Āyu Sustainable Packaging - It can be Composted & Reused!

Say hello to our environmentally friendly packaging! 

Our branding and packaging always stay minimalistic and we don't use single-use plastic.
What that means is we will be doing our best to ensure all orders are in sustainable packaging when they leave us. Every Ayu product will arrive at you in a plastic alternative. We will be using 100% compostable materials for all our packaging.
Linen, as many of you already know, is a long-lasting natural material, it is strong and durable and will last a lifetime if looked after correctly. However, as it is natural it will quickly decompose if composted so it is only fitting that your linen orders will now come in plastic-free packaging. You can take comfort in knowing that our packaging will not need decades to decompose and fill up landfills. Instead, you can reuse our packaging or compost it in the comfort of your home.

Is there a difference between compostable packaging and biodegradable packaging?

Both terms are often used interchangeably and it is understandable that they may be confused for one another. A thing to remember is that all compostable material is biodegradable BUT not all biodegradable material is compostable.
The main difference is that while biodegradable materials return to earth as they decompose they don’t completely disappear and sometimes leave residue behind such as metal or chemicals. Whereas compostable materials disappear completely if in the right conditions. During composting all there is left behind is ‘humus’ - but not as you know it, it is a substance full of nutrients that will help to nourish soil and plants.