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SUSTAINABILITY

Turnstyle Designs are proud members of North devon unesco biosphere

North Devon Biosphere is a UNESCO biosphere area in North Devon. 

It is a place where people and nature come together in a world-class environment. 

As a company, we pledge to be part of a community helping nature to thrive, by developing partnerships and managing projects committed toward conservation, local development, and awareness-raising for North Devon.

reducing our carbon footprint

Sustainability is a part of the Turnstyle DNA and we ensure that we are continually responsible for minimising our waste output and reducing our carbon footprint

bio-degradable alternatives

We have removed 99% of single use plastics from our packaging and replaced them with fast and completely biodegradable alternatives. We operate from a highly insulated factory and offices, using our own solar energy source. We recycle everything where possible, including canteen waste.

reducing carbon emissions

We are working hard with all our staff and clients to cut down air-travel, and endeavour to replace as many face to face meetings as we can with online sales and training sessions. Our ‘Bike to work’ incentive scheme offers team members the opportunity to reduce their carbon emissions, while keeping fit and all our in-house food ordering is organic and locally produced.

energy efficiency

Our head office building in Devon has been insulated with double the amount of installation than normal building regulations, ensuring we use as little emissions as possible during the colder months. The energy we do use is majority solar and works alongside our heat exchange system which allows for efficiency in what we do use. We try to maintain as little energy use as possible with staff diligence in turning screens off when not in use and making sure lights and other unused items are not left on.

environmentally conscious

Where we can we use materials that are environmentally conscious, such as our leather which is tanned with natural vegetable dyes sourced from Italy. Our trademark Amalfine™ material is also made up of a composite blend, which includes bi-products such as marble dust. Best of all we make our handles to last, strongly believing that if you buy well and there is only a need to buy once. Not only do we use sustainable material for our products, but for our staff uniforms too. All Turnstyle uniforms are made from 100% organic cotton, making them excellent quality, comfortable to wear and long lasting. We are working to replace any damaging processes or materials with more sustainable alternatives and working to develop new designs using sustainable materials.

we are carbon negative

We measure all our carbon to Scope 3 levels, whilst trying to reduce our carbon output as much as we can, we recognize how difficult it is to get to zero. We therefore take our carbon footprint and offset it three-fold, making us carbon negative. Working with a number of organizations, our offset proceeds go towards tree preservation and planting.  As proud members of ‘1% for the planet’, we now donate 2% or more of our annual turnover to environmental causes and organisations, as well as a further 1% to mental health charities.

As part of working with 1% of the planet, we will be sponsoring both local and national charities such as the ones listed below

CHARITIES WE SUPPORT

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made to measure

On certain products, we offer a ‘Made to Measure’ service, where customers can request custom lengths.

This product is available for bespoke sizes, please contact our sales team to discuss further sales@turnstyledesigns.com

Or head to our ‘Bespoke’ section on the website.