Okay, Sam, talk supply chains to me.
Very sexy. Love it. Happy to oblige.
We've partnered with one of the top stationery suppliers in the Guangdong Province of the PRC to create our planners, working closely with them to create minimal waste during production as well as packing and sending the planners to us in compostable cardboard, and 0 plastic. We also ensure our accessories suppliers ship stock to us in cardboard boxes, not individually wrapped in plastic as is customary (absurd, right!).
We also only work with companies that hold FSC Chain of Custody certificates.
Alright, I'll bite. Why is FSC Chain of Custody important?
Because these certificate holders are required to implement the FSC core labour requirements in their operations and must be able to demonstrate this to external third-party auditors. To comply with the FSC core labour requirements, the organisation must:
- Not use child labour.
- Eliminate all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
- Ensure that there is no discrimination in employment and occupation.
- Respect freedom of association and the effective right to collective bargaining.
We love our printers, and we will always be completely transparent about where Eden is made and why, but in a dream world our planners would be made in Aus. I spent 12 months getting samples made and trying to find a printer who could make Eden on Aussie soil but no one could make the binding, ribbons or tabs. So, if you're a printer and think you can – email me at email@example.com! And if you're looking for business idea/ gap in the market... I'll be your first customer when you set up shop.