I recently was asked to design an invitation that was as stylish as it is eco-friendly. So I set out to design an invitation with that in mind and this is what I came up with! Mission accomplished!
When it comes to planning a wedding that is “Green” the invitations and stationery are often one of the least eco-friendly components of the wedding. They are made from paper, they are used once, they are shipped, mailed and delivered which leaves a carbon footprint, so for all these reasons they are often not something that is viewed as eco-conscious. BUT I can assure you that this design helps to reduce the impact of each of those points! First the paper and envelopes selected are made from partially recycled content and the raw material in the paper is FSC certified. The FSC trademark identifies products which contain wood from well-managed forests certified under the rules of the FSC, ensuring that people, wildlife and the environment benefit from the forestry practices. Next, The Classic Invitation seeks out and purchases our paper goods through a supplier that operates with 100% wind energy and offsets 100% of the carbon dioxide produced from outbound shipping through the purchase of renewable energy credits. In our studio, The Classic Invitation buys our electricity from a wind farm, so the carbon footprint of each invitation our studio produces is further reduced throughout every stage (from design to printing) of production in our studio. And though these wedding invitations are designed to be used once, and though we hope they will be saved and treasured as a keepsake, they are fully recyclable! Which makes them even more stylish than they would be otherwise. Our motto at The Classic Invitation is eco-friendly design with style in mind! Interested in eco-friendly wedding invitation design? Contact us at www.theclassicinvitation.com.
By: Sheila Elizabeth