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How to be a More Sustainable Retailer During the Holiday Season

Looking to become a little more eco-friendly during the holidays? Here's six tips to manage your business sustainably.

Sassy Embroidered Goods with The Idle Hands Club

"...being scared is good. It just means you care a lot about what you’re doing." Alisse, founder of The Idle Hands Club

Louve Naturals: Formulated with the Environment in Mind

“Push on and do your best to live a sustainable life despite the imperfections.“ Saranda, founder of Louve Naturals

Plant-based Cosmetics with Lip Service Beauty

" I believe wholeheartedly that all the 'ingredients' in your life matter." Anette, founder of Lip Service Beauty

The Wrapping Project: Not Your Ordinary Reusable Wrappers

"Protecting the environment has always been a theme that runs through everything I do" Emily Ching, Founder of The Wrapping Project

Lulu & Milly: Gorgeous Organic Clothing for Your Little Ones

"...never give up on your dream. It may seem hard at times, but it is so fulfilling." Jasmine and Amanda, founders of Lulu & Milly

Sustainable Art-inspired Scarves for Cancer Warriors with Bravery Co

"I want to give them some kick-ass headwear options that makes them feel confident and powerful, and ready to take on the cancer world with gusto." Emily Somers, founder of Bravery Co

Chasing Kawaii Dreams with Rainbowholic

"I believe that “kawaii” makes the world a happier place," Kaila Ocampo, co-founder of Rainbowholic

Creatives: Henry Slaughter x Laundry Day

"I get inspired by great usability, readability and experience paired with something visually attractive," Henry Slaughter

Timeless Everyday Pieces with La Monarch

"My vision is to create a brand that makes women feel good about themselves with pieces that will adjust to their lifestyle..." Ana Gutierrez, founder and creative director of La Monarch

Daydreams and Watercolour Flowers with Anna Lau

"I’ve always believed you can achieve anything you want if you want it enough." Anna Lau

glōu: Quirky Sustainable Fashion Line for Creatives

"I get energized thinking about how I want to use glōu’s platform to create content that motivates, inspires, and educates creatives on how to live a happy and sustainable lifestyle." Avanti, Founder of glōu

Zuahaza: Transforming the Textile Industry by Making It 'Clean' Again

"...seeing how happy and excited they are about the project, it truly helps me remember that this business has a purpose and a vision worth fighting for," Tatiana Ordoñez, Founder and Creative Director of Zuahaza

How to minimise your ecommerce shipping costs

Our partners at Parcelhub share their best tips and tricks on how you can decrease shipping costs and enhance the customer experience.

How to Scale Your Business on a Budget: a Q&A with Mailchimp’s Deana Thornton

Deana Thornton is the director of commerce marketing at Mailchimp. She talks how to grow sustainably as a business and locate the right areas to invest in.

Wattle I Gift: Finding the Perfect Gifts While Giving Back

"I wanted to make a conscious effort to provide a beautiful gifting experience that isn’t overrun with packaging that you can’t reuse or recycle." Jo Cranney, founder of Wattle I Gift

Creatives: RuthAnn (R Artspace) x By Rebecca Noe

"...community and creativity are at the heart of what I do," RuthAnn Rafiq of R Artspace

Feel Strong and Beautiful with Activewear from Mama Movement

"I knew right from the start that if I was building a brand on a mission to create a better future, sustainability was going to be an important pillar of my brand." Faye Tan, Founder of Mama Movement

Keeping it consistent: How to make sure your branding’s aligned online and offline

Having visual consistency across your different online and offline channels is essential to gaining recognition and loyalty from your customers. Whitestone branding expert Christa Ramus shares how to achieve this consistency.

Marketing Inspo: 18 Tips to Create a Customer Retention Program that Actually Works

Customer retention programs are vital to small businesses so if you don't have one in place, now is a great time to start. Here's our guide on how to craft one.

Hand-Painted & Sustainable Wooden Jewelry with Rylee & Ink

"I’ve been lucky enough to see how art can make people smile, how fashion can make you more confident, and that’s my goal with Rylee & Ink," Rylee Postulo Founder of Rylee and Ink

How Boie built a personal care brand centered on sustainability

Manuel de la Cruz is the CEO and Co-founder at Boie USA. We invited Manuel to chat about building a personal care business and community centered on sustainability.

