What the green gables is all about

Sharing happiness, and helping you to find little bits of joy in everyday life with our papery life tools. Stationery is a passion of mine; the smell of paper, starting a new notebook or just writing a plan or list to feel a little more organised in day to day life are the very small things that bring a smile to my face. In fact, I firmly believe in the adage ‘taking pleasure in the small things’ because it really is the small things that can make all the difference. You will find lots of lovely products here that are both useful and can make everyday life a little more special.
Another thing I am passionate about is customer service. I want everything from your visit to this website to receiving your goods to be a fabulous feel-good experience. If you are like me, every day you experience the frustrations of not feeling like a valued customer or getting a second-rate service, I want to change that! I am not happy unless my customers are.

Why eco-friendly?

The planet we all live on is a beautiful, wondrous place and it’s important to me that we do our best to take care of it and keep it safe for future generations.

We use two types of paper material on our products. Either 100% recycled paper stock which reduces the need to cut down trees to make fresh paper and proving there is a demand for high quality recycled paper OR we use FSC paper stock; this means the wood within the product is from FSC-certified forests, recycled material, or controlled wood. While not FSC-certified, controlled wood cannot be:

  • illegally harvested
  • harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights
  • harvested in forests where high conservation values are threatened
  • harvested in forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use
  • harvested in forests where genetically modified trees are planted

There are pro's and con's for using both materials which is why we use a mixture of the two for balance. 

Using ethical partners. Our main printing partner shares the same values and follows these practices:

  • Waterless printing
  • Chemical free printing
  • Uses eco-packaging
  • Vegetable oil based inks
  • New generation eco-friendly toners

• By using compostable packaging (such as the clear bags your note pads and cards are packaged in), recyclable or reusable postal packaging and recycling, where possible, everything we can’t use or reuse, we’re reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. There’s always more to be done but it’s a start.

 Why British-made?

I strive to make the green gables’ products in Britain, wherever possible, to keep down the number of miles products travel and to support other British businesses. This helps us reduce our carbon footprint and support the British economy.

 In the loop  

Thank you so much for visiting my site today, I hope you find something that tickles your fancy.

If you’d like to get in touch I’d love to hear from you. I’m interested to hear what you love about our products, what we can improve on or either if you have a ‘I wish someone would make this’ idea. You can contact me on helen@thegreengables.co.uk.