Founding herbsack presented an unexpected challenge and blessing in one. When we hired Amazon to fulfill our online orders, Amazon told us each herbsack product required a sealed plastic bag with a suffocation warning and UPC code on it. Yikes! We had ~ 7000 bags all ready to ship to Amazon from our factory, and now another step, and expense. What to do?
A local packaging store told me about Hope Services, so I inquired.
From the moment I spoke to Sean Galvin, the Production Manager at Hope Services, I felt I was in good hands. Sean introduced me to the Inventory Manager, Dan Marberry. I was a nervous business owner, yet Dan put me at ease. His team had a lot of experience in packaging products.
Dan gave me a tour of the facility in Santa Clara, CA. He showed me how he set up assembly lines for each job. I met the workers, called clients, and they were so friendly. They performed the job beautifully, in a timely fashion, and at a very competitive price. They were so easy to work with, and always pleasant!
Dan told me the clients enjoyed packaging the herbsack bags. He said he hoped herbsack would be successful so the clients could do more bagging and tagging for us. Well, I hope herbsack will be successful too!
I wholeheartedly recommend Hope Services for local companies that need production services. Believe me, the reward will exceed your expectations.
"the production of hemp fibre is a highly sustainable process. It is a carbon negative crop because it actually absorbs CO2 from the air. It can be produced with half the amount of water and land in comparison to cotton has thrice the tensile strength of cotton. It can also be easily blended with other fibres and doesn’t strip the soil of nutrients. On the contrary, hemp returns 60-70 per cent of all nutrients back into the soil."
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As a textile, hemp is durable, comes in a variety of natural colors based on how it is processed from the plant, and has “a wonderful drape, comparable to linen,” according to Patagonia. Plus, it needs approximately half as much land and half as much water as cotton does to thrive