Rethinking Luxury Sustainably
with our partners Tom Dixon

We take a closer look at the story behind our packaging partnership with Tom Dixon and explore the importance of sustainable luxury packaging.

Text by Vicki Walmsley.

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Tom Dixon is a world-renowned British designer known for producing a vast collection of products, including famous pendant lighting, as well as his unrivalled, luxury furniture.

Progress Packaging Tom Dixon Environmentally Friendly Luxury Bespoke Retail Coal Office

Tom Dixon’s iconic London coal office is a dynamic location from a renowned brand.

Progress Packaging Tom Dixon Environmentally Friendly Luxury Bespoke Retail Furniture Product Design

His history for elaborate and eccentric designs is unrivalled in the world of lighting, luxury furniture and accessories.

Progress Packaging Tom Dixon Environmentally Friendly Luxury Bespoke Retail 16oz Natural Canvas Tote Bag Screen Printed

Having worked with Tom Dixon for many years on a range of designs, we’re able to understand their briefs and deliver a strong brand message throughout.

Progress Packaging Tom Dixon Environmentally Friendly Luxury Bespoke Retail Colour Plan Carrier Bag Bronze Foil Sticker

This custom foiled sticker from a previous project highlights their timeless branding.

At Progress, we are passionate about producing eco-friendly solutions. When we work with a client with the same focus, it becomes an inspiring task for all involved. Tom Dixon came to us with a brief for a full overhaul of their e-commerce collection, specifically focusing on sustainable materials to be used during manufacturing, whilst retaining their high standards and quality.

 

The scope of the project was as big as their product range, which covers items as small as candles, all the way through to fragile architectural lighting pieces.

Centring on corrugated boxes, which we were able to produce using fully recyclable and recycled materials, we went on to provide labelling for branding, as well as envelopes, gift cards and note cards. These too, were made using sustainable materials. To partner these items, we also produced recyclable Kraft carrier bags to be used in retail stores and as part of their online gifting range.

Progress Packaging Tom Dixon Environmentally Friendly Luxury Bespoke Retail Pcw Recyclable Kraft Carrier Bags Paper Ribbon Black Foil 04

These Kraft carrier bags are made from 100% recyclable, high quality stock papers.

Progress Packaging Tom Dixon Environmentally Friendly Luxury Bespoke Retail Pcw Recyclable Kraft Carrier Bags Paper Ribbon Black Foil 01

The handles were made from a classic black ribbon.

Tom Dixon have pathed the way for mass-produced eco-friendly luxury packaging.
Progress Packaging Tom Dixon Environmentally Friendly Luxury Bespoke Retail Pcw Recyclable Corrugate Mailing Boxes Range Sticker E Commerce Tear Strip 01

Multiple sizes of corrugated boxes were produced for their e-commerce packaging collection.

Progress Packaging Tom Dixon Environmentally Friendly Luxury Bespoke Retail Pcw Recyclable Corrugate Mailing Boxes Range Sticker E Commerce Tear Strip 02

Foil blocked labels were made on FSC-approved uncoated papers.

Progress Packaging Tom Dixon Environmentally Friendly Luxury Bespoke Retail Pcw Recyclable Corrugate Mailing Boxes Range Sticker E Commerce Tear Strip 04

Loose fill is included in the boxes, using either recycled tissue or Kraft paper, providing protection for the items inside, as well as an unveiling experience for the recipient.

Progress Packaging Tom Dixon Environmentally Friendly Luxury Bespoke Retail Pcw Recyclable Kraft Envelope Accessories Mailer Blind Emboss Ecommerce Pack

Tom Dixon’s mailing pack pieces provide a strong branding experience throughout.

Four sizes of boxes were created and provided as flat pieces made from corrugated board. The two smallest boxes included crocodile tear and double-adhesive strips to facilitate the deliveries and the returns, if needed. The two larger boxes were sealed using Kraft tape. The labels used were foil blocked on FSC-approved, uncoated papers in the requested sizes to create a luxury yet crafted look. When the items being transported need that extra layer of protection, loose fill is added to the boxes using either recycled tissue paper or recycled Kraft.

To marry up with these boxes, carrier bags and wallets were made using recyclable Kraft stocks, with note cards and gift card holders being produced from recycled stocks. A collection of gift cards, as well as a large card envelope were also developed to accommodate flat items that would not need to be boxed.

Progress Packaging Tom Dixon Environmentally Friendly Luxury Bespoke Retail Pcw Recyclable Kraft Envelope Accessories Mailer Blind Emboss 02

Blind embossing is a classic yet subtle process to present a brand where colour is not suitable to the design.

Progress Packaging Tom Dixon Environmentally Friendly Luxury Bespoke Retail Pcw Recyclable Kraft Envelope Accessories Mailer Blind Emboss 01

A series of gift cards, gift card holders, note cards, wallets, and translucent envelopes were made using FSC approved stocks.

Progress Packaging Tom Dixon Environmentally Friendly Luxury Bespoke Retail Pcw Recyclable Kraft Envelope Accessories Mailer Blind Emboss Statement

Tom Dixon were committed to delivering a message on packaging sustainability by using a subtle blind emboss.

Progress Packaging Tom Dixon Environmentally Friendly Luxury Bespoke Retail Pcw Recyclable Kraft Envelope Accessories Mailer Black Foil 01

For smaller items, we produced a flat pack mailer, ensuring the most suitable e-commerce packaging is used to maintain environmental impact.

High quality luxury packaging centred around a message of sustainability.

The finished range creates a strong statement from the brand in an era where packaging is under the microscope more than ever. It proves there is such a thing as an eco-friendly style, and Tom Dixon are not afraid to lead the way in providing products safely while caring for the environment in the process.