SUSTAINABILITY at Red Knot
Right at the core of everything we do is a desire to spread joy & show love – especially to our Planet! From the start, one of our values as a business has been to minimise our environmental footprint, and we continue to make conscious decisions in the way we produce our products and conduct our operations.
Card Stock & Print Production
All our cards are printed in Australia on either 100% recycled or FSC Certified stock.
Printing in Australia provides employment, keeps the local printing industry humming along and minimises the transport miles of our products. This reduces carbon emissions (you know, global warming = bad) and also reduces air pollution. Breathing easier is a good thing!
FSC Certified stocks meet the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council, which helps protect our forests and ensures important industry standards are met throughout the supply chain. FSC Certified card is made from a combination of responsibly sourced wood fibre and/or post consumer waste content (so, recycled paper) which is a different mix for each type of card.
As a worldwide body, the FSC also ensure protection of rare and endangered forests and wildlife, and consult with Indigenous peoples about best practices and protecting their rights. Doesn’t that make your heart sing!?
We also sometimes choose to use 100% recycled paper, depending on the outcome we’re after for a particular card. Using up post consumer waste (PCW) is always a good choice, as we are reducing and reusing and not contributing to deforestation. Our envelopes are all 100% recycled for this reason, and they’re also Australian made.
Being a pretty small operation at the moment, we don’t have to worry too much about heating or cooling big drafty warehouses, fuelling company cars or what to do with packaging waste. Supporting the smaller guys is a good environmental decision because we’re conscious about every little detail of our day-to-day, we’re efficient and resourceful AND we use renewable energy where possible. Go Team!
If you’ve got any more questions about our sustainability choices, please flick us through an email.