It takes a village

It takes a village

Ewe Sir customers will be familiar with our love of natural packaging , preserved floral finds and general tree hugger range!  

Bring married to a green enthusiast who loves the technical side and getting no discouragement from me, it’s fair to say we have tried a bit of everything from building our own windturbine to powering the studio to having an electric vehicle.

 

We are developing even more compostable products and are happy to share with any biz our suppliers to get more small tree huggers out there making the change . Time and again we have found cost reducing ways of going green and well prettier! 

 

 

Hand made is by its nature more environmental conscious and ethical way to support your village ! I’m am proud to be one of the Blackwater Valley Makers  in my own community and worked with the members to bring a green policy to our premises and other members also. We also team up with other small makers for buying power where possible to reduce the costs.

Whether you work in a corner shop, office space or from home you have the power to change the workplace habits to cost effective alternatives . Here is some of our favourite: :

 

Bubble wrap alternatives :

Corregated cards rolls for larger items

Link - loads  on Irish retailers sell this such as JJ o tooles, the Donegal box co..

Cute honeycomb paper wrap alt to bubble 

Cello/envelope alternative :

bio compostable plastic sleeves 

 Recycled envelopes

Thick mailer 

 

 Home & Work improvements

Philips hue bulbs throughout our home and workspace . Motion sensor operated

http://www.lighting.philips.com/main/support/support/faqs/the-environment/why-are-leds-considered-green-technology

Electric vehicle

Phil at  www.electricautos.ie sources an ex demo for us so we skipped the grant as worked out better for us but we used the home installation grant .

https://www.seai.ie/grants/electric-vehicle-grants/

Heat pump- (soon to be )  Supplied and fitted by Energy wise cork.

Solar - waiting on planning permission and a pot of gold !

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