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01 December, 2021

PACKAGING MATERIALS – Parcel-tape, string, rubber bands, tissue paper, cardboard, all resolutely brown. At LABOUR AND WAIT we spend our days surrounded by these honest-to-goodness materials. ‘Brown paper packages tied up with string’, these are definitely some of ‘our favourite things’!

This year’s calendar pays homage to our favourite colour; brown. We always find ourselves drawn to this colour. Its darker shades have a graphic quality like black, whilst the lighter tones have a warm and natural feel. When we began selecting products for LABOUR AND WAIT over twenty years ago, we soon realised that our proclivity for brown tones could get the better of us and the result would be a completely brown shop. We regularly have to keep ourselves in check to ensure a variety of hues and colours find their way to the shop floor.

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