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SUSTAINABILITY

Being raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands where I was constantly surrounded by breathtaking beaches and nature, I've always had a deep understanding of the importance of environmental conservation. After learning the devastating impact that the fashion industry has on the environment during my college studies, I felt a palpable responsibility to make sure any business I build is founded on eco-conscious operations. Below are examples of my mission, what I am currently doing to reduce my environmental footprint, and what my future goals are to create a more sustainable art business. If you have any further suggestions for what you think I could be doing to further reduce my environmental impact, or if you are an environmental foundation that would like to partner with me, please send me an email at preabhandariart@gmail.com and get in touch! We're all in this together, lets do what we can to show our gratitude for mother earth!

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To create a business that is run with sustainable practices focused on protecting the environment. Some of these practices include: responsibly sourcing art materials, packaging, shipping, and more. I also wish to inspire other artists or business to do the same, as we are all in this together and need to work together to save our planet!

  • All packaging I use to ship my original paintings is recycled from personal art material orders, including bubble wrap, boxes and craft paper.

  • All cups used for acrylic pours are hand washed and recycled from local St. Thomas bars.

  • I recycle all dried acrylic paint chips from the canvas run-off of my abstract acrylic pours (which are dried liquid plastic that will not biodegrade) into jewelry and other abstract works of art.

  • All prints are print-on-demand and drop shipped, meaning I have no extra inventory that could possibly go to waste.

  • I save all plastic wrapping for my canvases and art materials to do the "swipe" acrylic pour technique as well as many other applications.

MISSION

CURRENT PRACTICES

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  • Once I reach the point where I run out of recycled packaging and have to order branded packing materials, I will only purchase 100% recycled or biodegradable packaging, including bubble wrap, boxes, craft paper and packing tape.

  • Exclusively sell eco-friendly hemp paper prints.

  • Exclusively use recycled canvas for my original artworks. 

  • Only use art materials that are responsibly sourced and non toxic, including paints, brushes, painting surfaces, and more.

  • Partner with local and global recycling and environmental foundations & donate proceeds of sales to conservation efforts.

  • Challenge myself to create collections from 100% recycled materials.

  • And much, MUCH more!

FUTURE GOALS