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Sustainable packaging from Tiny Box Company

Sustainability | Traders- Hints & Tips

Learn more about the ways in which Tiny Box company operate sustainably.

Tiny Box Company is a leading supplier of gift packaging, offering a wide range of boxes, bags, and wrapping materials. Approximately 90% of their stock is recycled, recyclable or compostable, aligning perfectly with their unique approach that lets customers mix and match different ranges for personalised packaging while reducing waste. Their commitment to beautiful, low-impact packaging has earned them a loyal fan base, with over 8,000 customers spanning from individual crafters to global corporations.

Sustainable and environmentally friendly

Tiny Box Company was founded with a strong environmental focus, aiming to provide gift packaging with a lower impact than traditional packaging. Founder Rachel Watkyn secured investment on the BBC’s “Dragons’ Den” and embarked on creating packaging alternatives with a smaller carbon footprint.

Ceramicist Louise Crookenden-Johnson uses Tiny Box Company for wood, wool and various boxes, in running her own small business.

“It’s great to be able to order from a company that truly has sustainability at its core”.

Louise Crookenden-Johnson, Ceramicist

Tiny Box Company is passionate about sustainability, and it’s woven into everything they do. Beyond just their products, it’s a fundamental value that drives the entire company. They ensure that all their shipping material is either recycled, recyclable, reusable, or compostable. Parcels are wrapped using paper tape, recyclable tissue paper and recycled boxes for filler. Minimising warehouse waste is a key aspect of the company’s core operations.

The core value of not creating more waste than absolutely necessary is built into every department. They refill their company’s domestic consumables with eco-friendly soaps and washing liquids, eliminating the need for disposables in the office. They also have a recycling and reusing scheme in place. To further reduce waste, they utilise a cardboard muncher to shred and reuse waste cardboard from other businesses as well as their own.

It’s clear that Tiny Box Company‘s dedication to sustainability strikes a chord with their customers. This is evident in their products. For example, their magnetic gift boxes are made from 40% recycled materials and can have multiple uses, such as for gift cards, bottles, and hampers. Their gift bags with rope handles are also a good alternative to plastic carrier bags, with different sizes available for a range of products.

“Dapper & Suave use Tiny Box, with their small and medium Kraft Pillow Boxes, for our pocket squares, ties and cravats, and have recently started using their black ones for our special bespoke wedding orders. Highly recommended by us and fits with our brand perfectly!”

Jason from Dapper & Suave, a company selling colourful suit accessories and gifts

Supporting small businesses…

In addition to their focus on sustainability, Tiny Box Company actively supports small businesses through the Tiny Clinic. The Tiny Clinic is a small business group that provides valuable resources and support for aspiring entrepreneurs. Through their Facebook group, blogs, and Tiny Toolkit, entrepreneurs can access essential information, templates, spreadsheets, finance resources, and a business plan. They also offer one-to-one online sessions with business owners to help them with their strategy. This support system is designed to empower individuals wishing to start or expand their own businesses.

“Great quality products and good order turnaround times. I really recommend them!”

Fae Candle Co

Tiny Box Company is a story of a company starting from the very bottom and forging its way to the top through hard work and passion. Its dedication to protecting the planet resonates in 2024 as the fight against waste becomes more urgent. Let’s hope other companies follow suit.

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