Vision, Mission & Value Statements

The Ticking Heart Clocks & Crafts

The Ticking Heart Vintage Collectibles

Vision:

Crafts: To have a successful local and online home-based craft business making and selling handcrafted greeting cards with loving and inspirational messages, and one-of-a-kind pieces of women’s jewellery and home decor made from recycled materials.

Collectibles: To rescue vintage collectibles and furniture from entering landfills, cleaning and repairing them where necessary, and finding new homes for them with collectors around the world.

Mission:

  1. To make and sell handcrafted greeting cards with loving and inspirational messages for all occasions;
  2. To make and sell one-of-a-kind pieces of jewellery and home decor made from recycled materials that helps to divert the production of new items and reduce waste sent to landfills and oceans;
  3. To acquire, clean, repair and sell vintage collectibles and furniture to divert the production of new items and reduce waste sent to landfills and oceans;
  4. To raise awareness of the value of supporting local small businesses, artisans, craftmakers, and vintage collectors;
  5. To raise awareness of environmental concerns and the negative impact single-use consumption has on the environment;
  6. To promote and educate consumer society about the seven R’s (see values below);
  7. To teach my crafting, upcycling and collecting knowledge to new and intermediate crafters and collectors through articles and tutorials published on my website and various social media outlets.

Values:

The Ticking Heart strives to implement the following values in its business practices:

  1. Rethink purchase choices.
  2. Refuse single use.
  3. Reduce consumption.
  4. Reuse everything until it can’t be reused anymore.
  5. Repair old stuff before replacing it.
  6. Repurpose something old into something new.
  7. Recycle when all other options have been exhausted.