From Left: Java, Zoe, We make 20 boxes per time/design.
Paper 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 Pa
per Russells, creating eco-friendly stationery and
gifts for pet lovers. The company relocated
Ogden, Utah in 2012 now back dropped by Wasatch Mountains where they enjoy four seasons.
MADE IN THE 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.
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 in the beginning yet, we resolved the
inventory control issue by working with high-tech digital printing companies. For example, every “Grrreen Box Notes”, we make only 20 boxes per
design each time – once our local printer sends us the cards, we put
them together one box at a time in our studio here in
Ogden, Utah by humans.
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, Forest Stewardship
Council (FSC) certified, manufactured with 100% renewable green electricity,
and also Processed Chlorine Free (PCF).
Our DogPride and
NatureCollection Cards are printed on premium recycled paper that is 30% and
100% PCW content, 80LB cover, and acid free paper made with electricity offset
with certified wind power certificates.
FAIR PRICES Considering our high quality products using all made in USA material in small
quantity production, our prices are quite competitive compared to those mass produced products with cheap labor and material in overseas. We could achieve the goal by lean and efficient
processes using cutting edge technology.
NO SALES We don't do sales as we don't have any excess products sitting in the warehouse.