We are committed to using the highest quality natural fibres, using toxic-free processes that are gentle on people and on the planet.
We view the impact on our environment as a responsibility that we are passionately taking on and that includes removing all plastics from our supply and operations. All of our orders will be shipped to you in a home compostable mailer.
Home compostable means that the material undergoes degradation by biological processes during composting to yield C02, water, inorganic compounds and biomass at a rate consistent with other known compostable materials and does not leave visible, distinguishable or toxic residue.
All of our mailers are made from renewable plants; cornstarch and PLA (synthesised from corn) & PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate), they are produced partly carbon neutrally using some wind and renewable energy, they are durable and tough making them perfect for protecting your beautiful pieces as they make their way to you and the best bit is, they will breakdown under the right conditions in your home compost in less than 6 months!
Our home compostable mailer partner is Better Packaging, find out more about them here.
We try to avoid as much unnecessary packaging as possible, however, in order to keep our products in good condition and to protect them, we have sourced a home compostable apparel bag. Our apparel bags are made from biopolymers (also called renewable polymers), which are produced from biomass. Biomass comes from crops such as sugar beet, potatoes or wheat. The printing on the bag is done with natural dyes which are environmentally friendly and non-toxic. At the end of their life cycle, they are completely assimilated by the microorganisms present in the environment.
Biobased polymers help to avoid the depletion of fossil resources (petroleum) and considerably reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Just pop it in your home compost and wait for it to return to the earth!
Cotton textile waste has been recycled to make paper for centuries. The recycled cotton in our swing tags helps to divert textile waste sent to landfills every year. Cotton fibres are one of the most durable fibres for making paper and are made from "linters" or "rags." Linters are fine fibres left on the seed of a cotton plant after the ginning process, while rag refers to cotton clippings from textile mills. Using a combination of heat, water, and time, those scraps are transformed into a pulp which becomes a beautiful, strong and sustainable paper.
Growing conventional cotton uses 11 times more water than organic cotton and is grown with harmful pesticides that leach into the environment. It’s also disastrously harmful to the farmers that grow the cotton and contributes more than double the C02 emissions that organic cotton does. That is why we are committed to only using organic cotton, even down to the labels on our garments and scarves!
For our larger shipments we use 100% recycled boxes with recyclable craft tape that is FSC certified and made from recycled or renewable sources.