Lara Flanagan is passionate about the world she lives in and takes great care that her choices are good for the environment and that all products that are sold on MNFNE - the store, are as kind as can possibly be.
Regarding our products please note as follows:
All books sold on MNFNE - the store are printed by a company that use cardboard packaging for shipping that is recyclable. The company only uses certified, lead-free, acid-free, buffered paper made from wood-based pulp. All books are printed on paper that is Forest Stewardship Council certified meaning it has been sourced using sustainable harvesting practices or paper that has been recycled.
Our books are print-on-demand which is the most environmentally friendly form of publishing. 40% of all traditionally published print books do not sell and are eventually returned for pulping, recycling or discarded. Our publisher is a company who remains committed to a path of continuous improvement with a strong focus on the environment.
Our ethical vegan products (handbags and backpacks) are manufactured in China and are in a sweatshop-free environment. Our partner factories are REACH compliant and our bags are a PETA approved vegan product. At this stage unfortunately the bags are shipped using plastic packaging, though we are doing our best to rectify this and we aim to have biodegrabable packaging by 2020.
* REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a European Union regulation dating from 18th December 2006. REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and environment. Our vegan leather is not a second best alternative. It is hard wearing, soft, breathable and is water resistant.
At MNFNE - the store, we are animal and planet lovers so we continue to do our best to support manufacturers who prioritise sustainability, kindness and conservation practices. We work with manufacturers that individually create our orders, so you know you are receiving one of a kind items that are guaranteed to last, be sustainable, durable and kind.
At MNFNE - the store we are believers in things that are durable and sustainable and we do not believe in anything fast. As a result you will never see a 50% off sale sign here, or receive an email with an incentive of a substantial discount if you buy now, or hear the words, '2 for 1'. We hope that our designs and products are sustainable so you buy less, reducing your impact on the environment, while also buying something that you will love and get endless use out of.