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How next-gen materials can accelerate luxury's green credentials
As environmental awareness grows and packaging regulations become increasingly strict, innovation around sustainable materials is garnering interest like never before. Be they derived from plants, seaweed, mushrooms, waste, or bacteria,...
Woola, LivingPackets and Releaf Paper among LVMH Innovation Award finalists
Materials companies Woola and ReLeaf and shipping specialist LivingPackets are finalists of the LVMH Innovation Awards this year. We take a closer look at how these innovations are applicable to packaging.Some 18 finalists were selected...
Exclusive: Tapping into packaging design with Carré Basset’s Trends Observatory
Ready to take a deep dive into the future of luxury packaging? Carré Basset shared its vision with Luxe Packaging Insight of what tomorrow will bring with its Trends Observatory Opus 2023. We discuss the creative directions luxury packaging...
Blue Ocean Closures, Stora Enso partner for fiber-based tube and cap
A paperboard tube combined with a fiber-based screw cap is set to hit the market next year. The packaging, designed for cosmetics, personal care or home care, was developed by Swedish start-up Blue Ocean Closures, papermaker Stora Enso and...
Travel kits get a makeover with Trific collaborative packaging project
Trific, a project uniting FutureLab & Partners, Holmen Iggesund, Yangi and Optima Packaging Group, has created a travel kit for dry cosmetics in formed fiber shells. Developed in six months, the protoype aims to show how collaboration can...
Hot trends in spirits labels: from eco-design to high-tech
Made with multiple materials and printing processes, labels play a crucial role in the spirits sector and rely heavily on design. They can also be a potent vector for technology. First published in the spring 2023 issue of Formes de Luxe, we...
LUXE PACK in green Shanghai: discover the award winners
A refillable dispensing system positioned as an alternative to aerosols and a PET carrier recycling scheme were among the packaging innovations and initiatives recognized at the LUXE PACK in green Awards in Shanghai.Some 29 sustainable...
Smart safety beauty brand ESOES's lipstick doubles as drug tester
What if consumers could covertly check whether her drink had been spiked thanks to a device that also holds her lipstick? This is the premise behind ESOES, a new personal safety smart cosmetics brand founded by entrepreneur Joy Hoover. The...
Makeup: Analysis of a dynamic growth market where "anything goes"
Freed from the bonds of traditional beauty standards, make-up is now playing on all fronts. From millennial “clean girls” to Gen Z’s “creative girls,” consumers want cosmetics that function as fashion and skin accessories to make...
Gwilen: transforming sludge into terracotta
In Brest, on the coast of Brittany, Gwilen recovers marine sediment that accumulates in ports to transform it into objects and interior design components. A cross between terracotta and concrete, the material is obtained without firing.As...