When Naked’s Not Enough: 3 Ways to Enhance Your Eco-Friendly Packaging


Spotlight: Corporate Image

From fine jewelry to high-end electronics, luxury packaging seems to look more and more alike these days. And its environmental footprint often doesn’t bear thinking about.

Which is why nothing stands out on the shelf quite like NAKED CI RIGIDBOX raw-board packaging from Corporate Image.

Not only is it available in a wide variety of appealing colors and styles – from Telescoping to Drawer Box – but it’s also made from nearly 100% post-consumer waste (PCW), so you can create a dramatic impact and unboxing experience in the most sustainable way possible.


Yet on those occasions when the unadorned elegance of raw board alone simply doesn’t fit your unique vision, there are 3 fascinating cover material options that can enhance your luxury packaging without compromising your client’s environmental credentials.

Think of them as “gilt without the guilt.”


1. Recyclable Uncoated Paper

If you’re a true paper nerd, you’re really going to love this one for a couple of reasons.

First, it allows you to choose from a variety of your favorite uncoated papers, so you can get the perfect look and feel for your luxury packaging. (The box below, for example, is decked out in Ecological Fibers’ RAINBOW Woodgrain.)

And because it is paper, you can choose any color and add any embossing pattern you want.

This cover material option, combined with CI RIGIDBOX’s own perfect 90-degree corners and sleek appearance, ensures that your packaging will always exude an undeniable sophistication that sets it apart from the rest.

And because the uncoated paper covering is as recyclable as CI RIGIDBOX itself, the entire package can be easily recycled when the time comes.


2. SAPIA Ocean Fabric

Wait…ocean fabric as a packaging cover material? Yes!

When nothing but a cloth wrap will do yet sustainability is vital, this fabric is an excellent one to have in your designer’s toolbox.

LBS’s Sapia looks and feels extremely elegant, and your eco-conscious clients are going to love the fact that it’s also woven from PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles reclaimed from the ocean. (That’s 55% ocean-recycled PET and 45% PCW recycled PET, with 1 yard of Sapia containing 5.2 PET bottles in all!)


3. Recyclable Soft-Touch Coated Paper

This might be the most surprising cover material option of all as the smooth, velvety textures we so often associate with luxury packaging are usually derived from notoriously un-recyclable coated paper.

Not so Winter & Company’s Corvon Pure Mano, whose softness and suppleness are matched only by its impeccable sustainability credentials.

Made from more than 50% PCW, it boasts a latex-free coating and is produced from 100% renewable energy. And yes, it’s completely recyclable, too. Even better, its soft matte look practically cries “luxury.”


Custom-Designed Rigid Boxes For Every Need & Taste

You can even blend the sophistication of NAKED raw board with the cover materials above for a truly unique look. For example, why not design a telescoping lid of SAPIA Ocean Fabric that lifts to reveal a beautiful Scarlet Red NAKED raw board insert inside?

Remember with CI RIGIDBOX, the packaging you create is limited only by your own imagination.

You can also choose from a variety of box styles, including:

  • Telescoping
  • Neck & Shoulder
  • Slipcase
  • Drawer Box
  • Book Style
  • Dual-Sided Slipcase
  • Innovative Flat Fold Styles

And you can also add distinctive finishing touches using blind debossing, foil stamping and UV printing directly onto the raw board.

Experience an ‘Adorned’ CI RIGIDBOX For Yourself! 

Don’t believe a gorgeous raw-board box and latex-free coated cover material can look and feel as high-end as more planet-damaging alternatives? Then you’ll definitely want to get your hands on the CI RIGIDBOX “Iowa Box” (see above)!

It features 2 colors of Corvon Pure Mano on the outside and 2 colors of raw board within, as well as a snazzy foil stamp in the shape of Iowa (where Corporate Image is based) on the lid.

Enter to win 1 of 150 CI RIGIDBOX “Iowa Boxes” right now! Hurry, this contest ends Aug. 10th! (North American entries only, please.) [THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED]

NAKED is a trademark of Corporate Image. CI RIGIDBOX is a registered trademark of Corporate Image.


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