Fine Bone China
All of our products are made using English Fine bone china which is made in Stoke-on-Trent by Duchess China. So what is Fine Bone China exactly?
"Fine Bone China is categorised as having more than 45% animal bone within the formulation, it is this constituent that give it its strength and translucent qualities when combined with Cornish China Clay and Feldspars." - Duchess China
Every one of Catnap's designs is hand painted in London! When the ceramics go into production they are finished by skilled craftspeople in Stoke-on-Trent who print, apply and fire each product lovingly by hand.
Not only are the designs printed in Stoke-on-Trent, but the china we source is almost exclusively made there too! Here we are able to closely observe the manufacturing process and work with trusted suppliers. It is a fantastic honour to be part of a process that has such strong historic roots in U.K. manufacturing.
When packaging your purchases we prefer to use environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic packaging, so that we can reduce single use plastic waste. This means that everything from our shopping bags, to the paper based tape on our packaging is either recyclable or biodegradable. The only exception to this is bubble wrap which comes direct from the manufacturer, and re-used, to minimise waste.
DeliveryFor international deliveries we use DPD, who offer a carbon neutral delivery service by carbon off-setting all their deliveries. For UK deliveries we use Royal Mail, who have the lowest reported carbon emissions per parcel of any major UK delivery company. Please let us know if you think we can do more, or have suggestions for how Catnap can better improve its environmental and labour impact.