Eco-Twist Paper Twine – earth friendly handmade paper decorating ribbon that biodegrades without harming the earth


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This unique paper twine is being sold in 8 yard length and 54.7 yard spools. Pictured is the full 54.7 yard spool. This hand twisted paper twine has been carefully dyed with vegetable based dyes so you can put an … Continue reading

Visit Of The Earth at the Seattle Wedding Show, January 12 and 13th.

Of The Earth is excited to be at the Seattle Wedding Show on January 12th and 13th, 2013.   The event runs from 10:00am-5:30pm on Saturday and 10:30am-5:00pm on Sunday.

Of The Earth is a paper and ribbon company that has been in business since 1995.  Our business started with handmade paper (embedded with flowers, herbs and flower seeds) and has expanded over the years to include many more items.  Some of our more popular items are hand dyed silk ribbons(dyed in our Seattle studio)  plantable favor boxes, pressed flower stickers, embellishments and note card sets.  We offer fully assembled invitations, as we are happy to do all of the work, but we also offer more budget friendly options that allow the client to do as much or as little as they’d like.  Visit our website at to see our many products and services.

We are currently busy in our studio prepping for the upcoming bridal show.  We will have a plethora of invitation samples, DIY kits, silk ribbons, guest books, eco-twist, favor ideas and of course lots of handmade papers for you to get a close look at.  Kevin and Lori, the owners of Of The Earth, will be in the booth to answer questions and discuss wedding invitation options.


Stop by and take a look.  We’d love to help you plan for your big day.


The Seattle Wedding Show is the largest wedding show on the west coast.  This annual event is at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center located at 800 Convention Place, 4th Floor, Seattle, WA 98101.  Tickets are $17.00 and can be purchased at the door.  For more details you can go to


Elegant, speedy, affordable and earth friendly wedding invitation options by Of The Earth

Christmas is just a week away and when the festivities and visits
with family are over, the realization hits you.  It’s January and that
spring wedding you had so much time to plan for is fast approaching!

Before the panic sets in check out invitation DIY kits by Of The Earth.  Both of our DIY kit collections contain seeded paper which, when planted, will sprout a bouquet of wildflowers.

Of The Earth DIY invitation kits come in many different sizes and paper styles.  All of
the paper is handmade, biodegradable and environmentally friendly.  Choose
from handmade papers produced in Nepal to papers made by local artisans in our Seattle, Washington studio, made the same way as when we started 17 years ago!

The Nepalese paper, we call Lotka paper, is made from the bark of the Daphne bush.  Harvesting the bark does not kill the plant, it 6-7 years the still living root ball generates another harvestable crop naturally making this a great renewable material.  The Lotka DIY kits come in five different colors and 8 different sizes ranging in price from $57.40 to $88.25 for 25 torn edge invitations and handmade envelopes.

Lotka invitation kits contain 25 seed paper cards, cut edge overlays,
online instructions, templates for punching and folding (if needed) and enough Eco-twist to assemble the entire order.  All of the components are biodegradable and the seeded paper will bloom when planted.  These invitations range in price from $2.30 -$3.53 each set.

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The cotton DIY kits are made from paper produced in our Seattle studio.
Each sheet is individually made then the invitations are hand torn in our studio.  The
Cotton DIY kits come in 5 different seeded flower paper options and 8
different sizes.



The cotton kits contain 25 seeded hand torn cards, cut vellum overlays,
online assembly instructions, templates for punching and folding (if needed), envelopes  and enough Eco-twist to assemble the entire order. All of the components are
biodegradable and the seeded paper will bloom when planted.  These kits also
contain enough supplies to make 25 invitations, ranging in price from $47.29-$112.46.

Both the vellum and seeded overlays can be printed on your home computer.
By doing the printing and assembly at home you are saving significantly over the printed and assembled invitation costs.  The kits containing gate-folds and bi-folds come with a folding template.  All of the printing and assembly work is done at home.

The staff at Of The Earth is available Monday-Friday form 8:00am-5:00pm Pacific time to answer any questions or assist you with assembly concerns.  We can also be reached from our customer service page on

Our invitation kits typically ship on the same day you order or within 24 hours.  If you would like to order custom printed or assembled works we are happy to help you with our speedy one week production time.


Custom blended colors in our hand dyed silk ribbons create some of our most unexpected treasures..

Real Card Company sent us 4 different color swatches and asked if we could make a ribbon blending all of the colors together.  Our colorist did a great job matching the swatches and the results turned out beautifully.  We love these type of projects as it’s always fun to see how the new blends are going to turn out.

All of our silk ribbon is dyed in our Seattle studio.  Earth Silk ribbon comes in five different widths and two different finishes.  Our 100% silk which has a matte finish and our 100% silk satin which has a satiny light catching side.  Our ribbon is all bias cut and is available by the spool as well as in cut lengths (depending on the collection).  Of The Earth has created an extensive collection of colors with over 150 to pick from.

Real Card Company is an invitation company based in Seattle, WA.  You can find them at