Your questions, our answers
We’ve answered a few frequently asked questions below. If there’s anything else you’d like to know, just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will find the answer for you.
It’s not possible to know the source of all the paper that goes into making recycled paper, so we prefer to use virgin paper that we know for certain came from a sustainably managed forest. The paper industry also relies on virgin fibres to sustain the paper cycle as recycled fibres degrade after several uses.
We deliver your Papier pieces using partners that share our commitment to being conscious. In the UK, we use DPD (they’re dedicated to making every parcel they deliver carbon neutral
) and Royal Mail (you can read their environmental strategy here
They’re currently not, but they are designed to last and we are looking for a biodegradable alternative.
All of our paper comes from FSC-certified paper suppliers who only work with forests that comply with the highest social and environmental standards.
Nearly all do, except for our framed prints, table plans & wedding signs. Currently they have protective, plastic elements to keep them safe during transit, but we are working on implementing new eco-friendly options.
Upcycled leather uses cast offs from other industries that will essentially go to waste. Vegan leather is generally PU (plastic) on top of a base material which can be a virgin natural material (not recycled, bleached etc.) or an oil-based material like polyester. We chose to use upcycled leather to minimise the use of oil, plastic and unnecessary new materials. It also has the look and feel of real leather.
There are some great vegan leathers that are emerging such as pineapple, apple and mushroom leathers, but they are not commercially available as book binding materials currently. We would be open to anyone able to supply them thin enough for book binding in the future.
 European Paper Recycling Council, Monitoring Report 2018
 FAO data, 2005-2015
 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Forest resources Assessment 2005-2015
 CEPI, Water Profile in 2015, 2017