Here at Wren & Wilson we are passionate about being kind to the planet and having the least negative impact on it as possible.
This is why every decision we make here is thought through with the planet in mind.
Running our own small business means we have the responsibility and the power to make a difference and we take that very seriously.
Here are some of the things we do here to make sure we are not harming the planet...
100% plastic free packaging:
Your order will be shipped in either a cardboard envelope or postal box, both of which are fully recyclable, and sealed with eco-friendly recyclable paper tape.
Our prints are packaged with a 100% recycled and recyclable thick grey board and come in a protective clear sleeve which is made from fully biodegrade corn starch and is suitable for home composting.
Our thank you cards and backing cards are printed on recycled card and are fully recyclable.
If you have ordered a large order we will often pack your box with up-cycled packaging which we have reused from things we have ordered, so to keep the production of new materials down to a minimum.
All the shipping materials we send to you are recyclable and we encourage you to re-use them or recycle them once you receive it.
Thoughtful product making/sourcing:
When we design a new product we always look for eco-friendly ways of making it.
For example, using local printers and manufacturers. We are based in the Midlands (UK) so we use midlands based printers for our mugs and t-shirts*. This reduces carbon footprint and supports other small local businesses.
Where possible we use eco-friendly materials for our products, for example; our colouring books are printed on recycled paper and we sell paper stickers rather than vinyl stickers as they are kinder to the planet. In areas where the materials can not be eco-friendly, for example our enamel pins, we endeavour to make sure the packaging we use is 100% plastic free and that we buy in bulk to cut down on the carbon footprint.
*These are the t-shirts we sell on our Etsy shop and at markets, not on our Teemill store whom are based on the Isle of White.
It took us a long time to introduce t-shirts to our product line because the garment industry is very wasteful and harmful to the environment so we wanted to make sure we found somewhere that was kind to the planet before we introduced them. And we are so happy to have found our beautiful t-shirt partners, Teemill, who have an amazing environmental ethos! Please check out this video to learn more about their process:
All of the garments are made from certified organic cotton, printed with animal friendly ink, are made in a factory powered by renewable wind energy AND they are packaged in recycled and recyclable paper. Not only are the Eco-friendly specs SO GOOD, the quality and feel of the shirts are AMAZING!!! They are so soft and comfy and the print is bold and bright.
We are beyond happy with them and can't wait for you to see!
Check them out here: www.wrenandwilson.teemill.com