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Thom Bargen: Honoring Coffee Farmers with Quality Coffee

"The product we built our company on literally is fading away without some sustainable impacts being made on all levels of the supply chain." Thom Bargen

9 Packaging Design and Sustainability Trends to try in 2021

Regenerative packaging, detailed designs and pops of color are going to be big in packaging this year. Here's 9 trends to try for your brand.

Whimsical Oil & Watercolor Illustrations with Ingrid Bartkowiak

"I feel it's my responsibility as a business owner to be aware of my own impact and try to make educated decisions around running a business from that." Ingrid Bartkowiak

Bangin Hangins: Unforgettable Gatherings with Eco-Friendly Hangings

"Seeing first hand the waste that the events industry generates can be, at times, overwhelming. As a result, I'm very conscious of our impact on the environment and the work we do," Sarah of Bangin Hangins

Aura Home Scents: The Eco-Conscious Relaxation Remedy

"I wanted to share this with others and produce a candle that not only looked beautiful, but smelled amazing and was free from toxic substances." Christie, founder of Aura Home Scents

Ecomask: The Most Sustainable Face Mask on the Planet

"Our vision is to make the most sustainable and effective reusable face masks on the market to end mask trash." Laura, founder of Ecomask

A Feel of New York through Stationery with Bklyn Post

"Sustainability in my brand is important because it’s my way of saying, while I want to provide beautiful and inspiring products, I also want to sustain our beautiful planet!" Sheena, founder of Bklyn Post

Folio: Inspiring Moments of Connection with Luxury Paper Goods

"I try to take everyday moments and use them to create cards that are relatable, loveable, and just really human." Ian, founder of Folio

Here's our favourite packaging designs of 2020

It's been a year full of beautifully designed packaging here at noissue. To highlight some of the outstanding creations we've seen, we asked our team to share their favourite designs from 2020. Here are their picks.

Pretty Kind London: Eco-Friendly Never Looked so Pretty

"Every detail of my business is important to me. Because my vision is to have a completely ethical business, to contribute to a better world for everyone," Mutia Ademola, founder of PKL

Vegan and Cruelty-Free Tanning Products with Body Spritz

"Being so closely affiliated with the beach, ocean, and its environmental sustainability is (literally) the air we breathe." Edward, co-founder of Body Spritz

Evka Home: Handmade Homeware with Style

"Waste is a design flaw, so if you can figure out a way to reduce it while you produce more stuff to go out in the world, then that can only be a good thing!" Ewa, Founder of Evka Home

Creatives: Lemuel MC Linen Clothing x Cernovskaja Sisters

"I speak three languages but often still can't find the right words! Visual mediums like photography, drawing, and design come much more naturally and are broad enough to say many things at once," Marta Cernovskaja

The Lowdown on Water-Activated Tape: Everything You Need to Know

Water-activated tape is a stronger and more sustainable alternative to plastic tape. Here's how to use it in your packaging.

ohmygoles: Telling Stories through Slice of Life Comics

"Let’s all do our best to spread joy, love, and kindness!" Tin, creator of ohmygoles

Rayu: Where Every Piece Made and the People Who Make it Matters

"We strive to bring economic opportunities to artisanal communities, empower women, and change the fundamentals of the industry by cutting back on waste." Monica and Caroline, founders of Rayu

Handcrafted Statement Ceramics with Irene and Edith

"I am inspired by the challenges I put on myself, to become a skilled potter, to understand my craft the best I can, and share with others the possibility of a creative life." Nichola, founder of Irene and Edith

@janicesung

We love a sustainable packaging flat-lay. 🍃💖 @janicesung shows us her delicate and sophisticated art style in the form of noissue packaging. ✨✨✨ The more we look at her noissue designs, the more we're drawn to its tranquil details. 🤩

@kawaii_studios

This color combination of pastels in the noissue custom paper tape and stickers is such a treat to the eyes. 😍😍 If you haven't checked out @kawaii_studios' Youtube video about their packaging yet, now's the time! It will surely be a great help if you want to reinvent your packaging. 👍👍

