Just wanted to give you a little “behind the scenes” information about my packing and shipping. While I sell a lot of jewelry direct in person at art shows, I also sell to boutiques as well as online at Etsy in two different shops. This then entails a lot of packing and shipping. I like to minimize the impact on the environment by doing several things:
1. I use recycled kraft boxes. They’re sturdy, and look nice and simple, but they’re also 100% recycled!
2. The plastic jewelry bags I try to use are really neat. They’re actually biodegradable! The oxo-biodegradable plastic will break down naturally and return to nature once its useful life is finished.
3. I hoard any packing materials I receive, thus recycling bubble wrap and other materials to add extra padding to protect shipments.
4. Finally the bubble mailers I use are made from 100% recycled white kraft paper and are ecologically friendly.
I do my best to source these all at good prices to keep the shipping costs low for you, my customers!
Of course, in addition to trying to minimize environmental impact, I also always add a personally hand-written thank you note. Your jewelry is coming from me (the sole designer and creator of the jewelry) direct to you!