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My products and practice are eco-friendly and sustainable. But don't take my word for it, as a business that values transparency, you can check out my sourcing here. Everything from art supplies, packaging and marketing materials,  you can see how supporting me supports others allied with my values

Sustainability

Sources

Prints and Packaging Materials

Art Prints: 

Source: Artinkprint

  • Cares about the environment and prints entirely on environmentally certified papers 

  • Certified pulp comes from well-managed forests, controlled sources, and may also come from recycled wood or fiber. 

  • Believes in working to eliminate habitat destruction, water pollution, displacement of indigenous peoples, and violence against wildlife. 

  • Our paper products come from certified legal and responsible sources, backed by a rigorous, third party certification audit. 

  • The certification standard is based on principles that promote sustainable forest management, including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk, and ‘Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value’. 

  • Uses post-consumer waste fiber

  • Green-e certified renewable energy

  • Uses eco-friendly print technology through Ricoh Canada. 

  • Able to recycle used cartridges, drums, and other supplies.

  • Ricoh Canada is a National sponsor of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

  • Tree planting initiative to offset carbon footprint

  • All of our paper, cardboard, and plastic is recycled according to CRD guidelines

  • Small independent Business located in Victoria, BC.

  • Shares local artists opportunities and calls. 

 

Business cards

Source: Hanscreative on etsy

  • Handmade

  • Recycled paper

  • Women owned business 

  • Made in Australia 

 

Sealing wax blend

I make my own sealing wax

Supplies

  • Beeswax, emulsifying wax and soy wax from Wix and Wax, local small business

  • Mica Pigment is reused from former projects 

  • No paraffin wax or added chemicals 

  • No perfume 

  • Zhi Herbals Frankincense Powder (Wildcrafted) Vancouver based company

 

Flyers:

Source: TPH  

  • Ancient forest friendly 

  • FSC certified by the rainforest alliance 

  • FSC® FSC® C019596 certified for responsible forestry 

  • PEFC™ PEFC/26-31-15 certified for sustainable forest management

  • SFI® SFI-00537 certified for sustainable forestry initiative 

  • TPH® Recognized For Canada’s Greenest Employers (2021)

  • Canadian business

 

Two pieces of cardboard 

Source: first up cycle any from suppliers. Restock with Ecoenclose

  • 100% recycled content, 95% post-consumer waste

  • Curbside recyclable 

  • Compostable (though recycling is preferred)

  • Made in the USA

 

Tissue paper

Source: Ecoenclose

  • made entirely from post-consumer and post-industrial content

  • recyclable and naturally biodegradable 

  • Made in the USA

Real Flower Decoration (Canadian orders only)

Source: KoroniArtstudio on Etsy 

  • Women owned business 

  • Handmade products

  • Organically grown 

Mailing stickers 

Source: Ecoenclose

  • constructed from 100% post-consumer content paper

  • feature a release liner that is 100% recycled and curbside recyclable

  • features a recycle-friendly adhesive

Plastic bag: 

Stout brand 

  • ASTM 6400 Compostable bags are engineered for composting and the collection of organic waste

  • Our compostable bags will typically degrade in 10 to 45 days and biodegrade in less than six months in a commercial compost facility

  • ASTM 6400 Compostable bags meet the stringent requirements of ASTM D6400 and carry the USCC and BPI certifications.

  • Made in America by People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

  • Cute soft green colour

 

Cardboard: upcycle

  • Ask friends and family for their recycling. 

  • Home Depot will give out free boxes to customers. 

  • If you need to buy it in a pinch, look for products made of the highest percent of post-consumer materials you can find. If it contains new materials, make sure it is FSC certified, I can find this cheap at staples. 

I used Laura den Hertog's tutorial to learn how to package canvases for shipping.

Tutorial of the  sandwich packing technique: 

https://www.lauradenhertog.com/blog/10972/fool-proof-method-for-shipping-art

Wax seal kit:

Source: AishasAccessories

  • Canadian small business

  • POC owned

  • Women owned

  • No need to buy stickers that are one-use only

Shipping envelope

Source: Ecoenclose 

  • 100% recycled paper 

  • 100% post-consumer waste

  • Curbside recyclable

  • Fully recyclable & naturally biodegradable

  • Company focuses on sustainable and eco-friendly packaging supplies. 

