Long gone are the days when eco-friendly was synonymous with tree-hugger and hippie. Today's new shade of "green" is hip and fashionable…some even say it’s the new black. With couture clothing designers using organic fabrics and vegetable dyes, and luxury car companies producing hybrids, sacrificing quality and aesthetics is no longer part of the "green" equation. Even luxury paper products are going green!
One such company, Fish Lips Paper Designs, creates bold and modern graphics for a variety of paper products including gift wraps and note cards. All of their products are designed, printed and packaged in the USA on 100% recycled paper (min 50% PCW) using soy & vegetable inks. The company uses the finest quality papers and insists you wouldn't know the products were "green" unless they told you. Given the lack of exciting design in paper and stationary products, and the undeniable need to practice sustainability, Fish Lips' owner and designer Kimi Chronis calls her products "Fashionably Responsible".
According to Chronis, "buying recycled paper products is a great start but it’s not enough; what you do with that product after it has served its initial purpose is critical." In an effort to increase the life span of their products, Fish Lips Paper Designs suggests reusing their brightly colored, standout designs for a variety of things.
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You can see all of Fish Lips Paper Designs' currently available products on their website, www.fishlipspaperdesigns.com , and in a variety of retailers across the country. The next time you get (or give) a gift that is wrapped in a beautiful piece of paper, think of this list and find a way to give it a chic new purpose!