Thoughtful Human cares about people and the planet — like, actually. we have a zero waste, plastic-free promise to our customers. here's how seriously we're taking it...
all cards are made with plantable seed paper — a biodegradable eco-paper that is made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials collected from schools and businesses (no trees harmed in the making!). the cards are printed with water-based inks (~80%). the remainder of the ink is pigments, which are tested by a 3rd party lab to ensure they do not leave harmful residues in the soil. the only other ingredient? seeds!
- Bird's Eye - Annual
- Clarkia - Annual
- Black Eyed Susan - Perennial
- Catchfly - Annual
- Snapdragon - Annual
- English Daisy - Perennial
- Sweet Alyssum - Annual
these seeds are all non-GMO and also tested by a 3rd party lab to ensure they are free of noxious weeds. note: individual states may have their own regulations about what is and isn't "invasive" in the area — please check your state's list of invasive species before planting! :)
all envelopes are made with 100% recycled kraft paper (50% post consumer waste).
fun fact! our envelope seal stickers (the round black ones), and our box seals (the rectangular black ones) are made with FSC certified paper and use the only 100% certified compostable adhesive in the U.S.! the natural raw material adhesives are fully compliant with international compost standards and meet BPI Certification for Biodegradability.
"BIND YOUR SERIES" SPINES
our custom spines are made with polylactide (PLA), a biodegradable and bioactive thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources (this particular PLA is made from corn starch).
stamps are recyclable and from the USPS Forever collection. stamps are sold at cost and, depending on your selection, benefit either 1) breast cancer research from the National Institutes of Health & the Medical Research Program of the Department of Defense or 2) the Multinational Species Conservation Fund (includes African & Asian elephants, great apes, rhinos, tigers, turtles & more!).
all shirts and and totes were printed locally in Oakland, CA using eco-friendly inks. ball caps made of 70% certified organic cotton, 30% recycled polyester with every purchase supporting environmental non-profit organizations.