Q: Does Nanna Woo Handmade use Eco-friendly products?
A: Yes! I love doing my best to reduce my footprint on our precious planet as I'm sure you do too! I currently use bio-based resin which is manufactured in the U.S. To quote Entropy... "By employing green chemistry techniques that require less energy and produce less harmful byproducts, we reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from production of our epoxies by 33% over conventional petroleum-based epoxies." and "We replace petroleum-based carbon with renewable plant-based carbon. The raw materials going into our epoxy resins and hardeners are co-products or waste products of other industrially important processes. These materials do not compete with food sources or displace food-based agriculture. Using an international standard method of radiocarbon dating, we verify the renewable content of our products so you know exactly where they come from."
I re-use all of my mixing tools. Wooden mixing sticks get wiped down and reused again and again, mixing cups are the same.
In relation to my fibre works, some of the silk I use is a waste product, off cuts and the wool itself is purchased directly from Australian wool makers, or I've traded with locals for it from their farms.
My business cards are printed on recycled paper (it's the small things right?).
Q. Where do you make your pieces?
A. Everything is made in either Tasmania by Hanna or by her sister Gabby in Melbourne. It is made in our smoke free homes and sometimes there are some small imperfections in each piece but it in no way affects the integrity of the piece. We mix and hand pour everything and see it through its entire process to deliver a pure handcrafted object.
All the jewellery is hand sanded and the homewares are machine sanded. There is no middle person involved, is just the two of us though sometimes our parents and partners gets roped in to helping us.
Q: Do you offer your items wholesale?
A: I sure do, just email me for wholesale price-list, you must be a retailer to buy wholesale and your store will need to be verified and approved for a good match. We currently only offer jewellery for wholesale.
Q: Do you do custom orders?
A: Unfortunately we have to put a hold on custom orders . We always want to say yes yes yes! But we are now just too busy I'm sorry!!!