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Dutch Harvest Hemp Tea Packaging


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Arjan van Woensel a.k.a. Tenzing

Designer: Arjan van Woensel a.k.a Tenzing
Client: Esther Molenwijk, Dutch Harvest
Illustrator: Walther Otto
Printer: Baginco
Bio-waste paper manufacturer: Paperwise
Cellulose-based plastic lining: Bio4Pack




When off-the-rack resources and solutions don’t provide what you need, do your research and connect those that need to be connected to fulfill your vision. In this case matching sustainable materials to make a 100% eco-friendly product that leaves no trace. 



Dutch Harvest

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Production Cost

Production Time

12 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

3.14 × 9.84 × 1.96 in.

Page Count

Paper Stock

Paperwise Biowaste / Bio4Pack eco-lining

Number of Colors




Glued and rolled



This piece is available for purchase for €4.95 + shipping

Dutch Harvest Hemp Tea Packaging
Dutch Harvest Hemp Tea Packaging
Dutch Harvest Hemp Tea Packaging
Dutch Harvest Hemp Tea Packaging
Dutch Harvest Hemp Tea Packaging
Dutch Harvest Hemp Tea Packaging
Dutch Harvest Hemp Tea Packaging
Dutch Harvest Hemp Tea Packaging

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Project Description

A tea from Amsterdam... must be hemp tea of course. But if you take a closer look you'll find that it's actually mind blowing in a different way. This is a seriously beautiful tea in 4 melanges and made 100% sustainably. Even the window in the packs is made from biodegradable cellulose-based plastic. The paper pouch is made from agricultural waste. The bags are packed by disabled people in sheltered employment.

The design needed to reflect the eco-cred of the product without becoming too weirdy-beardy. We opted for a bold eco-vibe with a special Dutch Harvest character. Dutch Harvest just jumps from the (boring) tea shelves.

Production Lesson(s)

Main challenge was to find real eco-friendly stock and lining and ink and glue. For instance: all existing, of-the-shelf bags had some sort of petrochemical liner. We wanted a 100% biodegradable, eco-friendly  window in the bag. We had to make two manufacturers work together to create this basically new product. And they did.  ”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

August 10, 2017


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