What are Garlanna doing to be more eco-friendly?
Here at Garlanna we have been working very hard to bring our customers a sustainable product.
We would like to tell you a little bit about what exactly we have been doing and what we plan on doing in the future. We’d love if you would watch our video and have a little read about our exciting new plans...
Our Greeting Cards
FSC Certified Cards
On 85% of our Greeting cards you will see the FSC's “tick tree” logo, this is used to indicate that products are certified under the FSC system.
When you see the FSC logo on a label it means this product comes from well-managed forests and sets standards by which forests are certified. By buying an FSC certified product you are helping to ensure our forests are alive for generations to come.
Replacing Plastic Polybag
We have been working on a solution to remove our plastic polybag that holds our greeting card and envelope together on the stand. We have designed a peelable sticker which holds the individual envelope to it’s correct design.
For the moment there are certain designs that will need a wrap to the front of the design to protect the small paper tip-on and diamonte elements. Although we have not fully solved this problem yet we have halved the amount of plastic needed for these cards and we are working on finding a biodegradable wrap that has a long enough lifespan so that it can protect the design without damaging the card after a certain amount of time.
Greeting Card Stands
We have created a one size and style fits all seasonal and everyday stand, with a Please Keep Me mark printed on the stand asking the retailer to keep the stand for future use. Our stands are already recyclable but we will be reusing them ourselves as much as possible so we can reduce the amount of new stands we need to make each year.
Most gift wrap with 4 colour print is currently recyclable. We are currently working to create a recycled gift wrap that is also recyclable by using what already exists in the world. For the plastic packaging that surrounds our giftwrap we are sourcing PET 1 recyclable plastic wrap.We are also looking in to sourcing biodegradable gift wrap and bow options.
Working With Suppliers
We are on a mission to find the best suppliers who have the same values as we do and who can provide sustainable products. We are also working with our current suppliers asking them to provide the most environmentally friendly goods they can.
Look To The Future
We are constantly looking for new and better solutions to create a completely sustainable product to make our mark without leaving a mark on our planet. We are working very hard to find ways to remove all unnecessary plastic covers from our greeting cards and giftware, replacing them with alternatives where possible.
We are continuously looking for improvements we can make to our packaging processes to make them more sustainable.
A little note from us to you...
If you could please bear with us during this time of change on our quest for a perfect sustainable solution. We may hit a few bumps in the road while trying to find a resolution for removing plastic from all of our products. We would like you to know we are making a huge effort to create a fully sustainable range of products