At Picnics and Poetry, nothing is ever mass produced (slow-processes and slow-living is at the root of our existence), everything is handmade, and every process is made with the earth in mind. 

All of the designers represented in the space use exclusively vintage, upcycled, organic/natural, or deadstock fabrics to create all of the pieces that you see. I believe so passionately that new doesn’t always mean better, and there is something incredibly magical about wearing pieces made from fibres born from the earth or from components that have lived an entire lifetime before you.

It is with great pride that Picnics and Poetry is a member of 1% For the Planet; an alliance of businesses that is committed to donating 1% of their sales every year to environmental groups. As the network has grown, 1% members have now raised more than 200 million dollars for environmental initiatives.

Every single decision behind the scenes is made with the environment in mind. All of the packaging used is plastic-free. I use recycled boxes, bags, and tissue paper. Our mailer bags are 100% biodegradable and compostable. Our stickers are acid-free and printed with soy-based inks (an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based inks).

In cases where you’ve received plastic packaging (i.e. packing peanuts or bubble wrap), it is always recycled and reused from what has been received from other shipments, never new.