Since 2016 the Afends HQ and Warehouse has been running on solar power. Solar energy is one of the cleanest sources of energy. It requires no water, releases no harmful gases into the environment, is renewable, and helps us reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. The switch to solar was an easy decision for us to make and we hope more business make the move to renewable energy.
We have totally moved away from single-use plastic, most notably when it comes to our packaging. When you receive your order from Afends, it will be posted to you in a corn starch courier satchel and all the garments will be in corn starch garment bags. This corn starch packaging is made from renewable and sustainable plant materials as well as non-toxic compostable resin making them 100% home compostable. That means you can chuck them straight into your home compost and feed your worms, or pop them in your green bin. Either way, this packaging is returned back to the earth leaving no toxins or particles behind.
Every couple of months we have been sending out seeded Thank You Cards with purchases. These Thank You Cards are embedded with various herbs and veggies that you can easily plant in your garden to create your own veggie patch. They are easy to grow, delicious to eat, help us reduce our carbon footprint, and most importantly allow us to benefit from the sustainability of growing your own food.