AVEDA x 3.1 Phillip Lim Holiday Collaboration

Robert Repta

Inspired by a Mutual Awe of Nature, Aveda Announces Collaboration with 3.1 Phillip Lim for 2021 Holiday Collection

The Aveda x 3.1 Phillip Lim collection features limited-edition hair accessories and gift packaging that celebrates the botanical world of beauty and the purposeful spirit of giving.

The power and awe of nature will be in full bloom this holiday season as Aveda announces its collaboration with global fashion brand 3.1 Phillip Lim for its 2021 Holiday Collection. This partnership celebrates two like-minded brands bringing the botanical world of beauty to life through special-edition hair accessories and gift packaging created with sustainability at heart. Available globally beginning this autumn, each element of the Aveda x 3.1 Phillip Lim collection pulses with botanical-inspired graphics and vivid colors from nature for a joyous and unexpected expression of the holiday season.

Building on a longstanding partnership, Aveda is proud to collaborate with 3.1 Phillip Lim on this collection and further celebrate the synergistic missions of caring for the world. The resulting Aveda x 3.1 Phillip Lim Holiday Collection reflects the transformative and purposeful spirit of giving, togetherness, and the inspiring magic of nature.

“This collection embodies our joint appreciation of the gifts of nature. Nature is our muse for everything that we do: from the powerful flower and plant essences we use in our products to the creative expression of our brand and our collections,” explained Barbara De Laere, Global Brand President of Aveda.

With a passion for sustainability at the forefront of each brand’s mission, the functionality and materials used for the Aveda x 3.1 Phillip Lim Holiday Collection accessories and gift packaging were a top priority. The teams worked closely to ensure that the elements selected, like organic cotton, recycled PET an FSC-ertified paper, were both high-quality and sustainability-driven to further evoke thoughtful gifting this holiday season.

“Developing this collection felt like a natural evolution of our relationship with Aveda. It is through our shared values to protect and care for the planet, that we can bring natural beauty and joy to the simple rituals in life. Mother nature thrives when given the space to move through her natural cycles; we wanted to harness that spirit into thoughtful gifting for a loved one to flourish and thrive,” added Phillip Lim, Creative Director and Co-Founder of 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Gift boxes and sleeves in the Aveda x 3.1 Phillip Lim Holiday Collection are made with FSC-certified, 100% recycled paper. In addition to their use as holiday gift packaging, reuse or display the beautiful gift boxes as miniature works of botanical art by simply removing and recycling the paper sleeve.

The artwork featured on the limited-edition hair accessories and gift boxes in this collection was designed in collaboration with botanical artist, Sophie Parker, whose hand-painted works use fresh-cut botanicals as a natural canvas. Her creative approach is tuned to use the organic form of each leaf, letting the plant itself guide her brushstrokes and color choices. This ephemeral muse-as-medium holds a special preciousness during its brief existence as the artwork, which eventually naturally decomposes and returns to the soil itself. Working closely with Phillip Lim on the artwork for this collection, Parker’s custom paintings were digitally transformed to create the beautiful prints found on the special-edition hair accessories and packaging.


Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the world of beauty, but around the world.

Aveda is 100% vegan–now and forever.

Aveda’s approach to packaging

We are proud to have been the first beauty company using 100% post-consumer recycled PET.  Now more than 85% of our skincare and hair styling PET bottles and jars contain 100% post-consumer recycled materials.

With every package we develop, we’re mindful of our environmental footprint and work to minimize our packaging and maximize our use of recyclable and post-consumer recycled materials.

Robert Repta


Associate Director of Packaging Design: Robert Repta

Executive Creative Director: Marney Kerr