Employing sustainable practises does not stop with the materials we choose.
We follow our Ahimsa ethos all the way through to the delivery of your items and the minimal packaging they arrive in.
These are some of the small steps that we are making towards safeguarding our future.
Recycled & recyclable.
We follow our no-waste ethos all the way through to delivery of your new items, and the packaging they are packed and arrive in.
It was important to us that our packaging and boxes were both aesthetically pleasing, had longevity and acted as a safe place for your A_C items to be delivered in but most importantly - environmentally friendly. The boxes we use for all of our items are 100% Recycled cardboard and are printed using soy-based inks. Which means no nasty toxins in our waterways through the printing process.
Our products are delicately gift wrapped in branded NoIssue tissue paper. It is acid-free and FSC certified and the ink is soy-based. For every tissue paper order we place, our partner plants trees in areas of need.
Our internal Product Care and Thank You cards are also made from 100% Recycled Paper from Print Together, made right here in Victoria, Australia.
CARBON NEUTRAL COURIERS
At A_C we strive to reduce our Carbon Emissions by:
• Selecting less carbon intensive modes of transport (Fact: Sea transport uses 26 times less carbon than Air Freight.)
• Domestically we use Sendle, a certified BCorp who operate Australia's first 100% Carbon neutral delivery service.
• Where we can not avoid Air Transport, we adopt environmental policies, investing in Carbon Offsetting programs, in partnership with Climate Foundation Org.
"Every time you spend a dollar, you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want to live in."
That is why at A_C HQ we are proud to use the following services:
Living off the grid and by the ocean is a pipedream but for now we are powered by Powershop - Australia’s greenest power company who offset all carbon emissions required to power the A_C Home/Office and operate using Renewable Energy only.
What is better than high speed internet? An internet provider that shares the same values. That is why we use START Broadband - a BCorp who fund home internet connection for disadvantaged Aussie families. Not only that, the owner lives in our neighbourhood so we know we're contributing to our local community and keeping the funds within our economy.
We're not perfect and we don't claim to be, but we recognise that making changes is a sum of all parts made up of millions of people making small changes everyday.
We exist to help facilitate this change.
Because we intend to cause no harm.
We apply this word to the treatment of the planet, people and the animals. Through out the life and production of our wares, there is to be no suffering in any capacity.
Because this isn't a movement exclusive to us. It requires a major shift in human behaviour in the way we produce and the way we consume.