We recently launched our latest gift collection for FatFace in Boots. As a business sustainability is high on our agenda. We’re not just talking about it, we’re actively working it into our development. It’s not easy to get the costs to stack up but we have managed to move away from vac forms in favour of paper pulp trays and remove the need for a plastic window patch. The end result is not only on-brand but addresses the use of plastics in an industry that is heavily criticised for it’s single use plastics. Hopefully we can continue to bring this into our other collections and do our bit for the cause. hashtagsustainability hashtagpackaging hashtagrecycling
We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new ‘Just Grow’ plant pots in conjunction with leading garden brand Spear & Jackson.
Drawing upon our packaging experience the team at Peter Black have created a unique pop up plant pot made from recycled card. Both the card and glue are biodegradable which means you can simply plant the entire pot in the ground rather than having to transfer delicate seedlings. The board used is fully recyclable, compostable and biodegradable EN-13432.
We have selected a certain board type that holds its structure when wet, yet breaks down quickly in soil, allowing plant roots to penetrate the card.
All pulp is sourced from well managed and sustainable forest and is fully recyclable. (FSC Mix Credit).
Just Grow pots are manufactured in the UK and will be available in both trade growers single lines and multi-pack options for retail.
We are really pleased to have taken delivery of our new Roland LEC 330 Flatbed UV Printer.
As a business we have always been proud of the prototypes we create for clients.
The addition of another Roland printer for our studio means we can raise the bar even higher.
We now have the benefit of running white inks, UV curing and an adjustable height of up to 220mm we can print onto pretty much anything.
There are some great features on the printer including spot UV gloss and matt with embossing effects.
We are really pleased to announce the launch of a new hand care line for gardeners under the Spear & Jackson brand. Launching at Chelsea Flower Show the Gardeners’ Balm was well received by the public and marks a move by the brand into personal care products designed to treat sore and damaged skin, often a result of working in the garden.
Fragrance free and natural the balm includes Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter & Shea Butter to soothe and moisturise dry hands.
The line will be available throughout the UK.
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Peter Black have been nominated for a Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Award for our Fat Face at Boots collection of male grooming gifts.
The team attended a Sustainable Fashion & Design Workshop today, developed by the Fung Academy in partnership with The Centre For Sustainable Fashion, University Of Arts, London.
The workshop looked to offer designers and product developers an insight into how they can use design and sustainability to change the way the world works.
We are very conscious that the gifting industry uses a lot of packaging, which in some cases is not justifiable. We all have a moral obligation to review how our businesses operate and strive to improve our processes.
We came away with some great initiatives which will hopefully start to impact on our business over the next few months.
Long-term licensee Peter Black, which is best known for working directly with retailers on pre-agreed ranges, has taken a fresh approach to its business and is now adding a more broad approach to its product offerings. It is creating ranges for the wider market rather than solely developing direct to retail ones. While doing this it has recognised that licences used in this style of business need to be fresh, original and filling a gap.
A great example of this is the range of giftware based on the Spear & Jackson brand. A well-known and trusted brand of gardening tools, Spear & Jackson has credibility with consumers and an established retail presence. It hasn’t been overexposed in licensing terms. Peter Black has created a good range that is on trend in design terms, but also uses the brand well. It should be a natural for retailers such as garden centres. Peter Black should be applauded for trying to do something new.
Our hats(or should we say peaked caps) off to Ian Downes for his kind comments.
So Top Drawer turned out to be a fantastic experience for the team and put Peter Black back on the map. We had loads of great interest from customers old and new, it was also great to see a few familiar faces dropping by to wish us well. We even had a visit from Gordon Black and Dan Black which was really nice of them to pop by.
Big thanks to Charlotte and the team at Priority Exhibitions for building the stand and making sure we were all setup and sorted on time.
Early January sees Peter Black take its first steps into the world of trade shows. We’ve been to plenty of shows as visitors and have played a part on some of our brand partners stands but never have we taken the plunge to do our own. This is a big move for our business and brings the Peter Black brand to the fore.
I’m sure it won’t be easy but the team are working hard towards the big show.
We hope to see you down at Olympia. We’re on stand K65.