Building the B Corp Movement

Building the B Corp Movement

When a company becomes a Certified B Corp, it joins a global community that is using business as a force for good. Providing an opportunity to meet, engage with, and collaborate with like-minded changemakers in the community to share ideas and learn from each other.

Corban & Blair and Emma and Dan from i2C Architects hosted an event in Sydney. It was wonderful to catch up with like-minded B Corp companies, and those interested in becoming part of the movement. We had a presentation by B Corp consultant Kathy Joyce, about how B Corp works and the changes coming to the certification process. There was lots of time to meet everyone and hear about their plans to make a positive impact. i2C was very generous in providing their workspace for us to meet together. For more information visit the BCorproation page.

NEW Walnut Shadow Box Frame

New Shadow Box frames in Walnut

Corban & Blair has been manufacturing frames for decades together with our partner manufacturer in New Zealand. All frames are handmade from plantation-grown timber. Shadow Box Frames has a subtle angled profile that cleverly brings the eye’s attention inwards to the image displayed. The wide thick frame makes it perfect for a shelf or table display.

The shadow box frames come in various sizes. Each size fits different needs, and the mat adds a touch of sophistication and emphasis to the displayed piece.

APPA RoadShow at Brisbane and Melbourne

What a whirlwind week for the Corban & Blair team! We hit the road for the APPA 2024 Roadshow, showcasing our products in Melbourne and Brisbane.

Thank you for visiting our stand and hope you enjoyed meeting us at the stand.

APPA is the biggest event in the Australasian promotional products industry. APPA Roadshow is an event designed to connect distributors of promotional products with reputable suppliers from across Australia and New Zealand.

WUBI WUBI by Lucy Simpson

WUBI WUBI - In honour of the sacred mountain

WUBI WUBI is the latest collaboration range with First Nations artist Lucy Simpson. The range features beautiful artwork WUBI WUBI as lining on each product. The collection includes an A5 journal, a travel wallet, a luggage tag, a tech pouch and a laptop sleeve. Each item in the collection is thoughtfully designed, the perfect choice for anyone who values Indigenous art, culture and style. Available in three classic colours – black, navy and red.

Another clever initiative by the Social Outfit

A Sustainable Fashion Story about Chatcha

Chatcha is one of The Social Outfit’s talented Sewing technicians and artists. She uses fabric which she machine stitches and paints to create incredible pieces of Art.

When they saw her work, the craftmanship and meaning behind her pieces, they had to explore the opportunity to develop her artwork into a print.  The original ‘Li Phay’ artwork, which depicts a series of refugee faces, is masterfully sewn and embroidered onto a quilt. lt was developed into a digital print by Chatcha and Sonya Price-Kelly in collaboration with The Social Outfit.

The screen printed, fabric was sewn locally by their team of sewers in Marrickville, Sydney into a brand-new collection inspired by Chatcha’s unique style.

For more information visit the Social Outfit.

Unveiling of the new Perfect Match Street Artwork, Yarrin

Last Saturday, the local community gathered together to celebrate the launch of the first Perfect Match of the year at Corban & Blair. We feel privileged to have the talented artist Lucy Simpson’s artwork on our building – a beautiful piece of art for the community to enjoy.

The artwork, titled ‘Yarrin’, was designed by Lucy Simpson (@gmiyay) and painted by Meg Minkley (@adrawingaday). It incorporates local narratives of water, time, memory, and sites of convergence. The artwork draws inspiration from the story of Long Cove Creek in Gadigal, which is known today as Hawthorne Canal. It pays homage to the local ecology and our many forgotten waterways.

Through this work, Lucy has combined the lines and colors of place – both of her own Yuwaalaraay/Gamilaraay ngurrambaa (homelands) and that which flows underfoot in Gadigal. As a result, she has created a unique story that weaves its way across plains, from deep underground, around mountain ranges, through stone, and across city landscapes. This brings a message of energy, connection, and life to eyes, lives, and minds.

We would like to thank everyone involved, including @innerwestcouncil Arts Team, for implementing the Perfect Match program.

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A5 Aus Made Recycled Leather Journal, Yarrin – Lucy Simpson Collaboration

This journal was created in collaboration with Indigenous artist Lucy Simpson. The design was used for a mural outside the Corban & Blair building with the help of mural painter Meg Minkley and the Inner West Council. The YARRIN mural was commissioned through the Perfect Match program by the Inner West Council, recognizing the importance of preserving and celebrating the unique stories embedded in the city’s landscapes. It also aims to honour the many places from which these stories have originated.

