Ethical making goes beyond how raw materials are sourced. When measuring the ethics of your practice, it is also important to consider your entire making process and how your work space functions. This section provides information and tools for running a studio that is both environmentally and socially responsible, including:
- Alternatives to chemicals
- Options for print and packaging
- Information on greener consumption and
- Resources for recycling, metal reclamation and reducing your carbon footprint.
There is no such thing as ethical perfection. Rather than focusing on the concept of ‘going ethical’ all in one go, give yourself time to create a realistic plan. Think about what changes you can implement now and create a time frame for how your ethical making practice can develop in the future. Taking small steps and adding what you can as you go is the way to grow an ethical practice sustainably.
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