Here at Orient we are faced with the challenge of constant environmental issues surrounding us and know there is a growing need to make eco-conscious choices within our business. We are proud to embrace these new sustainable practices.
Our makers in Japan share the same concerns as us when it comes to sustainability, which has led them to create the 'recycled ceramic' initiative. Their Recycled White collection is created using 50% of recycled broken tableware mixed with 50% new clay and enables the firing temperature to be lower.
All of our products are wrapped in 100% recycled tissue paper and you can opt for one of our recycled paper carry bags or we can place your new items in one of your own reusable bags.
We repurpose where we can: the crates that our tableware comes in from Japan are reused as storage and for shipping large orders. Even the Japanese newspaper that the crockery comes wrapped in is reused for packing orders.
We are forever increasing our giftware ranges within the store and have been conscious to use local New Zealand based companies to help reduce our carbon emissions. We strive to choose companies that share our sustainable practices within their own work.