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Made By Girl {paper goods}

Jennifer Ramos not only authors a lovely blog, but she’s the designer behind Made By Girl, a brand new stationery collection specializing in sassy styles using 100% recycled card stock – and by the looks of things, this girl gives eco a little edge.


Ramos’ designs reveal her fun, playful side and she spices things up a bit with a little sarcasm or sexy thrown in for good measure. When I asked Ramos about Made By Girl and the eco lifestyle, she was refreshingly honest about it which made me really respect her as a designer, “I’ve changed my lifestyle in many ways… Even though I’m not 100% green, I am making changes in my everyday life to help out.” She simply wants to produce products that raise awareness without sacrificing style, and using recycled papers helps her to do this in good conscience. She knows she’s not an absolute treehugger, but she is trying to work closer to that goal day by day. And I think that’s pretty neat because if more young designers gave a little more consideration to the environment, even if it’s recycling the trash in the office or riding a bike more often, that’s a big impact towards a greater good.

When it comes to going green, many take the cold turkey route and just jump in head first setting up composting bins in the kitchen and purchasing only organically grown clothing. For the rest of us, this approach doesn’t work and so some don’t bother to think eco at all. This all or nothing approach has to change and it’s designers like Ramos that help put out the signal that it’s okay to simply do what you can, to at least do something. Make an effort in some area of your life.

For 2008, I vow to sort my garbage, I already installed 3 trash bins below the cabinet so that I can accomplish this. Do you have any earth friendly goals for the new year? What about now? Certainly during this season there’s a lot of paper around us, try to reuse some of the boxes, gift bags, etc. for another time or incorporate these things into your crafting projects.

Jennifer Ramos of Made By Girl.

Made By Girl is also on Etsy, and in May 2008, she’ll be at the National Stationery Show where I hope to meet up with her and see her things in person.

Thank you Jennifer for your email, for raising awareness, and for the introduction to Made By Girl paper products, we wish you much success!

(images from jennifer ramos)

Posted by decor8 in stationery on December 21, 2007

Your comments...

  1. Jennifer Ramos commented
    December 21st, 2007 at 6:55am

    Hello Holly,
    I just got back from a X’mas party and saw the post, thank you sooo much! It’s perfect! BIG SMILE :)

    Happy Holidays!!

    Jen Ramos
    ‘Earth Friendly DESIGNER Cards’
    http://www.madebygirl.com

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  2. Jany commented
    December 21st, 2007 at 8:03am

    Sorting garbage is an obligation for every citizen already in Switzerland, by law. So we sort everything, and either we take it to a recycling center or wait for the monthly communal service to pass and take the sorted garbage such as paper. there are are so-called “eco-points” all over the town where you can deposit old bottles (glass and PET ).
    I have several bins in my kitchen where i store paper, bottles, plastic etc. and every saturday i go to the recycling center to deposit everything.
    It’s an not difficult, and my little contribution to live more ecological.

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  3. Jules H. commented
    December 21st, 2007 at 9:00pm

    Holly, I think her cards are SUPER cute! She seems like she knows what direction she wants to take this all in, good for her. : ) In my opinion going green takes time and I like that she’s making efforts in her everyday life. Having a company is a huge deal and if someone is going to also try to do good, I congratulate their efforts!! We all have to jump on this train or we’re going to see the consequences pop up more and more in our lives. Good going Jennifer! Loved her website too!

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  4. Marlene Fernandez commented
    September 20th, 2008 at 3:49pm

    I am looking for boutique style products, such as indiviual facial tissue packs, gift bags, tissue etc., with a fushia, black and white color scheme. Can you direct me to any products? Thank you!

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