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Over-Packaging: Why We Use Only Necessary Packaging

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(Pictured: not our packaging)

There are a lot of companies out there putting in-depth thought into their products -- from electronics to food to clothing.  But some of them are using way too much packaging, which is all part of the process.  We're not just talking about the product packaging, though, but shipping materials for online stores, as well. Here's why our approach to packaging is that much better than the norm.

Think about what's really needed to ship any package. Not much, really. Sure, it depends on the item's weight, contents, crushability, etc. -- but mainly the shipment needs to get from point A to point B safely and securely without breaking any of the contents. What it takes to achieve that isn't much.

Shirt companies get wrapped up (no pun intended) in needing everything to be looking pristine when the package arrives -- a typical mens shirt is shipped with cardboard, plastic collar stands, paper, etc. etc.  But once it reaches the customers hands, the package gets ripped open and all that extra shirt stuff gets discarded pretty much immediately. From a company's standpoint, all that extra stuff does is adds to the package's contents, which creates more weight, which means it's more expensive to ship.  It's really a huge waste when all the customer wants is the product they purchased.  

Also note that an overtly extravagant presentation doesn't cover up the fact that many of those pieces were constructed in an unhealthy environment.  

We know that when people receive a Glass House shirt, they're happy with how it functions, looks, and feels over the long term. In the short term, packaging merely serves it's purpose -- getting the shirt from our space to yours. What we ship: shirt, collar stays, collar stand soap, thank you note, receipt. THAT'S IT!  No extra stuff, just a great quality product from start to finish (and a little gift from us).