Made in Chicago: Spilled Ink Press

By Betsy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 2, 2010 5:00PM

It was nearly two years ago that we fell in love with the Spilled Ink Press Christmas cards. We recently checked in with the local husband-and-wife team of designers to see what they have been up to. We found out that Spilled Ink Press, which specializes in designing custom invitations, stationary, and greeting cards, has since celebrated its fourth birthday and just added 1,000 new staff - Red Wiggler composting worms. As the weather warms up, Spilled Ink Press plans compost as much paper waste as possible. We love their cards not only because their designs look good, but also because the small business is taking buzzwords "green" and "eco-friendly" to the next level. Besides the composting, Spilled Ink Press uses paper that has at least 30 percent post consumer waste recycled content, patronizes paper mills that rely on sustainable forests, and even hasone paper supplier that operates only on wind power. To learn more about Spilled Ink Press and to see more of their designs, find them at their website, twitter, etsy or facebook.