Teatulia is Honored with Major International Design Award for Creative Packaging

Teatulia receives the international 2014 iF packaging design award

DENVER, Colo., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Teatulia Organic Teas announced today that its retail package received the prestigious 2014 iF packaging design award from the iF International Forum Design Hannover.

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Traditionally, most retail teas are presented in box containers or tin tubes, however, wanting to breakaway from the mold and become truly one-of-a-kind, Teatulia decided to present their teas in sustainable style using an eco-canister.

"We strive to not only create beautiful, eye-catching designs but also the most sustainable packaging in the tea aisle," says Chris Olsen, Director of Marketing and New Product Development. "We are delighted that out of 264 entries from 55 countries our retail eco-canisters have won a 2014 iF packaging design award in the beverage category."

The Teatulia retail package is known as an eco-canister because 100% of its inputs are either recyclable or compostable. All of the eco-canister paper components are made from a percentage of post consumer waste while each eco-canister has its own personality – reflecting the individual pantone color assigned to each tea through the soy-based printed labels that are cleanly designed with bright, eye-catching colors like fuchsia, lime green, and eggplant to offset the light brown paper eco-canister. All adhesives are also water based and environmentally friendly. This next-generation retail package also has the added value of a revolutionary, recyclable protection barrier, which allows for extra protection of our delicate tea leaves while eliminating the need for excess packaging.

For 60 years, iF has been known as a perfect mediator between the worlds of design and business. Starting in 1953, iF has become an international design center with headquarters in the center of Hannover, Germany and with exhibitions in many parts of the world. The iF design awards mirror both current trends in design and the economic benefits delivered by well-designed products. The design awards are among the most important design awards in the world, which is confirmed by an annual number of more than 20,000 competition entries from more than 50 countries.

The iF packaging design award judges creative packaging design that entices people to buy a product, is easy to handle, and that takes in account economic and ecological criteria. The jury considered criteria such as design quality, finish, choice of materials, degree of innovation, environmental impact, functionality, ergonomics, visualization of intended use, safety, brand value and branding, symbolism and independence, aspects of production and logistics and of universal design.

About Teatulia:
Teatulia Organic Teas are sourced directly from their own garden in Northern Bangladesh and other like-minded gardens, with no long-term warehouse storage and no waiting around to be put into the right blend by a third party.  The results are exquisite, clean and smooth teas that support education, business and health initiatives and demonstrate a thorough commitment to sustainability.  Started in 2000 to give back to the local community, the Teatulia Gardens were established as an enterprise that would give the people a living wage while protecting and strengthening the environment.  The KS Foundation was launched to give back to the Bangladeshi community and has created revolutionary education, health and cattle-lending programs for the people working in the garden and surrounding areas.  All sales of Teatulia Organic Teas contribute to this mission, helping to better the lives of men, women and children in our community while rebuilding the local ecosystem. Teatulia Organic Teas is mindful of how its actions impact worldwide communities and actively supports ethical organizations like the Whole Planet Foundation, Rainforest Alliance, and B Corporation. For more information, please visit www.teatulia.com or call 1.888.860.3233. Like Teatulia Organic Teas on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teatulia and follow us on Google+ at plus.google.com/+Teatulia. 

About iF International Forum Design Hannover

For more than fifty years, iF Industrie Forum Design e.V. has been located in the grounds of the Messe Hannover in Germany. A result of the 1953 "Sonderschau formgerechter Industrieerzeugnisse", the iF Industrie Forum Design e.V. was complemented in 2001 by the iF International Forum Design GmbH, which is responsible for all areas of business, and particularly for the renowned iF competitions. As an independent organization, iF has an important role as mediator between design and economy - a role that iF has fulfilled reliably and with the highest degree of integrity for many years. iF provides a fundamental contribution to the success of design services in an economic context and to the creation of public awareness of design. The iF design awards are among the most important design awards in the world. This is confirmed by an annual number of more than 20,000 competition entries from more than 50 countries.

Media Contact: Chris Olsen, Teatulia Organic Teas, 3034332980, chris@teatulia.com

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