Sustainability

Custom House Shop and Gallery

As a business We strive to minimise our impact on the environment.  The key areas We consider in terms of environmental impact are energy consumption and waste generation and, though small, We endeavour to minimise these where feasible.

Restoring our business premises ‘The Old Custom House’ using traditional historic building materials and techniques, such as lime mortar.  Renewing the building’s central heating systems, adding a significantly more efficient condensing boiler reducing energy consumption and emissions.

In our 19 years of trading we have always used recycled paper carrier bags!

We also undertake the following:

Encourage our suppliers and makers  to source raw materials for their products locally and from sustainable sources wherever possible.

Endeavour to use low energy bulbs throughout our premises and regularly review new and improved bulb performance.

Packaging is kept to a minimum and that which does enter the business is re-used whenever possible.

We gift wrap our products to avoid the use of excess packaging.

Unique Courtyard Garden at Custom House Cardigan

We strive to use energy efficient appliances and equipment within our business and in our daily lives including solar technologies.