From Left: Java, Zoe, We make 20 boxes per time/design.
Russells' founder and CEO Myunghye [MH] started the company with her
two Jack Russell
Terriers, Java and Zoe on Nov. 2002 in the San Francisco Bay Area. At
the time, they wanted to give a nice gift for a dear friend, Jasmine the
Poodle, who'd just had a
litter of the cutest pups they’ve ever seen but, couldn't find anything -- not even a card! – anywhere.
So, that inspired the three to start Paper Russells, creating eco-friendly stationery and
gifts for pet lovers. The company relocated
to Ogden, Utah in 2012 now back dropped by Wasatch Mountains where they enjoy four seasons.
USA The company sources all the material within USA, e.g. Grrreen boxes from
Boston, displays from New Hampshire, and envelopes, frames, cello bags, and
boxes from California. We print locally, small amounts per design to reduce
PRODUCTION Paper Russells carries over 1000 products
with 500+ original illustrations of pets and animal images. To keep all the
products available for every order was a huge challenge. We solved the
inventory control issue by working with a high-tech digital press located
nearby. For example, every “Grrreen Box Notes”, we make only 20 boxes per
design each time – once our local printer sends us just that many cards, we put
them together one box at a time by hand in our studio here in Ogden, Utah.
THAN SIMPLY RECYCLED For Grrreen Box Notes and
Greeting Cards, we use premium recycled paper that is 100% recycled (PCW),
heavy weight (100LB) cover stock, processed chlorine free, Forest Stewardship
Council (FSC) certified, manufactured with 100% renewable green electricity,
and also Processed Chlorine Free (PCF).
FAIR PRICES Considering using the highest quality material all made in USA in small quantity production, our prices are competitive with mass produced products using cheap labor in overseas factories because we have very lean and efficient processes using advanced technology.