Fancey by Nature
Fancey by Nature is the exciting new home decor and gift brand created by husband and wife team Jackie and Miles Negus-Fancey. Their highly detailed illustrations, inspired by nature, make up their collection of wall art, cushions, notebooks and greeting cards. Their fresh artworks are sophisticated with a playful edge, and their unique designs also have a touch of nostalgia about them. Fancey by Nature is a company that cares about the environment and uses sustainable products and packaging. All their products are made in the UK.
Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plansOur aim is to be socially responsible and to protect our use of the planet’s resources by targeted reduction in our use of materials, energy, water and fuel.Sustainability initiativesOur studio is newly built, fully insulated and situated within the grounds of our home. We aim for a paper less office, all materials are recycled wherever possible e.g. Food waste Coffee pods Milk bottles (delivered by our local milk man) Aluminium drinks’ cans Introduction of water butt Low/full flush toilet Aim to use local suppliers Use eco-friendly inks Use LED lights in studio All packaging where possible is reused and if not viable then recycled. Remote working is encouraged when feasible. All cards are hand clasped, using recyclable clasps thus eliminating use of cellophane and plastic. All cushion pads are made from 100 percent wool. Centralising suppliers – e.g., the art printers are now responsible for our quality control and send prints directly to our customersPledges for the yearIf financially viable to install solar panels on the studio’s roof. Encouraging cycle to work scheme and providing safe storage for bikes Installation of second water buttSustainable ProductsGiclee Art PrintThis product is designed for longevity. The eco-friendly inks used in the printing tends to hold its' colour for far longer than standard prints, some statistics say that they are thought to last up to two hundred years before starting to fade. The prints are printed on fully recyclable paper. Our frames are hand made in the U.K.Cushion cover and cushion insertOur cushions are printed by a second generation family run business in the U.K. . Our cushion inserts are made from 100 per cent wool.Greetings CardPrinted using sustainably sourced paper, (as is the envelope) , using eco-friendly ink, hand clasped, fully recyclableAT THE FAIRNEW TO THE FAIRSocial equity at your companyWe are active in our local community, this Christmas a percentage of our Christmas card sales will be donated to a specific charity, this pledge was printed on the reverse of our Christmas cards. Health and Safety is paramount – additional precautions have been put in place e.g. hand sanitiser on each desk, wearing of masks etc. Lateral flow Covid tests are taken each morning, should more than one member of staff be in the studio. Any issues can be raised at any time by an employee.PackagingOur packaging is made with recycled contentWe are in the process of making our packaging plastic freeWe are in the process of making our packaging compostableCardboard corners for art prints are made from recycled cardboard. Outer packaging is made from recycled cardboard Our greetings cards are already plastic free, we are sourcing an alternative outer casing for our mounted art prints.MaterialsWe have products made from sustainability sourced raw materialsAll our products are plastic free (apart from our phone cases, which will not be available at the Spring Fair as work is currently ongoing to find an alternative material) Our cushion inserts are made from 100 percent sheep’s wool.Ethical ConsiderationsFair wages are paid to the people who make our productsOur products are made by people employed in good working conditionsWe have an ethical policyWithin the workplace where our products are made there is commitment to Non-Discrimination Gender Equality and Freedom of AssociationAll our products are made in Great Britain – the companies who supply us adhere to all government legislation regarding wages, working conditions, Non-Discrimination, Gender Equality, Freedom of Association and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974Enviromental ImpactWe have a sustainability policyWe consider the environmental impact when creating our productsEco friendly inks are used – we do not use any plastic or glitter attachments to any of our products