Sustainable lighting, crafted by hand.
I am Tabitha Bargh, and I make sustainable cardboard lighting. I have a passion for everyday materials, and I love creating the unexpected from materials most people would throw away. So I’ve created a range of cardboard lampshades with a focus on craftsmanship, hand-making and sustainability. I use non toxic, biodegradable glue, source local, FSC certified materials and recycle whatever I don’t use.
Cardboard is the most amazing sustainable material. It’s 100% recyclable and biodegradable but also made in the first place from 70 - 90% recycled substances. It’s a superb eco-material and I love that everything I make can be recycled once it’s come to the end of its useful life.
I love to elevate the ordinary into something new and hand-make products that are so precise they might even have been mass produced. To me, this is the design of the future; surprising, covetable and completely sustainable.