Nowadays, it’s important for businesses to do their best to be eco-friendly and reduce their carbon footprint. We’ve worked long and hard to reduce our waste and be as green as possible.
So what do we do?
Well, for starters, we use bamboo hoops in our kits. Bamboo is a fast-growing grass, which makes it more sustainable than a hardwood alternate. Many of our customers also prefer to use their own hoops, so this additionally helps us reduce the quantity of hoops we need to purchase and thus ship.
We order our thread from Sublime Stitching, a US business, which allows us to order in whatever quantities we need. We also make sure to design our club patterns around any colors from Sublime Stitching’s palettes that we aren’t using enough of already in our kits.
We recycle all of the off-cuts of our fabric. Thanks to Ridwell, we can recycle all of our yardage off-cuts. They mash up the fibers and put them into new materials. Cool!
We recycle all of our supplies’ packaging. Again, thanks to Ridwell, we can recycle all of the plastic bags that contain our fabric and thread. In this way, we don’t have to toss out anything when our supplies arrive at our studio.
We ship all of our kits in recycled paper packaging. Also, we ensure that these envelopes come from suppliers who do not donate to the political campaigns of candidates who deny climate change.
Our embroidery kit business might be small, but we strive to do all we can to protect the environment and prevent too much waste from entering the landfill. After all, we have to have a planet if we want to keep on crafting.