our mission

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our mission

There is no way to ignore that the process of creating can require the use of limited natural resources. This aspect of making is a continuous point of conversation as Paper + Wheel exists among the makers movement here in the Pacific Northwest. As the Pacific Northwest spirit is a crucial point of inspiration for our work, we are working hard to honor the inherent value that Northwest culture places in sustainability and creative re-use of materials. We strive to take ownership over the fact that making auxiliary goods with paper, wood, and clay is taxing on the environment. That’s why we want to change the trade. At Paper + Wheel we put intentional effort into providing you with goods you can feel good about - goods that have a minimal environmental impact, from raw materials to shipping.

We have chosen to partner with suppliers who share this mission:
Our greeting cards and envelopes are made from 100% recycled  cotton that is acid free, recyclable, biodegradable, tree-free, and chlorine free, supplied by Paper and More.
Our wooden inlays, prints, and postcards are printed and stamped on 100% biodegradable and FSC Certified wood sources from Cards of Wood.
When we ship goods to you, we are packing well and we are packing light! With supplies from companies like EcoEnclose and ClearBags we are working towards completely compostable packing and shipping supplies.