We all know that large brands have the power to influence trends and change the game. With their massive resources and global presence, they can make a real difference for society and the planet. But, wait for it...there's a dark side to their operations that often flies under the radar – their not-so-glamorous wasteful practices when it comes to returns and unsold products. 😱 Yep, we're diving into the dirty truth of it all in this blog. Hold onto your sustainable razors, ladies, 'cause it's about to get real!
The Excess Inventory Dilemma
Picture this: stacks and stacks of unsold goodies and returns just sitting there, waiting for their destiny. It's like a secret stash of potential treasure, right? Well, not for toy brands such as Funko (CBS News, 2023) or high-end fashion brands such as Burberry (The Times, 2018), this is seen as a big problem where rather than choosing an eco-conscious responsible route, they opt for destroying or burning products to save on inventory costs or avoid reducing their brand value. Psst hey Burberry, if you have too many coats, send one my way (pretty please).
Mother Nature Is Not Happy
Whether it’s products going to landfill or burning excess product, there is a clear environmental, impact that is hard to quantify. Think about it: all those valuable resources – the raw materials, the energy, and the water – that go into making those products. They're wasted in the blink of an eye when things get tossed aside. Talk about a total bummer! 😢 And the worst part? It's like we're feeding a never-ending loop of pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and the depletion of our precious natural resources. Ugh, we can practically hear Mother Nature sighing. 😔
How are we different?
At FFS Beauty, we're proud to stand out from the crowd. We're not just another run-of-the-mill brand – oh no! We're on a mission to bring you top-notch products while staying true to our commitment to sustainability. But here's the kicker: we don't stop there. We believe in the power of education too, empowering our customers to make informed choices for a greener world. It's not just a one-time thing; it's a mindset that guides every decision we make at FFS. This mindset has led to some key initiatives at FFS that set us apart from the rest, these include:
Tree Planting Partnership – In case you didn’t know already know, but we plant trees every month for each and every one of you who signs up to our blade subscription. With the help from Carma.Earth, who planted over 977 million trees so far which, employing over 14,800 people at 280 sites in 11 countries, and we are very proud to be working with them.
In-house Blade Recycling – The first Razor subscription brand to offer blade recycling to our customers. Once your blades arrive with us, they are stored safely until enough have been collected they are then ground down to break the materials apart. The metal and plastic elements are then separated… and all components are then ready to be recycled.
Recyclable packaging - All our packaging is planet-friendly and is 100% recyclable. You can reuse our packaging to store your blades for recycling, but if you’re not using this, make sure to place into your recycling bin when you are finished.
But wait...there’s more...
Introducing the new Imperfect but Still Beautiful range
Sadly, as a business not every product that arrives from our manufacturers arrives in perfect condition. As a razor company, we may receive Razor handles that may be blemished or not perfect and thus have not passed our typical quality standards, but still perfectly delivering the same beloved close shave that's won us countless awards.
Now, here's the exciting part. Instead of letting those not-so-perfect handles go to waste, we're doing something totally radical. We're giving them a second chance at love, and we're passing the savings right on to you! Available at the mind-blowing price of just £1.99! Yep, you read that right – over a 75% discount compared to our usual price of £6! It's like Eco-Santa came early, right? 🎄🎁
But that's not all. By snagging one of these "Imperfect but still Beautiful" handles, you become a true superhero in the fight against unnecessary waste. You're helping us prevent thousands of components from being needlessly tossed into landfills. Together, we're making a difference, one handle at a time! 💚