Gorgeous gloves go hand in hand with perfect packaging

As I sat in my kitchen a couple of Saturdays ago, listening to a programme on Radio 4 about a luxury glove manufacturer, I never thought for one second that just a few days later, I’d be swapping emails and phone calls with that very same manufacturer on a packaging project.

Summer shenanigans – packaging for sweet success

SweetsWe’re now well into August, and August brings with it the quintessential British seaside experience that we’ve all come to know and love.  Okay, so the weather so far in August is not quite at the same level as the heatwaves we experienced in July, but with only three weeks left before the kids go back to school, now’s the time to enjoy some sea and sand (and hopefully sun). 

Just get me to the church on time – Wedding packaging

We’ve now entered July, and what does July usually bring with it?  Well, we’re in the UK, so I don’t think we should get too carried about away about sunshine, although we have been forecast a heatwave for next week!  However, what can be relied upon is that July ushers in the wedding season, and so I thought that we’d use our July blog to talk about the wedding work that GWD is involved in.

Stylish and effective packaging at the drop of a hat

In the last blog we considered one particular royal connection that GWD are fortunate enough to have, and whilst we’re on the subject of royals, we now turn our attention to Royal Ascot – the glamorous annual event that takes place this week.  Racing enthusiasts will no doubt be licking their lips and looking forward to some exhilarating races; whilst plenty of the aristocracy will no doubt be strutting around in their finery.

A right royal party at GWD

May has arrived and has brought with it some wonderful weather – something I’m sure we’ve all been craving and hoping for during the long winter months.  Now that the sun has arrived I’m sure everyone will be wanting to make the most of it – after all, there’s no guaranteeing that it’s going to continue into July and August!

Round pegs into round holes – circular packaging

If someone asked you to picture a box, what would it look like?  Would it have straight lines and right angles?  Would it be quadrilateral, and would all the sides be congruent?  If that’s what your understanding of boxes is, unfortunately we’re going to have to break it you – boxes can be much, much more than that.  If you’re looking for something a little bit different and with a few less corners, then a round box could be precisely the thing.

Sending coals to Newcastle – a unique packaging job

In the Western world we’re well into our New Year, and 2013 has brought us cold weather and…well, more cold weather.  However, on Sunday, over in the Far East, Chinese New Year celebrations began.  Also referred to as the ‘Spring Festival’ in China, Chinese New Year is the most important annual Chinese holiday and this year celebrates the year of the snake.  GWD has had a couple of orders related to the celebration of Chinese New Year and given that they are quite off the wall I thought we’d share them with you.

From the studio to the shelf – A beginners guide to packaging

The dust has now truly settled following the festive season and the January and February doldrums are upon us.  As we trudge through the cold and wet experiencing that unique comedown that only comes with the conclusion of Christmas, we could be forgiven for feeling a little bit sorry for ourselves.