A necessary evil in the fashion industry. Many brands have attempted to find viable and less harmful replacements, unfortunately the most ecologically conscious thing a brand can do is use them.
The plastic poly bag protects the garment effectively at the factory, in transit and throughout its journey. The most wasteful and damaging outcomes are the ones where the garment is damaged in this process. But don't take our word for it, the brand Patagonia performed an in-depth study on this subject.
The poly bags we use contain an organic additive that speeds up the decomposition of plastics that end up in landfills. Sometimes the additives used to make plastics compostable mean that the bag has to be sent to specialist plants and can even stop the bag being recyclable, but this particular plastic eating additive reacts to microbes found in your usual landfill. And the additive doesn't stop this bag being recycled either. The first choice is always to recycle, but if it does not end up where you intended, it wont exist in approximately 2 years time.
Shipping Mailers & Boxes
We use a family run business based in Colorado called Ecoenclose for our shipping supplies. They provide us with trustworthy sourcing, ensuring we're consistently using the most intelligently designed products ensuring as many circular packaging options as possible.
Our poly-mailers are made using 100% recycled contents, are recyclable, are made in the USA and have multi-use seals.
The boxes we use are made of 100% recycled materials and are curb side recyclable.