At Fine & Dandy Co., nature is our single largest source of inspiration. We have no choice but to roll up our sleeves and not only celebrate Her, but protect Her.
We are committed to using materials that help preserve our planet and that also create beautiful, healthy living spaces for our clients. Our Type I Eco-Friendly wallcovering contains 31% post-consumer recycled content and offers a premium quality, durable product that is highly breathable and releases no additional toxins into the air. The Type II Commercial Grade Wallcovering contains 11% post-consumer recycled content and 100% of the backing fiber is post-consumer material.
We continually seek out ways to print that allow us to be more ecologically conscious. For example, digitally printing our wallcoverings means we only print what we need and minimizes waste. We have opted for LED-cured inks rather than UV, which uses approximately 20% less energy, and does not emit ozone or mercury.
We also use Low-VOC* (Volatile Organic Compound) inks, which are vegetable/soy based instead of oil and petroleum based. A VOC contains high vapor pressure that can easily evaporate, which is released when a petroleum-based ink dries. These types of inks can be harmful to indoor air quality, so we are extremely mindful that our products should not negatively impact air quality.
All ink is shipped off-site to be recycled. It is heated to produce gases that are then trapped and reused.
Our product is packaged and shipped using cardboard boxes composed of 100% recycled fiber.
Fine & Dandy Co. has partnered with Eden Projects (https://www.edenprojects.org/) to participate in their global reforestation initiatives. Forging relationships with local communities, we work alongside them to support their mission to produce, plant, and protect tens of millions of trees every month, thereby creating jobs to help them restore their local environment and economy.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), is a green building rating program. It has four tiers, and is a credit-based system determined by rigorous testing that awards points based on compliance with different aspects of sustainability.
Credits are awarded for using less energy, improving air quality, and preventing unnecessary waste etc.
Our wallcoverings are eligible for the following LEED credits:
- Recycled content
- Contribution to recycling program
- Manufactured locally
- Use of low emitting adhesives
- Contribution to low VOC emitting wall construction
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It recognizes and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment.
Breeam began in the UK and is now used in more than 70 countries, with several in Europe having gone a stage further to develop country-specific BREEAM schemes operated by National Scheme Operators (NSOs).
Fine & Dandy Co. wallcoverings comply with the following requirements of Breeam:
EN 233 ( for cleanability and color fastness )
EN 12149 ( for toxicity )