sustainability statement

At Paper Belles, we are committed to leading the charge in reducing the carbon footprint of weddings. Our dedication to sustainability is woven into the fabric of our business, as we strive to deliver a luxurious experience while prioritizing the well-being of our planet.

Here’s how we are making a difference:

Recycled Paper Excellence

We take pride in using recycled paper for the majority of our wedding stationery. Our invitations, menus, and smaller table signs are crafted from luxury silk matte card, all made from recycled paper with 100% PCW fibres in a chlorine-free process. We offer a range of recyclable paper options and all materials are non-mutagenic, carcinogenic or reprotoxic.

Eco-Friendly Inks 

Our commitment extends to the inks we use for printing. By opting for environmentally friendly inks, we minimize the environmental impact of our production process, ensuring that every detail of your stationery aligns with our planet-friendly ethos.

Reclaimed Wood Sign Boards

Our big sign boards, including seating plans and welcome signs, are crafted from recycled wood pulp and are fully recyclable. This not only adds a touch of natural beauty to your wedding but also reduces the demand for new resources, making a positive impact on our forests and ecosystems. 

Re-Use Packaging Initiative

Embracing a ‘re-use packaging’ policy, we actively minimize waste by repurposing boxes and packaging materials. When new materials are necessary, we meticulously source the best available, ensuring that even our packaging reflects our commitment to sustainability.

Compostable Packaging for Elegance

Our commitment to sustainability extends to the smallest details. All our cards and wax seals are carefully packaged in compostable bags, combining elegance with eco-friendliness.

Ethical Collaborations

We believe in the power of collective responsibility. By aligning ourselves with like-minded partners, from our bank and web hosting companies to other suppliers, we surround ourselves with individuals and organisations that share our commitment to sustainability. As a proud recommended supplier for Rock My Wedding, we actively contribute to their tree planting scheme, nurturing a greener future together. 

Award Recognition

We are so pleased to have been chosen as a finalist for the Sustainable Start-Up category in the 2023 Sustainable Wedding Awards. The awards are chosen by an amazing panel of judges on behalf of the Sustainable Wedding Alliance and we are incredibly proud to be part of the amazing work they are doing for sustainability in the UK wedding industry.

Carbon Literacy Certified

Jade has completed Carbon Literacy Training with Torbay Climate Action and The Carbon Literacy Project and became Carbon Literate Certified on 21/04/2024. Please get in touch if you would like to see a copy of her certification. 

While we acknowledge that perfection is a journey, not a destination, we promise to continuously learn, adapt, and strive for a better, more sustainable future on both a business and human level. Our promise is not just to create beautiful memories for your special day but also to leave a positive, lasting impact on the planet we all call home.