4 Kind Steps To Green Your Packaging When Shipping Your Artwork

Pile of Old Clothes AKA Art Packaging
Green it! Recycle it! Use it!

1) Use old, discarded clothes instead of bubble-wrap or styrofoam peanuts, etc. (ICK for the environment either way you look at it.)

2) If you don’t have any, go to your local Thrift Store and get a box. Sometimes, there are even old blankets or comforters people have discarded. Explain to them what you are doing (they may even give you a discount).

3) Create a small tag/note to include in the purchase to your collectors and explain to them what you have done and why.

4) Specifically ask your collectors to take your “recycled clothing packaging” to a Thrift Store near them, donate it and spread the word.


Simple. Effective.  Human.
….and kind on so many levels.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Francois Vidal

    Very good and innovative idea!

    1. Janice Tanton

      If you try it, Francois, let us all know how it goes. I’ve had an excellent response from artist friends who put it into practice.

  2. Janet Vanderhoof

    It’s not too heavy Janice?

    1. Janice Tanton

      Not at all. especially if you have cotton fabrics – instead of packing them really tight, fluff them and set it up so you are trapping as much air in the packing as you can. A good solution overall!

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