HUSK’s Commitment to Our Planet
How do we at HUSK work to be kinder to the planet? Everything from the materials used, our manufacturing process, to the packaging our products are sent out in has been carefeully considered and weighed against our eco impact.
Having attended BETA, Horse of the Year Show, and Olympia, one of the lasting memories was the smell and abundance of plastic, in all shapes and colours! Grooming products, leg protection, packaging, it was everywhere! And I asked myself, what are people going to do with the gear when they don’t want it anymore? What will happen to it? Do we even consider this when we make purchases?
What happens to that packaging? It goes into landfills or slips into the ocean it seems, and it disturbs nature. And we like to say we think about this, but realistically this fact still does not change enough of our purchasing choices. And it’s not just packaging, it’s products also.
How are we eco friendly?
Ethically made products
We know everyone by name, and we work with family businesses. We pay fair prices for the production of our products as we know this turns to fair pay for the our stitchers, cutters and designers. Our air flow horse boots, rugs, and saddle pads are all made by hand, and are not subjected to lines of factory machinery, just hands, sewing machines, cutting knives and scissors! We have relationships with our production specialists and we are able to amend designs and methods of manufacture directly and specifically for HUSK.
Our parcels are all sent in recyclable and recycled plastic bags. With regard to our manufacturers, we re use our boxes and our bags to send items between us.
We also use recycled fabrics to prevent waste in landfills, and our fabrics are also recyclable!