We started Cloudberries with two clear visions.
The first was to create beautiful jigsaw puzzles that look and feel amazing (check!).
The second and more important goal was to do things the ‘right’ way. That means being respectful, looking after our customers, and having a lasting, positive impact on this planet and the people who inhabit it.
Since day one, we’ve tried to put quality, sustainability and respect at the heart of what we do. Here are just some of the things we’re doing to help affect positive change through puzzling.
One tree planted for every puzzle sold
From 1st January 2020, whenever you buy a jigsaw puzzle from Cloudberries – whether directly from our website, online through another site like Amazon or from one of our carefully selected stockists – we’ll plant a tree. We’re the first (and so far only!) puzzle company to make this pledge.
We’ve committed to a lasting partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects, a non-profit that exists to help reforest some of the world’s most fragile environments. This means that by supporting Cloudberries, you will be directly helping to fund tree planting projects in countries like Indonesia, Nepal and Madagascar (the exact location depends on the time of year, planting needs and other factors).
Eden Projects was a natural partner for Cloudberries as they not only strive to restore native forests but also work hard to empower local communities, create shelter for wildlife, and help regulate the climate through concerted tree-planting programs. They also help locals guard native trees to full maturity, providing lasting work and helping to lift some of the world’s poorest people out of poverty.
Sustainability by design
Here’s the truth: when we started Cloudberries we had no idea whether we would be able to sell any puzzles at all. But when the first few orders started rolling in, we made a decision: we would try our best to tread lightly.
What does that mean in practice? Well, all Cloudberries puzzles are made with recycled paper and board. We also use vegetable based inks on all of our designs. And since 2019, all of our puzzles and boxes are made with sustainably sourced paper (look for the logo printed on our puzzle boxes).
In 2021 we will begin phasing out the thin plastic wrap that’s used to protect our puzzles in transit, in favour of a more environmentally friendly solution. We’re aware that selling puzzles has an impact on the world we live in, and we’re constantly striving to make improvements on this front.
Carbon neutral shipping
We’re proud to ship internationally, but there are negative consequences to sending parcels all around the globe – especially when so many couriers use air freight to ensure speedy deliveries. As a result, we’ve taken the decision to make every Cloudberries.co.uk order completely carbon neutral, as part of a partnership with Carbonfund.org.
We make donations to this non-profit each year, based on the number of parcels and the distance travelled, among other factors, and the money is invested directly in reforestation projects (this is in addition to our ‘One tree planted’ campaign, and is managed separately).
High levels of welfare
We like to know that our puzzles are being produced by happy workers in a safe, healthy environment. We manufacture all of our puzzles here in Europe, in one of the continent’s most developed countries, where full-time staff enjoy good working conditions and are entitled to benefits like paid holidays.
Sponsoring non-profit events
We sometimes sponsor not-for-profit events, or niche puzzling events that try to use puzzles to bring people together for some quality face-to-face interaction. Running an event that you think we could help with? Email us and we’ll see what we can do.
Strict quality and safety standards
Our puzzles all meet strict EU standards for toy safety, which means you can puzzle safe in the knowledge that you’re not being exposed to harmful chemicals or other nasties. We also conduct regular spot checks to avoid problems like missing pieces or incorrectly cut puzzles. If you do notice a problem, just contact our team of real-life puzzle nerds and they will help you out!
Puzzles we think you’ll love:
Want to try a Cloudberries puzzle for yourself? Here are some that we think you’ll love!
Gradient Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 pieces)£16.99
Flowers Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 pieces)£16.99
Botany Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 pieces)£16.99
Celestial Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 pieces)£16.99
Poolside Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 pieces)£16.99
Fauna Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 pieces)£16.99
Symmetry Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 pieces)£16.99
Crossroads Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 pieces)£16.99