At Hobes, we’re committed to minimising our environmental impact. And this starts with our online store. We are an online-only business, which means no physical stores or retail spaces. On average, e-commerce stores use 30% less energy than traditional retail, we'd say that's a win in itself.
Our product philosophy is based around “slow movement” design and development. We produce a tightly edited range of simple, classic and timeless styles in a range of colours and materials. We produce very small runs that are available until sold out, and we work hard to ensure we never have wastage in our production.
PACKAGING & MATERIALS
We’re working towards being a virgin plastic free brand. In the last year we’ve replaced all packaging and materials with sustainable options. Your Hobes will now be delivered to you:
- In a biodegradable mailer from Better Packaging Co. Made from corn, they’re completely compostable, so when your Hobes are unpacked, just add the mailer to your compost bin.
- Wrapped in FSC certified, acid free tissue paper and stickers that have been printed with soy-based ink, supplied by Noissue. We’re also part of the their Eco-packaging Alliance which means they plant trees in places of need for every order we place with them.
- Accompanied by one insert with all the info you need, printed by Greener Printer on recycled paper.
- In a linen, reusable dust bag with Bamboo swing tags from Weavable.
We’re continuing work with our supply chain towards our focus of being completely virgin plastic free (we’re almost there!), we we’ll keep you updated with progress here.
We are constantly working on new products, practices and development with our partners to achieve our goals and to ensure as a brand, we are working towards a more sustainable future. Watch this space.