This artwork incorporates local narratives of water, time, memory, and sites of convergence, and draws inspiration from the story of Long Cove Creek in Gadigal (known today as Hawthorne Canal) to pay homage to the local ecology and our many forgotten waterways. Through this work Lucy has combined the lines and colours of place – both of her own Yuwaalaraay / Gamilaraay ngurrambaa (homelands) and that which flows underfoot in Gadigal — creating a unique story that weaves its way across plains, from deep underground, around mountain ranges, through stone and across city landscapes, bringing a message of energy, connection and life to eyes, lives and minds.

The journal can be purchased through this link.

Framed
Indigenous
Art - Euraba

These framed artworks were hand-painted by First Nations artists from Euraba. Hand-painted artwork comes framed in a carbon-neutral black slim box frame with a white acid-free mat. Each artwork comes in a gift box with artists’ details.

Euraba Artists and Papermakers are a group of Northern NSW indigenous artists situated in the border town of Boggabilla specialising in handmade paper art. Working with and producing their own 100% cotton paper, they have adopted traditional European papermaking methods and made them their own with their contemporary indigenous sensibilities.

Information and story of the artist adhered to the back. 

  • Material: Hand made cotton paper, plantation grown timber, glass front, acid-free mat and metal tabs, cardboard box
  • Made in New Zealand

Our gallery is a curated collection of our latest one-off product designs that we have created exclusively for our corporate clients.

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Framed
Indigenous
Artwork

These framed artworks were hand-painted by First Nations artist Thomas Avery. Hand-painted artwork comes framed in a carbon-neutral black slim box frame with a white acid-free mat.

Thomas ‘Bagaay’ Avery is a descendant of the Gamilaroi tribe in northern NSW. His personal totem is the blue tongue lizard. Thomas’s ancestors were born at Bohena Creek Aboriginal Reserve, Narrabri. Thomas is a painter, designer and filmmaker using his unique insights to communicate his culture.

Information and story of the artist adhered to the back. 

  • Material: Canvas, plantation timber, glass front, acid-free mat and metal tabs
  • Made in New Zealand

Our gallery is a curated collection of our latest one-off product designs that we have created exclusively for our corporate clients.

Request a Quote

If you are interested in a similar product, we can provide you with a quote based on our previous projects. Please indicate the type of product, quantity, size, material, and whether or not it requires the application of a brand logo.

New Thomas Avery Range: WOOLOGANGII

Woologangii : River in Gamilaroi Country

The Woologangii River is represented with curved lines to show the flow of the river through the landscape. The circles on either side of the river symbolise different aspects of the country with varying colours.

Made in collaboration with First Nations artist Thomas Avery, the Woologangii range includes an A5 journal and a travel wallet. The A5  journal features a curved inner pocket with two slits for business cards, refillable A5 notepad, a pen loop and elastic closure. The travel wallet features multiple pockets for holding a passport, boarding pass and other cards. All products are made from recycled leather.

Thomas ‘Bagaay’ Avery is a descendant of the Gamilaroi tribe in northern NSW. His personal totem is the blue tongue lizard. Thomas’s ancestors were born at Bohena Creek Aboriginal Reserve, Narrabri. Thomas is a painter, designer and filmmaker using his unique insights to communicate his culture.

Framed Corporate Gifts

Client: Trans Tasman Business Circle

As gifts for Trans Tasman Business Circle events, Thea Weiss, the Co-Founder and Creative Director of the company, created these framed prints and we assisted in assembling them. 

Corban & Blair has been manufacturing frames for decades together with our partner manufacturer in New Zealand. All frames are handmade from plantation-grown timber. We buy carbon credits to offset emissions produced in the manufacturing of these frames and the money raised goes towards land regeneration.

  • Material: Plantation timber, glass front, acid-free mat and metal tabs, cardboard box
  • Made in New Zealand

Our gallery is a curated collection of our latest one-off product designs that we have created exclusively for our corporate clients.

Request a Quote

If you are interested in a similar product, we can provide you with a quote based on our previous projects. Please indicate the type of product, quantity, size, material, and whether or not it requires the application of a brand logo.

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