Environmentally friendly and ethically produced
Here at Pigeon Loft Prints, we aim to bring art to your home, but that should not be at a cost to our planet. That is why we produce durable products to high environmental standards.
Organic Cotton and Eco-Friendly printing
Our homeware is digitally printed with eco-friendly water-based pigment inks onto heavyweight organic cotton that is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified up to the point of preparation for print. GOTS certification ensures that organic fibres are grown and processed without the use of harmful chemicals in a way that protects the environment and that workers' rights are protected throughout the supply chain. The designs are then digitally printed with eco-friendly pigment inks in a process that uses very little water.
Minimizing vehicle miles
To minimize our carbon footprint, the cloth is printed just down the road in Kent. It is sewn by the artist in Southeast London and sold through local shops such as Made in Greenwich and Deptford Does Art.
Print on Demand
In addition to our handmade homeware range, a selection of Pigeon Loft Prints designs are available as print on demand fabric (including organic and eco-friendly options) and wallpaper from Spoonflower. The fabric is digitally printed with eco-friendly water-based pigment inks in Germany and USA depending on where the order is to be shipped to. Print on demand production also minimizes wasted materials.
From November 2020:
*All card sourced for product labels and greetings cards is made from recycled fibres
*All envelopes sourced for greetings cards are made from recycled paper
*All greetings card wrappers sourced are compostable and made from vegetable starch
*Alternatives to plastic packaging will be used as much as possible including paper postal bags or reusing postal packaging and brown paper packing tape.
We do still have some supplies of plastic wrap and non-recycled card, and these will be used up before being replaced with compostable wrap and recycled card.
Reducing waste and recycling textile scraps
When ordering fabric to be printed to make our products, the designs are arranged in a way to minimize fabric wate. Any fabric wate that is produced is either used as rags for cleaning up when linocut printing or recycled.
The Pigeon Loft Prints studio is powered by 100% renewable electricity and gas used for heating is carbon offset.