Packaging is a big and inevitable part of the textile industry. At Underprotection we do what we can to minimize our use of packaging and reuse as much as possible, e.g. by reusing the boxes we receive our products in from our suppliers, to send orders out to our stores and customers. The product itself always comes in a bag from the supplier, this is necessary for us to ensure that our products are not damaged during transport. The bag that protects each product is either made of biodegradable material or recycled plastic. When you receive an order from us, it will always be packed in shipping bags made of either biodegradable material or recycled plastic. We also only use wrapping and paper from recycled materials. To ensure optimal sustainable effect, all packaging must be disposed of correctly. On each bag used to protect our products it is stated whether they are made of biodegradable material or whether they are made of recycled plastic. If you live in place that sorts bio-waste, then our biodegradable bags must be sorted in this. If the bag is made of recycled plastic, it must be sorted as plastic for recycling.
BOXES & PAPER
All our cardboard boxes are made from recycled material, as well as our pretty gift boxes and wrapping paper. Our gift boxes and bags are made with the FSC certification that ensures products like paper and carton have been sourced in an environmentally-friendly, socially responsible and economically viable manner.
In a perfect world we would not need plastic for packaging. But we need to make sure that your products are not damaged during transportation. Therefore, we use responsibly made postal bags. Our postal bags and pockets are made from recycled plastics that both have the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) certification.
Our polybags are used to secure all products from water damage during shipping from the factory to the shops. The polybags we use are made in biodegradable plastics or recycled plastic. This way, we ensure that the waste from our shipping have the lowest impact on the environment, as possible.