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About Georgia Camden
I am an Illustrator, Designer and daytime dreamer living in Southsea, England. My whole life I have been inspired by the wilderness, stories, and the promise of adventure. Whenever possible I find myself in the wilds, travelling and photographing scenes to weave into my creative tapestry.
I spent my childhood in the tropics of Far North Queensland, wild jungles and quirky creatures have always influenced my creations. However, I was recently drawn back home after years spent living in Australia by my connection to the British Isles, its rich culture, history and tales of old.
My main drive for creating art is because I find it very therapeutic. Nature is where I feel most at peace with myself and the world. I feel that in nature you can feel momentarily taken away from all the obligations and worries that life can throw upon you. You can just feel life in it’s rawest form without all the complexities that humans impose on it. Life, death and harmony. Everything breathes and has its own life story, and I feel a stronger connection with the past and present in nature. It allows me to stop and appreciate life.
- 100% renewable energy powered office space
- GOTS certified 100% Organic cotton Tea Towels
- FSC certified Greeting Cards
- Recycled/kraft paper packaging where possible – transitioning to biodegradable sleeves for art prints
We will never offer a cheap unethical/unsustainable option
All of our art prints are currently printed in our office on Epson Archival paper. Georgia originally chose this paper after testing and testing many different products. This won out because it was affordable for a new small business and had a beautiful print result.
However, as we are growing we want to use that opportunity to change to a sustainable paper source. We are in the process of testing out Hahnemuhle new hemp paper and will transition to this product if they meet quality standards!
Any off-cuts from paper, we store away for test prints or to turn in notes, or reuse in some other way.
Every time a print isn’t perfect or when Georgia is testing new print colours they are carefully put away for a rainy day – when we will have big second samples sale. This is because we feel it would be a waste to throw out an art print which only has a small blemish.
Our tea towels are sourced through Lorna Wiles. This is a lovely textile screen printing company based in Cornwall. We use their large organic tea towels which have the gold sustainability certification for the cotton industry – GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard). The ink used is in production is also water-based and approved as a GOTS input V3.
The sleeves are made from a local box sleeve printing company to reduce carbon miles using brown kraft paper and are FSC certified. We would like to move on to recycled kraft paper but just need to find a supplier who can do this for us!
All of our greeting cards are FSC certified (this is the gold sustainability standard of the paper/tree felling industry). We get them printed in small batches through printed.com.
We now use hemp twine due to its smaller environmental impact and overall effectiveness as a fabric.
We use recycled paper whenever possible in our packaging. If this isn’t available we use Kraft to reduce the need for bleach.
- Our tea towel sleeve is FSC Certified.
- Brown Kraft board backed envelopes for art prints and greeting cards
- Compostable EU standard mailers for tea towels
- Brown cardboard postal boxes for a mixed order of tea towels and paper goods.
Sustainable organic seeded paper
Our packaging blooms. This 100% biodegradable paper is packed full of seeds to grow your very own wild flower and herb garden.
The sleeves that carry these seeds are 100% biodegradable and made from recycled materials.
Grow your own piece of wild
1. Place paper on top of some good soil.
2. Give the paper a good drink!
3. Place the pot somewhere warm and bright
4. Keep paper moist.
Sustainable Seeded Paper
Thickness: 280gsm (Similar to a postcard)
Wild Flowers: Birdsfoot Trefoil, Black Knapweed, Black Medick, Meadow Buttercup, Musk Mallow, Ox-Eye-Daisy, Ribworth Plantain, Red Campion, Slad Burnet, Self Heal, White Campion, Yarrow.
Herbs: Dill, Thyme, Basil, Rocket.
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