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The Paper People

The Paper People is a family-run business working out of a studio in Dunedin, New Zealand. We wanted to create a range of greeting cards that are designed and made in NZ and are kind on the planet.

All our cards are printed in Auckland using beautiful eco-friendly stock and compostable ink. Printing digitally means we can print small runs with no wastage and the printer is carbon neutral - how cool is that. Our gift cards are not what you’d find in the supermarket, and more importantly, they haven’t been shipped from the other side of the world.

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Our Values

Locally made

Made in the same country as the brand is based.

Cruelty free

No animals have been harmed to make the product.

Upcycled & recycled

Reusing discarded objects or materials, or converting waste into reusable material.


Produced without using chemical fertilisers, pesticides, or other artificial chemicals.


Minimising environmental impact of products and business processes.


Ingredients and materials sourced exclusively from nature.

Slow production

Designing and creating products that are produced in small or limited quantities, including being handmade or made to order.


Giving resources or time back to the community, environment or charity.

Sustainable packaging

Thoughtful packaging ensuring a reduced environmental footprint by eliminating or minimising waste.

Ethically made

Workers are looked after, have working rights and are empowered. They are paid a living wage and/or fair prices for their products.


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