q How are we being more sustainable? | Smudge Online

Smudge Online

We believe that our actions must be responsible and respectful to the environment, society, and economy. For this reason, we implement sustainable practices in every aspect of our business operations- from sourcing raw materials to product production and disposal.

We choose to use eco-friendly and biodegradable products, minimize waste, and reduce our carbon footprint. We understand that building a sustainable legacy is not only important for the present but also for future generations. Our commitment to sustainability is a continuous effort to make a positive impact on people and our planet. 5 ways we are trying to be more sustainable:

  1. Use what we have: Before we go buying new things, we take a look at what we already have. It is always best to use up what you have before you go buying new things.
  2. Buy second hand: Instead of buying new, we try shopping secondhand. There are some great places to find gently used items at a fraction of the cost of buying new.
  3. Shop locally: Shopping locally is a great way to be more sustainable. Buying from local farmers markets, for example, means less transportation of goods.
  4. Reduce packaging: We look for products with less packaging or packaging made from sustainable materials. We also try reusing containers and bags we already have.
  5. Consider the lifespan of your purchases: When buying products, try to consider their lifespan. Will it last a long time or will it need to be replaced quickly? Investing in long-lasting items reduces waste overall. Antiques are a great example. You want something that will last! An interesting article here : The fate of antiques and heirlooms in a disposable age – BBC Future explains how we look at antiques in the modern era. If you have a spare moment, please give it a read.