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8 Eco-Friendly Packaging Tips for Apparel Merchandise

    The emergence of e-commerce as a game-changer across industries can be attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has drastically altered our way of life since 2020. Online shopping has become a necessary survival tool for many, and has since been embraced as a staple of lockdown lifestyles. In a recent Shopify interview, 25 industry leaders and experts noted that e-commerce has reached an unprecedented peak, accounting for 16.4 percent of total global retail sales. This trend is not limited to any particular age group, as millennials, Gen Z, and even older boomers have all embraced the convenience of online shopping.

    Packaging is at the forefront of online shopping. Every box that arrives at your customer’s doorstep not only introduces your brand but also determines whether they’ll make another purchase. The sustainability of your packaging material will also determine the customer’s next buy.

    8 Eco-Friendly Packaging Tips for Apparel Merchandise

    • Offer carbon-neutral shipping by offsetting emissions
    • Ship items in bulk
    • Use sustainable packaging materials that can be repurposed
    • Offer a return program for your empty product containers 
    • Recycle on behalf of your suppliers and offer shipping-friendly items
    • Work with wholesalers to reduce individual shipments and limit return shipping
    • Reduce the size of your packaging
    • Use compostable packaging and mailers

    We have continued to innovate in the compostable packaging segment by exploring and integrating the latest film technologies into our products and by continuing to use our sustainable manufacturing processes. Our expanded gamut printing process eliminates all ink changes which results in up to 95% ink waste reduction, and up to 35% less ink and solvent usage. Our pre-press department also offers waste reduction resources such as digital plate-making and automated plate-mounting which enhances color accuracy and registration.

    Paper Alternatives to Plastic Polybags for Apparel Packaging

    Our eco-friendly garment packaging bags will help reduce your brand’s environmental footprint and remove polybags from your supply chain. From apparel and accessories to jewelry and more, our solutions create a unique and premium opening experience that will elevate your brand.

    What is glassine?

    Glassine is a smooth, translucent paper made from a manufacturing process called supercalendering. Because of its unique look and feel, it’s often mistaken for wax paper, parchment or even plastic, but unlike these alternatives, it is entirely made from paper and is 100% curbside recyclable.

    Made from smooth translucent paper, glassine is as durable as it is beautiful. Few materials can effectively display and protect its contents like glassine. Both recyclable and biodegradable, JBM has glassine bags, glassine pouches and glassine envelopes that let you ditch the plastics, films, and foils as you work to reduce your packaging waste.