  • Made in the USA

 

Personalized stamps

Source: Biterswit on Etsy

  • Mounts their stamps in natural pine wooden blocks from local providers.

  • Believes in a controlled and sustainable production.

  • Women owned small business in Barcelona, Spain. 

  • All our products are handmade 

  • As artisanal as is possible. 

  • They work closely with suppliers

  • Biterswit uses sustainable and recyclable shipping packages (all paper envelopes, boxes, tape etc.).

 

Stamp Ink:

Sources: Use paint I already own.

 

Cardboard Boxes 

Source: I’m going to make my own with up-cycled cardboard, but if I need a lot of boxes, I can order from Ecoenclose. 

  • 1-2 weeks lead time before shipping for custom 

  • Deals for larger orders

  • Custom to any size

  • 100% recycled content, 95% post-consumer waste

  • Curbside recyclable 

  • Compostable (though recycling is preferred)

  • Made in the USA

 

Brown paper roll 

Sources: I already have my own from past projects. I can restock stock from Ecoenclose

  • 100% recycled

  • 100% recyclable and compostable

  • 6 types of paper available 

 

Tape

Source: Ecoenclose

  • Renewable

  • Recyclable 

  • Made of Kraft paper

  • Made in the USA

 

Thankyou Cards

Source: using card stock I already have, once finished I'll likely order from Ecoenclose

  • Recycled Content - 100% recycled, 100% post-consumer waste

  • FSC Certified

  • Green Seal Certified

  • Green-e Certified

  • Processed chlorine-free using wind power

  • Printed with sustainable algae inks which more compatible with the recycling and composting process then regular inks 

  • notecards are recyclable, naturally biodegradable, and compostable. 

Collage items:

Source: upcycling my own items 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Painting Packaging:

Almost all the same materials as print packaging. Package includes as thankyou card with envelope, wax sealed, lagurus (artificial or natural), flyer and custom mailing and return sticker. Decorating can be done with customized stamps. 

EPS Foam Insulation board: 

Home depot 

  • the only foam board stock insulation made entirely without CFCs or HCFCs. 

  • To manufacture EPS, pentane-filled polystyrene beads are expanded using heat, releasing most of the pentane into the atmosphere. 

  • A hydrocarbon, pentane emissions contribute to localized air pollution (smog), but its impact on global warming is negligible due to its short lifetime in the atmosphere, and it has no effect on stratospheric ozone

  • Other Foams have CFCs. CFCs could deplete the Earth’s stratospheric ozone layer has led to unprecedented international cooperation in banning these compounds. It was first suggested in 1974 that CFCs could destroy ozone in the stratosphere. (https://www.buildinggreen.com/feature/rigid-foam-insulation-and-environment)

Materials for (Her)balism project:

All the medicine making experiments I participated in and  film are sourced sustainably and from local businesses as much as possible. 

Ginger:

Organic ginger from local small grocery, Famous Foods. 

Honey:

 Eastvanbees,

  • this company work with hive host homeowners and community gardens in various Vancouver neighborhoods to produce the most diverse multi-floral honey

  • allows bees to thrive in an urban environment. 

Paint and mediums: reused from former projects

Brushes

Source: Craftamo

  • PETA certified as Vegan & Cruelty-Free.

  • 100% recycled & recyclable brass in a stunning rose gold colour.

  • We double crimp our ferrules to our handles for extra-secure lifelong painting stability.

  • Made from natural sustainable bamboo

 

Art Panels

Source: Tri Art

  • Certified living wage employer

  • Made in Ontario

  • Art panels made of bamboo

  • Eco-friendly initiatives

  • Uses in house packaging with 30% re-used plastics

  • Purchases raw materials in north America as much as possible

  • Uses a water filtration system to reduced waste from producing acrylics

  • Uses hemp blend canvases