Spring Fair - 3-7 FEBRUARY 2019 - VOLUME OPENS 2 FEB

6-10 FEBRUARY 2022

The Eco-friendly Card Co

  • Exporter
  • Manufacturer
  • Wholesale
  • Greetings & Stationery
  • Licensed Products
  • Greetings & Stationery
  • Greetings cards
  • Stationery
  • Him
  • Her
  • £0 - £19
  • Point of Sale Display
  • Private Label
  • Yes
  • Greetings & Stationery

The Eco-friendly Card Co

We're an award-winning, FSC certified publisher, offering beautiful 100% recycled cards, notecards and calendars. We're proud to have been supplying independent retailers across the UK for over 25 years - you won't find our cards in the supermarkets!

  • Over 500 designs, including:
  • Artist-led collections
  • Photographic collections- inspired by nature.
  • Licensed range for The Willdlife Trusts
  • Special occasions cards
  • Notecard stationery
  • Calendars  (own label option)
  • Charity Christmas card packs

Address

Newton Abbot
United Kingdom

Website

http://www.ecofriendly.cards
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  • Beautiful art card designs by indpendent artists from across the UK. 100% recycled board and envelopes either with compostable bags or naked.
  • 100% recycled and #PlasticFree notecard stationery. Watch our short film here:  https://www.facebook.com/GlebeCottage/videos/365008227834806
  • Blank, Birthday and Special Occasion cards 100% recycled Compostable bag or naked rrp £2.25
  • 8 cards of one design RRP £3.99 / £4.99 100% recycled board Compostable cornstarch bag
  • Packs of 8 cards of one design rrp £4.99 50p charity donation 100% recycled Compostable cornstarch bag
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  • Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plans
    Incredibly important - we have a list of "eco-commitments" that we apply to all products we publish and have won several environmental awards.
    Sustainability initiatives
    Our Eco-commitments Everything is FSC® certified… We were the first direct-to-retail publisher to attain an FSC chain of custody (2006). Responsible forest management ensures that the harvest of timber products maintains the forest's biodiversity, productivity, and ecological processes. It’s the only certification scheme endorsed by WWF, Friends of the Earth & Greenpeace. Our Chain of Custody Number is NC-COC-005535 BN. The license number you see on our products is FSC-C007915. Every item listed on this website is FSC certified. Unless its 100% recycled… As well as the use of FSC ® certified materials, all of our cards have a recycled content. We specify the percentage of recycled paper on the back of the card. Most of our cards are 100% recycled post-consumer waste. We even have some cards made from 50% recycled post-industrial coffee cup waste!. 100% recycled envelopes... Since the mid 90s we have exclusively used 100% recycled paper envelopes. We only use paper containing post-consumer waste and, wherever possible, it is made in the UK. Alcohol-free print... Industrial Alcohol is a solvent used by printers and is the industry’s main source of hazardous VOC emissions. Since 2010 all of our cards brochures have been printed without the use of any alcohol at all. Vegetable based inks... When we print on a normal (litho)printing press we only use vegetable based inks. Replacing the ‘mineral-oil’ in inks with vegetable-oil (typically made from soy-bean or linseed) reduces VOC emissions. Recently the use of vegetable based inks has become more wide spread. Occasionally, to reduce waste for short-run items, we will also print cards digitally on an indigo press powered by Green Energy. You can recycle it... We ensure that everything we make can be easily recycled, so we don’t use foil, flitter, glitter or plastic-based laminates on our stock products. Compostable bags... We became the first card company to use compostable bags back in 2006. Every bag we use is made from corn starch, and is certified as compostable (standard EN13432). This means it will break down in 45 days in industrial composting conditions (like those run by local authorities for garden or food waste). If you have a lovely hot compost heap or bin at home then it will also break down - that normally takes longer than 45 days - and they do need heat and moisture to compost. Most greeting cards are still wrapped in polypropylene, (an oil-based plastic) which UK consumers can’t recycle. We never use oxo-degradable OPP bags which just break down into tiny pieces of plastic, but don't compost. Made in the UK... It would have been easy to manufacture our products half way around the world to increase profits... but at what environmental cost? We live in the UK, as do most of our customers, so we have always printed and manufactured everything we make in the United Kingdom. Green energy... All of our offices are powered by Green Energy. Our cards have also been printed on presses that are powered by Green Energy. Carbon Zero... We offset our carbon emissions via CO2 Balence and their African stove project- which is also great for the local communities.www.co2balance.com
    Pledges for the year
    Encourage more of our stockists to have no bags (the bags we use are currently compostable)
    Sustainable Products
    Greeting Cards
    100% recycled board and envelopes Compostable bag or "naked"
    Mini Notecard boxes
    100% recycled board and envelopes #PlasticFree
    Christmas Cards
    100% recycled board and envelopes Compostable bag
    AT THE FAIR
    NEW TO THE FAIR
    Social equity at your company
    Anti-slavery statements from all our suppliers. In addition to our formal licensed arrangements with charities we also support different charities / causes throughout the year including those involved in mental health, support for children and prisons work
    Certified sustainable products by third party
    CERTIFIED

