We have also been working hard to make sure that all paper products have as little impact on the environment as possible. For anyone wondering we use GF Smith FSC paper stock for our cards which means they are made with pulp from well managed forests which is also fully recyclable. And our envelopes as well as being recyclable and fully biodegradable are also FSC paper stock which doesn’t contain any harmful chlorines. At the moment our cello bags are biodegradable but not yet recyclable. This is something I am looking into changing and is a struggle the whole industry faces. As some of the eco friendly options are often too flimsy and not really up to the job. But this is definitely something we are striving to change within the business.
Every small change is a step in the right direction and I am excited to see the changes a lot of businesses will be making in the wake of this documentary and also the protests in London.
Here are a few facts about the animals I have featured in this post.
Borneo Pygmy Elephant: https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/borneo-pygmy-elephant
Amur Leopard: https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/amur-leopard
In the meantime here is a list by WWF of some ways we can all make to help the environment.