Brighten up your home with a colourful handmade shade from Bird and Button

Going green

I'm constantly looking for ways to be greener and kinder to the environment.

Boxes  When you order a shade from Bird and Button it will be delivered to you in an enviro-box. These are just as strong as double-walled boxes but weigh less, saving on postage costs and making them cheaper to transport. They are made from around 80% recycled materials.

Developed in conjunction with WRAP, the Waste and Resources Action Programme, the Enviro-box offers a sustainable and reliable alternative to larger double wall boxes with the following unique features:

-Increased strength over most double wall boxes

-Materials used are 7% lighter, meaning lower transport costs

  • -The process of manufacturing Enviro-box results in a 30% saving in CO2 emissions.
  • Occasionally, I'll reuse a box which has been donated to me by a local business.
  • Packaging  All packaging, plastic and paper, used inside the boxes has been donated by friends and neighbours saving it from an early landfill grave.
  • Shades  At the moment I use PVC for the body of my shades, but I'm currently trialling a fully environmentally friendly board made from 100% wood pulp. When I'm sure that I can deliver the quality finish that I can offer with the PVC, I will switch to the board.