Worthwhile Paper

The way we communicate with others and ourselves is ever-lasting. From the words we speak to the letters we write, we have the opportunity to make an impact. Through their unique stationery, Worthwhile Paper seeks to inspire purposeful living and daily mindfulness with their own creative twist on paper goods.

Worthwhile Paper started in 2014 as a designer and printer duo pondered a way to enact positive change with beautiful art. Kristen Drozdowski, founder and lead designer, alongside her husband Steve, the master screen printer, set off on this journey to share their creativity with the world. Before starting Worthwhile Paper, Kristen would make cards for fun, enjoying the peace it brought her as she made unique prints and cards. Through their handmade paper goods, Worthwhile Paper uplifts energy, inspires creativity and cultivates deep relationships with others.

Worthwhile Paper makes sustainable screen-printed stationery for anyone looking to connect with their loved ones and with themselves. Their small team of four based out of Ypsilanti, Michigan ensures care and love are embedded in every step of the process, from the initial design to the screen-printing to the final shipment, making it all worthwhile.
Recycled Paper Washi Tape

Worthwhile Paper

$4.99

Recycled Paper Energy Sketchbook

Worthwhile Paper

$21.99

Worthwhile Recycled Paper Planner

Worthwhile Paper

$31.99

Recycled Paper Notepad

Worthwhile Paper

$7.99

Inquire Within Oracle Card Deck

Worthwhile Paper

$47.99

Recycled Paper Calm Sketchbook

Worthwhile Paper

$21.99

Cultivate Meaningful Connections

Worthwhile Paper creates beautiful paper products that inspire and support relationship-building while protecting the earth. Their company ethos prioritizes sustainability, from the materials they use all the way to how their goods are packaged. Traditional screen printing inks contain plastics like PVC resin and plasticizer which both contribute to ozone depletion during their production. Worthwhile Paper skips the chemicals and uses only water-based screen printing inks. This ensures that their hand-mixing color creation process is safe and free of harmful toxins that could be inhaled by artists. In-house, Worthwhile Paper implemented recycling and reusing practices to reduce their need for virgin paper. Furthermore, to ensure they ship plastic-free, Worthwhile uses recycled paper ‘bubble wrap', kraft paper, and packing paper leftovers from other purchases. Even their envelopes are 100% recycled! Worthwhile takes their dedication to sustainability beyond their studio by considering where their paper is sourced and how it is manufactured. 4 out of every 10 trees are cut down and processed into pulp to make paper products, which contributes to deforestation in even the densest forests around the world. To limit their own contribution, they partner with a Michigan-based paper mill, French Company, that operates on 100% hydropower and creates the recycled paper that they use. Рno virgin paper needed! Worthwhile Paper also partners with One Tree Planted, a non-profit reforestation organization based out of Vermont.

Time Well-Spent

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