James Cropper’s Vanguard for BelRebel

James Cropper has partnered with a new player in the fragrance market to deliver a circular packaging solution.

Complementing BelRebel’s vision of creating a fully eco conscious offer, the fragrance challenger brand selected James Cropper’s Vanguard range of paper to create the boxes for its seven fragrances, as well as the absorbent tester blotters for fragrance evaluation. Containing 30% upcycled fibre, the Vanguard paper gives a second life to recovered fibre and is blended with fresh fibre from sustainable forestry sources to deliver beautiful papers without any compromise on performance or beauty.

The BelRebel team selected cherry, raspberry, daffodil and orange from the Vanguard palette of 28 colours which offers customers soft pastels with understated elegance, through to intense bolds and cheerful bright shades. The vivid colour choices encapsulate the brand’s bright and bold rebel personality, making the world a much more colourful place.

The packaging is minimalist and sleek and yet its personality is maximised through the colour and design. The design ensures only an essential amount of material is used. Likewise, the blotters are ink-free, with die-cut branding and a series of regimented holes across the surface. This fits strongly with the brand’s design philosophy on adopting sustainable practices, right from the precious materials that produce the fragrances through to the packaging.

Lynn Connelly, Business Development Manager – Luxury Packaging, James Cropper says, “This partnership demonstrates just how central sustainability is in the startup world. New businesses like BelRebel are able to challenge big global firms by appealing to the ever-discerning group of consumers who will only choose brands that leave little to no trace on the environment. Our FibreBlend Upcycled Technology means that we are able to provide off the shelf as well as bespoke papers which are not only beautiful and functional, but which also give new life to recovered fibre. BelRebel recognises the moral and commercial value in doing better, and we are excited to work with them as the brand continues to grow.”

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