In an effort to empower and support other women, Komorebi Gift focuses on featuring brands designed and run by women. Learn about who some of these badass lady entrepreneurs are below.Check out their IG & show them a little love too!
Girl w/ Knife
Girl w/ Knife, your new BFF in paper goods, is the creative vision of artist Elicia Castaldi. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Elicia began her career in New York City as a fashion art director and illustrator. Girl w/ Knife combines Elicia’s paper lust with her love of fashion, travel, a good laugh and anything the color of rosé.
As a collage artist, paper has always been Elicia's first love. Her illustrations are a mixture of painted, cut paper and digital elements, with the creative process ever-supervised by her fierce white cat. Quite literally, there's always an X-acto knife within arm's reach, thus "Girl w/ Knife".
All of their products are feminine, authentic, unapologetic, and just might break your most stoic RBF. They believe in a life lived glamorously, with reckless abandon, in 6 inch stilettos.
Located in Los Angeles, California, Chez Gagné Letterpress was founded in 2014 by Alex Gagné. At Chez Gagné, they believe if you can't make it nice, make it funny and they've been strategically placing f-bombs ever since.
As a creative outlet from her job as a Marketing Director for an IT company, Alex started taking night classes to learn the art of letterpress printing. After finding success designing and printing wedding invitations and cards for friends, family and then friends of friends, Chez Gagné became a full-time venture.
Loved by millennials and their parents, Chez Gagné has morphed from a funny greeting card company into a modern lifestyle gift brand.
Kevlyn Walsh was a High School Art Teacher in Denver, CO and also worked as a restaurant hostess to help pay the bills and student loans. As an Art teacher, she was always fostering creativity in her students. To stay creatively inspired herself, she started “Festive Gal” as her passion project.
Her unique party crowns took the internet by storm and have been featured in publications such as Oprah Magazine, Buzzfeed, and Today.com (to just name a few.) Kevlyn realized that Festive Gal’s unique party crowns were bringing so much joy to her customer’s that she decided to turn her passion into a full-time career.
LO in LONDON
LO in LONDON® is a fine paper goods and luxury design studio located in the Midwest. Since their start in 2010, they have provided their customers with unique and whimsical stationery, greeting cards, invitations and more.
From simple beginnings, their product line and services have grown immensely. As they move forward, they continue to embrace and build upon the significance and sentiment of the hand-written note and the importance of social graces.
They value etiquette, great design, philanthropy, a good laugh and lasting relationships and try to incorporate these pillars in all we do.
That's All. is the brainchild of Karen Kogan Rosenzweig, created as a testament to the power of laughter and simple truths: "We believe in the power of laughter; and in fact, That's All. was conceived in my sister's hospital room while she was being treated for ovarian cancer. Being able to say 'You have cancer. That's All.' allowed us to find humor during a stressful time.
A portion of all proceeds from That's All® are donated to the fight against Ovarian Cancer.
Founded by Lindsay Henry, Inklings is based in Plymouth, Michigan. Their sustainably-produced paper goods are born out of a love for beautiful typography, thoughtful design, and a dash of whimsy. They believe in the power of the handwritten note, and are committed to creating products that inspire kindness and bring joy to life's many little celebrations!
In addition to their full-time team, they have an awesome community of women who help to package our paper goods. They also partner with a local program that provides job training for young adults with special needs.
Inklings Paperie, mission is to inspire kindness, to create fun, fresh and innovative products, to foster a creative workspace that values individuals and their families, to live out their faith, and to embrace causes that create positive social change.
Kitty Meow Boutique
Catherine (Cat) Hildner is the creator, designer and heart and soul behind Kitty Meow Boutique (KM). At Kitty Meow you can shop beautifully designed paper & party goodies based on your mood: WITTY (edgy, saucy, semi-inappropriate)or SWEET (thoughtful, charming, and well...sweet!)
The Kitty Meow brand is fun, FIERCE, & designed to make women feel confident, empowered, and courageous enough to take the bull by the horns in life with thoughtful details!
Catherine is also a wife, momma to two gorgeous little ladies, anchor-loving philanthropist, and self-proclaimed Customer Service Queen. She's dedicated to bringing a little personality to the party and sharing what she knows with other creatives.
Oh...and you MUST check out her podcast. Not only is it inspiring and informative but it is wildly hilarious!
Click HERE to learn more.
Founded in Nashville, Tennessee in the Spring of 2014, Tiramisu Paperie is a destination for those wanting a curated mix of paper goods that reflect their personal sense of humor. In 2012, Lisa lost the two women who raised her–her mother and grandmother– it took a huge blow to her heart.
Because of this loss, she became humbled and realized time is precious and those you care about need honest, raw cards. In Italian, Tiramisu means “a little pick me up” which is exactly what their brand is about.
Since starting her company, Lisa decided to include her child in her journey by giving him a future for when she is gone. At three years old he was diagnosed as PDD-NOS, which means he is autism spectrum then at nine years old he was classified also as bipolar. Tiramisu Paperie will allow him to gain a sense of purpose and financial freedom as an adult.
Malicious Women was created by Lacie Marsh.
Coping with the loss of a dear friend, along with dealing with family tragedies made Lacie determined to make and light a candle to honor and remember them. She devoted her entire focus to learning how to pour candles, blend scents and test hundreds of candles. If she wasn't sleeping, she was melting wax in a crock pot and pouring. She was determined to make the perfect candle in remembrance. This was her therapy and the beginning story of Malicious Women Co.
The name "Malicious Women" came from years of conversations with Laura. They would talk about their days and tell each other what they "should have said" in shitty situations if only they were a little more "malicious". This is why their mission at Malicious Women Co. is to give back in Laura's memory and to Illuminate the Way... One Candle at a Time!
s.e.hagarman brings glamour to the stationery industry…with her swanky yet simplistic signature style. Hagarman is a self-taught artist with a true passion for design.
She gives her designs a vintage yet modern edge and always tries to think outside the box when designing her new releases each year. Her designs are all hand-illustrated for their stationery, cards, and growing gift line.
Their designs are known around the world for being hand-embellished with crystals, delicate paper flower appliqués, beautifully embossed paper, and a light dusting of glitter, which the talented staff at s.e.hagarman meticulously adorns to their cards and growing gift line.
Meet Sheri and Nicole, the mother-daughter team behind Vinrella!
Their vision was to turn a functional accessory into a showcase of one’s personality and style–to make rainy days more interesting. So, they started Vinrella with their first “umbrella in a wine bottle.” Since then, they’ve become not just a clever novelty, but a bold expression of art and design.