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NEW (+ IMPROVED) PACKAGING FROM THE SCHOOL OF MAKING

At The School of Making and Alabama Chanin, sustainability is a top priority. We strive to be a zero-waste company and leave the smallest environmental footprint possible. Recently, our team has been working behind the scenes to elevate our DIY offerings and take larger strides toward a more environmentally friendly future.

Today, we introduce new and improved packaging for The School of Making products that greatly cut down on the use of and need for plastic in our studio—and in your home. We’ve talked before about the scraps that come from our Building 14 facility and production studio, and we’re continually looking for new and innovative ways to use them. New thread packaging and bags for DIY kits, the Indigo Dye Kit, and our updated Essential Sewing Kit have been created by using leftover scraps from garments and home goods.

Plastic has been replaced elsewhere by more sustainable options such as glass and recycled paper. Beads, sequins, and our newly added Armor Beads are now available in glass Weck jars for easy storage and display in your home studio. Needles now come in three varieties—Sewing, Beading, and Embroidery—and ship to you in a reusable glass vial. Also, incorporated into our new packaging program are recycled pillow boxes made regionally in Nashville. These pillow boxes have multiple uses—providing protection to small glass vials and packaging a few different products—cutting down on our need to keep excess materials on hand.

Our team has put a lot of thought and care into choosing more sustainable options and providing our customers with an elevated selection of notions and tools. See all the updated packaging here.

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  1. Mary

    Thank you, thank you! In an effort to cut down on my own waste, I have used and re-used the plastic bags that the DIY kits come in until they are tattered, battered, and have holes in the bottom as well as displaying wooden thread spindles. This makes things even easier for me and the look of the new packaging for products is beautiful.

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    1. Alabama

      Thank you, Jean! Every bit does, indeed, help. We hope you are able to reuse the new packaging as well.

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  2. Tracy

    I love that you do this. (Just received my Earth Day purchases yesterday and was thrilled that they were wrapped in unbleached tissue paper!)

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  3. Eva

    So far, I found use for every single box I got, and I have reused every bit of tissue paper. I save the lovely bill and sketch on the back of it. I store precious threads in the heavy DIY plastic bags… but I welcome the changes along with the post about them. One can truly feel like an Alabama Chanin family member, even if from hundreds of miles away…

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