It all started in an office with a box of dodgy plastic Christmas decorations and an assortment of broken fairy lights with dead batteries. It didn’t feel much like a celebration.
As a graphic designer, having an ongoing love affair with pattern, colour and craft, Jo Hill decided to come up with a way of adding a burst of colour and joy to people's homes that was sustainable, affordable and could be enjoyed all year round.
The stars are printed down the road from Jo in London to minimise their carbon footprint and also to support a local business. The paper they’re printed on is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council which is is considered the ‘gold standard’ designation for wood harvested from forests that are responsibly managed, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious, and economically viable. The packaging is minimal and is made from the same FSC certified paper. When your star reaches the end of its life it is completely recyclable.
10% of Art Star's profits are donated to the Independent Food Aid Network who support and connect a range of independent frontline food aid organisations. IFAN also advocate on behalf of these organisations at a national level.
Jo supports IFAN's vision of a country which doesn’t need emergency food aid and in which good food is accessible to all. And every star purchase you make helps to support this too.