At Em's Handmade, we aim to be as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible.
Here are a few ways that we try to make this happen:
1) Any bits of left-over lycra are repurposed into our 'Patchwork Boob Tubes'. These designs are super funky, completely unique and almost 100% waste-free!
2) All other large scraps (e.g. sequins, foiled fabrics, cottons) are donated to St Nicholas School, a local special needs school. Here, our fabrics are used as visual aids/ art supplies for children to learn with in the classroom.
3) After steps 1 +2, any further scraps are sent off to be recycled!
4) We recently made the choice to stop using tissue paper for wrapping orders. This move has reduced packaging waste and we're looking to switch over to biodegradable or cardboard packaging in the near future.
We're always looking for new ways to minimise our overall waste production - so, please get in touch if you have any ideas!