Nicobar (Good Earth’s hipster arm) has come out with an innovative little piece that is so connected to all they do and feel. A bar of chocolate crafted exclusively for Nicobar by the talented Mandakini (who was recently featured on their blog for her baked goodnesses). The bar’s packaging features their current tropical palette. How beautifully linked and delicious.
Pics: From the Nicobar FB page and site.
Doug (dhug means cloud in Marathi) is a hand-crafted bracelet made by women cotton farmers in India to raise money in times of drought. It’s poetic that they’ve chosen the cloud to be a symbol of this hopeful initiative.
The packaging is a simple brown with the thought neatly laid out on the front and the bracelet displayed almost like it’s a floating cloud.
It’s easy-to-make, great to look at and can be neatly parceled off to those who want to help.
Get your Doug here.
The anti-assemby-line, single-piece-single-tailor-made jeans. Natural and recycled raw materials make them beautiful inside and outside.
And when you order a pair, you’ll find that it comes unfussy in a denim bag with the details printed elegantly on brown paper and wrapped around your new pair of conscious jeans. Love the clarity and simplicity.
Get your pair here.
No more plastic bottles and no more looking for a shop to buy water at while you’re up hiking or down rafting. This bottle converts impure water into pure, clean drinking water.
Love the idea more than the bottle design though.
Buy yours here.
It’s a good, chunky bath bar. It’s also natural, made by hand and does minimal harm to the environment. The packaging’s the same – It’s one piece of cardboard that is wrapped around the soap, it’s biodegradable, the inks are safer than the normal ones we are used to seeing and the branding is enhanced by embossing it right onto the pack. Read more about it here on their site.
What I liked more was that the site also gave some genuinely good tips on how to reuse the packaging. Use it to store earrings and small knick-knacks. Or (my favourite) pop it into your linen drawer. I’d also cut it into long strips and use them as bookmarks. Mark your favourite poem with a favourite fragrance. La.
Meet Arrev on FB here. Buy Areev here.
When what you pack inside is colour-blocked Channapatna toys, then what you pack it with should look just as traditional, contemporary and young as what’s within. N’est pas?
Order one here to receive this lovely box with lovelier things inside.
Picture courtesy: The Varnam FB page.
Loved the brown paper simplicity of its arrival.
(What’s inside? Organic, bunny-ear soft tee-shirts)
This package is proof that good words straight from the heart will work way more wonders than complicated, overly colourful packaging.
Get your pack home here.