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Of The Earth is an environmentally focused handmade paper and hand dyed silk manufacturer. Our logo is an allegory of our idealized world; the people and plants in harmony with the earth in a circular flow of renewal and regeneration through responsibility.

About Of The Earth

handmade paper invitations and silk ribbon manufacturer

1.888.294.1526 8-6 Pacific M-F

Our beginning, the Of The Earth story.

In 1995 Kevin and Lori shared a passion for each other and the world around them. Lori had just graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Fiber Arts and Kevin had just left a career as a commercial fisherman in Alaska (both life changing experiences).

In planning their own wedding they discovered they enjoyed working together both in making the necessary arrangements for a party for 135 people and while endeavoring to make their invitations. They still have some of the original invitation pieces (and have been surprised to learn over the years which friends hung onto them as well) which included a self mailing reply card (handmade), folding invitation card (handmade with flowers applied to the paper), a folding direction card with map (there were two versions of this as their friends received an email reply request - in 1995!!) and a handmade envelope sealed with wax. This amounted to more than three hundred individually formed sheets of paper made one at a time in their kitchen, dining, and living room (picture a one bedroom, 770sq. ft. condo). The kitchen blender was never to be the same (thank goodness for wedding gifts).

On their honeymoon while recounting everything that lead up to their big day, they discussed what they wanted out of life and realized that they had an opportunity to make a difference and a living together. In the majority of responses they received on their reply cards there were handwritten notes commenting on how much the invitations were loved (someday we will put scans of these online). They saw that wedding invitations touch so many people and can have an impact in their choice of words, paper and delivery. Lori and Kevin realized that by creating a business that embraces our environment with earth friendly practices and an earth focused product, they could reach even more people if they helped other couples to send green wedding invitations.

In the intervening twenty years their dream has become a reality with more then 1,000,000 people receiving a card or invitation made on paper created by hand with the earth in mind. Of The Earth is proud to continue offering great earth focused products. We are also proud of our efforts to be a low impact business, to encourage our customers to use less paper (we love single envelope invitations and postcard reply cards), to produce paper with recycled/recovered water and to use every practical measure possible to ensure an environmentally responsible workplace.

Thank you for sharing our vision.


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Our customers include

ABC

ABC Home Furnishings

Advanced Finishing Systems

Applied Graphics, Inc

BBDO Atlanta

Beverly's

Bic Corp.

Biome Lifestyle

Blair Graphics

Brookfield Media

Brookstone Candle Co

Bulgari

Carolina Party & Paper

Certified Inc.

Che Bella

Chocolations

Chromatic Lithographers

Conservancy

Contessa Premium Foods

Crown Enterprises, Inc.

Custom Quilting Inc.

DeanHouston, Inc.

Deep Green Living

Dominique Cohen Inc.

Duncan Press

E! Networks

Environmental Defense

European American Business Organization

Event Network Inc.

Extreme Home Makeover ABC

Fabricut

Falconi Bros., Inc.

FloraCraft Corporation

Fortune Magazine

Foundations, Inc.

Fran Jackowitz Productions

Franceska Schofield

Frette

GCI Group

GE

Ghalia

Gift Baskets Creations by TK

Green Source

Growmark Inc.

Harrington Capital Advisors, Inc.

High-Ho International

Hillson LTD

Home Depot

Human Options, Inc

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

I Do Graphics

impact events, inc.

Incline to Design

Indie Peace

Ins and Outs Magazine

International Paper

Isola Imports, Inc.

Ivie Inc.

Jesse E. Lyman, Inc

Jim Shore Designs

julibee tea & bee co.

Karlas Card Co.

Kelly Ashworth Design

Kindercraft

Light&Salt Cards

Lindenmeyr Paper

Lori’s Natural Foods Center

Martha Stewart Magazine

MediaCOM Inc

Mitaka USA, Inc.

Mulberry Mom Paper Craft Supply

Nature's Way, Inc.

Neiman Marcus

Paces Papers

pacific home inc.

Paper Treasures.

Paperzest

Paul Mitchell

Pennsylvania Environmental Council

PepsiCo

Peresso Tudor Press

Perfectly Natural

Posh Paper

Print Connection

Propaganda Inc.

Prudential

RR Donnelley

Rachel Leigh

Safe Haven

Sarah Drake Design

Service Machines Inc.

SGDP

Shorewood Packaging

Signature-graphics.com

Specialty Bindery and Printing

Stephanie James Couture

Steve Woods Printing Company

streamlinevents.com

Stuyvesant Press

TargeGen, Inc.

The Anderson Group

Theo Chocolate

Thread Tex Inc

Timber Springs

Time Inc

Todd Johnson Productions Inc

Tukiaz

USA Environmental Management Inc.

USA Hosts

Vermillion Creative Group, Inc.

Visual Melody, LLC

Visual Print Solutions

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

Wal-Mart

Western Badge and Trophy Inc.

Wild Child Wear

Wish Enterprises, Inc..

Yahoo!


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