Recycling

PaperStory is a Norfolk based  Art & Craft supply store, providing a range of high quality products. We have a shop at Bluebell Square, within Bawdeswell Garden Centre as well as online sales

We are a family business, Chris ensures orders are delivered swiftly and packed to the highest standards, most orders are posted the same day. Artist and co-owner, Angela has a background in fine art and creative techniques, experienced in many mediums from papercutting, needle felting, resin, polymer clay sculpting, encaustic wax, oils, watercolours marbling, and printing. Angela is on hand daily to give advice on any art project you may wish to pursue.

PaperStory has a specialist interest in paper, and papercutting, all craft papers and card are FSC approved and acid free. Speciality papers include 100 % recycled or cotton choices, from recycled bank notes, Elephant Poop, Seeded paper, Bamboo or Denim. Where possible we will buy local and also promote small businesses via our social media groups.

Envirmontal Policy : We collect and reuse all suitable packaging received from our suppliers, and even home deliveries. We also pass on boxes to fellow businesses in the area, that we are unable to use. We are pleased to let you know that we have never purchased any inclusion packaging whilst trading since 2014, this includes bubble wrap, pillow bags, and all inclusion packaging materials. 

We are committed to recycling and use biodegradable and recycled products where possible. 

We so purchase acid free tissue paper, recycled boxes and cello bags. The cello bags can be used multiple times, and whilst not seen as a single use plastic, we do offer a bag free option with orders, by way of a "belly band" paper wrap. We welcome any suggestions on how we can reduce packaging, without compromising on product protection. 

How you can help ?  Instead of throwing away our packaging, keep it or use creatively. Bubble wrap can be used for wet felting, or scrunched to create texture in a painting (wash and reuse). Wrap a piece of bubble wrap around a rolling pin to make creative wrapping paper, by securing in place and adding acrylic paint, then roll on to paper for fabulous effects. You can even use to insulate a pot plant or protect your plants during the colder months. Tissue paper can be kept for future gift wrapping, or use in a collage.


Thank you Angie & Chris