New York Stationery Show 2014

We just returned from a whirlwind adventure to attend the New York Stationery Show where we launched many new items (including show favorite – our hand dipped cards which are remnant pieces that soak up the remaining dye bath from our silk work). It was a long awaited trip, as this is the largest wholesale trade show in the United States.

Of The Earth booth display at national stationery show 2014

NSS booth display

“Now in its 68th year, the National Stationery Show® is the world’s most comprehensive marketplace for greeting cards, stationery and related lifestyle products. No other trade fair in the U.S. matches the depth and caliber of stationery selection at the NSS—or serves as the launching pad for so many young, creative businesses each year.”

Silk ribbon and handmade paper booth display

Booth display – silk and paper

It is always a pleasure to connect and draw inspiration from other creatives in our market. In the past we have been intimidated by the quality of art and artist on display at this show which prevented our exhibiting, there are just stunning levels of creativity and craftsmanship on display. We have since realized that while we may not be at the top of the pack or offering the latest trends, we have unique and creative art to contribute and in turn have our place among industry leaders.

Of The Earth paper and silk display

Silk ribbon and handmade papers at NSS 2014

A fun highlight was seeing our Seattle neighbor and sometimes silk collaborator Real Card Company at the show, and finally meeting the principals in our other longtime Seattle stationer Silberman/Brown.  It was a fantastic (albeit exhausting) trip and we are already looking forward to attending next year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR – 2013 IN REVIEW and ON THE HORIZON FOR 2014

2013 was a monumental year for our business: we moved, our shop and clients received a wide array of press, we have segued back into the tradeshow circuit….oh, and did we mention we are rebuilding our website?  All in all, much has been accomplished and there is much to look forward to in 2014!

Here are a few additional highlights:

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  • We are now offering a finished edge silk ribbon (not just bias cut).

    Double faced silk satin woven edge ribbon

  •  We have added many new papers to our already large line, including these papers from India.

papers from india

There is much to look forward to in 2014 including the events and tradeshows we will be attending!

  • Seattle Wedding Show
    Washington State Convention & Trade Center
    Saturday January 11th, 2014 10:00am to 5:30pm (ticket sales open at 9:30am)
    Sunday January 12th, 2014 10:30am to 5:00pm (ticket sales open at 10:00am)
  • Seattle Gift Show
    Washington State Convention & Trade Center
    Saturday January 18th, 2014
    9:00am to 6:00pm
    Sunday January 19th, 2014
    9:00am-6:00pm
    Monday January 20th, 2014
    9:00am-6:00pm
    Tuesday January 21st, 2014
    9:00am-6:00pm
  • UW Bridal Show
    University of Washington Club
    Sunday, February 23

We hope to connect with clients old and new in the next few months, until then Happy New Year!