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Supporting Sustainable Forests

At Orange Fig we are very conscious of our impact on the environment when producing and selling greetings cards. All of our suppliers and materials have been carefully selected and our ‘5 for £12’ offer is a great incentive for bulk purchasing, cutting down the miles a birthday card might travel.

Cards

We use a carefully selected paper from sustainable forests in Europe. A lot of greetings cards on the market are laminated with a thin plastic to give a glossy feel to them, making them harder to recycle and resulting in single-use plastic waste. Orange Fig cards are completely plastic-free with no lamination process, but through our combination of print method and our chosen paper stock, we still achieve a glossy exterior that is 100% recyclable.

Spread of greetings cards
Orange Fig cards and boxes

Envelopes

Our envelopes are made in the UK from 100% recycled materials (sourced from the UK/EU) and can be fully recycled again once your cards have been opened! We use kraft brown envelopes as these can be produced from the greenest ‘low grade’ post-consumer waste, and are not dyed or bleached with chlorine to avoid any harsh chemicals entering the eco-system. They are also guaranteed to be vegan friendly!

Packaging

Our boxes are made in the UK from card sourced in sustainable forests, and goes through a chlorine free process to make it suitable for printing. Again, we avoid any plastic lamination processes to ensure the boxes are 100% recyclable once they have finished storing your Orange Fig greetings cards. We protect all of our cards with acid-free tissue paper and bio-based waterproof packaging (made from sugar cane!), both of which can also be recycled, to ensure they arrive in pristine condition. Our packaging is designed to fit conveniently through your letter box so no extra trips to the post office if you’re not home!

Orange Fig box with cards inside

Don’t just take our word for it – here is what our customers had to say:

“Simple to order. Fast deliver.”

“Loved the quality and the tissue paper and boxes”

Blown away by the quality of these beautiful cards”