Backstitch, the haberdashery at Burwash Manor goes plastic-free on packaging
Parcels won't quite be tied up with string, but parcels from Backstitch will no longer use any plastic. As part of its commitment to reducing waste and environmental impact, Backstitch’s online customers will now receive their orders of fabric, yarn, patterns and haberdashery in recycled brown paper, ‘tied up’ with brown paper tape.
The move has been welcomed by many customers, and feedback is positive that the brown paper is not only strong and practical but also looks great. A recent online customer commented on the Backstitch Instagram account, ‘I really loved my brown paper packaged pattern I received last week, it felt really special!’
Backstitch has always used paper packaging for instore customers at the Burwash Manor based Haberdashery, but like many businesses had until now used plastic parcel bags for posting out their online orders.
Alice Synge of Backstitch says ‘The attitude towards packaging has taken a real shift recently and we're really behind this move. We've noticed a very clear change in behaviour in our Burwash Manor store with customers usually refusing even a paper bag for their purchases. Like so many people we are really worried about the impact of single use plastics and know that postal packaging is a contributing factor. We're proud to have made this move to eliminate plastic from our packaging.’
Backstitch is encouraging people to share their views on the no-plastic topic using #backstitchnoplastic.
For more information on Backstitch’s packaging policy, click here