All of our packaging at Vela Apparel is made from either 100% recycled material and/or 100% recyclable material. We recognized that so much of the trash and waste produced by ecommerce companies comes from their shipping materials. Certainly you’ve received a package from a big retailer only to find that it came in an oversized box, with every possible inch filled with plastic or styrofoam packaging. We don’t want our customers to be responsible for throwing away our waste. Therefore, we have sourced and are now using packing, labels, tape and all other pieces of our shipping that are recyclable or come from post-consumer recycled materials. Whatever packaging you receive from us when you order can either be recycled or thrown away without guilt.
We want all of the products and activities we make at Vela Apparel to have as little ecological footprint as possible. The production of our products is easily the most likely to have a permanent impact on our planet. Either by taking resources from the planet, or producing byproducts harmful to the earth, manufacturing almost always has negative side effects. In fact, there are countless ways that products like ours can be harmful to the environment, it’s incredibly difficult to keep track of and mitigate all of them.
So in order to reduce the impact our products have, we fund carbon-neutralizing projects on a per-product basis. Each time a product is sold, we pay a portion of that purchase of the revenue to fund carbon-neutralizing projects. We determine the cost of neutralizing the carbon produced by each product using an industry standard and fairly complex model. This cost is completely included in your purchase so you can buy without worrying about it’s impact on the environment.