Recycle Week is an annual event designed to celebrate and promote the benefits of recycling. It creates opportunities for us all to implement positive change that will help protect our planet. In 2021, Recycle Week will run from 20th to 26th September. We wanted to take this opportunity to tell you all about our recycled packaging!
Sustainability is so important to us as a brand, it is vital for us to ensure we are as eco-conscious as possible during every step of production. That is why we only use 100% recycled and recyclable packaging when sending out your online orders and packaging your purchases in-store. From the distinctive Hiro + Wolf branded pouches to the brown paper tape, to our information cards - each item is ethically and sustainably made to ensure we have as little impact on the environment as possible. We love to encourage our customers to think sustainably, so please, recycle or reuse any of our packaging where possible.
Our co-founder and Head of Design, Amy, hand illustrated the beautiful design that you will find on our recycled paper pouches. Our pouches recently had an upgrade - we hope you love the new design as much as we do! These gorgeous pouches are made by Mohit and his team in Jaipur, who also make our sister brand, Artisans & Adventurers, bestselling Paper Light Shades. The business is Sedex certified, one of the highest standards a factory can achieve for environmental excellence and employee rights. If you'd like to learn more about Mohit and his business, you can read more on our sister brands Meet Our Artisans page here. These pouches are perfect gift bags for your Hiro + Wolf goodies, or just make treating yourself and your four-legged friend that extra bit special!
To protect orders that are going on longer journeys, we sometimes use corrugated cardboard as it is a wonderful alternative to plastic bubble wrap that can be reused or recycled. We find it does an even better job of protecting items than bubble wrap as it is far sturdier. We often reuse shredded paper and other packing materials that we receive in packages sent to us. Though we try and reduce plastic packaging in parcels we receive, we do occasionally receive goods packaged with plastic, so if you ever find plastic packaging has been used in your parcel don't fret - it has all been recycled. We also use recycled and recyclable white tissue paper to wrap your orders, for protection and also so that they look beautiful if sent straight to the lucky recipient.
Each package you receive from Hiro + Wolf has been loving hand-packed by our small team in our Margate store. We love for it to feel like a special treat every time you open a package from us! We always include a hand written thank you card inside your parcel, which again is printed on recycled and recyclable paper. If you would like to include a gift message alongside your package you are more than welcome to leave one in the order notes and we can include this for you. Also, keep an eye out for special coupons and discount codes from some of our favourite brands from time to time!