Tag Archives: Biodegradable

Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Packaging that Dad will LOVE!

Father’s Day is June 19, and Dads will love our Blue Indigo Collection with nautical-themed gift wrap, tissue, and gift tags. The Indigo Stripe shopping bags are made from 40% recycled paper and combine popular navy and cream colors. This modern design will appeal to your younger customers as well. We especially like the cute rose size bags with horizontal stripes (at right). It’s the perfect size bag for a gift card, a neck tie or some personalized golf balls! This group really pops when you add a red bow or red ribbon and one of our Anchor gift tags.

For a coordinating look, our Blue Indigo Rhapsody coordinates … Read More

The Truth About Recycled Plastic Bags – An Interview with Command Packaging’s Pete Grande

Pete Grande

Pete Grande is the Founder & CEO of Command Packaging. Located in the Los Angeles area, he has seen many changes in the packaging industry over the past 27 years he’s been in business. We sat down with him to learn from a true expert in the field of American made recycled plastic bags.

Nashville Wraps: What is the biggest myth about plastic bags? Why do they have such a bad rap?

Pete Grande: There are two big myths: that Plastic bags are not recyclable and that they are the cause of significant environmental damage. It is true that plastic bags have a low (5%) recycling rate, but the Read More

Fall in Love With Our Valentine’s Day Packaging!


Even though Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, there’s no need to panic – we’ve got you covered with tons of beautiful packaging options! And, since our shipping is so speedy (most orders for stock merchandise ship within 24 hours, Monday-Friday), you’ll get what you need with plenty of time to spare.

Whether you’re looking for classic heart candy boxes, or something a little different, such as our brand new, uplifting Chalkboard Sentiments collection (below), you’ll find something you’ll absolutely love on our Valentine Packaging page.

Our newest Valentine favorites are these great little merchandise gift tags featuring hearts (at right), lace, or many more options. Some … Read More

Corrugated Shipping Box Choice: white or natural kraft (brown) board

same print and color on white and brown board

“Don’t you have any colored boxes?” is a common question from e-commerce and subscription box brand owners looking for shipping boxes that are lavender, black, hot pink or just about every other possible color. The fact is that the only two “standard” (non-printed) colors for corrugated board are white and natural Kraft which is essentially brown. Every other color has to be printed on the board, usually on Kraft board, but sometimes printing over white board is the better option.

The advantages of natural Kraft (brown) corrugated board

The biggest advantage is that it is natural and does not have to be printed or processed into that color. So the … Read More

Polka Dot Packaging is Sizzling Hot This Summer!


If you are looking for a great summer packaging, our Polka Dot Collection is perfect. This charming group features large white polka dots on five vibrant colors: Coral RoseTurquoiseCitrus, Red and Black. You can change color groups to go from season to season.

These shopping bags are made from 100% white kraft paper and are part of our Green Way brand of eco-friendly packaging. The polka dot tissue paper is made from 100% recycled paper. The best part of the beautiful 90% recycled gift wrap is that it’s reversible with white dots on one side and color dots on the reverse. And to top … Read More

Double Box Approach to Subscription Box Branding

Rigid carton and box examples

Shipping a box within a box has been around for some time, made popular by companies like Birchbox, who have been using that concept for years. It is a great way to create an upscale image while providing a branded container that the consumer is more likely to keep and reuse. The sad fact is that most of the beautiful e-commerce and subscription service boxes we help create, quickly end up as paper waste soon after they arrive at their destination.

The Branded Corrugated Outer Shipper Container

In most cases it can be a simplified version of a corrugated container because the added strength of the inside container, the shipper … Read More

Additional Green Resources and Products

  • Jonah Coyote Design
  • Sustainable is Good
  • Zing Green Products
  • Dharma Merchant Services
  • Green America
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