In a throwaway world, Lily Blanche creates the heirlooms of tomorrow from the conversation pieces of today. Our planet is precious and we are committed to ensuring our footprint is as light as it can possibly be, while still creating jobs, growing the economy and servicing our customers.
Wow (Scotland) Ltd, the parent company of Lily Blanche is committed to achieving net zero status by 2050 at the latest. To this end we are actively working to ensure our footprint is as light as possible. Here are some of the ways we are working towards net zero carbon emissions.
As signatories to the Scottish Business Pledge and a woman-led business, we not only pay the Living Wage and are committed to eliminating the gender pay gap, but we work to create a skilled and diverse workforce.
We give to local charities and have instigated a “Local Heroes” initiative during lockdown to help celebrate and support our local community in Stirling. Wherever possible, we use local suppliers. Our jewellery is made to last and to be passed on through the generations. In addition to making our jewellery in our Stirling studio, we do all of our own engraving and personalisation. Repairs are carried out locally too, reducing our carbon footprint.
Our packaging boxes, which come from a UK supplier, are fully biodegradable, reusable and recyclable. They are made from 75% recycled material. We are continually improving our packaging solutions to make them as green as possible without compromising the security of the items inside.
Our packaging supplier uses only ethically sourced raw materials and their pulp and board suppliers are FSC accredited and have re-afforestation programmes.
The gift box and jewellery care kit are designed to be reused and to ensure the longevity of our products. If you would prefer to go paperless, please tick the “go paperless” box at the check out and we will remove the paperwork, personalised envelope, and ring sizer from your order.
We selected our partners with care and we use the greenest methods possible to get our orders to our customers, including the option of collect from our studio. Our primary delivery partner, Royal Mail, recently opened a new all electric vehicle hub in Glasgow for local mail and packages and is leading the way on the move to net zero.
We are working with More Trees to help offset our carbon footprint.
Did You Know...
It is generally more environmentally friendly to shop wholly online than in a traditional store?
According to The Business of Fashion, the online shopper's carbon footprint is approximately 50% lower than that of the traditional shopper.