Planet-friendly periods: How Hello Cup is revolutionizing the menstrual care industry, one cup at a time

Hello Cup is reimagining a high-waste industry by creating menstrual cups that last for years instead of hours. Co-founder Robyn McLean talks about what it means to be a sustainable founder and the benefits this adds to her business.

How to weave sustainability through your fashion brand

There are other aspects of a fashion brand's sustainability journey besides supply chain and packaging. Our partners at SupplyCompass break down how to make sure your impact is light, post-purchase.

A complete guide to joining noissue’s Eco-Packaging Alliance

The Eco-Packaging Alliance is a global community of sustainable businesses that noissue helps with minimizing their impact on the environment. One way we do this is planting a tree every time they place a packaging order. Want to get involved? Here's how to become a member.

Marketing Inspo: 7 Marketing Metrics Every Retail Business Should Track

Whether you're aiming to increase sales or to drive brand awareness, it's important to always measure your marketing performance as a small business. Here, we break down the marketing metrics you should be looking at to see if your efforts are paying off.

Creatives: Ami DeMelo x Lucuma Boutique

"I'm content with a more location-independent lifestyle now and focusing on helping others achieve their business goals (especially in the early days, as start-up life inspires me) through cohesive visual identity," Ami DeMelo

Marketing Inspo: Marketing Automation for SMBs - How to Do It Right

As a small business, you can take advantage of some simple marketing automation to improve your customer experience and free up your time. Read on for how to get Marketing Automation right for Small Businesses.

Consumer Trends That Will Stay Post-COVID-19

No matter what type of business you're running, customers' needs and priorities have shifted. Here are consumer trends that will stay post Covid-19 and how your small business can adapt to meet this new landscape.

noissue, unwrapped: what makes a noissue product?

Have you been wondering what will have the most impact when it comes to switching up your packaging? We break down the points of difference in each of our products to help you make a decision for your brand.

Marketing Inspo: How to Use Video Marketing to Increase Engagement and Sales in Your Business

Video is incredibly effective in helping you connect with your audience. Here's how you can use video to increase engagement and sales for your business.

Little Carabao Studio: Dainty Wedding Stationery

"My vision is to bring people together through beautiful paper," La Rue Pulido, Founder of Little Carabao Studio

How to Start a Side Hustle Selling Products

A guide on how to start your side hustle. We cover how to do your research to find your niche, setting up your online platform, marketing, and order fulfillment.

How to Sell Arts and Crafts Online - A Beginner's Guide

Whether you’re just starting out or a designer-maker looking to grow and get more sales, follow these 7 steps and you’re more likely to have a successful creative business!

How to Create Custom Branded Packaging That Stands Out and Boosts Engagement

Custom-branded packaging can ultimately lead to stronger customer relationships, higher levels of engagement, and more sales. So, how exactly can you execute an effective packaging strategy?

4 Ways to Improve Shipping Speed in eCommerce

Competing with a juggernaut like Amazon may lead you to wonder if you can truly compete? The good news? You absolutely can. Read on for a few winning techniques you can employ in order to up your shipping game and sleigh the holiday season and beyond!

Marketing Inspo: Why Authentic Marketing is Critical in 2020 — and How to Do It Right

Businesses who want to stay competitive in the coming years should be able to forge genuine connections and relationships with their customers. In other words: you need to be authentic. Let’s explore some of the ways that you can do just that!

Custom-Tailored Clothing: A New Era of Sustainable Fashion

We speak to the owners/designers of two custom-tailored clothing brands who are paving the way for a more sustainable approach to fashion. Anne Whiting of Anne James New York & Nathalie Neuilly of Dressarte Paris tell us all about the future of made-to-measure fashion in the age of eCommerce.

2020 Packaging Design Trends

It’s the start of a whole new year, so that means a forecast of the top packaging design trends for 2020!

Marketing Inspo: 11 Ecommerce Trends to Watch in 2020

2020 is almost upon us, so it's time to take a look at the top 11 marketing trends set to shape the world of eCommerce in the next year!

How to Reduce Packaging Waste this Holiday Season

As much as we love the holiday season, it's responsible for a massive uptick in discarded packaging. We'll look at some great ways that your business can reduce packaging waste these holidays.

3 Goals to Set for Your Small Business in 2020

With the new year coming up fast, now is the perfect time to think about what you want to achieve next year as a small business owner. NorthOne gives us their top three areas to focus on for 2020: