As you all know, we are big on recycling and finding new, original supplies for our products’ packaging. One of the permanent goals of our business is to keep all unnnecessary costs down, so our customers are not paying for packaging or shipping supplies more than is strictly necessary to cover costs. There is another reason for doing it – we want to continue the traditions of Canarian Curanderismo alive. Merely 25 years ago, herbs, food, medicines and many other items were sold in paper bags, called cartuchos here.
A few weeks ago, a friend gave us several partially used accounting ledgers. He had removed the used pages, obviously because they contained private information, but there were hundreds of unused pages, made of very strong and durable paper, and of course he said “I saved this for you because I’m sure you could make something out of them”. They were not suitable for diaries as they had too many columns, so we decided to recycle them into envelopes for packaging orders. We made two different size templates, and with a bit of patience, last Monday we made the first hundred. Aren’t they lovely? They are perfect for herbs, teas, salts, and all the new products we’ll be releasing in the next weeks, and since you can write on them, it will save YOU money on the products’ final price, as no sticker tags are needed. Yay for recycling.