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  • Why there is fabric in my mailing boxes

    11 posts, 8 voices, 645 views, started Apr 6, 2009

    Posted on Monday, April 6, 2009 by Cynthia Schmidt


    • Diamond

      I was asked the other day why I put a piece of fabric in my mailing boxes. So in case anyone else was wondering I’ll explain.

      When I think that the box may be subjected to warm temperatures, I like to include a gel pack but gel packs are moist as they begin to melt. I wanted to find a way to block any moisture from getting to the chocolates or the box they are packaged in.

      I have a friend who works for an interior designer and she always has a lot of fabric samples that are outdated; she’s been instructed to discard them. She can’t see throwing them away and asked me if I had any use for them. Hence the idea to use them as part of my packaging.

      But now I’m thinking of someday making it a permanent part of my package only something customized like a small quilted piece of fabric, with a logo or my business name, that can be used later as a coaster or even a hot pad or trivet.

      Have you come up with anything by accident that may become a permanent part of your business? Share your idea!


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