Whether it’s workers’ rights, the environment or animal friendly Happywrap are proud of their ethical credentials:
Plastic-Free – I receive everything completely plastic free from Happwrap everything is sent using recycled or recyclable cardboard boxes.
Fair Trade – Happywrap Lokta wrapping paper is handmade in Nepal and certified by the World Fair Trade Foundation.
Made in Britain – Their recycled wrapping paper and gift tags and packaging materials are made in the UK. This reduces carbon footprint by buying locally and supports fair labour laws.
Animal-free, natural materials – Natural dyes have been used for the Lokta paper and vegetable based inks are used for printing the recycled wrapping paper. The lokta paper itself, is made using the sustainable bark from the lokta shrub. This shrub naturally sheds its bark every year and continues to grow, so harvesting the bark does not damage the plant.
Wendy the founder of Happywrap grew up in a busy farmhouse where the phrase “Never throw anything away” were said many a time by her uncle Uncle. There was always something in the sewing pile waiting to be repaired and numerous interesting objects kept until a use could be found for them. Looking back it seems inevitable that this love of beautiful materials coupled with the desire to make the best use of natures resources, led to the creation of Happywrap!