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Ethical design and print in Swindon, Wiltshire

Our ethics

At Lumous we care deeply about the environment, our community, human rights and animal welfare, and we love to work with clients who also consider these things to be important. Far from limiting us, being true to our principles has allowed us to work on many exciting and positive projects. We’ve even won two national awards!

We believe that it’s extremely important to build an honest and transparent relationship with our clients. As part of this, we are always up-front about project costs, so you know right from the start what we’re going to provide and how much you’ll be charged for it.

Our clients include charities, public sector organisations and business start-ups, and no matter how small or large a project is, we pride ourselves on giving the best possible service and great value for money.

A little bit about print...

We only use printers who are dedicated to providing an environmentally sustainable service that doesn’t compromise on quality. All of our suppliers must be accredited with, or working towards ISO 14001 – the international framework for organisations to control their environmental impact. This means:

  • environmentally friendly paper is used wherever possible. Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) accredited paper is forested responsibly, replacing the trees that are used for paper. FSC are fully committed to protecting the environment and wildlife in their natural habitats.
  • inks are vegetable based and disposed of responsibly.

To pitch or not to pitch?

Every now and then we get asked to 'pitch for free'. However, we believe that asking designers and web developers to produce work for free devalues our professionalism as well as the integrity of our industry. We believe that the quality of our work speaks for itself, and we are very confident that we offer excellent value for money, so please don’t ask us to provide free pitches.