We are Parkwood Springs, a small business located in Sheffield that offers ethically sourced licensed merchandise, printed in the UK. Parkwood Springs (PWS) is part of the company Bag It Don't Bin It which specializes in printing ethical and sustainable cotton tote bags and homeware products.
We license artists and promote their creative work on an array of printed products. We provide a beautiful range of ethically sourced products printed with the designs of creative distinguished artists from around the world.
As textile and print specialists, we take our environmental responsibility seriously. All of our products are made with the utmost care to the environment and consideration to the individuals involved in the manufacturing supply chain.
SIZE: W42 x H36 x D11cm Printed one side, gusseted. Product comes 100% cotton as standard with a product barcode and Julia Gash swing ticket.
SIZE: W28 x H18cm Printed one side, gusseted. Product comes 100% cotton as standard with a product barcode and Julia Gash swing ticket
100% natural cotton drill, 235gsm / 10oz Screen printed Packaged with belly band, barcode printed on reverse Or loose, no barcode.
SIZE: 46 x 66cm 5oz cotton. Packaged with belly band or header card. Barcode printed on reverse. Or loose, no barcode.
Printed one side, gusseted. Product comes 100% cotton as standard with a product barcode and Julia Gash swing ticket
Rosie Smith is a UK based artist who creates expressive wildlife watercolours. Each piece of art is honest, and open, intended to connect the beauty of the natural world to each and every one of us.
Elizabeth Olwen is a Canadian print and pattern designer. She prides herself on creating highly considered patterns infused with heart and soul, with the intention of spreading beauty.
Julia’s child like illustrations are created using brush and ink, which are digitized for print onto a range of contemporary giftware.
Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plansParkwood Springs, produces exceptional merchandise by putting the environment first. Ethical production and print quality are at the center of everything we do. We only use the very best of mother nature’s ingredients that have been sourced specifically for their sustainability and decomposability credentials. All our textile products carry recognisable certifications like SEDEX and Fairtrade. Our UK partner Factory is GOTS certified by the Soil Association and is a Fairtrade Processor. Our inks are vegan, they carry the Standard 100 by Okeo-tex All our products are predominately manufactured in the UK to cut down carbon emissions. All finished goods are packaged in plastic-free packaging where possible and if an item needs protection, an ecological option is sourced.Sustainability initiativesanswered in the questions below.Pledges for the yearContinuously strive to reduce our carbon footprint and energy consumption in all aspects of our business operations. Expand our product line to include more eco-friendly options made from sustainable materials. Foster partnerships with suppliers who share our commitment to sustainability and ethical production practices. Provide transparent information to our customers about the sustainability of our products and production processes. Continuously educate and raise awareness among our employees and customers about the importance of sustainability. Promote environmentally responsible behavior in all aspects of our business operations and encourage our customers to do the same. Evaluate and improve our sustainability practices regularly to ensure continuous progress towards our goals.Sustainable ProductsJULIA GASH - LARGE NATURAL LANDSCAPE TOTESIZE: W42 x H36 x D11cm Printed one side, gusseted. Product comes 100% cotton as standard with a product barcode and Julia Gash swing ticket.JULIA GASH - MINI NATURAL TOTEPrinted one side, gusseted. Product comes 100% cotton as standard with a product barcode and Julia Gash swing ticket. SIZE: W21 x H21 x D12cmJULIA GASH - NATURAL ACCESSORY POUCHPrinted one side, gusseted. Product comes 100% cotton as standard with a product barcode and Julia Gash swing ticket. SIZE: W28 x H18cmAT THE FAIRPackagingWe are in the process of making our packaging plastic freeMaterialsWe have created products that provide an alternative to single use plasticWe have products made from sustainability sourced raw materialsOur packaging is mostly plastic-free. Moreover, our cotton tote bags are a great alternative to single-use plastic bags. In addition to this, most of our textiles are made from 100% natural cotton sourced sustainably.Ethical ConsiderationsFair wages are paid to the people who make our productsOur products are made by people employed in good working conditionsWe have mapped our entire supply chainWithin the workplace where our products are made there is commitment to Non-Discrimination Gender Equality and Freedom of AssociationWe only work with Fairtrade-certified factories or factories that have an ethical policy. People are at the heart of our business. We only work with factories that can guarantee the safety and well being of each individual involved in making our products.Enviromental ImpactOur products are created to help consumers try and reduce their carbon footprintWe have a sustainability policyWe consider the environmental impact when creating our productsIn addition to this, our UK partner Factory is GOTS certified by the Soil Association and is a Fairtrade Processor and as such operates to these higher standards. Moreover, only non-toxic dyes are used for producing dyed textile products. All the materials used for our product production are sourced responsibly from a sustainable and ethical supply chain. Even our inks are vegan, GOTS-certified based. Additionally, they carry the Standard 100 by Okeo-tex. ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®, which authenticates the safety of chemicals used during the production of textile dyes, pigments, and finishing agents. In addition to this, all our products are predominately manufactured in the UK to cut down carbon emissions from importing from overseas. Our products are made to order so therefore we do not carry unnecessary amounts of stock as designs change through the seasons. Throughout the supply chain, the manufacturing process incurs little wastage and the manufacturing process is sympathetic to the environment. Furthermore, all finished goods are packaged in plastic-free packaging where possible and if an item needs protection, an ecological option is sourced; for example, we use potato starch cello bags to package our art prints. It is important to note, that all of our goods are shipped and packaged in recyclable card packaging. Shipping boxes are recycled from original suppliers, thus, all of our packaging are reused. Overall, we keep plastic packaging to a minimum and wherever possible it is recycled plastic.