Our environment is facing significant challenges due to excessive consumption of clothing and accessories, which also contributes to increased pollution associated with the textile industry's demand. We have taken steps not only to operate a sustainable business model focused on second-hand items but also to collaborate with local environmentally friendly companies such as TishWish.
Our TishWish mailers are completely compostable, and by participating in this initiative, we are actively contributing to the reduction of the detrimental effects of plastics on the environment. In addition to using paper that comes from responsibly grown forests, for every order TishWish receives, they plant a tree in areas that are barren and require reforestation. Furthermore, our commitment to sustainability extends beyond just our mailers. Every aspect of our packaging, including flyers, wrapping paper, shoe boxes, and tote bags, is crafted from recyclable materials and printed using plant-based, biodegradable inks. We prioritize eco-friendly practices at every step to minimize our environmental footprint and promote a greener future for packaging solutions.
At our company, we're committed to sustainability, and that includes reducing the carbon footprint of our shipping operations. That's why we've partnered with Planet, a leading carbon removal company, to offset the carbon emissions generated by shipping our products to customers. Through Planet, we invest in projects that remove an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, effectively neutralizing the emissions produced during shipping. By offering carbon-neutral shipping at checkout, we empower our customers to join us in the fight against climate change and support sustainable practices. Together, we can make a positive impact on the planet while delivering exceptional products to your doorstep.
As of March 1, 2024, we've made a significant shift in our sourcing practices. We're proud to announce that we now exclusively source inventory and accept customer item submissions from brands that prioritize sustainability or are actively working to improve their environmental practices to align with new industry standards. This means saying goodbye to fast fashion and embracing a future where ethical and eco-friendly initiatives are at the forefront of our operations. By making this change, we're taking a stand for the planet and encouraging our customers to join us in making more conscious shopping decisions. Together, we can create a more sustainable future for fashion and the world.