Sustainability is something that is important to not only your business but also important to incorporate within your own lives and homes too. As many businesses now have a big focus on this area, it has inspired people to look at other ways in which they can be more sustainable and ethical. There are many ways that we can do this such as adapting a healthy lifestyle, sourcing energy efficient products or buying items from sustainable companies.
Incorporating sustainable and ethical brands into our everyday lives is something that is becoming increasingly popular for people, and this has been inspired and fuelled by the focus and push within the media on Net Zero. Many businesses have a focus on Net Zero due to the ambitious target that the UK has set to become Net Zero by 2050. There are many ways that businesses are looking to do this, but it has also inspired people to be more sustainable in their own homes.
Items such as reusable coffee cups are items that have been around for a while now, and something that most people have, but homeware brands are now starting to look at how they can be more sustainable. Ethical homeware can include anything around the home from furniture, to accessories or decorative pieces.
Consumers are now wanting to buy from more ethical brands and there are lots of benefits of using sustainable products from health to aesthetics. Not only are there benefits to the consumers, but there are also plenty of benefits for the planet as well. The drive for Net Zero has made more people aware of the fact that the planets natural resources are depleting, creating a need for companies to find alternatives resources. By using companies that are sources sustainably, it will help to ensure that we are conserving these natural resources.
Buying ethically sourced homeware items is a great way to enhance your home responsibly. If you don’t want to buy new items, there are lots of things that you can do such as buying second hand from charity shops or even online selling sites. If you are creative, you might want to have a go at upcycling you own items and giving them a new lease of life or buy second-hand items from a charity shop and upcycle these. This is great way to ensure that these items won’t be thrown away and also will give your home a unique and personal touch!
Par Avion is a homeware brand in Norwich, Norfolk who is dedicated to preserving the natural environment and considers the ecological impact of their products. The company is owned by Simon and Monica Cass, who have backgrounds in furniture making and architecture.
The ways in which they do this is by using local materials by local crafts people and making sure that they know where the materials that are used originated. Another way that they can ensure that they are promoting sustainability is by offsetting their carbon emissions from shipping their items, and also ensuring that they use recyclable packaging.
They are members of the SME Climate Hub and through this they have pledged to become Net Zero by 2030. They have also taken other active steps to ensure that they adopt ethical and sustainable practices within their business, such as being part of Blue Patch and the Plastic Free Pledge.
Watch our Swan TV episode with Monica to find out some more about their company and ethics.
Indigo Swan can help businesses who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and / or switch to a ‘Green’ energy supplier. We have access to a wide array of tools and resources and can help offer support and advice to help businesses on their low carbon journey.
We work with an array of energy suppliers so from finding the right supplier, to checking and negotiating contracts we are here to help your business be greener.
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