Being An Eco-Friendly Business: Packaging
A huge part of Anything Cloth being a more eco-friendly brand is to do with the packaging we use to send your lovely orders!
We decided that as we wanted to supply reusable products, to replace otherwise non-recyclable disposable items such as kitchen towel, cotton pads and sponges - that we needed to be able to package them in a more eco-friendly way than using plastic shipping bags or plastic packaging in general.
To get us started, we have opted for plastic-free Jiffy Bags. Jiffy Bags are usually associated with having bubble wrap inside. The ones we use are from their "Green" range, which means they are biodegradable as they have a 100% recycled paper fibre cushioning inside. If needed, we then use a biodegradable paper tape too - we also use this when sending any larger orders which need boxes.
When wrapping orders, we use a combination of tissue paper, twine, cardstock labels and kraft card tags.
Any paper or card we use is all FSC approved.
Both the tissue paper and twine can easily be reused for sending your own gifts. Twine also has the perfect use of tieing back garden plants, as it is also biodegradable.
The cardstock labels and gift tags can be popped in your household recycling or compost bin - or if you're careful enough, the stickers on the kraft tags can be peeled off for the tag to be reused!