At Cosfibel Premium we care for the environment, this is why, each box offers eco design solutions.
This collections of five boxes focuses on three themes.

 

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Inspired by the poetry of everyday life. This theme is simple & cheerful; playing with soft pastel colors.

Positive and spontaneous these care-free careers refuse social media’s appetite for self staging. They feel no need to fantasize about extraordinary as their fantasy recolors everything and makes every day outstanding. Creative simplicity and cheerful caring are their key words, and they find it hard to resist anything that plays on their feel-good streak.

Revelation

Inspired by south east Asia? Especially Indian craftmanship and patterns. In a subdued color range

Weaving connections between civilizations, these dream wanderers tackle the unknow to reenergize their mindset through the discovery of new lifestyles. They naturally look South-Est Asia whose cross-cultural history has not yet been perverted b y maelstrom of globalization. They are curious and tolerant and open up their bodies, minds and souls to new sensation.

Vibration

Flashy, joyful and kitch. It plays with bold and colorful patterns, and shows fantastic animals

Bursting with fantasy, joy an enthusiasm, this theme’s rhythm sweeps up everything in its path. Flashy, street-style, pop and kitsch: aesthetics clash and collide in an ambiance that blurs the codes in a mix of styles for radically new take on the urban wardrobe

Inspired by the poetry of everyday life. This theme is simple & cheerful, playing with soft pastel colors. Positive and spontaneous these care-free careers refuse social media’s appetite for self staging. They feel no.

 

 

Delicatessence

A new way of storytelling daily life through filters, colors and soft, cozy spirit. The perfect prescription for escaping the solitude of ultramodern life.

Allergic to bad vibes and ultra-susceptible to the tensions of a dysfunctional world saturated with fake news, we surround ourselves with emotionally charged objects and clothes to soothe our shocks and traumas.

How to pad body and soul with soft, fluffy materials, fabrics that feel good for us and the planet.

Bold

A desire to have an impact on our times, leave a mark on people’s mind. The visionary, intransigent aesthetic in functional. Its lines are sharp, its volumes imposing.

Behind the purity of aesthetic directions lies the joyous inventiveness of bold colors and the forms and attitudes that are reshaping the idea we have of elegance in a transgressive hyper contemporary spirit.

Otherworldly

While a new climatic or technological Big Bang is considered a possibility in the coming decade, these Original Explorers dare conceive the idea of a post technological world. These organic survivalists draw their inspiration from endless reserve of ingenuity showed by the first humans. There is an incredibly inventive approach that enhances craftmanship and renews the connection between nature and the hand of man.

Parade

Theirs is a desire to WOW! To live life without thinking about tomorrow, revolutionize the codes of opulence and proclaim their status with humor and impertinence.

Draped in the riches and golden stuff of splendor, this festive spirit mocks the calls for austerity, rebels against minimalism and campaigns for uninhibited hedonism…in total contraction to alarmist messages. The accent will be naturally placed on opulent materials and environments and colors with luxurious aura.

Cosfibel Premium wins the “Formes De Luxe Award 2020” for Paco Rabanne Invictus Limited Edition

 

To create this soccer-ball shaped coffret made of tin, Cosfibel Premium “pushed the limits” of the metal’s resistance and developed specific tooling.
It required close to 10 successive production operations, from stretching and shaping to the embossing that mimics a ball’s leather stitches. The brand name and logo are debossed, while additional information is screen-printed in black and white.

What’s innovative

The complex production operations required to create the coffret’s soccer-ball shape.

What’s green

The choice of tin for the coffret, for its recyclability.

What the jury said

“A fully recyclable tin coffret without any plastic components, well done! The “seams” designed to resemble leather that are replicated on the metal surface are particularly well executed. While the shape might not encourage reuse, the pack is easily recyclable.”

Cosfibel rises to the challenge with a 100% cardboard collection for Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent entrusted Cosfibel with the creation of five coffrets with a very specific brief: they were to have a premium positioning and to be made entirely from cardboard, including a patented tray. These coffrets are destined to contain a selection of the brand’s iconic skincare, makeup and fragrance products in mini-sizes destined for discovery or  to travel.

Green or nothing

No concessions were to be made as Yves Saint Laurent requested a collection that was both premium and sustainable. Cosfibel rose to the challenge, creating these elegant, strong coffrets and patenting a specially designed tray.

