East of India
All of East Of India's products are designed in house and from initial concept to final production we are passionate about every detail. We offer an extensive range of seasonally inspired collections including stationery, ceramics, textiles and handcarved wood, sourced from natural materials.
Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plansSince the beginning we have always been aware of our possible impact on the environment, our eco values are shown through our thoughtful designs of packaging, always using recyclable or compostable materials.Sustainability initiativesFor a number of years we have been involved with a tree planting project in Indonesia, each tree harvested is replaced with another. East of India are also the owner and guardian of 'Oak wood' an ancient woodland in Kent. Over half our electricity at our office and warehouse is supplied by our solar panels. We are proud to say we are never wasteful, we always reuse boxes from suppliers.Pledges for the yearWe are going to continue into next year with our eco friendly mindset, we are nearly plastic free and we hope to improve on this.Sustainable ProductsPointed flat wooden starOur hand carved hanging star is made from fast growing wood, from a tree called Albizia Falcata which is grown on dry land that cannot be used for rice fields.Small stitched plant notebookAll our notebooks are completely designed and made in house, printed on recycled paper.Strung paper bagsThe whole range of our strung paper bag sets are printed on recycled paper.AT THE FAIRPackagingOur packaging is plastic freeOur packaging is compostableOur packaging is made with recycled contentWe are in the process of making our packaging plastic freeWe are in the process of making our packaging compostableWe are nearly completely plastic free, using up the little plastic packaging we have left from years ago. We no longer order plastic in but it would go against our values to throw unused materials away.MaterialsWe have products made from recycled materialsOur products are plastic freeWe have created products that provide an alternative to single use plasticWe have products made from sustainability sourced raw materialsEthical ConsiderationsFair wages are paid to the people who make our productsOur products are made by people employed in good working conditionsWithin the workplace where our products are made there is commitment to Non-Discrimination Gender Equality and Freedom of AssociationEnviromental ImpactWe have a sustainability policyWe consider the environmental impact when creating our productsSome of the processes we use to manufacture products are energy efficient