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While Rachel Bates is known for creating gorgeous luxuries designed to be used and cherished, not everyone knows about our pledge to be an environmentally-conscious brand. From our captivating crystalware and tableware to our stunning Costume jewellery collections, each of our luxuries are made to order, so we can avoid unnecessary production, cut down on waste and reduce our carbon footprint.
To us, sustainability means taking no more than we need, so we can meet our present requirements without compromising the needs of future generations. As we continue to share our joyful luxuries with you, rest assured that every new collection is designed with both sustainability and luxury in mind.
Committed to working with the right craftspeople. Each artisan we choose to work with is appraised to make sure every aspect of their business matches our sustainability standards. From the materials and craftsmanship to the working conditions, we expect the same dedication to ethical and environmental standards. Our dedication to only working with artisans who practice responsible sourcing and manufacturing has earned us the ESGmark seal of approval and formerly Positive Luxury’s Butterfly Mark from 2017 - 2022, both awards, a sign of the measurable impact and company-wide commitments to sustainability.
Rachel Bates Boxes, Tissue Paper, Tags and Labels are all manufactured in the UK by companies who uses FSC and PEFC approved materials. All materials are fully recyclable.
Our Gift Envelopes & Wrapping Paper are produced by a manufacturer located in Spain and the company is FSC Certified. All materials are fully recyclable.
Our Signature Ribbon is produced in the UK by a manufacturer who subscribes to the Standard 100 OEKO TEX certification, which is a worldwide consistent independent testing and certification system for the textile industry. They are also BRC approved. At this time our ribbon is the only element of our packaging that is not recyclable but we would encourage you to reuse this again. Our future goal is to find a better solution when the time comes to replenish our supply.
Thanks to our proactive approach to developing an environmentally ethical, luxury brand, we were a proud recipient of Positive Luxury’s Butterfly Mark for 5 years. To earn this badge, companies can’t just achieve a minimum sustainable standard, they have to provide proof they’re going the extra mile for sustainability. We were sad to leave positive luxury community in April 2022 due to a reduction of business overheads after the difficult Covid Pandemic period.
Diana Verde Nieto - Founder of Positive Luxury
Being able to demonstrate our ESG Credentials is vitally important to us and our clients in today’s world. To be part of the ESGmark community is tremendously exciting for us and will help encourage the growth of our sustainable practices. The ESGmark® community is for people and organisations who care about the planet and society.
ESG objectives help businesses and organisations contribute to achieving the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals; no poverty, zero hunger, good health & well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, industry innovation and infrastructure, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action, life below water, life on land, peace justice and strong institutions and partnerships for the goals.
The ESGmark® Team