New Years Resolutions at VLG Studios!
The move to environmentally friendly products that support the conservation of wildlife
From this year forward I am making the change to become far more eco-conscious, and am focusing on producing only environmentally friendly products that support conservation programmes and efforts across the globe!
Resolution No.1 - Environmentally friendly products
Prior to the production of my first item this year, my conservation charity notebooks (pictured above), I did a vast amount of research to find suppliers that are themselves eco-conscious, and that allow me to fully commit to the change into environmentally friendly products in order to leave a smaller footprint on the planet.
My new supplier going forward is a UK based company that focuses on minimising their impact on the environment, and aims to guide and influence their customers into making eco-friendly choices for their printing. Through this, I am now able to offer products that: were produced by a waterless and chemical free printer; are supplied in only recycled boxes with biodegradable eco-flo packaging as an alternative to polyester 'peanuts'; contain only 100% recycled paper or paper from sustainably managed forests; use Carbon Offset papers and printed with vegetable oil based inks; and produced by people who recycle 100% of their printing generated waste with none going to landfill!
I myself will also be sending out products launched from 2020 onwards only in recyclable packaging that is 100% free from plastic, using plastic free tape that is biodegradable, recyclable, and compostable!
Resolution No. 2 - Supporting conservation programmes through my art and products
I have recently launched my first products that are supporting conservation programmes worldwide! I have wanted to make this move for a long time but unfortunately hadn't gotten around to it. As I come to the end of my BSc Degree in Wildlife Conservation I wanted to make this shift at the start of this year, and so from this year forward, every product I launch will in some way be supporting charities, projects, or campaigns that are rescuing animals from hurtful human activities, campaigning to improve national and international government wildlife or environmental-based policies, and those that are allowing wildlife and their environments to thrive through their efforts!
I believe transparency is super important with my customers, and so I will soon be setting up a new page on my website illustrating the causes that we will be supporting including the total amount of donations that have been made through product purchases by customers!
Yesterday I received my newest eco-friendly product at the door, so keep an eye out on my social media accounts to see what's coming next!!