our sustainability story
began with a shock realisation at how much waste the wedding industry currently makes...
dream wild started following a personal journey to organise my own environmentally friendly wedding. it was not only extremely difficult to find 'green' items that connected with me from a design and aesthetic point of view, but the more i looked into the production methods, materials and impact of existing products, the more i became aware of how much waste was being created for the sake of an instagram-worthy wedding. did you know...
the average UK wedding alone creates one third of a metric tonne of solid waste and 14.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (by comparison, annual carbon emissions per capita in the UK are about 9.1 tonnes). multiply that by the 250,000 weddings that take place in the UK each year, and we’ve got a big, fat ungreen wedding problem on our hands.
in a time where we need to take more responsibility for our planet than ever before, why are we not doing more when it comes to weddings, events and gifting in general? as a little business (and with the acknowledgement that i’m not perfect and there is still a long way to go), i want to commit to helping you create your dream stationery that doesn't cost the earth.
so these are the policies i am starting with, and i hope to continuously evolve and improve this as i grow.
all materials i use will be recyclable, reusable or biodegradable sourced with minimum carbon footprint
always FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified
where possible, non-toxic vegetable-based dyes and inks will be used
i will work with local, UK based suppliers where possible or
suppliers committed to a cause, supporting their community or giving something back
all packaging will be plastic free and either made from recycled materials or be reused from suppliers
any offcuts will be recycled, reused or repurposed
i will give 5% of every order to one of our approved charities
if you're placing your wedding stationery order with us, i would be happy to donate to a charity of your choice