If you’ve read Part 1 of this post, you’ll know that I’ve got a bit of an issue with plastic waste, and it’s been bothering me for a long time that my business has been contributing to the problem on a daily basis. We’ve been using a plastic tagging gun for years! It’s quick, easy and effective… and cheap too!
But it’s not right, and it creates ugliness in the world, which is not what Skinny laMinx is all about. So along with production manager Sarah and designer Melissa, we’ve been working in the background to find a way to tag our products without plastic.
We’ve replaced this:
With this! Black bulb safetypins and cotton string, and paper labels that tell our story without causing harm.
It’s a much better solution, and the label not only tells a bit of the Skinny laMinx story, but its presentation speaks volumes about what our values, which is what makes being in business so much more than just a job, right?
I moved to Cape Town in 1996, and the LIM store on Kloof Street has always been a fixture in my neighbourhood. It took me a few years before I felt sophisticated enough to go inside, but these days I’m SO sophisticated, I’m in there all the time 😉 When putting together our 2016 LookBook for …
The drought and hardcore water restrictions have made me super thrifty about everything. I’ve been recycling for years, but it’s only when I found out about EcoBricks (thanks to kind readers responding to this post) that my eyes really opened to how much waste I generate. Ecobricks are plastic bottles stuffed with non-recyclables, turned into …
I’ve already got my Skinny laMinx mobile phone cover, but I’m sorely tempted to get a new one in the Diggi Dot prints too! See the whole range of mobile covers and laptop skins for sale in the Skinny laMinx Nuvango store.