At Ellie and Liv, our environment and protecting it is one of the most important details we consider when designing your wedding stationery. We believe that everything we produce should be easily recyclable or reusable, with as little waste possible. We have carefully selected printers that are equally committed to reducing their impact on our planet and have strong eco-friendly ethics.
Ellie and liv are always on the lookout for more innovative ways of producing things and looking to improve our environmental credentials.
Papers And Cards
My papers are all hand-selected for not only their luxurious qualities but for their amazing environmental credentials. I make sure all our paper and card are FSC® certified and recyclable. This means all my papers have been harvested in a responsible manner and some papers may include recycled materials.
At present the main papers that I use are the following;
Natural Fleck – A unique stock with a stunning canvas buttermilk white finish and coarse bright white fleck. Natural tactile texture to touch and this heavyweight premium paper is made from 100% post-consumer waste.
Perlino Cotton – Beautiful and luxurious textured paper with insanely good environmental characteristics – FSC Certified, 20% recycled, 15% cotton fibres. This heavyweight card has a soft textured surface to touch.
Natural Smooth White – White but more on the natural side with a very slight, subtle fleck. Made from 100% genuine de-inked post-consumer waste. Smooth to look at with a slight texture to the touch.
Fresco Gesso – Chosen for it’s bright white, uncoated, and lightly hammered surface that holds printed colour well. This paper is recyclable, FSC certified, and made with environmentally friendly ECF pulp.
Kraft Textured – This classic kraft stock has a rich brown front with bags of character from the black and bright white flecks throughout, and a lighter grey shade on the reverse. Made using 100% recycled, acid-free fibres from a huge range of sources including old magazines, newspapers and unprinted waste. It’s also produced with no chlorine. Textured to look at with a rough, rustic and weighty, organic feel. Ideal for bellybands to add depth to a design, compliments Perlino Cotton and Natural Fleck.
Kraft Smooth – Smooth, earthy paper with a natural vintage feel. This paper is manufactured from 50% post-consumer waste fibre, Kraft paper is FSC certified, carbon-neutral, and produced with wind power. Also fully recyclable.
GF Smith Colorplan – for a more luxurious feel you can upgrade your papers to a range of colorplan papers. These come in a heavier weight of 350gsm and come in a variety of beautiful colours. Darker shades can even introduce white inks. An environmentally friendly fine foil can be used on this paper stock too. Please contact me for unprinted samples of this paper.
Seed Papers – If you are looking for a truly beautiful and sustainable paper, why not print on a seeded paper, once you are finished with your wedding stationery it can be simply buried in your garden to give you a bloom. What a wonderful way for your guests to remember your special day. This would be great paper to be used for wedding favours too. Please contact me if you are interested in using some of these papers.
Foils – I haven’t used foils on my house collections, but if you are looking for this style of finish and want to add some extra luxury I have sourced a printer that can use a fine foil that can be used on repulpable materials such a Colorplan paper and put in recycling. The foil is supplied to the printers from the first ZeroFoil2Landfill compliant company, backed by the BPF.
The right envelope can lift an invitation, give it that extra wow factor when it lands on your guest’s doorstep. I have taken the time to source beautiful luxurious heavyweight envelopes that don’t compromise on environmental credentials.
Kraft Envelopes – Rustic, handmade feeling envelopes with the warm tones of Kraft. Uncoated surface will textured feel.
GF Smith Colorplan – Available in a rainbow of colours, FSC certified and made from 100% virgin ECF Fibre, apart from white shades, all papers are acid-free. Produced Sustainably in Great Britain.
Along with our recyclable papers, I guarantee all bindings are either recyclable or reusable.
All paper bellybands can be popped into your home recycling. Paper clips, twine, and ribbons can be repurposed by your guests for their own craft projects, gifts, or office use.
I have recently done more research in my ribbon suppliers, now supplying ribbons that are individually hand-dyed by plant dyes. Cutting down the impact on the environment, along with giving a more luxurious feel.
It is important to us that your wedding stationery produces as little waste as possible. For more details please view each individual House Collection.
Our Recycling and Packaging
At Ellie and Liv I try to recycle and produce as little waste as possible, finding clever ways to reuse any waste produced.
All Ellie and Liv packaging is in recyclable cardboard, protected by compostable tissue paper and where possible fixed with compostable tape. I strive to continue to find the best solutions to keep waste at a minimum and reuse some packaging where possible
At present we don’t use vegetable inks, but it is something I am wanting to introduce to Ellie and Liv. I am in the process of researching printers that can supply the right balance of ink, paper, and quantity. If you are a printer and interested in working with me please get in touch.