Oh my, it’s been three weeks since I said hi. Sorry for the radio silence. I’ve been a little distracted (obsessed) with the UK general election; it’s been a challenging time for UK politics and I’ve been struggling to find words to write that aren’t related to my anger and frustration regarding the way our country is being run.
Thankfully, Inkifi came to my rescue and unlocked my writers block when they asked if I would review one of their photo products. Whilst my anger and frustration continues away from the blog (find me on Twitter if you want to join in), I have at least now found some positive things to shout about in this space.
For weeks I’ve been trying to decide how best to display some of the 4,000 photos I took on our trip across Canada and when I came across Inkifi I immediately fell in love with this Instagram gallery frame.
I somehow whittled down the excessive amount of photos to 35 of my favourites and sent them over to the photo printing site. My new frame arrived just a week later, and look how beautiful it is! The top of frame starts with our trip to Vancouver Island, runs through our time in the Rockies, then it’s on to Toronto, Montreal and New York. The frame is on display in our bedroom and I absolutely adore it – it’s the perfect memory of what turned out to be a holiday of a lifetime.
I often find that many of the online photo printing stores do some brilliant deals but the quality isn’t always reliable, and often the photos come back looking a bit washed out. The quality of my Inkifi frame is amazing; the colours are bright and the prices are competitive with other online stores.
There’s one other thing I really love about Inkifi, and that’s their approach to sustainable sourcing. They’re an environmentally-friendly company who believe that “the best way for all of us to learn how best to preserve the earth for our children, our grandchildren and their children is to really understand where the products we buy come from.”
I rarely mix my work and my blog, but this is the first time the two have come together quite neatly. By day I work as a Social Impact Manager in a team of sustainability professionals. I lead the social sustainability work (looking at ways to make sure our company has a positive impact on people and society as a whole) whilst my colleagues lead the environmental strategy which looks at ways to reduce our environmental impact. I’ve worked in social sustainability for many years and spend a lot of time looking at ways for big businesses to create social value, but it’s only since starting my current job that I’ve started to learn more about environmental issues.
Inkifi makes sure the majority of their materials are sustainably sourced and they consider ways to reduce their environmental impact wherever possible. I think as a society we’re becoming more socially and environmentally conscious – we expect more from our CEOs, we expect businesses to behave responsibly and we hold companies to account when they’re behaving unethically. Social media gives us a platform to shout about the companies we’re not happy with (for example, through incredible campaigns like Stop Funding Hate) and I really believe that we should also be making noise about the companies who take their environmental and social responsibility seriously.
So that’s what I’m doing! I’m making noise! Check out the wonderful range of products on the Inkifi site and share your appreciation for responsible business using their hashtags.
Please note: All views are my own and this post has not been influenced by Inkifi.