From Left: Java, Zoe, We make 20 boxes per time/design.
Let me introduce myself! My name is
Myunghye Han (MH for short), and I started Paper Russells in the San Francisco
Bay Area in 2002, along with my two Jack Russells, Java and Zoe. We wanted to
send a congratulations gift to a friend who’s Poodle just had an adorable
litter of pups, but we couldn’t find anything fitting to send. This was the
inspiration behind creating stationery and gifts for pet lovers. In 2012 we
relocated to Ogden, Utah, where we are now enjoying four seasons, close to the
beautiful Wasatch Mountains.
MADE IN THE USA
We source all of our eco-friendly material
from within the USA, including green boxes from Massachusetts, product displays
from New Hampshire, and envelopes, frames, bags and more from California.
Paper Russells carries over 1,000 products, including over 500 original
illustrations of pets and other animals. To keep all the products available for
every order was a massive challenge in the beginning, but we solved it by working
with high-quality digital printing companies to create small batches. For
example, we produce only 20 Grrreen Boxes of notecards in a particular design
at a time, which are then assembled in our studio in Ogden, Utah by human
MORE THAN JUST RECYCLED
For the Grrreen Box Notes and Greeting Cards, we use premium 100% recycled
(PCW), heavyweight (100LB) cover stock which is Forest Stewardship Council
(FSC) certified. We also use 100% renewable green electricity and Processed
Chlorine Free (PCF) content. Our DogPride and NatureCollection Cards are printed
on premium recycled paper that is 30% and 100% PCW content, 80LB cover,
acid-free, and produced with electricity offset with certified wind power
We are proud to offer high-quality
USA-based material and small quantity production while keeping our prices competitive
with overseas mass-produced products that use inexpensive material and labor.
We are able to achieve this goal through streamlined, efficient processes that
use cutting-edge technology.