The Empty Box Company Values

The Empty Box Company, established in 1988, has been protecting dresses for 34 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 South West charity called GO BEYOND (formerly CHICKS) that run holidays for disadvantaged children. You can give a donation to this really worthwhile charity with a centre located in Par, in Cornwall, through the shopping basket, and we will match fund any donations received. So far we have raised over £2000 for Go Beyond, with fantastic thanks to our Empty Box customers.

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.

Latest Reviews

I have recently received my order from you, and would just like to thank you all so much for my wedding dress box. It was a surprise to see such a wonderful designed box, which had a lot of storage space. I have searched high and low for a large box and have only been successful with yourself.
Very rarely in this busy world we lead do I feel strongly enough to put “pen to paper” however having taken delivery of my wedding dress travel box this morning I feel compelled to write to you! I must admit that initially, I hesitated about placing an order for what seemed effectively like just an empty box. Well, I stand corrected! The box is absolutely stunning and of amazing quality – I simply had to express my thanks for supplying such a beautiful product. Rest assured it will be displayed with pride on top of my wardrobe.
Wow! What a beautiful box for my wedding dress. It was so sad to pack my dress away, but your box was just perfect. My Mum thought I was ordering just an ordinary plain box! No way! Thank you so much.
I just wanted to send a big thank you for my lovely wedding dress box, which I received last week. I am very impressed by the attention to detail – from the quality beautiful box itself, to the way in which it was packed to ensure it arrived in pristine condition. All for a very reasonable price! My dress fits perfectly inside and the box has pride of place in my wardrobe.
Just wanted to write and say how pleased I am with my Wedding Dress Box, my dress fits perfectly and the design (essence gold) is exactly in keeping with my wedding colour scheme. The dress box is so good, I’ve just ordered a tiara box to match!
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