    Certified by
    All our products are FSC certified
    Packaging
    Our packaging is plastic free
    Our packaging is compostable
    Any bags we use are made from Cornstarch certified compostable by EN13432 and are printed with the seedling logo. This includes the bags on our calendars.
    Materials
    We have products made from recycled materials
    Our products are plastic free
    We commission beautiful printing board made from 100% recycled paper which we use for our cards and notecards.
    Ethical Considerations
    Fair wages are paid to the people who make our products
    Our products are made by people employed in good working conditions
    We have an ethical policy
    Within the workplace where our products are made there is commitment to Non-Discrimination Gender Equality and Freedom of Association
    We have asked all out suppliers to provide us with information on their anti-slavery polices. All our products are manufactured in the UK.
    Enviromental Impact
    We are a carbon neutral company
    Our products are created to help consumers try and reduce their carbon footprint
    We have a sustainability policy
    We consider the environmental impact when creating our products
    Some of the processes we use to manufacture products are energy efficient
    Some of the processes we use to manufacture products are water efficient
    Other
    Our Eco-commitments Everything is FSC® certified… We were the first direct-to-retail publisher to attain an FSC chain of custody (2006). Responsible forest management ensures that the harvest of timber products maintains the forest's biodiversity, productivity, and ecological processes. It’s the only certification scheme endorsed by WWF, Friends of the Earth & Greenpeace. Our Chain of Custody Number is NC-COC-005535 BN. The license number you see on our products is FSC-C007915. Every item listed on this website is FSC certified. Unless its 100% recycled… As well as the use of FSC ® certified materials, all of our cards have a recycled content. We specify the percentage of recycled paper on the back of the card. Most of our cards are 100% recycled post-consumer waste. We even have some cards made from 50% recycled post-industrial coffee cup waste!. 100% recycled envelopes... Since the mid 90s we have exclusively used 100% recycled paper envelopes. We only use paper containing post-consumer waste and, wherever possible, it is made in the UK. Alcohol-free print... Industrial Alcohol is a solvent used by printers and is the industry’s main source of hazardous VOC emissions. Since 2010 all of our cards brochures have been printed without the use of any alcohol at all. Vegetable based inks... When we print on a normal (litho)printing press we only use vegetable based inks. Replacing the ‘mineral-oil’ in inks with vegetable-oil (typically made from soy-bean or linseed) reduces VOC emissions. Recently the use of vegetable based inks has become more wide spread. Occasionally, to reduce waste for short-run items, we will also print cards digitally on an indigo press powered by Green Energy. You can recycle it... We ensure that everything we make can be easily recycled, so we don’t use foil, flitter, glitter or plastic-based laminates on our stock products. Compostable bags... We became the first card company to use compostable bags back in 2006. Every bag we use is made from corn starch, and is certified as compostable (standard EN13432). This means it will break down in 45 days in industrial composting conditions (like those run by local authorities for garden or food waste). If you have a lovely hot compost heap or bin at home then it will also break down - that normally takes longer than 45 days - and they do need heat and moisture to compost. Most greeting cards are still wrapped in polypropylene, (an oil-based plastic) which UK consumers can’t recycle. We never use oxo-degradable OPP bags which just break down into tiny pieces of plastic, but don't compost. Made in the UK... It would have been easy to manufacture our products half way around the world to increase profits... but at what environmental cost? We live in the UK, as do most of our customers, so we have always printed and manufactured everything we make in the United Kingdom. Green energy... All of our offices are powered by Green Energy. Our cards have also been printed on presses that are powered by Green Energy. Carbon Zero... We offset our carbon emissions via CO2 Balance and their African stove project- which is also great for the local communities.www.co2balance.com
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  • Although there are no trade-shows we are still offering our Spring Fair special discounts* until the end of February.  
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