You have probably noticed the way that our pottery is packaged when it’s shipped to you. We have the task of boxing up handmade dinnerware and shipping it around the world.
I proudly say that we have very, very, very few broken pieces when they arrive. I make sure everything is packaged in a way so it arrives safely.
What I don’t do, and what I am actually completely against is unneeded packaging. I know the package is what “sells” a product many times. But it is so incredibly wasteful I can’t bear to do it.
See, packaging is really just overpriced garbage. You purchase the product, not the box and fluff, and then that fluff goes straight into our landfills. Sure, it might make you feel warm and fuzzy for about 10 seconds to open a pretty package, but then that packaging sits around our planet for hundreds of years- that is too big of a cost for the environment in my opinion.
In addition, make no mistakes about it, the customer is paying for that package garbage. Yep, it goes into the cost of the making of a product, and you are the one who ends up paying the price. I know I would rather spend my money on the things that last, and the item I am actually buying.
We will reuse materials when possible and urge you to do the same. In addition, our packing peanuts are made from starch and dissolve in water. I am currently looking for a biodegradable bubble wrap that can stand up to what we need, I am confident that if one isn’t being made now, it will be soon!
There is a lot of thought that goes into how we package our dishes, but the environment and your cost are at the top of our list.
I hope you agree with my thoughts and practices in this and urge other companies to start to think in the same way. Remember we live in an age where we get to express what’s important to us through our dollar. Vote wisely everyone.
If you enjoyed this, or if this resonated with you at all, I ask that you just pop on over and take a look at my handmade dinnerware. If you see something you like, or a great gift, please pick it up.
I so appreciate your support, thank you.
Until next time, keep the sunshine in your heart and pottery on your table.
Artist and Owner of Off Your Rocker Pottery