A sample of our work

Quick response to market conditions

The Background

L’Occitane spent several years developing a new and innovative personalised skincare solution, Duolab.  The unique technology allows L’Occitane customers to customise their own face cream, tailored to their skin’s needs. When the Duolab launched, it was nominated for the 2020 Vogue Beauty Awards.

The Brief

Duolab emerged onto the market during the early days of the pandemic, and it soon became apparent that the success of the product would be reliant on online sales and promotion through the QVC sales channel.

L’Occitane approached us to develop a transit pack for Duolab that could protect the products during shipping, as their inner box was very susceptible to damage. They were also looking to provide an enjoyable unboxing experience for their customers, replicating the instore buying experience in a way that made their customers feel cared for.

The Solution

Our design team worked to develop a secure and robust pack to hold the Duolab unit and the ancillary products and creams, utilising clever internal suspension fittings.

Final design considerations were a seal tape for security, a tear tape for the consumer to open the pack, and simple but bold graphics printed inside with a discreet outer face to minimise opportune theft.

L’Occitane were thrilled with the results of our design team’s hard work, and how the final product combined secure packaging with eye-catching graphics for a unique unboxing experience.

 

Prescribed medication through your letterbox

The Background

Lloyds Direct was co-founded by people who were frustrated by the hassle of managing their NHS prescriptions; they knew there could be a better way. So in 2015, they built a different kind of pharmacy operating directly with GPs to deliver medicine for free to your door.

The Brief

Phenomenal growth and an ambitious business plan lead them to seek a supplier who could support and partner with them as their business grew. They knew they needed to work directly with a manufacturer; a company prepared to help them develop and evolve post-box friendly packaging at a competitive price.

The Solution

From their existing simple wrapper, our designers created a range of fast and easy assembly packaging that kept weight to an absolute minimum to offset postage costs.

Lloyds Direct were extremely happy with how we provided a seamless extension to their business and supported their growth and evolving business structure which continues to this day.

Flying high with skytidy®

The Background

Back in 2010 we were approached by a senior procurement manager from a major British airline.  We were presented with a sample box that was unlike anything we had seen before, a trash compactor case. The manager demonstrated to us how the box was utilised to store and compact waste products in-flight, onboard their long-haul aircraft.

The Brief

The airline had been utilising this particular box for several years but had been experiencing an increasingly poor reliability record and numerous quality issues. In addition, constant disruption in the supply chain of the box, stretching across the world, was also impacting their day-to-day business.  The existing box was deemed no longer fit for purpose. The airline therefore made an important decision to seek out a manufacturer with design credentials to help them.

The brief was to design and construct a reliable composite waterproof container, that could be manufactured and supplied to the UK & Europe. Time was a major factor because this was also a vital ‘No-Fly’ item.

 

The Solution

In conjunction with an engineering team and experienced cabin crew staff from the airline, a number of prototypes were designed. Over several months, various models were conceived and tested on-board aircraft until we arrived at the current design.

The box offers exceptional and dependable performance in the long-haul flight cycle and has since proved to have an unsurpassed reliability record in the cabin environment. It performs as a seamless component in the trash compactor cycle; resilient, puncture resistant and fully waterproof, all essential features for long-haul flights.

Now manufactured and held in stock in the United Kingdom, these boxes are available for worldwide distribution.

 

Supporting brands with Corporate Social Responsibility

The Background

The prestigious fashion retailer Charles Tyrwhitt of Jermyn Street London wanted to address their impact on the environment, as their existing eCommerce packaging failed to meet their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) expectations.

The Brief

Their brief to us was to replace their existing postal packaging with a secure, completely recyclable solution that was also free plastic, glue, and tape.

The Solution

Our tamper-evident, self-locking eLok box was a perfect fit for their needs. The eLok is both 100% recyclable and manufactured from FSC® approved materials, with a unique locking system that opens easily and is resealable for returning goods if required.

We are proud to have been able to dramatically evolve Charles Tyrwhitt’s eCommerce packaging from a multi-step manufacturing process to a secure, plastic-free eCommerce pack which can be printed and manufactured in a single machine pass.

Charles Tyrwhitt have been successfully using our eLok boxes for several years now, providing their customers with a unique unboxing experience and the assurance that their goods with arrive safely.