For our customer facing packaging we use two options. The first is our carbon neutral mailer bag, by The Better Packaging Company. Called their ØPACK, it is made from approximately 80% Calcium Carbonate sourced from quarry waste and approximately 20% non-toxic recycled resin (HDPE). Its production uses renewable energy, zero water, no acid or bleaches while creating zero pollution in a carbon neutral process. We encourage you to reuse these bags however at the end of their life they can be recycled with your soft plastics. The CaCO3 in ØPACKS is used as a filler in plastics and is a useful addition to the plastic recycling stream and then the small amount of recycled HDPE that ØPACKS contain is also in its rightful place. Find out more about ØPACKS here.
For our larger customer facing orders, we use custom made boxes made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified cardboard that are manufactured here in New Zealand from a high percentage of recycled card. FSC guarantees that the materials are coming from trees grown in responsibly managed forests.
We hope that by sharing our suppliers we can encourage other brands to join us in reducing packaging waste produced by the fashion industry.