The Holiday Season and the Environment
The holiday season in all its merriness kicks off a fiasco of sales in time for Christmas shoppers. While the savings brings joy to bank accounts, it also brings detriment to our environmental crisis.
Did you know?
Consumer spending is expected to increase by “... between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion…” up from 2018- not including auto, gas, or restaurant spending (Kline, 2019). Heaps of flash sales, last-minute, and online shoppers will massively increase the demand for expedited shipping, impulse-buy returns, and WRAPPING and PACKAGING. All of which, will undoubtedly have a severely negative environmental impact.
We should be working together to solve these issues- not contributing to them. Moreover, skincare should be purchased with careful thought and consideration- it’s going on and (yes) in your body, after all!
What are we going to do about it?!
We are keeping in line with our mission to save our planet and our bodies from the damage we are causing both every day. From source to post-consumption, we strive for sustainability for a healthier planet and a healthier you.
So, for Propriis’ first holiday season, we will NOT be doing flash sales. We have something BETTER in store for you (o, fun- a pun!). We will be offering a 33% off storewide sale from November 25th- December 23rd. We’re hoping that this window allows you enough time to reach out with any inquiries you may have and therefore make an informed buying decision- without impeding on your precious time with loved ones.
We will not be limiting the number of units you can purchase because we know you’ll want to buy them for everyone on your list; and, that would just be rude if you couldn’t!
As always, you can expect your all-natural skincare goodies to arrive in sustainable packaging.
I’m REALLY excited about this part; and, I think you will be too!
We care deeply about the planet and creating a business that gives back to nature. That’s why we’re thrilled to share that we’re partnering with One Tree Planted (@onetreeplanted) to plant a tree for every item sold. Trees clean our air and water, create habitats for biodiversity, contribute to our health and wellbeing, and create jobs for social impact. We’re honored to have reforestation through OneTree Planted as an integral part of our business model.
We are committed to continuously improving our efforts to rebuild our health and our planet. Rest assured, when you shop with Propriis, you’re doing your part.
Here are our tips for helping you continue your dedication to sustainability:
While we’ve got you covered on skincare (o my, I am on a roll today!), we know there are probably a few other things on your shopping list. So, here are some ways you can partake in the holiday savings and still do your part to help our planet:
- Opt for regular shipping times, instead of expedited
- Have your packages (Amazon offers this feature) shipped together to reduce shipping materials and carbon emissions.
- Wrap your gifts in recyclable paper- get creative! This can enhance the “un-boxing” experience too! ;)
- Use recycled and/or upcycled materials to get crafty with gift bags. If you have little ones, make it a fun holiday project!
- Use kraft tape with a plant-based adhesive or twine instead of plastic tape
- Buy local
- Shopping outings- carpooling will decrease emissions; and, if you’re shopping for the friends you’re with- will also reduce returns! ;)
- And, don’t forget your reusable shopping bags. Keeping them in the car or on the coat hook makes it easier not to forget them. If you do forget, be sure to ask for paper bags at the store =)
If you need any tips on creativity with sustainability, or you’re not sure what the perfect skincare gift will be for your special someone- reach out! We’re here to help. Got ideas? Share them in the comments below!
If you would like your order to be packaged as a bundled gift at no extra charge, please note this in your order.
My VIPs- I haven’t forgotten you! Watch your inboxes for deals especially for you XOXO.
*Please note that shipping times may vary during the holiday period due to reasons beyond our control. We will do everything in our power to ensure that your packages arrive in a timely manner. We appreciate your patience and understanding of this.*