Date
July 21, 2021
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London-based design studio Blond has created the perfect packaging concept for chic eco brand Fussy.

Natural deodorants have grown in popularity over recent years as an alternative to aluminium-packed antiperspirants. As far as we know, there is no hard evidence to back up claims that aluminium is harmful but still, anything that offers an alternative to unnecessary packaging is worth shouting about.

Created by Fussy—a new, vegan sustainable body care brand, this plastic-free refillable deodorant product does exactly that. It also does away with questionable ingredients too like parabens, which are known to disrupt hormonal function, and propylene glycol, which is toxic.

Instead, Fussy uses lactobacillus, a probiotic strain that’s typically added to fermented yoghurt, to neutralise odour-causing bacteria. The probiotic works in tandem with tapioca starch to absorb moisture and coconut oil to hydrate and protect the skin.

What we love the most about Fussy though is the fact it collaborated with London studio Blond to create the packaging. Blond has designed an elegant, sleek case shaped like a pebble, referencing the longevity and sustainability inherent in the product itself. 

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Blond has designed an elegant, sleek case shaped like a pebble, referencing the longevity and sustainability inherent in the product itself – Image Courtesy of Blond

The studio created the hard-wearing case using ocean-bound recycled plastic chosen because it is easier to recycle compared to bio-composites and bioplastics. It intentionally chose a single material for all component parts too, allowing the entire product to be recycled or composted in full, without being disassembled.

An increased wall thickness and a sturdy mechanism ensure the packaging lasts a long time, allowing the user to refill time and time again. Meanwhile, the naturally ergonomic form of the deodorant case gives the product a premium aesthetic designed to fit perfectly in the hand and sit beautifully within a bathroom setting. 

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A single material is chosen for all component parts, allowing the entire product to be recycled or composted in full, without being disassembled – Image Courtesy of Blond

On a more economical note, Blond says the size and design of the case and its cradle, the Deo Dish, were determined by the business model behind Fussy deodorant. An important consideration was the fact that refills and the case would need to fit through UK letterboxes as part of the subscription nature of the business.

Blond chose a matt finish as a nod to homeware and ceramics, which are familiar to consumers and are often used in spas, bathrooms and other wet settings. This will gradually take on a patina, becoming more worn and beautiful over time like a pebble you might find on a beach. Stunning.

Curious to know more about options to replace single-use plastics? Don’t miss how PriestmanGoode minimizes waste from takeaway food packaging with bio-based materials.

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Refills and the case fit through UK letterboxes as part of the subscription nature of the business – Image Courtesy of Blond
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