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Enviromental Policy

I believe that how products are made matters. That’s why you’ll only find items made in sustainable, ethical ways at Hatchling Makes.

It's so important to me that the items that I make and sell are eco-friendly and ethical. All my products are made either by myself in my home studio in London or by UK only manufacturers.

All my packaging is 100% recyclable including the brown paper tape which is made with a vegetable base which is compostable so you can put all the packaging from your order into your paper recycling.

To make it easy for you to tell how the products I sell are made you'll find some icons in the product descriptions to show if an item is climate neutral or printed by hand (by me!).

Below is some more information about each icon and what it means.


Printed by hand - you'll find this on my A4 screen print range. All the products with this icon have been printed by me in my home studio. I use only water based, non-toxic screen printing ink which is much kinder to the environment. I also screen print using the stencil method meaning there are no harsh chemicals used in preparing my designs or cleaning my screens.



Sustainably Sourced Paper - you'll find this icon on my greetings card, sticker sheets and badges ranges. These items are either sent to my manufacturers in the UK to be printed or require a printed component to be created. The paper comes from either well managed forests that are carefully monitored or recycled materials and are accredited by the FSC.



Giving back is such a huge part of my business. 10% from every order is donated to wildlife charities to help them continue their vital research and conservation work. You'll find this icon on every single item in my store.

 

Product Specific Breakdown
So you want to know even more? Here's a list of each of my products and exactly how and where they're made!

Greeting Cards/Postcards/Zines/Gift Wrap/Art Prints
Made in UK by a printing company
Digitally printed onto FSC approved paper stock

Badges
Hand assembled by me in my home studio
Designs are digitally printed onto FSC approved paper stock by my greeting card supplier

Sticker Sheets
Made in the UK by a merchandising supplier
Digitally printed onto sustainable paper stock from managed woodlands. 100% PVC free and fully recyclable

Wood Slices
Made in the UK by an art supplies company
Excess wood from a forest farm is rescued from landfill, cut and sanded before I purchase it from my supplier

Wooden Pins
Made in the UK by a merchandising supplier
Digitally printed onto birch plywood. Birch is a fast growing tree and is only harvested as fast as the tree can grow so the woodland will always be available as suitable habitat for wildlife