Sustainability is at the forefront for
many businesses, and it’s no different for the world of wallpaper. Check out
these wallpaper brands and how they are doing their bit for the environment.
Albany – PVC Free Wallpaper
Albany have launched wallpaper
collections that are completely PVC free. This innovative formula relies solely
on a specialised polymer with the wallpaper coating designed to be free from
plasticisers and solvents. The formula is also water-based, allowing for a
completely carbon neutral production of wallpapers. There are currently 2 PVC
free collections: Albany Natural Living and Albany Jameela.
Raffia from the Albany Jameela collection.
Graham & Brown – Carbon Neutral:
G&B have invested over £2m in 6
digital printers within their new digital factory. The printers all run on 100%
renewable energy and require no gas in the drying process.
The green machines’ benefits:
· Print runs and stock holding can be reduced.
· There’s no engraving of print
cylinders and their associated carbon footprints are reduced.
· Stock holding and waste is reduced
All the inks used are water-based and
solvent free, and 100% of the paper is sustainable. Also working
with Forest Carbon, they are supporting conservation and sustainable forest
creation projects that follow and are accredited by Verra standards.
Graham & Brown Design of the Year, New Eden.
Ohpopsi – Digital Printing:
Ohpopsi are an emerging wallpaper
brand and print their wallpapers digitally to order. This makes for minimal
waste and the non-woven paper substrate comes from sustainable FSC certified
forests with all cuttings recycled locally. All components of their
wallcoverings are fire rated and carry industry recognised environmental
Little Greene – Sustainable Wallpaper:
For a beautiful wallpaper
design with a low environmental impact, Little Greene wallpapers are printed on
responsibly sourced paper from sustainable forests. When they create their
wallpaper, for every tree used, another four are planted. The wallpapers are
also printed with completely non-toxic pigments. Even the Little Greene
wallpaper paste is solvent free.
Bird & Bluebell mural from the Little Greene National Trust III collection.