Policy & Information - Recyling & Ethics
PaperStory is a Norfolk based Art & Craft supply store, providing a range of high quality products. We have a shop at Bluebell Square, within Bawdeswell Garden Centre, we are closed Monday and Friday.
We are a family business, Chris ensures orders are delivered swiftly and packed to the highest standards, most orders are posted the same day. Artist and co-owner, Angela has a background in fine art and creative techniques, experienced in many mediums from papercutting, needle felting, resin, polymer clay sculpting, encaustic wax, oils, watercolours marbling, and printing. Angela is on hand daily to give advice on any art project you may wish to pursue.
PaperStory has a specialist interest in paper, and papercutting, all papers and card are FSC approved and acid free. Speciality papers include 100 % recycled or cotton choices, from recycled bank notes, Elephant Poop, Seeded paper, Bamboo or Denim. Where possible we will buy local and also promote small businesses via our social media groups.
Envirmontal Policy : We collect and reuse all suitable packaging received from our suppliers. We are pleased to let you know that we have never purchased any inclusion packaging whilst trading since 2014, this includes bubble wrap, pillow bags, and inclusion packaging materials.
We are committed to recycling and use biodegradable and recycled products where possible.
What packaging do we purchase ? We purchase acid free tissue paper, recycled boxes and cello bags. The cello bags will be replaced with environmentally friendly plastic free option once our current stock has been used. Tape, we are researching alternatives to plastic tape, and will update once we have found a suitable product. We welcome any suggestions on how we can reduce packaging, without compromising on product protection.
How you can help ? Instead of throwing away our packaging, keep it or use creatively. Bubble wrap can be used for wet felting, or scrunched to create texture in a painting (wash and reuse). wrap a piece of bubble wrap around a rolling pin to make creative wrapping paper, by securing in place and adding acrylic paint, then roll on to paper for fabulous effects. You can even use to insulate a pot plant or protect your plants during the colder months. Tissue paper can be kept for future gift wrapping, or use in a collage.
Thank you Angie & Chris
Support group www.facebook.com/groups/papercuttingandcraft/
PaperStory page www.facebook.com/paperstorypapercuts