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Where To Buy Eco-Friendly Greeting Cards In Hong Kong

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ditto ditto

This letterpress stationery brand and design studio, started by two sisters, creates charming and simplistic paper products and personalised stationery. What makes ditto ditto special is that each product is made in-house and handcrafted using a letterpress machine, which gives its stylish designs a dimension you don’t see every day. The company uses high quality FSC paper (which means the paper is certified to have been harvested in a responsible manner), some of which are made from cotton or bamboo. If you don’t have a specific design in mind, the Hong Kong-based store also offers a delightful range of pre-designed cards to choose from.

Sassy Perk: Use the code letterpresslove to receive 15% off personalised stationery sets, postcards or greeting cards, as well as free paper consultation to develop the design of your stationery set.

Price: $40, buy online or in store (various locations across Hong Kong), www.instagram.com/dittodittoworks

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Various Vendors at Oelili

The little boutiques scattered around Sai Kung town are worth the hunt – particularly down the old town which is full of eco-friendly stores and surprises. Oelili is top of the list, selling hand-crafted goods by local artists. Its vendors, Man. Ho!, Belle Chak and Telephone Fung, make stunning hand-drawn cards, so each of them are unique in their own way. Most of the cards you’ll find here are plastic free, and it’s always good to support our local vendors.

Price: Various prices
Oelili, G/F, No.7 Tak Lung Front Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, 9864 2252, [email protected], www.facebook.com/oelili.saikung

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Cha Siu Papers

Dim sum lovers and avocado aficionados alike will love Cha Siu Papers range of pun-ny eco-friendly greeting cards. Founded in 2018 by Hong Kong-raised Faye Bradley, the brand was born with the intention of keeping the card giving traditional alive while minimising their environmental impact. Each of Faye’s designs are printed on 100% recycled paper and all the products are made locally. Check out the selection of plantable cards which are embedded with seeds and can grow into beautiful flowers or herbs, as well as the cards from her latest Social Distancing series which are the perfect cure for any self-isolation blues.

Price: $40 per card, shop here

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Animals Asia

Support Animals Asia, a charity which promotes respect and refuge for bears and other furry companions, by purchasing one of its letterpress cards designed by Australian artist Kathryn Adams. Printed using an antique Heidelberg printing press, the cards use FSC-approved paper and come with envelopes made from recycled paper. Buying one of these cards not only supports animal welfare but is also better for the environment.

Price: $99 for a pack of four, order online

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Paper Roses Designs

Founded by Hong Kong-based Penny Creedon, Paper Roses Designs is a boutique illustration and design house specialising in delicately hand-illustrated cards. The wonderful watercolour pieces are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper or 100% organic cotton – which is a lot more eco-friendly than single-use paper. Oh, and your recipient is sure to love the brand’s adorable designs – think sweet, fluffy bunnies and elegant rose bouquets.

Price: $35 per card, buy online

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The Lion Rock Press

The Lion Rock Press is an all-time Sassy fave when it comes to cards and HK-themed presents. The family-run business was founded by Claire Yates, who’s also a co-founder of Eco Drive, a sustainability initiative, working to make Hong Kong a better place for the next generation. Claire is dedicated to raising awareness of single-use plastic, which is exemplified in the eco-friendly ‘No Plastic Mm Goi’ range (including tote bags, reusable water bottles and more).  The Lion Rock Press specialises in a range of adorable greeting cards that blend Hong Kong traditions and Western humour. All of the cards are printed on FSC certified paper, which ensures the paper was sourced sustainably.

Price: From $10, purchase online

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WWF Hong Kong

Card giving has never been easier since the birth of eCards. They save you the time of hand-writing messages, licking and sticking stamps, and sending off your envelops at the post office – plus, absolutely no trees are harmed in the process! Wildlife charity WWF offers free downloadable eCards that you can send off to your friends with the click of a button. You really can’t go wrong with any of the adorable animal designs which spread both joy and awareness of endangered species’.

Price: Free, get yours here

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