The Tale Of The Little Big Whale By Pearlfisher
by Chloe Gordon on 06/14/2021 | 3 Minute Read
Who would have thought that the market would have a sustainable and natural bath line for kids this soon. Founded by Gabi Jennings, a mom of two, Love Ocean is bringing bath-time just what it needed. Not only is the bottle, designed by Pearlfisher, eco-friendly and made from 100% recycled plastic, but it's imaginative and playful. Whoever said that sustainable design couldn't be beautiful has yet to meet Love Ocean's packaging.
Pearlfisher has created a playful and purposeful new packaging design system that aims to highlight the importance of protecting our oceans for the wellbeing brand, Love Ocean.
Founded by mum-of-two, Gabi Jennings, Love Ocean is a sustainable, natural and ocean-inspired range of bath-time products designed to be loved, refilled and reused and become a cherished part of every family’s bath-time routine. The signature bottle and whale tail symbol serve as an ever-present reminder of the importance of ocean conversation, with the aim of uniting parents and children in a conversation about living more sustainably with the world around us.
“Gabi created the concept of Love Ocean in response to a lack of truly sustainable choices in the kids’ bath sector. We were privileged to play a part in visually and playfully telling one of the most important stories of our time about the power of ocean conservation and why we need to recycle and reuse. We wanted to create a structure that celebrated one of the wonderful creatures from our ocean and this inspired the whale tail bottle structure and illustration – a positive call to action of what we are set to lose if we don't act now and educate all ages on the importance of protecting our oceans.” said David Ramskov Hansen, Pearlfisher Managing Director.
Describing the design, Jesper von Wieding, Pearlfisher Strategic Creative Partner, explained, “The bottle structure represents the shape of a whale and acts as a talking point, signifying the importance of protecting our oceans and the magnificent creatures that inhabit its waters. The simple click-off lid is tactile and highly recognisable – designed to be a beautiful object for a parent to entertain their child at bath-time and encourage storytelling about the wonders of the ocean. The tail is a key feature of the packaging design, used above the brand name; its shape is reminiscent of a heart, linking to the brand's name and a love for our ocean. It also evokes fluidity and ocean waves and is set against a calming and seaspray-inspired off-white and ocean blue colour palette.
Designed to be cherished and kept, the bottle can be refilled with reusable product pouches that can be delivered direct to people’s doors and sent back to Love Ocean for cleaning and reuse. However, if it is thrown away, the bottle is made from 100% recyclable plastic that is able to be widely recycled across the UK. In addition, Love Ocean has partnered with the Plastic Bank to fund the removal of the equivalent of 1kg of ocean-bound plastic with every bottle of Love Ocean sold.”
- Founding Partner & Group Chairman: Mike Branson
- Founding Partner & Group Creative Director: Jonathan Ford
- Strategic Creative Director: Jesper von Wieding
- Managing Director: David Ramskov Hansen
- Design Director: Louise Hvenegaard Petersen
- 3D Designer: Michell Berthou
- Designer/illustration: Louise Mikkelsen
- Designer: Karina Amonkar
- Client Director: Emilie Aagreen