INVITATIONS & Paper Goods
Passionate about design and sustainability, Paper Culture believes you should never have to choose between the two. That’s why they create unique, beautifully-designed products using sustainable materials, and plant a tree with every order. All of their products are made with post-consumer waste and wood alternatives; they offset their carbon footprint through carbon credits that put resources back into the planet; and they plant trees where reforestation is most needed. Paper Culture has planted 650,000 trees and counting, with each tree working to transform lives by providing food, fuel, livestock feed, a source of employment, and a cleaner more sustainable environment. They partner with organizations like the Arbor Day Foundation and Friends of the Urban Forest, and they have been recognized by the EPA as a Top 10 Climate Leader and are a certified Green Business.
An eco-friendly print and stationery social enterprise, Words With Heart funds education projects for women and girls. They produce and design everything from business, event and personal stationary to invitations, and with every purchase fund female education and business and skills training throughout Africa and Asia through their NGO partners, including founding charity partner CARE. A woman-founded, mission-driven business, dedicated to supporting women worldwide, Words With Heart is also sure to promote words of empowerment and equality on their products. On top of their pledge to give back, all of Words With Heart's products are made sustainably, using 100% recycled paper and printed with vegetable inks and green electricity. An Australia-based company, they ship nationwide.
Supports: Education + Women’s Rights + Sustainability
The world-leading producer of eco-friendly seed paper products that grow into wildflowers, herbs or vegetables. Botanical Paper Work’s mission is to help spread beauty and reduce waste by sharing biodegradable seed paper made from post-consumer material.
At Bloomin, what you say grows! Known as The Seed Paper People, they have integrated some of the best practices in papermaking with their own homegrown innovations. Their process results in a biodegradable, seeded paper that is beautiful, Earth-friendly, and once planted grows into wildflowers and plants. Bloomin is constantly adding alternative energy and eco-technologies to their process. They craft their seed paper from 100% post-industrial, recycled paper and dye it with all-natural, vegetable-based pigments. Their products are printed with water-based inks and, when included, use corn-based packaging. Bloomin’s production facility uses a 30kW solar power system—enough for all of their energy needs and powered by the same sun that makes their products bloom. Their product line includes invitations, social stationery, promotional materials, party favors, place cards, and more.
Since 1995, Of The Earth has produced high-quality, environmentally-focused, handmade paper and hand-dyed silk ribbon. With a focus on true environmental responsibility and artisanship, Of The Earth tears cards by hand, prints and assembles invitations, and gets earth under their nails as they plant and press their own flowers. They offer many DIY options and packages for those on a budget, or for those who want to incorporate a personal touch. Their highly customize-able seed paper invitations—with options of flower seeds and petals, as well as levels of assembly—never contain tree fibers and are made with a waste product of the cotton seed oil industry. Of The Earth hand-makes reply cards, reception cards, programs, place cards, envelopes and liners, and more—all of which can be planted and sprout after use.
Founded by adventurer, conservationist artist, and speaker Holly Budge, How Many Elephants uses design as a powerful tool to bridge the gap between scientific data and human connection in the field of wildlife conservation. Their line of stationary, greeting cards, gift bags, and gift wrap is handmade from wildcrafted lokta paper and designed to raise awareness of the African Elephant poaching crisis. Additionally, profits fund their charity arm, which works with several direct action, on-the-ground initiatives who are doing incredible work on the front lines of conservation. Few people know that 96 African elephants are poached each day for their ivory. At this astonishing rate they will be extinct in the wild in the next decade. How Many Elephants brings awareness to the crisis, and supports organizations making a change.
Supports: Wildlife Conservation