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We receive numerous requests from customers asking for recommendations for artisans who are experienced in working with handmade paper. Our Directory is our way to connect those customers with artisans who have shared their work with our paper – simplifying the process of finding credible artisans for customers and helping paper artisans grow their creative business with local customers.

Apply To Join

Our Directory contains some of the most talented paper artisans from across the world familiar with the intricacies of working with delicate handmade paper, providing them customers who love the medium of handmade paper as much as they do. Our Directory is currently open for new artisan applications.

Private Beta

Our Directory is currently in a private beta accessible only to select artisans. As such, we are only activating a small number of new artisan accounts each month. You may still register for an account, however you will be placed on our waiting list until your account is activated.

How does it work?

After submitting your application, your account will be vetted and approved. Our vetting process ensures the quality of artisans in our Directory and therefore the quality of the recommendations we make to customers.

  1. Shortlist

    Once your account is approved your business will be included in shortlists we create for customer requests. In creating our shortlists we take into account your location and the services you offer.
  2. Check Your Availability

    When you are shortlisted for a customer enquiry you will receive a notification outlining the scope of the enquiry asking you to confirm your availability. Artisans have 24 hours to respond confirming whether or not they are able to accept the brief. Response times are an important factor to customers, as such our final artisan selection takes into account how long it takes to receive a response to an availability check.
  3. An Artisan Is Selected

    Having created a shortlist and whittled it down based on availability, we select our recommended artisan and send them details of the customer for them to contact. The customer will also receive details of the recommended artisan so they know from whom they will hear from.

What does the application process involve?

An application entails the following steps:

  1. Submit Your Business Details

    Submit our application form detailing your business, the services you offer, and your experience working with handmade paper.
  2. Verify Your Email

    Once submitted you will receive an email asking you to verify your address, this ensures we have a correct email address for you.
  3. Vetting & Approval

    Once verified, your account will be vetted to ensure the details entered about your business, services offered, and your experience are correct. This helps maintain the quality of our recommendations to customers, ensuring their expectations are met. Once your account is approved, your business will be eligible for shortlisting on new customer enquiries.

How much does it cost to join?

Being included in our Directory is free and it is free to receive customer enquiries. Our aim is to simplify what can be a long-winded process for customers looking for skilled and talented artisans who are familiar with working with handmade paper, often for very special and personal occasions. The Directory is also our way of thanking artisans for their loyalty by directing them customers who love the medium of handmade paper as much as they do.

Is there any obligation to use your paper?

Artisans are free to use any supplies they wish for customer engagements acquired through the Directory.

However, it is worth mentioning that our factory's website offers the following concessions to artisans placing frequent orders for our handmade paper:

  • Tiered pricing with up to 50% off for quantities of 250 pieces or more
  • A saving of 10% to artisans that have previously ordered 500 pieces or more
  • A saving of 15% to artisans that have previously ordered 1,000 pieces or more.

These savings are based on previous completed orders from the last 90 days, previous purchases can be for any colour, size, or grade.

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