Our Story

Louise and Ian

I (Louise) launched this little business of mine at Spring Fair in 2015 after finishing my illustration degree, and quickly roped in my business-savvy, accountant-brained Dad, who was coming to the end of a contract at the time and was in the market for a part-time, low stress, project.  For the next two years (working full-time and most weekends) Dad devoted his life to helping me build the solid foundations of our animal-loving, paper enterprise. Our team has since grown to include my Mum and a few wonderful non-Mulgrews, all of whom keep our Operations running smoothly. 

We now stock more than 400 independent shops in the UK, supply nation-wide accounts like Paperchase, John Lewis, Waitrose and Waterstones and export to Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.  In 2017 we won our first Henrie Award for ‘Best Art Range’. We reached the finals again in 2019 and again this year in four categories including Most Promising Young Designer and Best Art Range. We find out the winners in December 🤞🏻

This summer we finally got our retail website up and running so we can now send cards and stationery straight out to customers from our studio in Brighton. We are passionate about minimising our impact on the environment in every way that we can and are constantly improving the materials and processes we use to create and send our products out into the world. All of our cards and products are now packaged plastic free!

It really is an absolute privilege to work alongside my fabulous team, without whom it would not be possible to see through this creative dream of mine and hopefully we create something that makes others happy in the process.  

Team Photo 

Proudly Stocked in

Proudly stocked in