By acquiring any of the Shell Sherree artworks and art products here on the Shell Sherree Studio online gallery store, you're helping to support heart-centered businesses and a more sustainable future.
Together we can help the planet be a happier place one beautiful one-of-a-kind or made-to-order artwork at a time.
Most items are sent directly from my studio. The exception is open edition prints to US addresses, which are sent by my print partners in the States instead to reduce transit times.
All prints except those ordered in the US are printed to order at print specialists less than 10km from my studio. Frankly, I'll never be cycling/walking/electric scootering to collect them, but all vehicular trips are consolidated and minimised.
All items sent from my studio are sent carbon neutral via Sendle.
The project I've currently nominated with Sendle invests in native forests in Tasmania's Central Highlands. For the project in total, 30,000 hectares of native forests are protected and 71,500 tCO2e avoided and sequestered on average annually.
Artworks, both original and fine art prints, are delicate items that need to be packaged in a certain way in order to protect them until they are safely framed.
Wherever possible, recyclable and eco-friendly materials are used. Some plastic is unavoidable in order to protect them properly.
Tissue paper is printed with soy-based inks on FSC Certified paper and acid-free.
The plastic sleeve in which original artworks and fine art prints are enclosed is acid-free to protect your artwork until framed. It can be recycled in your local soft plastics recycling programme. (In Australia, look for the REDcycle bins at your Woolies and Coles.)
The rigid cardboard envelopes can be recycled with paper recycling. The Silk Leopard Scarves are packaged in a beautiful recyclable floristry cylinder that can also be repurposed or used for storage.
Packaging tape is still a work in progress with our packaging methods and minimised as much as we can. We are looking at transitioning to paper tape provided it meets the necessary protective criteria. Meanwhile if your parcel arrives with packaging tape, please remove it before recycling everything else. Thanks so much.