Caring for people & the planet
At Apple & Clover we strive to minimise our impact on the planet. We only use FSC certified card and paper, which means our cards and envelopes have been made from materials sourced from well managed forests and/ or recycled sources. This year we went one step further and launched our Botanicals collection (opposite) which is printed on 100% recycled card.
All our cards can be recycled if bows and crystals are removed before recycling. The bows can also be recycled as textiles. Our Botanicals collection has less than 30% foil coverage allowing it to be recycled too.
Our non-embellished cards are packed without plastic wrappers. Whilst we have proved our hand-embellished products sell well without plastic wrappers too, most of our clients still prefer these products in cellos for longevity. So we ensure all our plastic packaging is recyclable to reduce our environmental impact.
Our cards are designed, printed and packed in the UK and all staff are paid above the minimum wage. We donate discontinued stock to charity. We also ran our first collaboration with charity NHS Charities Together in 2020, donating 100% of profits from the sale of our Rainbow Collection to them. We hope to collaborate with more charities in the future to increase our support to worthwhile causes.