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Creatives: Katie Peck x Acid Banana

“This project was particularly fun as Susie gives me full reign on the creative direction of the designs. She gave me some starter points and things she would like to include but ultimately she trusted me to put my own spin on the designs." - Katie

Harebell Boutique: Where Sustainability Is The Height Of Fashion

“It’s all about re-educating people towards smarter consumption. Showing them different is not only possible but easy to do!” – Denise, founder of Harebell Boutique.

Fred Lanthier and Her Universe of Charming Art

"The most important thing is to have fun while creating! I keep telling myself to continue to work and find new ways to get inspired." Fred Lanthier

The Gladdest Thing: Encouragement through Stationery and Home Goods

"To me, sustainability means recognizing my impact on the planet—both environmentally and economically—and being intentional about that impact." Mac Ford, founder of The Gladdest Thing

PonkyWots: Celebrating Uniqueness Through Quirky Art

“Create something that you enjoy making and don’t worry about what others may think.” – PonkyWots founder, Jade.

Creatives: Saulé Studio x Tones of Eve

“The inspiration, theme and colour palette that Kristin shared with me really aligned with the style of work I already do, and once I had a look at the gorgeous products on Tones of Eve’s Instagram page I was sold straight away.“ - India

Musical Instrument Needs Made Easy with Simply for Strings

"Sustainability to us means the quality of the products being so present you can both see it, and hear it. It means instruments that last a lifetime, and can be handed down to the next generation." Simply For Strings

Maidfetish: Pins Representing Art and Self-Expression

"I like to be able to express my love for lingerie and female form via art." Jem of Maidfetish

Creatives: Grandview Collective x Liv3

“My favorite part of each project is the beginning stage where we work together to uncover the qualities that make the business unique and stand apart from their competitors. My second favorite part of the design process is launching the new brand and seeing it come to life.” – Stephanie

Captain Gee: Bright, Bold, Sustainable Clothes for Kids

"I believe a well-thought packaging will connect a brand more with the consumers in creating a fun experience." Fasihah, founder of Captain Gee

10 Unique Ways to Use Custom Cards in Your Packaging

Custom cards are a great way to use a packaging insert to connect more meaningfully with your customers. Need a little inspiration? Here's 10 ideas for how to use them.

Maroc the Label: Celebrating Women with Carefully Handmade Sandals

"I think the effects of fast fashion and factory-made objects are finally being realized. I value knowing the origins & impacts of my purchases." Georgia, founder of Maroc the Label

Arun Soy Candle: Eco-friendly Flicker of Happiness

My vision is to keep creating candles that can make people happy and relaxed, while also being environmentally conscious." Bell, founder of Arun Soy Candle

Side by Side: Eco-Conscious EDC for the Busy and Always On-the-Go

"Inspired by today’s digital nomad, we make products that are smart and functional to help streamline any journey, from daily commute to long-haul travels." Antoine, founder and CEO of Side by Side

Mary Sanche: Hand-painted Stationeries Inspired by Earth's Natural History

"I think that I just have too many ideas and too much love of art and design that I have to share it with the world, through the products I create." Mary Sanche

Mesh & Cloth: Sharing the Unique Beauty of Ceramics to the World

"I believe in leaving the world better than I found it." Elisabetta, founder of Mesh & Cloth

Quinn's Pins: Buying and Collecting to Designing Her Own

"Designing a product and seeing people wanting to have one of their own feels so rewarding, and I love seeing my products making people smile." Ella, founder of Quinn's Pins

Packaging is an Art: 5 Eye-Catching Ways To Illustrate Your Packages

Blush highlights 5 unique ways of using illustration to make your packaging design stand-out and enhance your brand identity.

DrawInk Designs: Magnifying Joy with Patterns and Doodles

"I take inspiration from the world around me. So much of my work is pattern-based, and I find inspiration in the little things, especially in nature." Georgie, founder of DrawInk Designs

Kandilá Candle & Co: Resonating with Culture and Bringing Back Memories of Home

"As cheesy as it is, we go by the saying of 'when you love what you do, everything else follows' and I'm convinced that's one of the key foundations when starting a business or with anything really," Ana of Kandilá Candle & Co

Beautiful Handmade Accessories with KTT Studios

"If you find passion and joy in what you do, do not let any mistakes nor any small tribulation cause you to abandon it. It is important that you love making the art you do more than anything else," Kim, Founder of KTT Studios

How to Create Your Brand's Vision, Mission and Values

When it comes to building a brand, having clear vision, mission and values determines how successful you'll be in the future. Here's our guide on how to create them.

