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Sugarcane Fiber: the Greenest Packaging Material on the Market

By Jake Kirk • Tuesday 8th June 2021

Our brand-new garment bags are crafted from a by-product of sugarcane harvesting, marrying environmental sustainability with the promotion of excellent hygiene and a pristine delivery of fashion. As the UK tentatively welcomes the idea of a ‘normal’ summer, these values encapsulate everything consumers will want from their online shopping. Clothing covers are treasured by wholesalers and retailers on shop floors alike due to their sleek flat-lay presentation that makes everything from shirt and tie ensembles to swimsuits look immaculate.


How are sugarcane bags made?

Polythene clothing protection is nothing new, but this unique method of construction finds a creative new use for sugarcane fibers that have typically just been thrown away. As they are a non-edible element of the plant, they have previously not been seen as useful when harvesting sugarcane. As a result, diverting them from incineration makes sugarcane fiber a highly renewable reclaimed resource that encourages more zero-waste practices across the globe. These fibers are then manufactured into a form of Bio-HDPE which has identical properties to its conventionally manufactured counterpart.


How is sugarcane packaging environmentally friendly?

While sugarcane is primarily grown in the tropics and subtropics, these garment bags are completely carbon neutral since the growing process removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Therefore, the carbon emitted through transport is wholly offset and there is zero reliance on any fossil fuels. After use, customers can easily recycle their garment bags in the same way they would normally recycle, promoting a circular economy and the reuse of materials.


What are the physical properties?

The specification of sugarcane packaging does not differ from the standard polythene that has traditionally covered your clothing. Therefore, companies and consumers can enjoy the same level of strength, durability and functionality as the original with extremely elevated environmental benefits. A garment cover guards against water damage, grease and the transfer of any dirt, dust or bacteria transferred by handlers to ensure optimal hygiene and personal protection. These clothing bags can also reliably carry the weight of most garments and are unlikely to tear, maintaining a professional outer appearance.


How will your business benefit?

The consumer of today cares. There are 11.5m followers of the hashtag ‘sustainable fashion’ on Instagram and the tolerance for environmentally damaging practices is plummeting. At the time of writing, sugarcane packaging is a little-known product that will spark interest and excitement amongst an audience that is well-read on eco-friendly initiatives. It is an innovative use of an organic product and by embracing it, your business can front new conversations and lead green advancements. To be able to declare one’s business as entirely plastic-free is an announcement of social responsibility and trustworthiness. Soon, the absence of this claim will become increasingly damaging when compared to competitors who have made the adjustment. Crucially, this sustainable swap does not compromise on functionality, meaning that your produce can maintain its highest standard while saving the planet.


Business owners worldwide are applauding the social shift and adapting accordingly. In the words of David Attenborough, “it’s clear that we’ll have to change the way that we live and use our resources. Can our intelligence save us? I hope so.”