Our Commitment to Sustainability
Smart Eco Packaging!
We take packaging seriously. That means we have our 100% post-consumer waste recycled boxes manufactured here in Wisconsin at Green Bay Packaging, where they have a decades long commitment to sustainable printing. Check out their track record here.
We also carefully designed our boxes to be repurposed! Every kit comes with a bonus project since the box can be turned into a frame for finished artwork. And, the re-sealable plastic bag is perfect for storing extra materials after doing a project.
What Sustainability Means to Us
We founded Artterro with important core beliefs. We are committed to using as few resources as possible, respecting and enjoying the company of the people we work with, and taking into account the social and environmental impact we have on the planet and community at home. We will always strive to offer worthwhile, affordable products that encourage friends and family to connect with each other and the very human need to create beauty in our lives.
What We’re Doing Now
We partner with Green Solutions Printing, a small family-owned buisness in Eugene, OR, where all our packaging inserts, bands that wrap around our boxes and marketing materials are printed on recycled paper (most of it 100% PCW) using vegetable based inks and renewable energy.
We minimized kit packaging, reducing waste and shipping expense. The boxes turn into frames for finished artwork, inserts and bands are recyclable and bags reusable.
Our kits are assembled at and shipped from Goodwill Industries in Milwaukee, WI. It’s important to us to provide jobs to people in need and we are thrilled to work with such a great non-profit organization!
We have donated kits to Project Kids in Cambodia, an art program serving orphanages in Cambodia. We excitedly look forward to partnering with other programs helping spread art experiences to kids here at home and in other countries.
We feature high-quality natural materials in our kits like 100% wool felt, 100% post-consumer waste decorative handmade paper, glass and wooden beads, cotton thread, hand batiked cotton fabric, and copper wire. We want people to value the materials they are working with so they want to keep them.
Our fantastic retail display units we sell to stores are made from 100% renewable bamboo.
- We value the relationships we have with all our suppliers and people who do work for us. We love forging partnerships with other companies and promoting health and balance in our daily lives.
Our Goals For the Future
We would love to find a bio-degradable plastic bag to replace the one we use for our packaging. We have been looking into our options and will switch when we find the appropriate one.
We are always on the lookout for great new supplies for our kits and are looking to start offering some fair-trade an organic materials.
- As our company grows and we add more staff, we are committed to providing a work environment that allows employees flexibility to take care of themselves and their families.