Friday, April 16, 2010

DK Designs and Eco-Friendly Packaging

Many years ago I had purchased some sinamay and burlap envelopes from a company in Southern California. I had photos from my first professional photo shoot and they asked if they could use the image to promote their favor envelopes and my work. Since that time, I've gotten a few inquiries for my flowers using pandan style boxes.
This year, Eco-Friendly Market (a fair trade compliant company) asked me if I would work with them to create items that would promote their emergence into the wedding favor market. I love their products and the quality of what they produce.One of their big sellers is their 3" pandan our lauhala style favor boxes. These are very popular with my brides whether just to add a ribbon and a place card or favor tag or for those who have a bigger budget and want something unique adding a clay flower to match your wedding day theme is a really nice favor for your guests to take home.
The company has this awesome thin weave pandan box that's hard with a cardboard/stiff core. They are the only company I know of that makes this type of box and the quality is top notch and the fact that they pay their employees fair trade wages is even better. It shows in the quality of their products!

Anyway, they came out with a sample of a 3x3 inch thin weave pandan box and while maybe not cost effective for a budget conscious bride, they make EXCELLENT containers for flowers. I think for florists, if you use a 2x2 inch glass cube to hold the flowers and then use this container around the cube it would be stunning. You could even use the top lid as a lower profile centerpiece. They have a 6x6x5 inch box for those looking for larger containers and some even larger nesting boxes that I think would also be quite suitable for weddings. I've seen the lauhala baskets being used as containers, but I sincerely feel this is a BIG step up from that. Beautiful weaves and some of them come in a deeper brown and even a green color. These would be awesome lined up on a rectangular or square table or on a cocktail round for your cocktail reception. Height can be added with manzanita branches or monkey tail ferns. I have so many ideas of what I can do with these containers I only wish I had time to create them!

On a side note, they are coming out with a more cost effective alternative to the original design. Instead of a pandan inside, it will have canvas so it's another great alternative for brides who want a more upscale look to their wedding favors. Definitely inquire with them if you are interested. They are expecting their first shipment sometime in June!

You can view more of their product offering at They are predominantly a wholesale/distributor company, but are willing to entertain business from brides who are interested in their favor envelopes, boxes and containers. Be sure to mention DK Designs when inquiring.

1 comment:

Aimee Boyle said...

Thank you for your kind words Diane.
It is a pleasure working with you!
Your clay floral artistry is really beautiful and very upscale.

We look forward to doing more projects with you.