Here at Boo and Lu, we believe in protecting the environment by saving paper wherever possible.
We provide cut charts for most rectangular pieces on our printable patterns, if a rectangular piece is small or needs to be a very exact measurement, we may include it as a pattern piece. All new projector files include all rectangular pieces, including skirts.
Printable pattern users can use the cut chart, typically located on pages 18 and 19 of the tutorial.
Did you know…
Paper waste accounts for approximately 26% of the total waste at landfills. The environmental effects of paper production include deforestation, the use of enormous amounts of energy and water, as well as air pollution, and waste problems.
Recycled paper protects the climate
To put this into perspective, if the magazine industry moved one million tons of virgin fiber paper to 100% recycled paper, it would be the equivalent of taking 248,000 cars off the road for an entire year.
Using 100% recycled copy paper instead of 100% virgin fiber paper saves:
100% of the trees
31% of the energy
53% of the water
39% less solid waste
Make a difference
If the magazine industry moved one million tons of virgin fiber paper to 100% recycled paper, it would result in energy savings that could power 216,000 homes for an ENTIRE year.
We encourage all Boo and Lu consumers who print their patterns to consider switching to recycled paper. If this is not possible, remember to recycle your paper rather than throw it in the trash.