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Packaging clothes

When packaging clothes for shipping, the contents need to be as protected as possible. Here are our best tips for folding, wrapping and padding clothes correctly.

Posting clothes with Evri

To ship clothing, your items need to fit in the packaging you’re sending them in, so they arrive safely at their destination. Our two top tips are:

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Use sturdy packaging

These are some of the best types of packaging to use when sending clothes through our system.

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1. Padded envelopes

For a single item of clothing, buy a padded envelope and pop the item in the sleeve. This is a cost-effective way of sending smaller items, as it’s a lightweight choice.

Then, seal it with the adhesive tape attached, and stick the shipping label to the parcel.

Advantages of padded envelopes for clothing

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2. Plastic delivery bags

When you’re packaging clothes for shipping, plastic mailing bags are a convenient choice - so long as you’re not including more “fragile” clothing.

Plastic delivery bags are:

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3. Cardboard boxes

For packaging larger clothes, or bulk sending clothes, cardboard boxes are a really great choice.

Just choose a box that’s slightly bigger than the clothes you’re sending! This makes room for extra packaging materials, like bubble wrap or scrunched-up newspaper, to stop things moving around.


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Cardboard boxes for shipping clothing are

  • Great for sending a larger amount of clothes.
  • Protective, sturdy and durable.
  • Recyclable – great for the person receiving the item to reuse.

Once you’ve found the best sized cardboard box for your clothes, simply:

Consider extra packaging for delicate clothes

Most clothes aren’t fragile, but some pieces might require more care than others. This includes items like beaded jumpers or a silk designer suit, for example. Some clothing falls under our prohibited items, too. For instance, you can’t send real fur through our network.

Packaging fragile items requires extra packaging, so:

  • Add filled packaging, like bubble wrap and newspaper.
  • Wrap bubble wrap around zips, beads, or more delicate embellishments.
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Send your parcel

Now you know how to package clothes for shipping, you’ll feel confident doing this in future! All that’s left to do is send your parcel. Simply find a ParcelShop that’s convenient for you, book a Courier collection, or choose a Locker to take your clothes package to.

For further advice on sending parcels, read through our guides section, where you can discover helpful tips on how to package books and more.