Packaging made from Fabric
Melissa Tatko is the Head of Business Development for a social enterprise called Re-wrap, who make high-quality cotton products, from tote bags to knot wraps. Re-wrap's products are so durable, they last for decades rather than years, helping to reduce the need for single-use plastic bags, and as a result, waste in general.
A tote bag is an environmentally friendly option in comparison to a plastic bag as it has a longer lifespan for reuse, is made from a renewable resource and can biodegrade. In this Masterclass, we take a look at businesses creating packaging from fabric, such as Re-wrap, and their fantastic, easily accessible alternatives to disposable packaging and bags.
In this Lesson, you will learn:
- The problem with wrapping paper and tissue paper
- Multi-use fabric packaging ideas
- Transparency in production
- The story of Re-wrap
- Essential questions to ask your packaging suppliers
- Where to start on your fabric packaging journey
- Top pieces of advice for eco-brands
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Introduction to Bioplastic for Packagingwith Avishag Seligman
TIPA, an Israeli startup co-founded in 2010 by Daphna Nissenbaum, develops and produces fully compostable flexible packaging using breakthrough technology. TIPA offers viable solutions for the replacement of conventional flexible plastic. Their products cover a wide array of applications from fresh produce to apparel, and ensure requirements are met in terms of durability, transparency and print. The packaging emulates conventional plastic with a certified fully compostable end-of-life, undergoing the same degradation process as organic matter. TIPA is a company tackling the plastic issue head-on, with a preventative solution to end conventional flexible plastic accumulation and pollution.
Here we learn more about TIPA's mission and products with the Marketing Manager Avishag Seligman, and the Content Manager Sarah Winkler.