1% for the Planet
GvE&Co are proud to be a company who invests in reducing our ecological impact and promotes sustainability. From low waste fabric printing to recycled packaging, sustainable practices are woven through our processes from design to delivery.
As members of 1% for the Planet, we give 1% of our sales towards the preservation and restoration of the natural environment.
1% for the Planet is an alliance of businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment. They understand that profit and loss are directly linked to its health and are concerned with the social and environmental impacts of industry. It connects businesses, consumers and non-profits, empowering all of us to drive positive change for our natural world.
Better for the planet
Our fabrics are digitally printed, a more environmentally aware process compared to traditional printing and dyeing methods. Digital printing produces less water, chemical, material and energy waste. To support this cause further we donate to ‘Drip by Drip’, a charity who works to minimise the effects of water waste in the fashion and textile industries (donated through ‘1% for the Planet’).
We make the majority of our designs to order, printing only the exact quantities needed and eliminating leftover material waste. Any scraps produced during the product manufacturing process are reused or donated.
When shipping our products we use biodegradable paper tape and recycled packaging to reduce our waste and plastic use.
Better for our well being
At GvE&Co we are convinced of the importance of colour and texture on our mood and create products that aim to lift the spirits and soothe the soul. Using pattern, unusual colour combinations, and sensuous tactile fabrics, a feeling of comfort and exuberance is tangible.
Our products are printed and produced in England which helps us support independent manufacturers and drive small scale local employment, whilst also lowering our carbon footprint. We partner with local industries and strive to create ethical and fair working conditions for our independent outworkers and artisans.
Better for our future
We are a champion of craftsmanship and create high quality and long lasting pieces which will stand the test of time and be passed down to future generations. We support the idea of buying less and strive to divert as much as possible from landfill.
We are committed to enhancing our efforts in sourcing materials and processes with minimal social and environment impact.