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Heather’s glittering success

Brand proud of biodegradable solution to keep their unique sparkle


WITH the world waking up to the scourge of single-use plastic, English Graphics realised they had to do something as their USP is masses of glittery decoration.

So the New Forest-based publishers have just completed the move to using only biodegradable eco-glitter for all their hand-decorated cards and stationery.
Founder Heather Martin said: “Clearly, with a product renowned for being hand decorated with glitter, it was imperative that an eco-friendly solution was found when we all suddenly woke up to the scourge of single-use plastic.
“Last spring we began changing, using the super-expensive cosmetic grade at first before the craft grade was developed. And now we’re thrilled to confirm that the transition is complete and that biodegradable eco-glitter is used for all our hand-glittered products.”
The company are a cottage industry success story, with all cards, notebooks and prints designed, printed and hand-finished in Heather’s studio.
She added: “We pride ourselves on producing a handmade product in an ethical manner right here in Britain where we employ local people and offer them a glittering career!”
All the papers and boards are recycled, recyclable and biodegradable, and by this spring, the company will also be using biodegradable, compostable cellophanes for their cards which are sold throughout the UK as well as stores in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, USA, Scandinavia, Japan, an Australia via their network of international distributors.
English Graphics can be seen at Top Drawer S/S19, which opens on Sunday, January 13 and runs for three days at London’s Olympia.

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