Seed is such an unusual material for paper—but it works. Plantable business cards are now a thing, thanks to companies like Botanical Paperworks.
Seed paper is made from post-consumer materials. It’s also infused with seed. If you were wondering—yes, you can actually plant the paper itself in a pot of soil. Since the paper is biodegradable, it leaves zero waste. As it degrades, the seed grows, leaving you with wildflowers, herbs or vegetables.
School teacher Mary Reimer learned the art of papermaking as she was looking for a way to reuse scraps of paper from her students. She saw so much potential in seed paper and decided to start a business with her daughter, Heidi Reimer-Epp, in the mid ’90s. Now, they are the leading producer of seed paper.
Botanical Paperworks’ unique business cards are eco-friendly as they are made with post-consumer materials. That means no new fibres were used in the production of the paper. They also infuse their paper with seed, so you can give back to nature and grow your own garden.
Looking for more eco-friendly business cards options? Have a look at our selection of the best green alternatives to traditional business cards.