"410 BC is an independent, design-driven brand offering high quality, sweatshop free clothing and goods released in limited quantities. Based out of New York, 410 BC is both a clothing company and an artist collective. Collaborating with a variety of artists, 410 BC stands as a collective of likeminded individuals who strive to create unique designs, while producing goods through ethical means. The goal of 410 BC is not only to produce products free of sweatshop labor, but also to design innovative clothing free from passing trends. 410 BC has commissioned and designed clothing drawing influence from a wide range of subcultures including skateboarding, punk, hip-hop, indie and diy."
Several more images after the jump, as well as the meaning behind the name 410 BC.
An excellent example of extremely detailed screenprinting, available here:
"Evian dresses in Christian Lacroix: Christian Lacroix's Prêt-à-Porter bottle comes decorated with glittering snowy crystals that charmingly symbolize the purity of this natural spring water. The coppiced lace pattern provides the bottle with a classic frosted feel and is reminiscent of the flora that can be found at the French Alps. Distinguished, understated and so very Lacroix, it will add that final touch of chic and elegance to every festive table."
New work from Australia based Percept Brand Design:
"Sanity is a retail brand of hair product made by Hair and Beauty Partners in Padstow, South of Sydney.
They came to Percept Brand Design because they had great products that were underachieving in the hair salon retail environment and needed new branding and packaging redesign. They requested an eye catching new design to reinvigorate their branding and give it a strong vibrant shelf presence that would appeal to their youth target market of 15-30 year olds.
Percept opted for simple design and bold colour to maximize shelf impact. All products are colour coded according to use and the products when viewed together form a strong set. The redesign of the brand logo itself, is clean and contemporary which will appeal to the youth market and depending on each variant, the corner is slightly modified to indicate the purpose of that particular product.
The client has reported a 35% increase in sales of the product since its rebranding."
Aimee Majoros sent in these lovely bottles of Kahina by Giving Beauty. Giving Beauty is a new organic beauty line that uses ingredients from women's cooperatives around the world and donates a portion of profits back to the women who provide those materials. Some interesting background on the Kahina products specifically:
Kahina, which is based on 100% organic argan oil sourced from the women's cooperatives of Morocco, is the first line of products to be released under the Giving Beauty label...
Morocco is the only place in the world where the argan trees, from which the oil is harvested, grow. Kahina is actually the name of a Berber queen and prophetess... a heroine to the Berber women and represents empowerment and vision for women worldwide.
The beautiful Kahina packaging was designed by Michael Souter of Territory Brands and incorporates signatures from the mostly illiterate women in the co-op. (Personally I love the stark simplicity combined with the personal touch. It has meaning, but it's also subtle and elegant enough to grace any countertop.)
With a focus on sustainability, the Kahina product packaging is created from recycled materials and the bottles are made from recyclable violet glass, which also helps preserve the natural ingredients inside the products.