Plastic free packaging has arrived!
It’s been a goal of Veloriginal to eliminate plastic packaging from every order we ship. We stated as much in our environmental policy. We’re elated to announce that this goal has started to become a reality!
For Veloriginal, it’s about the impact we have on the environment. The fashion industry is responsible for massive waste, with single use plastics being up there on the list of pollutants that have a visible impact on the world around us. We want to reduce this waste.
We have introduced paper packaging across all product ranges, these updates won’t have an impact on the price you pay for shipping. We imposed a strict requirement on the pricing of any packaging updates; we didn’t want our customers footing the bill for lowering our impact on the environment. So, you’ll be pleased to hear that the new paper packaging will come as standard for all orders, without any additional costs.
What changes can I expect?
Whilst we’re big on making positive changes to help the environment, we understand that this may come second to product quality to some customers, who would prefer their parcels arrive intact and looking professional.
So, this was our second requirement: we needed a paper option that offered the same qualities as plastic packaging. We were pretty picky with the look and feel of the new packaging, searching for an option that could withstand the delivery process and arrive looking professional whilst thoroughly protecting its cargo. We think you’ll agree we settled on a winner.
Our paper postal mailing bags are manufactured from responsible, sustainable sources to comply with FSC® certification. The paper is both compostable and degradable, and paper mailers can be easily recycled, making this an extremely eco-friendly option. The weather-proof parcel protects its contents as well as our old plastic mailing bags, and through testing we’ve found it holds its shape very well and arrives in a great condition.
With mugs shipping in shatterproof cardboard boxes, posters in triangular tubes (no plastic stoppers on the ends), cushions in kraft paper wrapping, and other accessories shipping in reinforced cardboard envelopes, we can now confidently say that all products we ship plastic-free.