Emily is the illustrator of our stunning designs at Born Hybrid, and Ashley is in charge of logistics, but what...
A Sustainable Clothing Brand
Needs Sustainable Packaging
As a sustainable clothing brand, we’ve spent so long making our T-shirts as environmentally friendly as possible, that it just wouldn’t do if we sent them out to you in a plastic mailing bag...
After weeks of research, we’ve managed to source quality packaging that is either recyclable or compostable. We have also ensured that our packaging is made from recycled materials wherever possible.
But if you’re reading this post then that’s probably not enough info for you, so let’s get specific!
Our small boxes are made from virgin pulp, and our large boxes are made on average from over 75% recycled fibres. We use a few different sizes of boxes for three main reasons:
- to reduce our unnecessary use of resources
- to take up as little room as possible when being shipped
- to save you money on shipping costs
One day we’d love to have all our boxes made from 100% recycled materials. If you can help us with this goal, we’d love to hear from you.
Our parcel tape is recyclable with cardboard so you can leave it stuck to your boxes. But if you don’t fancy doing that, it’s biodegradable and compostable too! Before we launched our company, I had no idea such a tape existed, and out of all our different packaging components, it’s what I’m most impressed by. Every company should make the swap to this.
Internal packaging paper
Made from 100% recycled fibres. We use this to give our T-shirts an extra layer of protection against the elements. We then seal the packing paper with a biodegradable label that breaks down in water.
If you’re living outside of the UK, we’re going to have to stick an invoice in a clear bag to the outside of your parcel. But plastic just wouldn’t do, so we’ve found a biodegradable, renewable wood pulp cellulose alternative.
Printed with water based inks, on rescued or recycled paper and stuck down with more of that great parcel tape.
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