In 2007, Amanda Fier and I started Ecosaurus LLC, an environmentally friendly stationery company. We had great intentions, but no idea how to run a business. We spent too much money manufacturing products locally and didn't save any for marketing. The recession hit, our products were expensive to produce and couldn't compete with the ones made in China, we never made a profit, and ran out of money to invest in new products. In 2012 we donated our leftover inventory to Phoenix charities.
These gift wraps were printed with vegetable-based inks on 36"x24" sheets of 100% recycled paper with 50% post-consumer waste, processed chlorine-free, FSC Certified, and Green-e Certified. They were sold in rolls of two sheets. The rolls were hand wrapped in strips of the same paper and sealed with 3M™ adhesive transfer tape from a transfer tape dispenser.
We designed our trade show booth using upholstery fabric and Ikea furniture, lighting, and accessories. The signs were printed on white foam-core boards and hung with nylon thread and shower curtain hooks. Unfortunately these photos were taken with a first generation iPhone and are not very good.
These boxes were bought ready and we designed paper bands to be wrapped around each box and closed on the back with clear wafer seals. We used the same paper as the cards so that buyers could see an accurate representation of what was inside.
Ecosaurus note cards and greeting cards were printed with vegetable-based inks on 100% post-consumer waste paper, processed chlorine-free, FSC Certified, and Green-e Certified. Each box came with nine cards and nine envelopes. We called these designs interactive because the user is urged to either circle or check all that apply on the front of the cards.