Green Policy

Here at heidifeathers we want a business which works well with the earth. We have 4 goals at heart: Animal Welfare, Recycling, Environmental Impact and Sustainability. All future decisions will be determined with these core values as our filter.

We always seek out British suppliers first, which is why more than 95% of our suppliers are British. Helping other British companies and individuals to thrive and keeping air miles of our products to a minimum.

All of our wooden felting handles and our fulling blocks are now made from a sustainable source either FSC or PCFS wood.

Our handmade felt balls and flat felt are from azo free dye. The All-in-one acid dyes we sell contain no animal products or harmful mordants and are non toxic.

All of our wool tops, batts, slithers, locks and pre felt are dyed using non toxic acid dyes. The wools are scoured (cleaned) and dyed either in the UK or in Europe subject to EU regulation. Our wools are ethically sourced, many are from British breeders. Our merino is sourced from South America because it does not carry out mulesing of their flocks. All waste fibre in processing the wool is recycled by our suppliers, for products such as underlay.

We do not supply any fibres from cage farmed animals such as mink, silver fox, angora etc. We believe that we source from free range animals only. Our white merino is now organic! and we look to increasing our organic produce when available.

We recycle all paper and cardboard waste and packaging. Wool is packaged in grip seal bags and our needles in hard plastic needle tubes both can be used to store the products and reused. Our boxes are from a British supplier so reducing air miles and are made of at least 80% recycled cardboard, and or coarse can be fully recycled. The paper our labels and invoices are made from is from FSC wood.

We have changed our energy providers so we now only use green fuel to run our electrical needs. This supports green energy production and lowers our carbon footprint. With and aim of stopping single use plastics we are now reusing all plastics we can that we receive from suppliers either in-house or as packing materials, we also request minimal packaging from them. We are trialing using paper wrap or paper bags for some of our goodies so reducing use of bubble wrap and plastic bags. We are phasing our plastic tape in favour of paper biodegradable tape. Going forward we aim to change all packaging we can to either recyclable or compostable and we will update you with these changes as they happen.

July 2019