Get weekly email updates from Fashinza to your inbox
Summary: Going green is, now, a necessity for a clothing and apparel company’s brand positioning and a part of its sustainability efforts. Fashion labels are looking for eco-friendly packagingoptions to plastic which dominates the warehousing and shipping processes in the industry. Here are 9 environmentally friendly packaging materials.
Fashion brands are increasingly switching to eco-friendly packaging throughout the world. With customers becoming increasingly conscious of their role in the environment and retail giants like Walmart adopting a zero-waste policy in the business, the clothing industry is also including climate-neutral measures in their everyday operations. Eco-friendly packaging tops the list of these companies, which are heavily dependent on non-degradable plastic-based packaging. Before we amaze you with some great sustainable packaging options, let’s understand what environmentally friendly packaging is.
What is environment-friendly packaging?
Packaging materials that can naturally return to the earth without damaging it and without leaving any carbon footprint are known as environment-friendly packaging. These materials are also called green packaging or eco-friendly packaging. They are necessarily sourced from biodegradable components. Moreover, unlike plastics, which take thousands of years to degrade, they break down easily and within 12-16 weeks.
The fashion industry is among the biggest pollutants and has a massive carbon footprint. The fabrics sourced from fossil-fuel by-products end up contaminating the oceanic habitats with microfibers equivalent to a whopping 50 billion plastic bottles every year! Eco-friendly packaging can greatly help reduce carbon emissions and help correct the imbalances in ecosystems and damage to plant and marine habitats precipitated by the unregulated use of plastics.