@shopeveningstar

Make it official with the noissue packaging! 😍 In @shopeveningstar's case, the noissue custom paper tape did it for them. There's nothing more fulfilling than recognizing your own hardwork and how far you've come. 👏👏👏 We're glad to have contributed a playful, whimsical, and modern addition to evening star's branding! ✨✨

@goodcrowdshop

We love this bright-colored noissue Tape design by @goodcrowdshop! It's awesome to see businesses and brands putting effort into the unboxing experience for their customers. 👏👏👏 The custom noissue paper tape is water-activated and available in 2 sizes: 2in and 3in. 🧐

Randi Reed: Bringing a Little Magic to Paper

"My love for art and the joy that it brings me is what keeps moving me forward," Randi Reed

@youmeandbones

Excited to receive your package from @youmeandbones? 🤩 The noissue custom paper tape can be used to communicate important handling information. 🙌🙌 This is a great example of a practical application (pun intended). ✨✨✨

Abbey Sy: "Always Be Creating"

"It has always been part of my goal to make art accessible to more people and running a shop is one of the things I’ve always loved doing since I was a teenager," Abbey Sy

How to inject personality into your packaging

Good packaging will help you stand out, but great packaging tells a story about who you are. Not sure how to add personality to your packaging? Read our guide for some inspiration.

@thisisfolio

Coming up with a witty catch phrase to go on your packaging design is an excellent way to grab anyone's attention. 👍👍 A heads up from @thisisfolio that the package you will be receiving has "nice stuff inside" to get you excited! 🤩🤩🤩

Creatives: Henry Slaughter x Laundry Day

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

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

Ten ways brands used blue in their packaging

The color blue is extremely versatile when it comes to packaging. Want some shade inspiration? Here's ten brands who used blue in a variety of ways to get your inspiration flowing.

How East Olivia Creates Beauty in the World through Flowers

"When we are in beautiful environments, we are at ease with ourselves, and authentic connection is more possible." Kelsea Olivia, Founder of East Olivia

@lovelyscripture

We love this matching custom noissue tissue and paper tape from @lovelyscripture. 😍😍 We love the use of white, making this a one-color design! 🎁 Cool how it's neatly wrapped and finished off with a twine. ⭐

@mochipanko

Unwrapping an item is such a joy. 🤩🤩 Share your packaging design with your audience to generate some excitement around the parcels they're about to receive. @mochipanko's noissue custom tissue is a great use of 2-colors and white, and there are no color restrictions on noissue Tape. 🍄 💙 Just beautiful! ✨✨✨

Calming Illustrations with Milka Sukno

"I love to imagine the way in which my costumer is going to open the package and find a detail from the beginning, a part of me in his order," Milka Sukno

Here’s how six businesses nail consistent visual branding across all channels

Consistent visual branding helps build a relationship with customers and gain their loyalty and trust. Here's how six businesses keep their branding aligned, online and offline.

@mishazadeh

noissue Tape is a great way to customize the outside of your stock boxes. The tape is water-activated, and there are no color limitations when printing. 🤩🤩 @mishazadeh opted for a bright orange base with cute illustrations to match their brand. 💖

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

@samjayne_design

Welcome to the @washigang! 🙌🙌🙌Stunned how amazing this custom water-activated paper tape designed by @samjayne_design looks like. 🤩🤩 Never too late to jazz up your packaging while reducing your plastic usage. 🍃

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@pixienut

Make your boxes stand out with noissue Tape. 🙌🙌 Customizable with your branding, and with multiple colors - it's a great way to get your parcel noticed. ✨@pixienut opted for a mauve colored noissue tape to go with their kraft boxes. 💜📦 How amazing! 🤩

Creatives: Sam Jayne Design x WashiGang

"I am constantly inspired by what's going on around me. I always try and make my work relevant and choose topics people can relate to," Sam Jayne