"The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in" is one of our favorite quotes by Henry Green. A couple summers ago, we screen printed this postcard (with eco-friendly inks) and feel it's a good reminder for Earth Day this year. Highlight the natural benefits of the planet by leaving it as untouched as possible.
Earth. There's only one, so we on team DU do our best to take care of her– through our lifestyles and our business practices. We're proud to say our team either walks or bikes to the office every day (if we're not working from home). DU has been a proud member of Charleston Moves to advocate making our city even more bike and pedestrian friendly.
We're also walkable to some of the best lunch spots that use locally grown ingredients. Lowcountry Local First has declared April Eat Local month, and those of us that aren't working from Hong Kong have accepted the challenge of supporting our local growers and fishermen.
When we moved into our studio space on King Street, we traded in all of the dated incandescent bulbs for earth-friendly LEDs through a regional sustainability program. And although aluminum is recyclable, we opted to invest in a SodaStream which helps reduce the carbon footprint of sparkling water consumption by 80 percent– and what office doesn't have a LaCroix habit?
In addition to our pursuit of a green lifestyle, we do what we can to keep our business as eco-friendly as possible. Our packaging is recyclable, and our wallets are built to last, with sturdy construction and durable leather (to serve you well for many years in lieu of landing in a landfill). The leather is responsibly sourced from tanneries who are independently audited and certified in environmental stewardship by the Leather Working Group, while in Italy they're part of the Pelle Conciata al Vegetale in Toscana consortium.
This Earth Day weekend, you'll catch us outside, enjoying the natural beauty of the Lowcountry.