How we run Coco & Wolf as a plastic free business

How we run Coco & Wolf as a plastic free business - Coco & Wolf

Have the shocking images of our plastic filled seas in David Attenborough's Blue Planet 2 made you think twice about buying plastic straws or has the introduction of paying for plastic bags in supermarkets subliminally been sending messages to reduce plastic use where possible?

 

With more than eight million tonnes of plastic ending up in the sea every year. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, we think that this is pretty scary statistic.

Here at Coco & Wolf HQ in the beautiful English countryside we have been thinking about plastic waste for a long time and are proud to call ourselves a plastic free business.

How does it work?

We think carefully about every part of our business, when sourcing buttons to our packaging, how we send our products (we drive all of our orders to local suppliers including The Fmly Store in Bruton) and even what products we decide to make.

 

Our products

The largest products in our range are the beautiful heirloom quilts and super king size duvet sets.  Whilst we cut the Liberty fabric to size there are always remnants left over. Each bit is used up and we have designed products to ensure that there is no waste in the workshop.  

Our popular streamer bunting (pictured below) is made up from some of our fabric remnants.  We also make bows and attach them to tights and socks to transform a functional item to a beautiful item.  Hair clips, bloomers, T-shirt decor and buttons are covered as an alternative to zips or plastic buttons on our cushions and bedding.  

Our packaging

We wrap each order in tissue paper, a ribbon is used to tie the package together and then it goes into either a box made from recycled cardboard or a jiffy bag if the product comes on the smaller size. The jiffy bag does not have plastic inside and is made from recycled paper only.

There are always new challenges we face as a business, perhaps we could save money here and there by not choosing the plastic free options but the environment is something that we are so passionate about, not only as a business but also as a family bringing up two small children growing up in this world.  

Hopefully the small changes that we make will encourage our children to make even bigger ones as they get older. 

 

 

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    Vicky Davies: December 28, 2018

    This makes my heart sing xxx

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