Biodegradable packaging is kinda a big deal.

Biodegradable packaging is kinda a big deal.

Picture this, you’ve placed your online order and you’re super excited about what you’ve chosen. It arrives, and straight away you’re tearing open the packaging to try on your new outfit. You know you’d chosen a great sustainable piece after reading all about Organic Cotton on the TWAN blog. But hang on, what’s the packaging made of? The packaging we just tear and throw to the side can easily be overlooked, but at TWAN we spare no detail on our journey to care for the planet. 

Packaging material is something everyone interacts on a daily basis. It is one of the most easily recognizable items - and it’s not just online shopping. Packaging materials include plastic bottles, metal cans, cardboard paper bags, and more.

Avoiding plastic use

Production and disposing of these materials safely needs a large energy input and also needs a thorough planning, taking both economic and environmental factors into consideration. Most of the traditional packaging used is a single-use plastic material. That’s right, the dreaded plastic is everywhere. Time for some science: the world has produced over nine billion tons of plastic since the 1950s. 165 million tons of it have trashed our ocean, with almost 9 million more tons entering the oceans each year. Styrofoam and other non-biodegradable materials negatively impact our environment causing all kinds of environmental problems like clogging water drains, rising global temperatures, polluting water bodies, and so much more.

We choose biodegrable packaging for our eco-friendly clothing. You may have heard the term ‘biodegrable’ a few times, but do you know what it means? Well, biodegradable plastic can be broken down completely into water, carbon dioxide and compost by microorganisms under the right conditions. 


No toxins, no problem

Just like our Organic Cotton clothing pieces, we want to make sure our packaging is non-toxic and allergy-free. 

So, our approach towards green packaging material is just ONE of the many things we do to create a healthier environment than we currently live in. For more information about our commitment to sustainability, be sure to check out our other blog pages, and keep up to date with us on Instagram.

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