We are The Paper People aka Johnny and Bronwen working from a small studio in Dunedin, Aotearoa. We started The Paper People out of a desire to create a range of greeting cards that are designed and made in NZ and are kind on our planet. We've got wrapping paper coming soon too.

Returning home after a number of years away we saw a space for high quality, affordable cards that were eco-friendly too. With our combined skills of Bronwen's illustration and design, and Johnny's background in planning, The Paper People was launched in 2020. If you’re looking for NZ made cards that are designed with you in mind, are sustainably produced and packaged and are shipped free to your door then you're in the right place! Welcome.


Our Tree Planting Charity 🌿

When we started The Paper People we decided to support Million Metres, a charity who plant native trees around the waterways of our beautiful country. We give a 10¢ donation for every gift card you buy towards restoring Aotearoa's waterways. The project we are currently supporting is Love Lake Wanaka 2.0 Million Metres goal is to plant 24,000 native trees and plants along waterways in the Upper Clutha catchment by 2022. You can see more information on the project we’re supporting at Million Metres.

Love Lake Wanaka
  • Our Cards

    Our greeting cards are printed beautiful eco-friendly FSC© certified recyclable paper and a digital offset printing method which gives a finish much like traditional printing. Printing digitally means we can print small runs with no wastage. Our ink is compostable and the printer is carbon neutral - how cool is that.

  • Our commitment to sustainability

    When we began The Paper People we wanted to be as sustainable as possible. Our packaging is made here in NZ by R3pack and noissue who both strive to be as sustainable as possible and our orders are delivered by NZ Post which commits itself to being carbon neutral.