We are a luxury handmade gift packaging brand with a passion for making gorgeous goodies using natural, recycled and environmentally responsible materials that do not cost the Earth.
GLOBAL RECYCLED STANDARD
Our Cotton Paper Products are approved by the Global Recycled Standard and carry this international mark of achievement.
The Global Recycled Standard – GRS, certifies the recycled content of each product, its chain of custody (where the recycled contents come from) and any environmental or social manufacturing impact.
It audits how our factory manages water, waste, energy and emissions to air, in the production of GRS products and the use of any chemicals.
GRS requires that employees are protected by strong socially responsible policies within their working environment, pay and benefits and health and safety, ensuring that there is no child, forced or bonded labour. That workers are free to form unions or associations and are not subject to any harassment or discrimination.
We are proud to have earned GRS accreditation and it means that both retailers and consumers can buy our recycled cotton paper products with confidence.
FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
Our Mill and Kraft papers have been FSC approved and proudly carry this international mark of responsible forest management.
FSC is a global forest certification system that allows consumers to purchase paper made with materials from well-managed forests and/or recycled sources.
We have chosen to use 'FSC Mixed' papers, which we believe are better for the environmentas they use a combination of FSC sustainable and/or approved recycled papers.
MAKING OUR COTTON PAPERS
Our recycled Cotton Papers are handmade using 100% cotton waste gathered from the textile trade. The waste cotton is chopped, pulped, washed and then using water based dyes we match to any Pantone shade to create our Vivid base paper colours.
The cotton pulp is hand pressed onto mesh frames where paper thickness (gsm) skilfully determined by touch and feel, as thicker paper is required for gift bags... thinner for wrap.
Excess water is pressed out of the paper and once made, each sheet is hung in warm sunshine to dry!
It takes two skilled workers a whole day to hand make 500 sheets of recycled cotton paper, this centuries old skill, taught and passed down from one generation to another. It is truly wonderful to see this paper being made, knowing that it is completely tree free and made using waste cotton that would have been discarded.
PRINTING OUR PAPERS, LEATHER & COTTON TEXTILES
Using artisan techniques, we mix our water based inks by hand and screen print our papers, leathers and cotton textiles with our Vivid designs, every colour requiring a separate screen. Our screen-printing process creates a real point of difference, as inks sit on the top of the paper and do not bleed into the paper like machine printed papers, creating a vibrant colour POP!
Every paper is literally a mini work of art!
We filter, treat and reuse all the water within the factory, harvesting rainwater for future use.
WHY USE VIVID COTTON PAPER?
TOP TIP - when wrapping we recommend that you use glue dots / ribbon or twine for a professional finish, as cheap tape just wont do the job!!
KNITTED COTTON PRODUCTS
Our Cotton collections are made with 100% soft, natural Cotton.
Why use Cotton?
We use 100% genuine leather, working with factories that are audited and approved to international standards. Our 'Grab & Go' collection is made from remnant scrap leather, discarded by luxury brand production lines. We rescue this leather and repurpose it into gorgeous, high quality gifts and goodies!
WASHED JUTE COLLECTION
Our collection of soft Washed Jute is made from the Eco-friendly and sustainably grown Jute Plant. The Jute fibres are woven and washed to produce a wonderfully soft and durable fabric, making it a great alternative to plastic.
Why use Washed Jute?
COTTON CANVAS COLLECTION
Our Canvas collections are made with soft, natural Cotton Canvas.
Why use Cotton Canvas?
We are thrilled to announce that on 6th July 2020 our wonderful factory in Kolkata has been awarded a Gold Award Green Factory status, making it the first Green Factory Building in eastern India in the Indian Green Factory rating system in the MSME category.
Home to our Cotton Canvas & Washed Jute Bag production - this factory champions environmental sustainability. Water conservation, energy consumption & reducing environmental impact are just a few of the initiatives that have earned our factory this award of National Excellence.
It's dedicated solar power plant helps to reduce carbon emissions... and the water harvesting & treatment system protects the local environment.
We proudly share this mark of achievement with you, so that you can be assured of our continued efforts to bring you wonderful products that do not cost the Earth!
Developing a sustainable business means being focused on our environmental impact, as well as our commercial and regulatory obligations and partnering with like minded people is key.
We are proud to say that all our paper products are made in our dedicated factory in Jaipur India . Over 12 years of partnership has grown our India team to a skillful workforce of over 1000 people across a multi site facility, which is regularly audited and approved by all the key international agencies including SEDEX, SA8000, & PETA compliance. We are also audited annually by many of our largest retail customers, keen to ensure that we continue to serve them responsibly.
Our Leather and Cotton Canvas goods are made in partner factories in Kolkata and Delhi and are also audited and approved to international standards including SEDEX, SA8000, ISO9001 and SCAN Security Audit.
Water Filtration, Rain Water Harvesting, Effluent Treatment & Solar Power, are just a few of the initiatives that our partner factories have introduced to minimize impact on their local environment and conserve natural resources. We are committed to continual review and improvement to their environmental performance.
CHANGING PEOPLES LIVES FOR THE BETTER
Trading with our friends and partners in India over the past 12 years has created more than just business, it has changed the lives of all those involved and created enormous positive change.
As our business has grown, our partners in India have been able to improve their facilities and employ more people. Employment has led to investment in training and skills, improved standard of living, access to healthcare and education for employees and their families.
Our factories are multi denominational, all religious faiths working along side each other... with a high proportion of female vs male employees at all levels including Senior Management.
We are all focused on doing the very best job that we can, sharing our knowledge and skills to benefit one another.
Regulatory compliances require annual audits to all aspects of employee welfare each year, and all our India partners are AS8000, ISO9000 approved.
PRODUCT & PACKAGING
We are currently conducting a complete review of all our product packaging, to ensure that we only add packaging when necessary, using materials that are recyclable or biodegradable.
We are committed to the removal of single use plastic from our products, re-engineering and replacing components with recyclable solutions.
We recognise that glitter is a micro-plastic and is harmful to oceans and sea-life. We are committed to finding a more responsible solution using plant based cellulose glitter that is plastic free and are currently in talks with a UK supplier.