In 2018, an estimated 1.8 billion people worldwide purchase goods online. Categories like clothing, shoes and electronics were the most popular. Try to imagine the amount of used hang tags, paper and plastics in a pile. It’s almost impossible to imagine how big this pile of garbage would be. If we implement sustainable distribution in every business the pile would probably decrease.
But is it even possible to include distribution channels and wrapping in a sustainable business strategy?
In TOIL ‘N’ MOIL we try to minimize our wrapping, and it is a very important topic for us. No extra paper, plastics or stuffing is used when shipping our clothes. Just a simple – often reused – cardboard box filled with work wear. Furthermore, our clothes is packed in biodegradable plastic bags, but we are always looking for even more sustainable solutions.
A lot of thoughts about sustainability has been given to our hang tags and we believe, that it makes a small difference. Our hang tags are sustainable produced, and they help us inform our customers about our clothes and how to treat it when it’s worn out. Our hang tags are not just a piece of paper or plastic with a logo, for us they have an important purpose.
“Distribution has a big impact on a product or service’s ecological footprint. Optimization of distribution systems and transport infrastructure, reusable packaging and reduced package waste can make a big difference.”*
Our clothes is produced in Turkey and shipped to Denmark with truck, even though driving across Europe is not a very sustainable solution. We still look for a way to receive our goods in a more sustainable way.