FËRNN's Commitment to Sustainability
I care deeply about the environment and FËRNN's gift offerings are designed sustainably, in line with a low to no carbon footprint. There is, however, always room for improvement and I am constantly thinking of and looking at ways to improve on the impact that FËRNN leaves on the planet.
'Sustainability' features in a lot of customer reviews we receive too, so I know all too well how important it is for my customers to know that they are gifting with an honest, conscious company who is constantly striving to improve sustainability credentials.
We partner with a company called Ecologi, who help us offset our carbon footprint every month, something I am deeply proud of. You can visit our forest here and see how many trees we've planted and our current conservation projects with them. You can also buy trees to add to our forest too!
On our behalf, they plant trees worldwide from forests in Mozambique to Madagascar. Our funding directly impacts atmospheric CO2 levels. We’re currently supporting wind energy generation in Taiwan and forest protection in Northern Zimbabwe to do our part to help fight our climate crisis.
Partnering with an organisation who knows climate change is preventable and works to help individuals and businesses to do their part resonates with our own environmental view, and that’s why we’re proud to work together to save our collective home.
Why is planting trees so important?
It’s important knowledge that to tackle climate change is to keep our temperatures from rising about 1.5C. Planting trees is one of the best tools to keep these temperatures low and prevent ecological collapse.
Ecologi partner with The Eden Reforestation Project to plant millions of trees around the world every month due to the incredible funding from businesses like us. Not only this, our money is invested into projects that remove more greenhouses gasses than our own carbon footprint puts in.
Gifting Sustainably with FËRNN
In each gift box, the recipient gets a 'Sustainability Guide', explaining different ways they can reuse/recycle each product or part of the packaging.
You can read that Sustainability Guide here:
GLASS BOTTLES or JARS / please wash and reuse for storage or food jars, or please recycle
CERAMIC CANDLES or DIFFUSERS / once cleaned, these can be used as tea light holders or vases
CARDBOARD WRAPPERS or BOXES/ please reuse or recycle
DRIED FLOWER POSY / these florals are everlasting, so pop in a little vase (no water!) and please do enjoy!
KEEPSAKE WOODEN GIFT BOX / great for storage, a memory or photos box
RIBBON / please reuse for wrapping another gift
TAG / please recycle or pin it to the fridge as a reminder for when you need to gift!
FËRNN TOTE BAG / made from pre-consumer recycled cotton, please use and enjoy this large capacity reusable tote bag with our compliments
PACKING PEANUTS / please reuse or pop in the sink and run the hot tap, they will dissolve
CARDBOARD BOX / please reuse, use for play or please recycle with your normal cardboard recycling
ANY PAPER or CARDBOARD PACKAGING / please recycle
KRAFT TAPE / this is biodegradable, please put in general rubbish to naturally decompose
DELIVERY / carbon neutral with DPD, local Bristol deliveries are e-bike carbon neutral delivery
We’re here to provide you with beautiful, memorable gifts, without harming the planet in the process.
If you have any suggestions on how FËRNN can improve on its sustainability, please email Chloë here, I'd absolutely love to hear from you and hear your ideas.