A small step in the right direction
The team in the incredible workshop that print and maifacture recently started using biodegradable bubble wrap. It’s a humble step, but it’s given them cause to reflect on all of the choices they have made so far and where they can continue to improve for a more sustainable business.
There’s a long way to go for all parts involved in bring you you're piece, we know more transparency with you, our customers, will hold us all accountable and keep us on our toes.
There are four sizes which have been chosen based on material size to maximise yield and minimise off-cut wastage. Whilst the workshop is not thrilled to be using foam core or plexiglass, until they find a quality alternative their intention is to eliminate all unnecessary wastage.
The frames are minimalist in design and humble in colours. so as not to be part of the fast moving consumer goods industry, instead the workshop make products to last a lifetime. Whilst a bolder frame may sell today, the neutral colours and simple designs are timeless.
Protecting your print for years to come
Every Frame, from a mini to full-scale print, is produced from scratch in the Melbourne workshop to a museum standard, meaning your prints will be protected for over 100 years (just imagine where you work might be in all that time!).
In addition to hand-crafted frames, a 3mm plexiglass - a shatter-proof, museum-grade alternative to glass which also protects your work from UV damage and fading over time.
The frames are produced from locally-sourced Victorian ash which has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. FSC certification provides the highest level of protection for rare and endangered forests and wildlife of any existing forest certification scheme and is the only system that mandates consultation with local Indigneous Peoples.
printed to a 300 gsm 100% cotton rag, which is considered the most environmentally of photographic paper as it uses no tree fibres, instead it is produced from a recycled by-product of the textile making industry. While the cotton industry itself has much to answer for, as this is a by-product, it is considered to have low environmental impact as no cotton is grown specifically to make the paper stock.
Biodegradable bubble wrap & recycled cartons
In attempt to clean-up the supply chain, the workshop have recently switched from conventional bubble wrap to Polycell EcoPure, a biodegradable bubble wrap alternative which is designed to degrade plastic in a landfill overtime.
the frames are package in cartons from 3BC stock which is comprised of 77% recycled content and 33% from FSC certified kraft fibres that are sourced from Gippsland in Victoria.