We are using recyclable or biodegradable packaging and PLASTIC FREE mailing bags!
Plastic waste has been a hot topic since David Attenborough’s shocking message about the impact of single-use plastics in the final episode of Planet Earth II. The fashion industry is already reacting, with paper bags now being used in many high street stores. But single-use plastics have remained prolific with online retailers.
We believe it’s time for a change, and it’s our responsibility to set an example in the industry. We now offer something that the big online fashion retailers can’t – plastic-free packaging for all online orders. It’s big news, and worth shouting about in our store!
According to the UK government’s statistics on waste from December 2016, our industry was responsible for almost 4000 tonnes of paper waste and 44,500 tonnes of textile waste.
Over the years we’ve been taking steps to minimise our impact on the environment by adopting new technologies. Recently we’ve implemented a completely paperless bespoke order management system and developed a textile waste donation policy to support local homeless charities — and the next step is eco-friendly packaging.
From the beginning of April 2018, we are using either recyclable or biodegradable packaging.
The changes we’ve made:
- Clear poly bags that your products are folded into are being changed to a biodegradable alternative that’s manufactured in the UK. This new bag is biodegraded within 6 to 24 months once in the ground.
- Grey mailing bags used to protect your order from the elements when in transit were replaced with a 100% recyclable alternative. These bags are also made from 100% recycled materials.
- Packing tape used to secure cardboard boxes before shipping was changed to a ‘kraft paper tape’ which is both recyclable and degradable.
- Bubble wrap used to protect products like phone cases and canvases during transit was replaced with a biodegradable alternative. This biodegrades within 12 to 24 months once in a landfill and the harmless residue is simply absorbed into the ground.
- Any other packaging currently used is cardboard and is already widely recyclable!