At Stitcha we are constantly analysing the choices we make and search for better alternatives. This includes the 100 % recycled packaging that your Stitcha product arrives in and the British small businesses and Independent makers that we use.
Our material is sourced with ethical choices at the forefront
Fabric is important to us and we are proud to use Organic Cotton that is GOTS certified from a company in Wales. As well as being very selective with the limited edition products we only use fabric that is either GOTs certified or Oeko Tex Certified. Our main ethos is that all materials used muse be produced in an ethical way.
Any of your products that are GOTs certified means that no harmful chemicals have been used in the making or dying process and are produced within a safe and healthy working practice. Similarly Oeko – Tex products confirm that the human – ecological safety of textile products have been met through all stages of production.
Anything that helps the environment our and our working practices in production is an important decision to us.
Whilst I hear you cry that our blackout fabric is made from a Polyester Cotton we are proud to be researching into the development of a recycled, fire retardant alternative. Until then we have to abide by the all important fire safety interior standards but we are excited to be working on this.
100% of our Packing is recyclable
We wanted to start as we mean to go on and we are proud to say that 100% of our packaging is recyclable even our twine for our hang tags are biodegradable.
Lets keep our future planet ‘zero waste’ keep everything running smoothly so we can adventure more in the beautiful world we live in.
Our printers are British and sustainably conscious in their production
Choosing only British based Printers and proud to have a sustainable printer on board. Our printers focus only on sustainable production. Ensuring little waste is made during production with our Stitcha products, using only sustainable based cloths for high end digital print.
All our makers are independents or small businesses
Carefully selected British independent makers allow us to support small businesses and the working environment that we are in. In Cornwall our community of makers is a part of the culture, it is important to us that any British maker sourced is either a small business or independent artist. We all begin small and it is important to support these companies like you support Stitcha. It is our way of giving back to other independents too.
We know that items often come from far away and keeping the choices we make within the UK means that we can visit, keep in regular contact and support our local economy.
What you can do ?
When you receive a Stitcha item, share a picture of your product and #mystitcha on our Instagram page. The items are ethical for your alternative space and we would love to spread the word.
Recycle ALL of your packaging, because you can. This even includes the jute on your care labels, its biodegradable.
EVERYTHING is recyclable, we have made the choice to use only, paper, carefully sourced eco card or non coated items.
Our business cards are made from recycled cotton. I know cotton ! T-shirts have been recycled to create a cotton that can be printed on. So eventhough if you do not need your business card and we would rather you re- use or pass on any of our items, everything can be recycled or is biodegradable.
With your lampshades makesure you use only LED efficient lighting to support your carefully ethical crafted products. All Plumen bulbs can be recycled and you can find all information on how to recycle your Plumen accessory on each product page.
Whilst we hope that you keep your Stitcha products for a very long time, we know that interiors change and our designs will change. We would love for you to pass your items on either as a gift or to another so they can enjoy their products second hand and continue the life of the product and reduce land fill.
Spot wash only or use eco dry cleaners that use less harmful detergents
We recommend to only Spot wash your products if required or use Eco Dry cleaners only when it is really necessary. More and more Eco conscious drycleaners are appearing now and this ensures no strong detergents are used in the process which breaks down the property fibres. Normal machine washing or hand washing is not required and your Stitcha product will not like it, causing 5% shrinking. This also helps save on CO2, water and your product will last longer. Please do not tumble dry your Stitcha products it is not required here and saves on alot of energy consumption.