Built around a rigid frame coated with Brossulin paper printed in matte black, these boxes promote the beginning of a new  concept for trays made in cardboard, developed and patented by Cosfibel. These deep trays integrate cutout shapes and are clipped into their housing thanks to an ingenious slot system. They are then covered with the same paper, perfectly shaped to fit the products, guaranteeing the whole structure is just as strong as if they were made from plastic

A perfect combination of practicality and aesthetics

Created in five different formats, this new generation of coffret communicates the brand’s premium codes at the same time as being sustainable. Inside the coffrets, the consumer finds diverse product combinations, including a travel pouch dedicated to the Or Rouge skincare line, and a series of eight mini lipsticks hidden inside drawers. These particularly sophisticated coffrets required precise edge turning finishing worked by hand.

They also feature a clever flap closure that holds the lid in place without the use of magnets. As to their décor, the famous logo designed by Cassandre is either hot stamped or made from gold-colored metal, applied by hand for a beautiful 3D effect.

The President of Cosfibel pleads in favor of the emergence of medium-sized companies as suppliers for global brands.

Alain Chevassus appreciates the real value of the 100 billion € stimulus Plan presented by Prime Minister Jean Castex on Thursday September 3. Starting with the support measures towards companies to help them with the “digital transition.”

According to the Chairman of Cosfibel- a packaging and promotional objects specialist with sales of $83 million in 2019 – only powerful IT capabilities can allow a supplier today to cater to the increasingly complex demands of the major prestige brands with their global presence. These complexities are manifold.

 

First of all, in terms of offer, the launch of a luxury product involves a range of different elements, from shopping bags to gift boxes including makeup bags, ribbons and other goodies.

 

Second, in terms of geography, global brands adapt their offer to different markets according to language and consumption habits.

 

Third, in terms of product lines, a single order can include a hundred units for a box and hundreds of thousands of bags.

 

Fourth, in terms of production, it is difficult for suppliers to own all the different machines needed for manufacturing and decorating and to remain competitive.

 

And last but not least, in terms of materials, on this subject, Alain Chevassus is particularly sharp, saying he is scandalized by “plastic bashing,” and speaks very strongly about the “exemplary virtues of rPET, or recycled polyethylene terephthalate.”

Federating expertise

True to his convictions, Alain Chevassus has made “make and trade” the cornerstone of a group built as a federation of different capabilities. As such, an exclusive agreement with La Soie provides an offer in textiles while a partnership with HPC reinforces the company’s injected plastic packaging offer.

In cardboard, the company has a similar agreement with Tendero, and again in textiles, with Tissages De Charlieu. “We manufacture and source according to our needs. Managed by a Chief Digital Officer (CDO), our IT tools are essential to precisely coordinate orders, production and deliveries.

Being able to optimize a container being shipped from China is one part of this. In order to manage the flow of products, our project managers are generalists who rely on the skills of specialists with their sometimes very technical and essential knowledge” explains Chevassus, who is a firm believer in the emergence of medium-sized, multi-specialist companies. “The value of a company is linked to the stability of its teams and their expertise,” he says.

 

The executive is always on the lookout for targeted acquisitions in order to reach “critical mass.” It is necessary to be big enough to evolve on global markets, but not too big to remain flexible towards luxury giants, with a smart combination of human know-how and new technologies.

Solid partners

Very different from the traditional margins of consumer products, the added value of a luxury packaging item is very high.

“The analogy with the automotive industry is very relevant. The big brands are assembly specialists, and the packaging manufacturers are OEMs who supply complete semi-assembled parts. It is vital for brands to be able to count on solid partners capable of innovating while able to handle the imponderable,” he observes.

Cosfibel operates 20 offices around the world that are called “urban networks.” “It is never easy to predict whether a product will be successful. It is sometimes necessary to urgently deliver replenishments in Asia because a promotion has been particularly successful. Only a first-class organization can do this,” Alain Chevassus explains. He plans to “not lose money without losing one’s soul.”

Has the COVID-19 pandemic reshuffled the cards? Alain Chevassus is cautious, but, as a connoisseur of his customers’ strategies, he imagines a restructuring of the market which will see diversified generalist players absorb specialists destabilized by the brutal decline of segments like travel retail.

All our Cosfibel bags and pouches collections are CSR-designed. Discover below some of our innovations and developments. ​

Parley boxes artists collaboration

In line with the artistic, ethical vein of the project, a thick, rigid, recycled FSCTM cardboard was chosen and coated with recycled paper. An aqueous ink was chosen for this project .

Each perfectly orchestrated coffret is a work of art in its own right, sustainable and 100% recyclable…

Pouch made of 60% recycled cotton

Recycled cotton reduces water and energy consumption compared to conventional cotton

100% recycled polyester lining

Water print instead of oil silkscreen print

 

Pouch made in a «cares program» factory

Since 2013, Cosfibel has worked with suppliers who employ handicapped people, low-income family communities or lower economy chances population living in remote areas.

Packing : in a 100% recycled PE HD polybag