The Empty Box Company Values

The Empty Box Company, established in 1988, has been protecting dresses for 30 years and dresses are as beautiful now as the day they were placed in the box.

We believe in making beautiful products, handmade with care, in this country; to keep for a lifetime, and worthy of the special item kept inside. Our boxes have not travelled continents to reach you, and they create employment for talented artistic individuals in rural areas of the UK.

Home & Abroad

With a worldwide reputation, The Empty Box Company is an award winning company, that revived the Edwardian Hat Box and created The Wedding Dress Box and Travel Box. All our products are handmade in our workshop in Devon, in the UK. The Wedding Dress Boxes are sought after and sold across the world. They are totally unique, and unlike any other box you will find! Read Our Story and find out how we started.

An Eco-friendly Company

Environmentally Friendly Wedding Dress Boxes – made from 100% recycled board, and our aim is to keep our global footprint to a minimum by using recycled board, sourcing materials from this country or as near as possible, and re using waste items from the production process. A large part of the electricity we use is generated by solar panels on the Devon workshop roof.


The Empty box Company supports a local Devon charity called CHICKS that run holidays for disadvantaged children. You can give a donation to this really worthwhile charity located near to our workshop, through the shopping basket, and we will match fund any donations received.

A Unique Product

Handmade Wedding Dress Boxes are the most beautiful romantic boxes that you will find; they are extremely sturdy, ready to receive your dress i.e. not flat packed, and are hand covered and finished using interior design papers, with ribbon and lace attached; perfect for preserving your dress of a lifetime.

The Wedding Dress Box has been known to protect from fire and flood damage, and one protects a Royal Wedding Dress! Read More on Protecting your Wedding Dress.

The Wedding Dress Boxes and Storage Boxes are available in over 180 different design colours to choose from. Each design can be seen on a box when you click on the swatch on the design pages.

On Screen

On Screen : The Empty Box Company boxes have been featured in Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge, Eastenders, Emmerdale, Killing Eve and many more TV and film appearances! The Empty Box Company was also recently featured on Spotlight News South West in an interview on export, as the Wedding Dress Boxes are also popular abroad. The news feed came live from the Devon workshop, so for a little look into where the boxes are made watch the video below:

Business in Rural Areas

Both our workshops are located in Rural Areas, bringing un-intrusive community enhancing employment to the countryside. The Empty Box Company has received Grant Funding for a mezzanine floor project, in the Devon workshop barn, to increase the production floor space from Greater Dartmoor LEAF funding.