Today we made packaging for the other CL group which made environmentally friendly hygiene products. The reason why we did this was to
1. learn how to recycle and reuse material
2. learn about marketing skills and
3. to unleash our creativity skills and to have fun while doing it.
It didn't really feel like we were actually unleashing those skills much until after lunch though.
The session was actually pretty fun, especially coming up with names. We kinda went a little crazy, but it was fun. I swear we came up with nearly a 100 names before we came across our favourite. Some people got so annoyed and it took us about 2 hours to come up with a name and a logo.
Another part that I really liked was painting. I was painting so fast that people were saying that I was on fire. It was really weird, but fun. I was on my 3rd box whilst others were on their 1st. That was how fast I was.
A part that I really disliked was when we had to stitch a little bit as part of our packaging. It was nearly painful to. Not literally, but most definitely figuratively. I had stitched before, but never through paper and cardboard!
I feel like to make it more fun, more people should have brought lots of different types of materials to reuse to make our packaging much more creative and fun.
This session made me think that we can do multiple things to reduce waste of packaging materials. For example, at Christmas time, a perfect time to save wrapping paper. Just be careful whilst opening it and vóila, you can use it again. Just make sure to NEVER give someone the wrapping paper that they gave to you :)