Liz at the wood latheWhat’s it all about then?

The story of Love HeartWood began back in 2007 when I was in my final year of an Industrial Design degree. It was there that I was introduced to a lathe and it was love at first turn.

My design degree left me feeling that although mass-manufacture has made items affordable their real value is less too. I wanted to offer people an alternative to factory made. Love HeartWood grew from my passion for making and my desire to share an appreciation of hand made.

When I give a gift I want it to be special. It needs to show someone how I feel about them.  A gift from Love HeartWood does that because it’s not run of the mill. It’s crafted with care and attention to detail. It’s tailored to the recipient and beautifully presented.

Providing this service makes me happy and inspires me to keep thinking up new gift ideas so that you can find the perfect gift for all life’s precious moments.

Ethics

Mass manufacture has caused huge environmental problems. Love HeartWood is ethical and Eco-friendly every step of the way.

All wood is from recycled or local sustainable UK sources. I don’t use imported timber which may have come from illegal logging. I don’t use rare exotic hardwoods. Instead I prefer to champion native woods which would otherwise end up in the chipper or the wood burner.

All finishes used are natural, healthy and contain no VOC’s. All wood stains are natural, Eco-friendly, non-toxic and water based plus vegan friendly and safe for bees and children.

Our suppliers are carefully chosen for their ethical and green credentials. For example, we use sustainable cork cord from Portugal, not leather, for the Acorn Collection necklaces.

To pack and ship items either the wood shavings created during turning are used or recycled tissue paper. The shavings can go in your compost bin or it makes great guinea pig bedding. Our shipping boxes and paper tape are made from 75% recycled fibres and 100% recyclable.

 

Now you know a bit about how I tick why not have a look at the shop?

If you want to know more about wood turning or sustainability head over to the blog.