The supportive schoolbag.
Designing a range of backpacks for school students is no simple task. Children and teenagers experience major, sporadic periods of growth, and boys and girls grow in different ways. Yet, a single school bag is expected to last a student for many years.
The solution we devised to this problem was one based on flexibility. Awarded a prestigious Australian Design Mark, our SAS Academic® school bags incorporate a built-in, fully adjustable 1-2-3 harness system. This can be altered as the child grows, ensuring the bag is always positioned correctly and distributes weight through the hips. There are also specific design features to suit the needs of boys and girls.
Endorsed by the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australia (COCA) SAS Academic® is a prime example of how design can be used to solve a real-world problem.
An excellent adventure.
There are many different ways to experience the world, from weekend camping trips to life changing overseas adventures. We wanted to create a travel & outdoor range that catered to the whole spectrum, both in terms of quality and price. The result was Explore Planet Earth®. Since first created in 2004, Explore Planet Earth® has evolved to comprise three complete product ranges. What makes these ranges special is the fact that, while they’re underpinned by a consistent brand strategy, each one has its own distinct style, designed to appeal to a specific audience. Galaxy is our entry-level range, and carries a fun, youthful flavour. Voyager is our most premium range, designed for seasoned travellers. Finally, there’s Metropolis, which sits between the two, delivering premium features combined in style.
Explore Planet Earth® products range from rucksacks, daypacks and travel packs to sleeping bags and luggage. Even the famous Speedy Tent® was created to sit comfortably as part of the range. But with new innovations, improvements and additions constantly in progress, the adventure is far from over.
Source water bottle.
When SOLA Sports took on Source Hydration in Australia, one of their first requirements was a sports bottle to appeal to their cyclist customer base. Using a heavily patented market-leading bottle design as a benchmark, we set about creating a design of our own that could stand out from – and above – the rest.
Developed in under 6 months, the Source Water Bottle has a design that makes it both unique and competitive in the market. From concept, to design development, tooling and final production in Taiwan, every stage of the process was managed and monitored by EPE Global to guarantee a great result. This is one finished product we can’t wait to see hit the market.