Sourceful Blog

Rachel Lawton · May 25th, 2023 · 18 min read

7 small business packaging ideas for 2023

As a small business owner, you can make your mark in plenty of ways — and packaging is one of them.

Rachel Lawton · May 12th, 2023 · 8 min read

How to reduce packaging waste (7 simple ways)

Packaging has a waste problem. The good news is that things are changing, and you can be a part of it.

Rachel Lawton · May 8th, 2023 · 18 min read

12 best sustainable jewellery packaging ideas for climate-conscious brands

Here’s how to do your jewellery justice whilst doing your part for the planet.

Rachel Lawton · May 2nd, 2023 · 27 min read

Materials for packaging: a complete guide

It’s hard to escape packaging in our everyday, but have you ever considered just how many packaging materials there are?

Rachel Lawton · Apr 11th, 2023 · 14 min read

12 mailer box design ideas to boost sales

Modern consumers are looking for a memorable unboxing experience. How to deliver? Design.

Rachel Lawton · Mar 23rd, 2023 · 17 min read

What is sustainable packaging? (with examples)

Sustainability in packaging is about much more than just recycling. Let’s take a closer look.

Rachel Lawton · Mar 6th, 2023 · 15 min read

13 of the best sustainable packaging products for climate-conscious brands in 2023

We break down the best products to help you reduce your footprint and take action against climate change.

Rachel Lawton · Feb 28th, 2023 · 16 min read

23 sustainable packaging design ideas with examples

The possibilities to reduce your packaging's footprint are endless. Here's a handful of tried and tested ideas.

Rachel Lawton · Feb 17th, 2023 · 10 min read

What's the cost of more sustainable packaging in 2023?

Switching to more sustainable packaging may seem more expensive, but the opposite is often true. Here's how...

Rachel Lawton · Feb 7th, 2023 · 18 min read

18 more eco-friendly and sustainable packaging ideas in 2023

Everyone (including your customers) wants your packaging to be more sustainable. But where do you start?

Rachel Lawton · Jan 19th, 2023 · 17 min read

14 ways to make your packaging more sustainable & eco-friendly

Online searches for sustainable goods have increased by 71%. Here’s how to meet the demand with your packaging.

Rachel Lawton · Jan 17th, 2023 · 15 min read

10 best sustainable packaging materials for eco-friendly companies

From cardboard to recycled plastics and mycelium (that’s mushrooms), the opportunities are endless.

Kris Moore · Oct 11th, 2022 · 7 min read

The best protective packaging for your product

If there’s one job your packaging has to do, it’s to protect your product — which is why protective packaging is essential.

Ali Straessle · Aug 26th, 2022 · 9 min read

Your ultimate guide to the best eco-friendly clothing packaging

Switching to eco-friendly packaging benefits both your business and the planet. Here's a guide to the best clothing packaging products.

Kris Moore · Aug 17th, 2022 · 11 min read

7 ways to reduce your packaging costs

Every business knows that reducing packaging costs is a good idea, but many underestimate just how much of an opportunity it is.

Ali Straessle · May 20th, 2022 · 10 min read

A practical guide to the best printing techniques for your packaging

Understand different printing techniques for your packaging and learn how Sourceful has made high-quality printing available online.

Kris Moore · May 6th, 2022 · 9 min read

Introducing our new recycled mailer bag

Today we’re launching our recycled mailer bag as a fully customisable product. Here’s why we’re excited about it and why you should be too.

Wing Chan · Apr 20th, 2022 · 4 min read

What Does Sourceful Mean?

What Sourceful means and why it's the name of our platform for sustainable sourcing.

Kris Moore · Apr 6th, 2022 · 6 min read

How to choose the best fluting for your corrugated packaging

E flute, B flute, EB flute and BC flute are all different types of fluting, but what does each mean for your packaging?

Wing Chan · Mar 28th, 2022 · 4 min read

Announcing Sourceful’s Series A funding: a step towards making supply a source of good

We're thrilled to announce our $20 million Series A, led by Index Ventures.

Kris Moore · Mar 10th, 2022 · 6 min read

Here’s why your business needs right-sized packaging

Consumers are tired of companies using excessive, wasteful packaging to ship their products. Right-sized packaging is the solution.

Ali Straessle · Mar 1st, 2022 · 6 min read

Why good data matters for climate action

Good data is the key to successfully addressing the climate crisis and accelerating climate action. Here's why.

Kris Moore · Jan 5th, 2022 · 5 min read

Discover how Patagonia, LEGO & IKEA use Green Marketing to Grow their Brand

How some of the best in the business are marketing their efforts to be kinder to the planet.

Ali Straessle · Dec 22nd, 2021 · 9 min read

How to create a memorable unboxing experience

Unboxing is a cost-effective marketing initiative. Here’s why it’s important and how to get started.

Kris Moore · Dec 8th, 2021 · 6 min read

Everything you need to know about the Plastic Packaging Tax

In April 2022, the UK introduced the Plastic Packaging Tax. Find out what it is, why it's been introduced and who it affects.

Ali Straessle · Nov 30th, 2021 · 5 min read

4 essential factors to create the perfect packaging for your brand

Quality packaging requires quality materials. Here's what to consider when choosing your packaging material.

Ali Straessle · Nov 16th, 2021 · 8 min read

A wake-up call for the private sector: COP26 key takeaways

We need to step up climate action and move faster. Here are our key COP26 takeaways and what we learnt on the ground.

Rachel Lawton · Nov 3rd, 2021 · 16 min read

How to avoid greenwashing in 8 steps

Sometimes even the most genuine companies can fall prey to greenwashing. Here's how you can steer clear of it.

Kris Moore · Oct 5th, 2021 · 5 min read

What is greenwashing? Chevron, BrewDog & beyond

Greenwashing may sound green — but it's not. A brief guide to what it is and why it matters.

Ali Straessle · Sep 28th, 2021 · 8 min read

Packaging design: where to begin

There's a lot to consider when it comes to packaging design. Here's a practical guide on where and how to begin the process.