Hang Framing & Sustainability

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Make it last

Here at Hang we don’t like fast fashion and throw away culture. We care what the world will be like when our children are grown up. So we make things properly, using the best materials, handcrafted by experts, designed to protect your piece, and guaranteed to last.

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The frame

Our framers and designers have selected a range of frames that not only look awesome (and take the guesswork out of selection), but we have chosen woods and finishes that are great quality, durable and will last. Very soon all our frames will be from certified forests, in the meantime, we have highlighted the ones that are.

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Mount/Backing Board, Tapes, Papers

Acid is a picture frames number one enemy! Wood pulp is naturally slightly acidic and over time (speeded up by light) will start to discolour and stain the artwork, the hinging tape and backing board can do the same too. By using conservation materials that are acid-free  you are protecting your artwork from irreversible damage. We provide this as standard so your art or photography is protected.

male picture framer putting the glass in a picture frame.
Acrylic Glazing

We use top quality acrylic glazing because of its high UV (92%) that protects the artwork from fading. It will not shatter if dropped so your little ones or pets are completely safe. Don't confuse this glazing with the cheaper styrene glazing found in budget frames which tend to scratch easily, have low UV value and an awkward reflection.

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Backing Paper

To fully protect your frame from the elements we have used the traditional method of using backing paper which stops dust, condensation and mould from damaging your frame. Plus it looks good too!

a male picture framer putting the wire on the back of a frame.
Hanging hardware

Depending on the size, style and type of art being framed we choose the best hanging system for the job, which includes hardware to hang it on your wall. To make your life easier we also send out a hanging guide with each frame, for if your DIY skills are a little rusty!

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Printing & paper

Archival inks printed on acid-free papers. We use industry-leading 12 ink printers that are guaranteed the highest quality print that will not fade for 200 years! Our lustre paper is award-winning and has one of the highest D-Max’s available (amount of detail in the highlights and shadows). Making your prints look exceptionally good!

Cairgorm Mountains, Scottish Highlands

We use only the best materials, but we also care about the Earth - it’s our shared home, after all. That’s why Hang has teamed up with Trees for Life.

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Our founder, Andy, has worked in some of the remotest places on the planet and has seen first-hand the devastating effects of global warming. To make sure we are not adding to the problem, we have made a number of choices to reduce our impact on the environment.

Cairngorm mountain range

Trees for Life Charity

Help us rewild the Scottish highlands and donate a tree to help reforest the Caledonian Forest in partnership with Trees for Life. For just a £6 donation, a seedling can be planted in the nursery and then, once established, planted out as a sapling tree in our Hang Grove.

The Caledonian Forest covered vast areas of the Scottish Highlands and was once home to wild cattle, beaver and apex predators like wolves and Lynx. Sadly only 1% of the original forest was left by the 1950s, and all the wildlife reliant on this ecosystem disappeared.

Trees for Life plan to bring back the forests and reintroduce many of the lost species. To help support this good work, you can make a donation on the checkout page of our website, or you can donate directly on our page - Hang Framing Grove.

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FSC/PEFC certified materials

Using timber from certified sources helps protect forests and their surrounding communities from illegal logging and ensures that the harvested trees are replanted or managed to naturally regenerate. FSC (Forestry Stewardship Commission) or PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Communication) standards ensure the highest environmental and social standards and economically viable management of the world's forests.

Currently, 90% of our mountboard is FSC certified, the kraft backing paper and our packaging is also FSC certified. Our frames are a mix of PEFC and FSC certification. Unfortunately, we cannot source all frame styles with a certification but are working hard to change this. We have tried to make it clear which frames are certified and have added a filter to help you select these.

A picture framer is putting a frame together in a workshop.
Cairngorm Mountains and a loch


We recycle as many materials as possible. Each material type is separated and recycled at our local recycling centre. We currently recycle wood, plastics, card/paper and glass.

Our packaging is plastic-free and made of recycled cardboard and paper. Once your frame is unpackaged, simply add it to your paper recycling bin.