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Our Packaging

In our efforts to reduce as much waste as possible, here are some things we have done with our packaging to make Māhina and eco friendly as we can!

Packaging boxes

 These are made from 100% recycled cardboard.

Courier bags

Our courier bags are 100% compostable from Better Packaging Co https://www.nz.betterpackaging.com/

Read below the description from their website.

Made from completely biodegradable and compostable materials; corn starch, PLA (synthesised from corn) and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate).

  • This combination of materials is non-toxic and contains no Phthalate or Bisphenol A (BPA).
  • Certified free of GMO material.
  •  While these materials are biodegradable and compostable, they are not 100% renewable as the PBAT component is derived from petroleum-based materials. We are limited at the moment by the availability of suitable, sustainable raw materials that deliver the barrier and performance properties we need but are always testing resins made from an even greater amount of plant-based material – exciting times!

End of use

  • Safe for worms, worm farms and bokashi bins.
  • Here for a good time, not a long time, these mailers will biodegrade in a home compost in 3-6 months and even quicker in a commercial composting facility.
  • Any remaining self-seal strips and labels (unless specified as compostable) should be removed before composting.

 

Thankyou and Jewellery care cards

Our business cards have been printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper!

Jewellery cards

I put myself in 5yr old Kaylas shoes and decided to do some arts and crafts of my own. I created seed paper product display cards using all recycled paper of mine that I had been collecting. 
These cards are designs so that once you've received your jewellery instead of wasting more paper or just throwing it straight to the bin you can plant them in some soil and in a few weeks you'll have your very own herbs or flowers to show for it!

How to plant

First edition: Parsley

Lembraced my inner child and did a little bit of arts and crafts for our product cards (what can I say DIY is in my DNA)

Instead of throwing all my old scrap paper away I shredded it all up and made these to avoid as much waste as possible!

Here's a quick rundown on how to plant them.

Remove jewellery from the cards... obviously

Tear the paper into smaller pieces isolating the seeds if vou can

Fill a small pot most of the way with potting mix places the paper on top, making sure you don't overlap too much of the paper

Water the paper so it's all wet

Add another thin layer of dirt on top so the paper is cover

Water it again so the soil is damp leave in a sunny place 

Be sure to keep soil moist while seeds germinate. It can take 2 to 4 weeks for seedlings to appear.

 

* waiata to your little seeds every night to encourage growth

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