S Is For Sustainability

Boxing our  earthenware mugs  in recycled packaging with no plastic bubble wrap!

Boxing our earthenware mugs in recycled packaging with no plastic bubble wrap!

When we started on our Freda Smith journey, Mum and I wanted to make a commitment to sustainability, ensuring that our business didn’t have a harmful impact on the environment. 

Aside from quality and heritage, this was one of the reasons we decided to manufacture all of our products in the UK.

It does come at a cost though.

Manufacturing ceramics in this country costs 50% more than on foreign soil, which is why our mugs are an investment in quality and care. 

So when you buy any of our beautiful homewares, you can rest easy knowing that you’ve reduced your carbon footprint because we’ve been responsible enough to reduce ours.

We think that’s only fair.

Here are some of the ways that we’re doing our bit to stay as sustainable and and eco-friendly as possible.

But we know we can do more. If you have any suggestions, email me at katy@fredasmith.co.uk!

Sustainable Manufacturing 

We only work with UK manufacturers who are committed to ethical and sustainable practices

We only work with UK manufacturers who are committed to ethical and sustainable practices

We only work with manufacturers who are committed to ethical and sustainable practices.

Even though it costs 50% more to manufacture ceramics in the UK, we think it’s important to support local businesses that keep tradition and the planet alive. 

Which is why we won’t stop manufacturing in the UK… it’s also why we print ‘Made in England’ within our logo!

Recycled Materials 

We make every effort to avoid using plastics through the process of making and delivering our Freda Smith products.

Instead, we opt for recycled materials and packaging.

See those boxes that your new earthenware mugs has arrived in? They’re made from recycled, tree-friendly cardboard!

Our products are packaged using all recycled and sustainable materials

Our products are packaged using all recycled and sustainable materials

Minimal Plastic

We avoid using plastics in our products unless absolutely necessary!

When you receive your Freda Smith homewares in the post you’ll notice that there’s no bubble wrap to be seen.

We use only recycled materials in our packaging (see above) and we’re also making the move to biodegradable shipping in the near future. 

Small Carbon Footprint 

The life of every single Freda Smith product is contained locally within the shores of the UK.

From design conception to production, manufacturing and shipping, our homeware gems are truly Made in England from start to finish.

This allows us to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible whilst simultaneously honouring British heritage.