Socks are folded and wrapped with a branded band. The band is made from cotton paper, printed with my shop name, slogan, fiber content and origin, care instructions, size, misc. manufacturing details (can you call them 'manufacturing' details when they're handmade??), and my website.
Then the banded socks are slid into a sock bag. I make these bags from 100% recycled, heavy duty, kraft paper. Pictured is mauve colored. After I cut and fold the bag, I sew it on my sewing machine, trim out a flap, and it's ready to be used!
I close the bag with a strand or two of yarn in whatever coordinating color that happens to be in my scrap bag and slide my cards (a thank you card, a coupon card, and my business card) into the little loop.
All of this goes into a recyclable tyvec mailer and into the mailbox!
So there you have it: simple, clean, handmade. :)