By Nicole Adalmo, The Natural Edition
The Natural Edition is a collection of elevated basics created for the conscious consumer. From the start, our mission was to do things that we believed were better: materials sourced sustainably, manufacturing that does not harm people or the planet, quality that lasts, and products designed to make you feel good.
For sourcing, we were able to find suppliers and manufacturers that only worked in the sustainable and ethical space and they were a big help guiding us on our product development. However, when we began to assess our shipping strategy, we hit a dead end. The only option our suppliers had was a plastic polybag. They had not been able to solve this problem, so we got to work researching truly sustainable options for packaging, and here's what we found.
During production, nearly all garments are packed in a plastic polybag before leaving the factory. When you consider how many garments are made each day around the world that is a lot of single use plastic bags heading to landfill, or worse, the oceans! No plastic packaging for our brand had always been a non-negotiable.
We looked for an off the shelf alternative and what we found that was “classified” as eco-friendly alternatives were degradable, bio-degradable and compostable bags.
As these options did not fit with our mission statement, the only solution was to create our own packaging.
Sustainable resources just like this are the exact thing you can find in our Deadstock District community. Many of our members, like The Natural Edition, have gone through great lengths and lots of research and R&D to create sustainable solutions to their problems and they happily share them with the community so together we can build a better fashion industry for people, planet, and profit. If you are ready to get resourced, join Deadstock District today.