White + Warren is committed to reducing its environmental footprint through the use of compostable packing materials, recycled hang tags, and more. Because our sustainably-made styles are only as good as the packaging that we deliver them in. Below is a guide to the eco-friendly packaging we use—all created with the planet in mind.
Starting in Spring 2023, all of our products are shipped in new compostable poly bags made with plant materials, allowing them to break down after 12 months—almost a third of the time of our prior poly bags. Trade regulations require that every item be packed in a bag but choosing to use compostable bags instead of conventional plastic minimizes the negative impacts associated with standard plastic. Compostable poly bags will decompose in a landfill much faster than standard plastic; they can also be added to a home or industrial compost where they’ll decompose in a matter of months.
Our are made from raw, unbleached cotton. This eliminates the use of water and toxic chemicals in the bleaching and/or dyeing of the cotton, in addition to the labor and electricity needed for the production of the dustbags. They’re also ideal for storing your cashmere, as they prevent moth damage. Every order comes with a complimentary large cotton dust bag, but you can also purchase additional bags to accommodate your storage and gifting needs.
For more information on proper storing, visit our Cashmere Care hub.
Our hang tags are made from 100% recycled paper, which is also biodegradable. On average, the hang tags will decompose after two months when recycled with other cardboard and paper.
In 2019, we removed tissue paper from packaging wherever possible. While some of our more delicate items continue to be packaged in tissue paper in order to provide it with the necessary protection when shipping—by eliminating its use everywhere else, we are able to save an average of 173,000 sheets per year.