Clare Gray Designs
Hi I’m Clare, of Clare Gray Designs, I design pretty paper for weddings and events. I know that working with paper can be bad for the environment, so I have taken steps to be as low waste and low impact on the environment as I can be, and I’m always looking for greener ways to work.
How do I make sure my business is as sustainable as it can be?
I reuse paper, packaging, ribbons, you name it, if I can put it to new use I will. Your parcel may come to you wrapped in bubble wrap – that’s me reusing bubble wrap I’ve received in deliveries. I encourage all of my lovely customers to reuse or recycle this packaging too. On the rare occasions that my stash of recycled bubble wrap runs out and I have to buy packaging, I always buy plastic-free.
I work digitally as much as possible, most of my hand lettering for stationery is done using the apple pencil and ProCreate software, meaning less waste. When using paper is essential, I use recycled paper or FSC certified paper. I also have a stack of scrap paper in the office for making notes, printing onto, testing pens etc., paper is never used just once in my house!
I recycle, anything that can’t be reused is recycled. Even your hot foiled invitations can be recycled if you’re done with them – though I hope your guests don’t ever want to throw their invitations away!
I offer clients several printing options, including the option to print using recycled card and vegetable based inks. I only work with printing partners, and paper and foil manufacturers who have great sustainability policies, and are as keen as I am to take care of our planet.
Take a look at my website for more details
Images by Seyda Karimpour