Creatives: Shelley Elizabeth Designs x Bad Glinda Soap Studio

“I used the mood board and shiny new logo, brand colors + font pairings, and custom pattern created for her brand identity project along with the Bad Glinda Soap Studio philosophy, to help formulate the packaging strategy and create the overall packaging design." – Shelley

pēpi collection: Reusable Cloth Nappies for Babies of Today and Tomorrow

"We wanted to create a great unpacking experience for our customers. Our products are sustainable and reusable, so we also wanted this reflected in the packaging," Daniella, Founder of pēpi collection

Bleu Carmin: The Beauty of the World in Watercolor

"I want to make people aware of the beauty of our land." Andrea, founder of Bleu Carmin

My Meraki: Handpicked Items that Add Value to Your Life

"2020 served up some challenges, but also allowed me to create, and find ways to give to others," Kate Bickford, founder of My Meraki

Skincare that Makes You Feel Clean & Safe with Gloss: The Green Beauty Counter

"Everything you put on your body, your body absorbs, and we want to educate more customers on green beauty so they can live a happier & healthier lifestyle!" Gloss: The Green Beauty Counter

Everything You Need to Know About noissue's Custom Tote Bags

As an eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags, custom tote bags are an incredible branding tool for businesses. Here's how to use them.

BASICS Equestrian: Simplifying Your Horse Riding Needs

"My vision is to take BASICS from our current startup phase to an equestrian brand that carries a full line of affordable horse wear and size-inclusive equestrian wear." Caroline, founder of BASICS Equestrian

Creatives: Alice Allum Design x Kate Lowney

“Kate sent across a few initial images of the type of design she was interested in –a minimalist design with muted colours. From here Kate allowed me to have quite a bit of freedom in the design." - Alice

Germantown Laundromat: Helping the Community Live Sustainably

"The issue of climate change can often feel overwhelming, so we wanted to bring hope and possibility to this important issue in a digestible way." Germantown Laundromat

Ivna Lins: Sharing Good Vibes with Playful Art

"There's so much to be grateful for and so much to do. We have to focus on that and be gentle and kind to ourselves and others!" Ivna Lins

Möki Studios: Crushing Beauty Standards with Self-Love Body Statues

"My vision for Möki is to challenge everyone’s view on body image a little differently from the usual beauty standards the media portrays," Stephanie, Founder of Möki Studios

Creatives: Julia Pratt x What A Curl Wants

"I arranged them in a pattern that really reflected the energy and friendliness of her brand. I sent her a few options to choose from and once she had decided on the final design, I took it to the computer to create a vector version that can be resized for future needs." - Julia

Made by MLO: Blissful, Nature-Inspired Artwork

"It's easy to get distracted by what's 'popular' and what someone else is doing, but the best art comes from within," Michelle, Founder of Made by MLO

How to Create Unforgettable Custom Packaging in 2021

It's a new year, which is a chance for a new packaging design. Where do you begin as a brand? Here's 6 steps to create memorable custom packaging.

Creating Eco-Chic Loungewear with Eleven + August

"We believe in elevating comfort by incorporating sustainable products and customization so our customers can feel good about their purchases." Eleven + August

Needlework that Brings Joy and Peace with Embroidery School

"You have to spend some time creating, you have to disconnect or re-connect to yourself, and at the end, you have a beautiful embroidery art piece that will remind you of your self-care journey." Gabriela, founder of Embroidery School

Underway Studio: Illustrating Architecture in Collaborative Silk-Screen Prints

"We are lucky to live in such an exciting and diverse city, and we hope to show a different side to this through our abstract and colorful screen prints." Underway Studio

Sunset Yogurt: More Than Just Glass Jewellery

"After all, real art does not aim to please, but to make the audience think and has a message, often uncomfortable." Cosima Montavoci, Founder of Sunset Yogurt

Illustrations by VLSN: Art from When the World Went in Slow Mo

"I'm still amazed by what can happen if you just stand still and listen to your heart. People can see the love you feel when making your dreams come true, and want to give you this love back by supporting you," Silvany van Velsen, founder of Illustrations by VLSN

Building a Sustainable Design Practice with Giada Tamborrino

Giada Tamborrino shares how she founded a boutique design studio that's focused on sustainable brands and packaging.