Grow A Wildflower Garden From Our Clothing Tags
by Cindy Chen·
3 minute read
Yes, you read that right.
Our Plantable Seed Paper Hang Tags
A fun and environmentally friendly way our brand is cutting down waste is by using plantable seed paper for our clothing hang tags. At Ameera, we strive for sustainability and innovation when it comes to the construction of our garments down to the small details.
It’s simple: when you purchase from us, you don’t have waste to throw away. We came up with the idea of printing our hang tags on plantable seed paper that is 100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly.
Grow a wildflower garden from our plantable seed paper hang tags from the comfort of your own home.
Keep reading if you want to learn more about how you can grow a wildflower garden out of our plantable seed paper hang tags when you purchase a garment from us.
Everything You Need To Know About Plantable Seed Paper
What exactly is plantable seed paper? Plantable seed paper is hundreds of plant seeds pressed into a biodegradable eco-paper made with post-consumer material.
When our hang tags are planted into soil, the seeds will grow and the paper gets composted into the soil. There is no waste being thrown out, and it's a great way to give back to the environment.
By planting our hangtags, we are transforming the way people think about trash. Our plantable seed paper hang tags are an innovative and creative way to reduce the amount of waste in the environment. They are actually carbon positive, meaning they help clear pollution when planted. The hang tag has a second life, being grown into flowers, instead of sitting in a wasteland if it was regular paper.
Common Questions About Our Plantable Seed Paper Hang Tags
Q: What type of flowers can I expect from planting the hang tag?
A: The flowers are a mix of perennials and annuals. Every tag will grow a unique mix of flowers.
Q: What type of ink is used to print the hang tags?
A: They are printed with soy-based ink that is non-toxic to the environment when planted.
Q: Are flowers guaranteed to grow?
A: As long as you follow the planting instructions (and don’t drown the seeds) you will always be guaranteed flowers. Our tags are 2 x 4 inches in size and hundreds of seeds are pressed into each tag.
We take pride in using our plantable seed paper for our hang tags. It is an innovative and eco-friendly way to eliminate waste. We strive to become more sustainable and transparent when it comes to our garments and packaging.
How Regular Hang Tags Are Associated With Deforestation
It is evident that the fashion industry is one of the major contributors to pollution across the world. When it comes to browsing stores for clothing, the first thing that you might notice are the hang tags that come with the garment.
Did you know fast fashion companies commonly use toxic chemicals in their ink on their disposable hang tags? These toxins are released into the environment when thrown out, which is dangerous for wildlife, the ecosystem and for us. Our eco-friendly hang tags are more important than ever right now in fashion. It is a small step towards helping the planet.
The globe has approximately ten billion acres of forest. It is critical that we do our part to help the environment in any way possible. Deforestation is on the rise, as it is caused by exploitation of natural resources that include logging trees.
When we clear forests for the production of biofuels and resources, not only do we contribute to greenhouse gas emissions (which is on the rise), these issues cause major concern for future generations and waste that will take millions of years to decompose.
How To Plant Our Hang Tags
- A Planting Pot (Or Outside Space)
- Potting Soil
- Your Ameera Hang Tag
- Watering Can
Choose a season where it is the best time for you to plant. (We recommend Spring/Summer.) Plants need a warm environment to sprout, around 70 degrees fahrenheit. Our seed paper hang tag can be planted indoors all year round, as long as it gets plenty of sunlight. Here are our steps to grow wildflowers from our seed paper hang tags:
- You have the option to plant the wildflowers indoors or outdoors. Make sure to find a sunny and warm spot to grow your flowers.
- Place your hang tag on a bed of compressed soil. (Make sure it is not too hard-packed)
- Cover your hang tag with ⅛ of soil
- Water the top layer only until moist. Make sure your soil/pot has good drainage.
- Check the water levels for the first three weeks. If the top layer of soil is moist, do not water. If it is dry, water. (Over watering will drown the seeds, and nothing will grow)
- You should see sprouts within a few days, and flowers in 2-4 months.
Sustainable and eco-consciousness in any fashion brand is a must when it comes to brand responsibility. We believe that by producing our made to order garments, we will reduce waste that is detrimental to our planet. We support ethical and healthy labor conditions, as all of our items are made to order in New York City by skilled artisans.
Are your flowers growing already? Make sure to send us pictures over on our social handles.