When you, as a photographer, give your clients the option of fine art albums for their portraits, what you’re really doing is providing an opportunity for them to have a lasting keepsake that will be passed down from one generation to the next. This idea of something everlasting is such a driving force behind why we make Lush albums with eco-friendly and animal-friendly materials. Those materials help reduce the size of our footprint on the earth, which in turn helps keep the planet going strong and something we can count on for a very long time
What Makes our Albums Green
We decided early on that we wanted our albums to be as green as they are durable and beautiful, and we were so happy to find that we could do this with the base pages for our prints and through our partnership with print lab Finao.
First of all, the base pages and prints we use for Lush albums are made of cellulose, which is a major structural component for plant cells. Cellulose gives plant cells their toughness, and cellulose molecules are incredibly hard to break down. What’s even better than its strength is the fact that cellulose is found in every single plant, which means that all different sources of sustainable vegetation and waste – corn husks, bamboo, or left-over wood scraps – can be used. It’s not made from cutting down trees or even using recycled tree-made paper.
The reason we chose to work with Finao, besides their invariable need for amazing customer service, is the fact that they, as a company, also strive to be kind to the earth. They do this by offering cover materials that are PVC-free and vegan. They also use post-consumer recycled and biodegradable materials as often as possible, especially in their packaging.
Being Kind to Animals – Even the Tiniest
Being green is more than being good to the planet. It’s also about being good to the animals on the planet, no matter their size. To make our products as animal-friendly as possible, we don’t use animal-based materials for our books. For instance, our Zen silk line of books look and feel just like silk, but those itty bitty worms had no part in the process of making them.
Learn more about the Zen Silk Collection in the video below.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about our eco-friendly albums and how you can get them for your clients!