SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICAL PRACTICES
A purchase today is so much more than just shopping. It involves taking a stance on a company's values and supporting a specific way of doing business.
We aim to be the most sustainable and ethical as possible. Please see below some key details of our brands production, shipping & packaging as well as how we are reducing our carbon footprint.
Our Eco-Friendly Sustainable everyday essentials are milled locally and manufactured locally, quality it of the utmost importance to us. We strive to create quality products and have minimal impact on the environment every step of the way.
Our Manufacturing is always locally prioritized in efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.
Our Cotton is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification covers the processing, manufacturing, packing labeling, trading and distribution of all textiles made from at least 70% certified, clothing and household textiles.
ON- Demand Production
What does pre-order mean for you?
You get the exactly the same product with a little extra wait (well worth it). You get to shop responsibly and save a few bucks.
What does pre-order mean for us?
We get to produce products responsibility, on demand, at a limited edition status while joining the movement towards reducing overproduction within our industry.
Our MADAME WOLF custom tissue paper and stickers is completely eco friendly, is FSC Certified, used is Soy-based Inks and Acid Free Paper.
Our MADAME WOLF poly mailer is 100% recycled content, 50% post-consumer waste & a dual self seal adhesive strip allows for resume.
Our MADAME WOLF Boxes & Mini Boxes are meant to be kept and re-used, not disposed. Book Boxes are composed of cardboard.
Our adhesive thermal printed packing slips and labels are Certified Compostable, Bio-Based & Non-GMO. The compostable direct thermal labels do not have a protective top coat. This is to ensure that the labels are not eco-toxic and are aligned with ASTM D6400 compostability requirements.
Our packing slips are placed on bio-degradable paper card stock.
Our white Uline bubble mailers are made of paper & plastic bubble wrap - to recycle please separate the shipping label and bubble wrap from the paper exterior.
Our cardboard envelope mailers are card stock & water based inks. 100% recyclable as well as biodegradable, compostable, certified wood, locally fabricated with a ‘Clean Air Policy’ which means manufactures remove toxins and pollutants in the air used during the manufacturing process.
Our poly bags are 100% compostable, vegan and locally fabricated in a facility that meats EU Labour Law requirements to cut emissions as well as a ‘Clean Air Policy’ which means manufactures remove toxins and pollutants in the air used during the manufacturing process.
End of Life Scenarios for Products & Waste
Recycling is the process of recovering material from waste and turning it into new products. The original product is destroyed in this process, usually through a melting process, but it used to form new products.
Reusing a certain material means to use it again for the same purpose that it was originally made for. Sometimes a product that is being reused is referred to as being refurbished, or pre-owned. The original product is usually not altered in any significant way before being used again.
Up-cycling means to use a certain material again, but in a manner different than what it was originally intended for. The original product is left mostly intact, utilizing its shape, form, and material for a different purpose.
Closed-loop Cycling is basically a production process in which post-consumer waste is collected, recycled and used to make new products. This process can be as simple as using recycled aluminum to make new cans, or as complicated as weaving reclaimed plastic bottles into polyester for clothing and other products.
Compostable means that a product is capable of disintegrating into natural elements in a compost environment, leaving no toxicity in the soil. This typically must occur in about 90 days. Some companies advertise their products as merely biodegradable.
Biodegradable refers to the ability of materials to break down and return to nature. In order for packaging products or materials to qualify as biodegradable, they must completely break down and decompose into natural elements within a short time after disposal – typically a year or less.
Dead stock is often warehoused, but it can also subsequently be offered for sale and typically retains its original package and tags. We use obsolete stock and excess inventory to give new life to products.
Reducing Your Impact!
There are many ways that we, as individuals, can lessen our impact on the planet and the finite resources it contains. This list below provides a general outline of things we can all do to become more environmentally conscious consumers:
- Reduce - Reduce our overall consumption of “things” in general. This can be as simple as turning off the faucet while brushing our teeth, taking shorter showers with colder water, or pacing the amount of air conditioning we use in the summer or heat in the winter. Carpooling reduces gasoline consumption and reduces the number of cars on the road. You can change most of your essential mail over to paperless; plus, many newspapers, magazines, and bills can be viewed on the internet.
- Buy used products – Purchasing pre-owned materials reduces demand for raw materials, and some pre-owned products are just as functional as their newer counterparts. This will usually cost you less money as well!
- Buy more durable products – Choosing a higher quality durable product over cheaper disposable alternatives is a great way to reduce consumption, and also waste.
- Buy consciously – When available, purchase products that include recycled content or that have reduced environmental impacts.
- Finally, ask yourself, do you actually need this product? If the answer is “no” and you forego the purchase for that reason, you’ve just made a conscious effort to reduce your environmental impact.