Sustainability at Hound & Bone

Sustainability at Hound & Bone

We do our utmost to minimise our business’s ecological footprint. Short-run printing is more resource-efficient than offset or large-run. Printing on an as-needed basis eliminates the impact of wasteful overprinting. We’re a paperless office – yes, we get the irony – so we hope you’ll consider a PDF when requesting a hardcopy invoice.

Materials

Our process is water-free, and ink cartridges are recycled through Close The Loop. We use no solvent inks or resin based papers. Our minimal paper offcuts are either used for samples or in the case of smaller scrap, re-pulped.

Paper

  • Cotton fine art papers use cotton linter, a by-product from the textile and oil industries. Because cotton paper recycles discarded linter, it has no additional environmental impact. No cotton is grown specifically for paper, and linters would be a wasted by-product if it weren’t for the production of cotton paper.
  • Bamboo, Agave and Hemp paper are excellent sustainable options. Crops are fast-growing, don’t need pesticides, and use minimal water in their harvest. 
  • Alpha-cellulose papers use materials from sustainably managed forests (FSC or PEFC certified).

Packaging

We’re proud to say we’ve eliminated 95% of plastic from our packaging. Tubes and print boxes are made from recyclable content, and are fully recyclable (if you don’t plan to reuse them). Our void fill is paper-based, as is any tape used in the studio. Tube endcaps are the last remaining plastic item, but they are quite necessary. We’re yet to find an alternate solution – but we’re working on it! 😉

Studio production hours:
By appointment Tuesday to Saturday
(Closed Sunday & Monday)