One of our most popular frames used by Egg Picnic

The Shadow Box Frame is one of our most popular frames. Like all our frames it is carbon neutral, which means Corban & Blair has stepped up its commitment to the environment by buying carbon credits to offset emissions produced in the manufacturing of our frames. The money raised will go towards land regeneration. By choosing carbon neutral products, we can each play our part in supporting the environment. The Shadow Box Frames have been hand crafted in New Zealand from sustainable, plantation grown timber. They are available in 4 different sizes in black and white, with and without a mat. Because this frame has a depth of 3.5cm from the front of the frame to glass, the frames construction makes it perfect for shelf/table display. Look out for Egg Picnic who uses the Shadow Box Frames to displays their fine art prints, which they look wonderful in! Have a look at their work here....

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Thank you 2019

A big thank you to all our clients in business, retail, online and our studio store customers for their support and ideas. It has been a year or new concepts, products and inspiring narratives about our Australian lived experience. Our on-going endevour requires us to be in constant reinvention mode, in order to stay relevant for our customers. This is a challenge we are always up for- an opportunity to delight you. We are a small creative team inspired to find original and clever product solutions delivered with excellence. Our focus for 2020 will be about caring for each other in our diverse community and to respect our precious environment. To do this we will need to peer through the clutter and question what we see and believe, and do whatever we can- even if it is only a little. We wish everyone much success in 2020 - even numbered years are...

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High Fashion Couture- From Recycled and Discarded Materials

West Village artist Debra Rapoport, 73, has a knack for turning garbage into fashion. Her signature hats, made from paper towels, sell for as much as $450. “Recycled materials speak to me. It’s like they say, ‘Give me a second life!’ She finds recycled, discarded and unusual materials and gives them a brilliant second life as high fashion couture. No items or material of any origin are out of consideration for her “Gifted and Thrifted” unique creations, A self-described “advanced style star”, Rapoport combs the streets of New York City in search of that which catches her eye. See more of Debra's work here.  ...

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WAGIBAA – New this season

Corban & Blair will launch a new collection in collaboration with Lucy Simpson of Gaawaa Miyay Design. The linings of these items feature Lucy’s Wagibaa design. This design tells a story of Yuwaalaraay country. It is inspired by the lines of country and traces the north west plains where the sky touches land. Country is where Lucy comes from. It is freshwater country, the rivers brim with memories, story and life. It is where her heart belongs. It is home. Lucy believes, from the stars in the skies, to the ground beneath we are surrounded by story” Collection includes: A5 refillable journal, Zip coin purse/keyholder, card holder, tech pouch, tech wrap, phone bag, travel wallet, passport holder & luggage tag. These are made from quality PU leather with unique colourful linings telling a story about what Australia and home means to Indigenous designer Lucy Simpson. They can have logos applied as well as...

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Customer Relationship Case Study

Corban & Blair a female owned business founded in 1988, started as a niche Australian designer stationery business offering handmade journals and albums. We continue to evolve creating new products and styles in an array of materials manufactured in Australia, New Zealand and China. We have established relationships with key clients who take supplier engagement with women seriously. Westpac is an excellent example. Corban & Blair moved its business to Westpac as a result of Helen Lynch being appointed to the Westpac board and Westpac’s focus supporting women owned businesses. Westpac Women’s Markets (The Ruby Connection) organised events for WOBs, including lunches and seminars, which provided women with an opportunity to meet others in business. These events were carefully organised including being seated next to other women who might offer new opportunities. Through this network, Corban & Blair was introduced to the Westpac Supplier Inclusion & Diversity team who continue to facilitate introductions...

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Our Purpose

Corban & Blair’s PURPOSE is to design and make marketing tools, that earn their keep. Understanding our customers, along with the needs of their customer, is crucial to achieving this. Working closely provides an opportunity to do something new and different, to inspire our customers to embraces a future, that includes younger people, women and the environment, while ticking important diversity boxes. We constantly research and explore new ideas, it is our purpose and passion. Items need to carry company brand messages, be valued and the receiver needs to feel acknowledged. Collaboration with other artists, and designers can create memorable stories, and say something meaningful about a brand while reflecting our Australian culture. Meaning is designed into a product with choices of materials, colour, texture, story, packaging and personalisation. It is a clever combination of these elements that delivers meaningful and authentic product solutions. ...

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