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Our three greatest plastic free changes

Our three greatest plastic free changes

As we celebrate Plastic Free July, we are reflecting on the improvements we have made to be part of the solution to plastic pollution.

Over the last 12 months our three greatest plastic free changes have been:

1. Replaced plastic tags with wool thread to attach swing tags to our garments.

2. Introduced compostable post packages.

3. Increased the number of garments packaged in calico storage bags.

Merino wool is a natural, renewable and biodegradable fibre so in choosing Woolerina you are making a plastic free clothing choice.

Woolerina Swing Tag with Merino Wool String

1. REPLACED PLASTIC TAGS WITH WOOL THREAD TO ATTACH OUR SWING TAGS TO OUR GARMENTS

This year we replaced the plastic tag that was used to attach the swing tag to a garment. Our swing tags are now attached using a piece of wool yarn, As wool is biodegradable it can be thrown in your scrap bin or on your compost heap.

Home-Compostable Post Pack

2. INTRODUCED COMPOSTABLE POST BAG

All of our orders are shipped in a home-compostable mail bag. After you have received your goods simply throw the post bag on your compost heap and it will decompose in approximately 120 days. This post pack can also be reused should you have to return your Woolerina goods.

Woolerina's Calico Storage Bag

3. INCREASED THE NUMBER OF GARMENTS PACKAGED IN CALICO STORAGE BAGS 

Last year we introduced a calico storage bag to package many of our garments to replace the previously used plastic zip lock bag. This year all garments coming through our workroom are now packaged in a calico storage bag. Read more about the benefits of our calico storage bags here.

* Some garments from previous collections will still be packaged in plastic.

Sep 22, 2020

Keep up the good work.
There’s no need for plastic packaging these days, with the exception of hospitals and medicines perhaps, but pre-plastic the medical industry managed with glass. Anyway, that’s getting off the track.
I love your clothing and compostable packaging. I think it’s a great effort to reduce carbon emissions.
I like your basic colours. I think it would be a great business move to include some nude and skin tone shades to your repertoire, from a marketing point of view. :)

Lynley Malcolm
Sep 22, 2020

Wonderful initiatives. You are the force of change and responding to consumer interests. Well done.

Jennifer Janson
Sep 22, 2020

Great to hear. I am waiting on my first purchase but plan to make more. Well done!!!!! 😊

Brenda Flay

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