Our Sustainable Promise
Here at Soul & Fire we are passionate about the environment and the affect we have on it. This is why we have made a pledge to use recycled, recyclable, sustainable, or eco-friendly products throughout our store in order to reduce our negative impact. We firmly believe that every little helps and even as a small business we can make a difference. By shopping through our store you can rest easy knowing that you've not only bagged yourself some adorable products, but you've also done your bit for the world we live in.
Our art prints are printed onto 170gsm Bond Paper. This paper is made up of recycled fibres. We also use eco friendly vegetable based inks that are kind to the environment.
For our enamel pins we have sourced a high quality manufacturer with high ethical and environmental standards. Our hard enamel pins are created by applying multiple layers of enamel paint to the recessed areas of the pin until it is level with the raised metal walls. We then set the paint and polish until glossy, creating a high-quality and hard wearing finish.
Our greeting cards are printed onto recycled 350gsm uncoated stock sourced from FSC certified suppliers. The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international organisation dedicated to improving responsible management of the world's forests.
Our planners are made using 50 sheets of 80gsm uncoated paper and are backed with 700 micron greyboard. Our manufacturers are PFC and ISO 14001 certified.
Our shipping boxes are produced by Lil Packaging in their own factory using FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council) 150 Kraft E flute 150 Test corrugated cardboard. Their boxes are made from 100% recyclable and biodegradable paperboard certified by the FSC. Printed with eco-friendly vegetable and water based inks.
We also use board-backed envelopes which can be easily recycled as well. The strong 600gsm board back keeps your documents flat and offers excellent protection against creasing and tearing. The brown paper front is manufactured from 120gsm paper.
The parcel tape we use is made from renewable kraft paper not from plastic. It is water-resistant, solvent resistant, and acid free. Our eco parcel tape can be left on the cardboard carton when it is recycled.
The plain tissue paper we use is acid-free and biodegradable. We also use printed tissue paper from No Issue and have joined their Eco-Packaging Alliance to contribute to global reforestation. Their tissue is made from cellulose fiber where the active acid pulp is eliminated during processing. It is also lignin- and sulfur-free, meaning that the ink won’t transfer from the tissue and the paper won’t leave behind any of these chemicals when decomposing. It is printed using soy inks which are an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based inks.
Our clear plastic bags are made in the UK from film that has been accredited to ‘OK biobased’. They are fully biodegradable and compostable, breaking down to CO2 and H2O. This will happen in either in home or commercial composting or landfill. In commercial composting the temperature will be higher and the process is much quicker. In a colder home composter it will just take longer.