At Hunter and Lola, we strive to support other local businesses as much as possible. Which is why all of our raw products and materials are sourced from within the EU, from ethical and independent suppliers. This enables us to support as many local businesses as possible - many of which are small family-run businesses just like us.
The majority of our wooden decor is made from FSC certified birch plywood. This ensures that at all stages in the supply chain from forest to time of use, our plywood can be demonstrated to have come from a sustainable source, that is managed responsibly, and has no negative impact on the environment or the world’s forests. We also stock a small selection of solid wood products including pine, beechwood, and poplar/rubberwood - which are also all FSC certified, and are sourced from UK or European forests.
To ensure that we are always offering the highest quality raw materials, and that our wood products are responsibly sourced and free of harmful chemicals - we don't use any form of mdf within our products.
All of our felt balls are made using 100% New Zealand wool, that is dyed using non-toxic, AZO-free colourants. And all of our cords and strings are produced using the highest quality cotton or faux suede.
We only use non-toxic, water-based craft mediums to create our products. This includes all of our acrylic paints, wood stains, glitters, textured pastes, and embossing powders and foils. All of our craft mediums comply with both EU safety testing regulations, and US ACMI AP regulations.
Finally, our beeswax polish is homemade by us using only two ingredients. 100% Organic Jojoba Oil, and Natural Beeswax. The natural beeswax that we use is obtained from a local Bee Keeper, who's swarms are located nearby our own home in North East Essex. The predominant crops surrounding these swarms are Starflowers (Borage varieties) and Oilseed Rape. Providing a distinctively sweet scent to our beeswax polish - Which smells lovely!
Our brand new packaging is currently being rolled out as and when current stock is depleted. We're hoping to be 100% with our new packaging by the end of 2020. Once the move is complete, every package that we send out will only contain materials that are either Re-usable, Recycled, or Biodegradable. To find out exactly what materials that we use for our packaging, see the table below (for old packaging whilst still in use, please message us).
|Business cards and marketing flyers||100% recycled card|
|Postal boxes||Recyclable card|
|Postal bags||100% recyclable paper padded envelope|
|Paper gift bags||100% recyclable paper bag|
Shredded / loose paper
100% recyclable tissue paper
100% recycled bubble paper, 100% biodegradable
100% recycled Kraft paper, or 100% recycled paper
|Paper tape||100% bio-degradable and recyclable|
|Gift boxes||100% recycled Kraft card|
|Cello bags||100% bio-degradable and compostable biofilm, made from plant-derived starches|
|Backing boards||Virgin wood pulp core, and certified by Fine Art Trade Guild|