As responsible members of the Filey community, it is our aim to exhibit and supply beautifully designed and well made artwork, but we don’t want this to be at the expense of the earth or the people who live on it.
The works for sale in the gallery are luxury items, and there is really no justification for damaging natural environments or exploiting workers in their creation.
On this page you will find information about our journey to becoming an ethical business.
ETHICALLY SOURCED PRODUCTS
All three of our primary supply partners hold FSC™ (Forest Stewardship Council) Chain of Custody certifications, meaning that we can offer you the added reassurance and peace of mind about the source of the timber in our products.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC™) is an international network designed to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. It was established in the mid 1990s. Worldwide, more than 183 million hectares of forest in 81 countries are certified according to FSC™ standards and over 38,000 companies have FSC™ Chain of Custody certification. FSC™ is a global, not-for-profit organisation who define standards based on agreed principles for responsible forest stewardship that are supported by environmental, social, and economic stakeholders.
Dealing with FSC™ certified suppliers gives you the assurance that our suppliers have robust internal processes and ensures a complete chain of custody throughout the supply chain. Both ourselves and our customers are becoming more focused on sustainability and green credentials, and we are well placed to supply the increasing demand for these products.
As framers, our main inputs are wood sourced material such as moulding, mountboard and rear board, and glass, which is an energy intensive product to manufacture. In recognition of our obligation to preserve the planet for future generations and offset our carbon footprint, not only do we use an ‘all green’ energy tariff within the gallery, but since the beginning of 2021 we have planted one tree for every frame sold, through the work of ‘Just One Tree‘.
THE THREE R’s
‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ summarises the strategy we follow within the gallery to minimise the amount of materials, resources and energy that we use and the amount of waste which we produce from our business.