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What makes us Earth-friendly?

From 2022 we are making all flags and banners using 100% recycled material.

Read on to find out what else we are doing to make a positive impact on our environment.

Flags & Banners using 100% recycled fabric

Fabric is made from recycled post-consumer PET, with up to 60% recovered from oceans and beach cleans, in partnership with SEAQUAL® Initiative for cleaning the Oceans of marine litter.

Flag and banner fabrics are REACH compliant and certified according to Ökotex Class I (Baby) or Class II (skin contact)

Recycled yarn used is certified according to GLOBAL RECYCLED STANDARD (GRS) – Version 4.0:2017.

Fabric supplier is certified according to EN16247-1 / ISO 50002 / ISO 9001 and last year made CO2 savings of 2,282 tonnes.

We are Carbon Zero

Sailflags offset their carbon emissions each year, through the CO2 Balance offsetting scheme. Sailflags were one of the first flag makers in the UK to attain carbon zero status.

To achieve this, trees are grown in woodland owned and managed by co2balance to ensure that there is absolute control over its future. Once the woodland is completed and mature it will be turned into a community woodland owned by a charitable trust, so the local area can benefit from carbon offsetting as well as the environment.

Tree planting

We plant trees in a small woodland located next to our premises.

The woodland is a haven for wildlife and we have cleared an old chicken farm where trees are planted to ensure the area is nurtured for the benefit of future generations.

An acre of trees produces enough oxygen every year to support the needs of 18 people.

An acre of mature trees absorbs the same volume of carbon monoxide in a year as produced from a 26,000-mile car journey. To give some perspective, a drive around Earth is just over 24,901 miles!
Source: Pebble Magazine / Georgina Wilson-Powell / Wed 5 Jun 2019

Rewilding our Countryside

A section of woodland is currently being rewilded with a pond and planting of various species of native trees, shrub plants, and species-rich grassland. The project will enhance wildlife corridors and provide food and shelter for a wide range of species.

Rewilding is all about restoring ecosystems to the point where nature can take care of itself and thrive.

Interested in rewilding?

Many councils support rewilding schemes and there is a lot of information on rewildingbritain.org.uk
Recycled Packaging

Recycled, Reused, and Repurposed Packaging

Plastic pollution and single-use materials are a massive problem for our planet and Sailflags work to reduce, reuse and recycle all materials used, including by-products.

From wrapping flags and poles in repurposed paper, to wrapping bases in cardboard, we do everything possible to reuse where practical.

Recycled packaging and tapes are also used.

1% Turnover to Charity

From 2022, Sailflags will be donating 1% of our turnover to charity.

Sailflags will substantially increase it’s financial giving this year, supporting a variety of causes across different organisations.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is extremely important to our company. We have this year committed one percent of our turnover to be spent on charitable activities, connecting staff in our business to the communities in which they work.

All organisations we support this year have been chosen by our staff too. Our employees expect us to be more than just a workplace, but also reach out into the communities in which they operate through financial support.
Peter Williams, Owner of Sailflags
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We are Earth friendly

We are proud partners of PlantOne Cornwall
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Sail Flags

Unit 5, Nanturras Ind Park,
Goldsithney, Penzance,
Cornwall, TR20 9HE
E: studio@sailflags.co.uk
T: 01736 719111
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