Customers are increasingly concerned about the ‘footprint’ of their purchases. A sustainable earring display will offer peace of mind to a growing consumer market.
Rightly consumers are asking many more questions about the sustainability of the products they buy, and this is increasingly extended to other areas of the buying cycle. Creating a sustainable earring display will offer a chance to extend your ‘green’ credentials further.
What is a sustainable earring display?
The measure of sustainability varies. One area to consider is the life cycle of a product. A poorly made product that needs to be replaced regularly is not a sustainable option, regardless of any claims about the material used and its recyclability.
The most sustainable choice is purchasing a product that is manufactured to last for as long as possible.
Retailers should be asking detailed questions about the manufacture of the display item.
• Where is it manufactured? – this will impact on carbon footprint. Locally manufactured items will have the least amount of impact.
• How efficiently is it made? Manufacturers who invest in the latest kit and technology are able to manufacturer at the highest level of efficiency. These machines are designed to use less energy, offer multiple operations on one machine and reduce material waste. Some parts require multiple processes, and if these are managed under one roof then this further reduces the impact on the environment.
• How is it distributed? Using carbon-neutral couriers will again help reduce carbon footprint.
More on sustainability
Acrylic is not a natural product and its manufacture has an environmental cost. However not all plastics are the same. Acrylic is a recyclable product. Once it is no longer useful it can be reused to make material that is itself used to manufacture many useful items.
To sum up, buying jewellery display stands from a reputable UK manufacturer who invests in the latest energy-efficient plant and has the expertise to make high quality durable products from recyclable material that offer long-lasting solutions offers the chance to create sustainable retail displays.