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Pure Somerset Hamper Company are the first of our customers to choose `pistachio' green for their custom-made hamper boxes. The colours perfect for them - bright, fun and green in everything they do. Add the gold foiled logo to the lid, and we've got a very special presentation box.

Founders Ruth & Chris live in the beautiful seaside town of Clevedon. Lock down and what started as having a weekly veg box delivered, set them onto a path of local produce discovery - finding and trying out the cheeses, fruits, honey, jam's, crispbreads and countless other organic foods and drinks being made in their home county. And so, a new venture was born.

Their hamper boxes are filled with produce sourced and made in Somerset. It's a curated celebration of the county’s makers and crafters. There's a real emphasis on being as green as possible - and that's where The Dorset Box Company and the Pistachio paper came in. Bespoke hamper boxes are made here in Dorset. The outer creative paper is FSC certified and covers the 100% recycled grey-board core. The boxes are branded using gold metallic hot foiling directly onto the paper without laminate.

`The box is the first thing that our customers see when they receive a Pure Somerset hamper.  We aim to create that ‘ooh’ moment for the lucky recipient - and the packaging is a huge part of that first impression. We found Dorset Box Company when we were researching options for packaging our hampers: we wanted something that champions all our eco ideals, while also being a luxury and high quality product. Dorset Box Company does it all!

There are so many hamper companies out there using the old-style wicker baskets and brown ‘eco’ boxes, but Dorset Box Company offered something fresh and beautiful.  They are robust enough to withstand the weight of our locally-sourced contents, and the rigours of delivery.  But they can also be re-used beyond their original purpose.  

 It’s very easy for businesses to go to eBay or Amazon and pick up bulk buys of packaging at cheap prices, but it’s so important to support our fellow UK businesses, avoid unnecessary global journeys for our packaging - and to pay fairly for products, based on materials, time and skill.

I absolutely love the quality and the fact they are made in our neighbouring county of Dorset. We’re so pleased to work with Morgan and his team - and we’ve already had lots of feedback from customers who just love the look and feel of our hamper boxes… long may it continue!'

Ruth - Pure Somerset Hamper Companywww.puresomerset.com