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#WhyGoFaux: Recycled & Reusable Packaging

This week, we're posting daily on the blog about one way we’re committed to being a leader in ethical fashion. Please follow this five-part series and let us know if you have any questions along the way. Share the #WhyGoFaux campaign imagery at the bottom of this post for a chance to win a $250 Fauxgerty gift card. Details below.  

We’ve switched up how we sew and have tailored our website. Our deadstock garments are made on demand in Alabama. We've extended our sizing to offer options from XXS-3XL. We now accept Afterpay. We still make the same silhouettes you know and love, and now they're available in extended sizes and exclusive colorways that are made-to-order.

5. Recycled & Reusable Packaging 
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Every element of our packaging is recycled or reusable.  
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Is a garment really sustainable if it comes shipped in a plastic bag?

We are drowning in a sea of plastic and much of it is ending up in our oceans. According to The Washington Post, If we keep producing (and failing to properly dispose of) plastics at predicted rates, plastics in the ocean will outweigh fish pound for pound in 2050.

Americans are the #1 trash-producing country in the world, at 1,609 pounds per person per year. 1/3rd of this trash (536 pounds!) is packaging waste. Packaging represents about 65% of household rubbish. 

We think both inside and outside of the box. Every element of our packaging is recycled, recyclable or reusable. Your Fauxgerty garment will arrive in an organic cotton canvas bag we suggest using for your weekly vegetable haul. For smaller orders, we ship in 100% recycled mailers, made entirely from recycled content with adhesive strips that allow them to be reused. We never have and never will use newly manufactured plastic in our packaging.

This mentality stretches from the micro to macro: it includes only using paper goods and shipping tape that have been made out of recyclables in our St. Louis headquarters.

 

From ethical production to sustainable fabrics, we're committed to minimizing our environmental impact. Our non-negotiables include domestic manufacturing, fair wages, smart fabrics, on-demand production, and recycled or reusable packaging for our goods. This is how Fauxgerty is made to feel right.

 

Friends tell friends about best-kept secrets. Screenshot, or drag to your desktop, the image below and share with #WhyGoFaux by midnight, [cst] on 3/23 for a chance to win a $250 fauxgerty gift card. Winner will be announced on Sunday, 3/24.

P.S. Get 15% off your order with code WhyGoFaux at check out!



 

Sources:

Fashion United

Huffington Post

The True Cost

Fashion Revolution

Saturday Evening Post

Well Made Clothes

The Washington Post

Forbes

 

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