Speaking of wedding stationery, I am so excited to introduce you guys to Smock...a brand new line of sustainable letterpress, recently launched at the National Stationery Show. Designed by Amy Graham Stigler who also founded Snow & Graham (a company that I have loved since the moment I saw their work, nearly 5 years ago), the invitations are pretty and sophisticated and yet, they are totally eco-chic. Love that.
In a nutshell, Smock designs are letterpressed sustainably on bamboo paper...they are the first print shop in the U.S. to print on a luxury bamboo paper, developing the process with a historic paper mill in Europe. Here is how the girls at Smock put it...
"For bamboo paper, imagine the best-looking cotton paper. Then imagine something even nicer, but without the pesticides. We are really truly believers in environmental printing too -- we do more than use eco inks on paper. We donate 1% of sales to environmental causes through 1% for the Planet. We are wind-powered. We subsidize 20-week Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) memberships with a local organic farm for our employees. We have long-term environmental goals."
I love supporting businesses like this. It means that not only can you buy something that you would be proud to stamp and send, but something that you would be proud to tell all of your friends about. Of course, letterpress doesn't come cheap, so if you love the idea but not the price, check out their absolutely gorgeous, sustainable thank you cards...perfect for post-wedding notes, or a gift to your bridesmaids.
Stay tuned, Amy Graham Stigler is stopping by to share the inspiration behind these designs with us!