♽ Eco-Goodness Packaging
I am committed to a plastic-free future! Aside from the quality crafts I make, I also work towards shipping all of your orders with sustainability in mind. It's about making little commitments for improvement, showing up and doing my part to make things better, time and time again. Together, we can make a difference for our only home.
Eco-Conscious Jewelry Pouch
All hand & body chains (earrings and necklaces not included) will come in a 100% pure organic cotton muslin without any harmful chemical or toxic dyes. The drawstrings are also made of cotton, double pull for ease of use. These pouches are unbleached, pure food grade and can be reused however you please.
Each pouch will have a leather or vegan leather tag with a debossed logo. Logo will vary depending on the product/availability.
These pouches are machine washable safe—mesh laundry bag recommended.
Why organic cotton muslin?
Unlike microfiber (which technically is in the category of microplastics), organic cotton muslin bags don't harm the environment. Since muslin is made from cotton fibers and cotton is plant-based, muslin is generally eco-friendly as long as it is made from cotton. The organic cotton is free of pesticides and GMOs, making it safe for farmers, you, me, and the environment.
Fully Compostable Mailers
All my shipping mailers are 100% compostable.
Certified by: BPI, OK compost, TUV Austria, and meet the standards of ASTM D6400 and EN13432.
The envelopes are either made of kraft or cornstarch. These mailers will break down in a home compost approximately 180 days and 90 days in a commercial compost, making them a great alternative to single-use plastic poly mailers.
The bubble cushioning wrap is made of PBAT (a key ingredient in compostable packaging) and modified cornstarch. So yes, the bubble mailers are also 100% biodegradabale.
The black is from NoIssue Mailers and the fun colored ones are all from Amazon—linked below.
Tree-Free Shipping Labels
Yes, you read that right! No trees were harmed in any of my stickers, even the shipping labels you'll receive with your address. I made sure of this so you don't need to separate the stickers from the mailers before composting... EVERYTHING—even the adhesive—is 100% compostable and recyclable. So it's safe to compost them altogether! You're welcome! 😉
Paper color for your reference:
✦ Light Brown: Unbleached Sugarcane Paper
✦ White: Non-GMO corn starch
✦ Clear: FSC wood-based Bioplastic
✦ All Compostable Adhesive
I designed all my NoIssue Custom Tapes and they are made from 100% recycled paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and is curb-side recyclable and home-compostable after use. It features a non-toxic, water-activated adhesive, and the design is printed in eco-friendly soy-based inks! Yasss! 👌🏽
All the washi tapes are made from rice paper, non-toxic adhesive and, again, soy-based inks. These will breakdown fully within 180 and 90 days, respectively.
Alternatively, all my tapes can also be curb-side recycled after use. So either way, win-win! It can't get any better than that! 🙌🏽
Your jewelry will come in an environmentally friendly molded pulp clamshell packaging that are made from recycled cardboard and are 100% recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable. Free from any scents such as perfume or even EOs. These boxes are completely non-toxic.
No dyes. No glue. No bleach.
What is a molded pulp packaging?
Molded pulp (also known as molded fiber) clamshell packaging is made from a variety of fibrous materials such as recycled paper, cardboard offcuts or natural fibers (sugarcane bagasse, bamboo, wheat straw). The raw materials help determine the color, surface texture and physical properties of the packaging so it is to be expected that the boxes will come in different shades of brown.
STEP 1: Mixing
The first step is to soak the raw materials in water and mix them until the right consistency of pulp is achieved. No waste water is generated in the manufacturing process; all excess water either evaporates during manufacturing or is returned to the system.
STEP 2: Forming
The pulp part is formed to shape by custom designed tools. The tools are lowered into the pulp mixture and the water is pulled through the mesh with a vacuum. The upper tools press into the lower tools to help shape the pieces. Suction from the vacuum helps bind the fibers. After forming, the parts are wet and need to be dried.
STEP 3: Drying
Traditional molded pulp packaging is dried on open air drying racks. Thin-walled (thermoformed) molded pulp packaging is dried with automatic, high temperature and pressure drying machines.
STEP 4: Pressing
When the pulp parts dry the surface can become uneven. To smooth the surface, each product is pressed onto solid metal tools. In addition to making the pulp parts look better, the pressing improves the stacking and nesting for more efficient shipping and storage.
STEP 5: Trimming
The edges of the parts are trimmed. No material is wasted; all the scraps (cut-offs) are returned to the pulp mixture and are re-used. For specialty and high quality products, the parts may undergo variety of after-pressing, debossing or special treatments.
STEP 6: Quality Inspection
Lastly, the products are inspected for quality. Any products with defects are returned to the raw material supply and re-used.