Re-wrapped Ltd was established by two friends Tracy Umney and Annie Cullen in October 2011, producing ranges of beautiful and unique gift wrap designed and printed within the UK. We only use 100% recycled paper and vegetable based inks. Our ethos is to give people a greener choice when choosing their gift wrap without compromising on the quality or price.
Since 2011 we have been lucky enough to work with some talented designers to continue to expand our ranges, we now have 17 designs across five ranges. We are stocked by over 20 small independent retailers across the country.
In the short time we have been running we have been lucky enough to be recognised for our work and have been selected as finalists in the Hertfordshire Green Awards 2012 and winners of a national Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice in 2013.
Each year we give 5% of our profits to a chosen charity, this year has been Harrison’s Fund which is a charity close to our hearts.
Why do we care?
Re-wrapped are proud to use 100% recycled paper (sourced from within the UK) for our designs. Every year, the UK alone uses enough wrapping paper to circle the globe 9 times or to reach the moon. The majority of wrapping paper produced in the UK is made from non-recycled paper that puts pressure on our natural resources as well as having a negative impact on our environment.
The production of recycled paper uses fewer chemicals and reduces the amount of waste paper going to landfill and therefore the amount of greenhouse gas emissions. Producing recycled paper uses up to 70% less energy than virgin paper, as well as using far less water. According to the environmental charity Waste Watch, for every tonne of 100% post-consumer recycled paper purchased instead of virgin fibre paper, we save:
At least 30,000 litres of water.3,000 - 4,000 KWh electricity - enough power for an average 3 bedroom house for one year.Approximately six mature trees and 3.3 yards of rapidly diminishing landfill space
Why we need your help!
Please help us on our mission to bring recycled wrapping paper to Great Britain! We believe that many more people would want to wrap their gifts in 100% recycled paper given the choice. We'd like to be able to expand our range of designs and reach out to more retailers to give them the opportunity to stock our paper. To do this we need to market our paper so people know we are here, and we need to keep our designs fresh by continuing to work with local artists and designers.
Your support means that we can source and invest in new designers to expand our ranges. It also means that we can market our paper through our website and via tradeshows so that retailers are able to make a greener choice in selecting their ranges of gift wrap. We want to create a brand that is recognisable as being sustainable, British and a showcase for the wealth of artistic talent in our communities. We would also like to look at diversifying into the production of cards, invitations and other forms of stationery.
What are we asking you for?
We are asking you to support us by pledging £5, £15, £25, £50, £100 or £500 so that we can raise £3,000.
And what do you get?
We want to be able to thank you for your support and your investment into our project, below is an outline of what we will give you in return:
£5 – a personal thank you letter from Tracy and Annie, the directors and founders of Re-wrapped
£15 - a personal thank you letter from Tracy and Annie, and 5 sheets of our wrapping paper and matching tags of your choice
£25 - a personal thank you letter from Tracy and Annie and 10 sheets of our wrapping paper and matching tags of your choice
£50 - a personal thank you letter from Tracy and Annie and 20 sheets of our wrapping paper and matching tags of your choice
£100 - a personal thank you letter from Tracy and Annie, and 30 sheets of our wrapping paper and matching tags of your choice. You will also get a special mention on our website, and a pack of note cards.
£500 – a personal thank you letter from Tracy and Annie, plus we will create a wrapping paper design based on your own artwork, (on our approval). You will get 200 sheets, and be credited as a Re-wrapped designer on our website.
If you aren’t feeling arty, you can have 100 sheets of our existing designs with matching tags and a special mention on our website.
Thank you for taking the time to read our page. Your pledge to this project is very gratefully received and will help us bring beautiful recycled paper to the world!