Turtle Fur Takes Steps to Reduce Environmental Impact of eCommerce

January 22, 2019

Turtle Fur partners with Limeloop for reusable shipping packaging

Morrisville, VT, (January 22, 2019)Turtle Fur, the leading headwear and accessories brand in the outdoor and snow sports industries for 35 years, is joining a pilot program with Limeloop reusable shippers. Limeloop created smart shippers, produced from recycled billboards that can be shipped to the customer with a pre-printed return label inside.  Customers can then place the label in the clear pouch on the outside of the bag, drop it in the mail, and send the reusable bag back to Turtle Fur to be reused for the next order. According to Limeloop, the reusable shipping package could last for as long as 10 years or more.

“Turtle Fur aims to be an industry leading example of sustainability practices and Limeloop provides our brand an opportunity to be one of the first in an innovative movement,” said Colin Giblin, Turtle Fur Director of eCommerce. “One of the most exciting pieces is how new this approach is and how far Turtle Fur can take it toward reducing the inherent overall environmental impact of eCommerce.”

Each standard single-use plastic mailer bag from daily shipments consumes one-third of a gallon of water and 3 thousandths of a gallon of oil. Turtle Fur’s goal in using Limeloop reusable shippers will reduce single use bag usage by 200 bags per month, resulting in about sixty-six gallons of water and over a half gallon of oil saved each month.

Turtle Fur will begin with a pilot program available now, where customers can opt in for a small fee to have their order shipped in Limeloop’s reusable shipper. Available on turtlefur.com.

About Turtle Fur:

Since 1982 Turtle Fur® has been a leading headwear and accessories brand in the outdoor, snow sports and lifestyle markets. Located just north of Stowe, in the shadows of Vermont’s highest peak, Mount Mansfield, we know tough weather. By creating comfortable, quality products, we help you stay outside longer to enjoy the things you love to do. Our mission is to create the best adult and kids’ headwear and outdoor gear you can buy. We pride ourselves on holding true to our roots of quality, comfort, creativity, and community…all while having fun. For more information, visit: turtlefur.com