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Eco apparel: Earth friendly packaging

13 Feb 2023
The Source Catwalk

Although packaging represents a relatively small portion of the overall impact of a garment’s lifecycle, it is highly visible to consumers and signals a brand’s commitment to sustainability. Garments still need some form of protection—something lightweight, durable, waterproof, and cheap. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for sustainable packaging, each company has to balance the benefits and trade-offs, but there are positive steps to take, including:

  • Eliminating unnecessary packaging
  • Reducing packaging size where possible
  • Designing packaging for easier recycling using mono-materials