Environmental & ethics policy

Cath Tate Cards is committed to high ethical and environmental standards and endeavours to make this part of our everyday working practices — from sourcing materials and suppliers to managing our office. We support UK production, and our cards, mugs, coasters, magnets and tea towels are all made in the UK.

The majority of our cards and envelopes are made from 100% recycled paper.  Where a suitable fully recycled paper is not available, we use the highest percentage of recycled content possible. When sourcing new materials we always research their environmental credentials and selecting the greenest option is always a priority in choices we make.

We work to ensure all our products are manufactured by ethical businesses. We do this by visiting the site of production. We do not purchase goods from a supplier who does not pay the statutory minimum wage to its workers. We are also members of Sedex as are our suppliers. Sedex is an organisation that helps businesses to ensure responsible business trading and ethical treatment of workers.

We also support the move to reduce the use of single-use plastics in the greeting card industry and now offer our customers our cards without individual plastic cellophane bags for each card.