Imagine greetings cards, social and wedding stationery that do not harm trees and actually help the environment! This is what spurred a group of friends in Harold Wood to create The Seed Card Company during lockdown.
Launched on the 24th February, The Seed Card Company offer an inspirational range of beautifully designed eco-friendly greetings cards, personal stationery and wedding suites, which are all made from post-consumer waste embedded with wildflowers or recycled pre and post-consumer eco-friendly board and printed with vegan inks. Partnering with global reforestation effort, Ecologi, each time a card or stationery suite is purchased, The Seed Card Company and Ecologi will plant a tree.
Sharing a love for print and a desire to play their part in creating a more sustainable and eco-friendly environment, The Seed Card Company was set up by Lewis Stevenson of Leeming Brothers Fine Stationery, and Kay and Jit Patel of luxury wedding and event stationery company Intricate Creations.
Lewis Stevenson says, “In 2019 the greetings card industry was worth £1.7 billion, not including online retailers and sales. With the events of 2020 and the continuing lockdown, people have been sending more greetings cards than before. While the eco-friendly arm of the stationery industry is gaining traction at an unprecedented rate, with programmes such as Blue Planet II making manufacturers and consumers more aware of the huge environmental problem plastic and non-sustainable products are having on our ecosystem and the health of the planet, we created The Seed Card Company to offer a genuinely sustainable and eco-friendly greetings card alternative.”
The Seed Card Company cards are made entirely from post-consumer upcycled paper waste, meaning no trees are harmed in their manufacturing process. They are recyclable, biodegradable, and embedded with a mixture of six wildflower seed types including Bird’s Eye, Clarkia, Black Eyed Susan.
This is a fantastic venture that totally supports our planet. Please go check them out and help support local businesses.