Of The Earth is an environmentally focused handmade paper and hand dyed silk manufacturer. Our logo is an allegory of our idealized world; the people and plants in harmony with the earth in a circular flow of renewal and regeneration through responsibility.

Wholesale Handmade Seed Papers and Hand Dyed Silk Ribbons Since 1995

handmade paper and hand dyed ribbon manufacturer

Shipping Information


Our factory store is closed to the public.


Contact Us - We welcome your comments and requests.
We are available from 10am to 6pm pacific time M-F.
Local & International: 206.462.7022
US Toll Free: 1.888.294.1526

Email: ote [at]
Mailing Address:
Of The Earth
7706 Aurora Ave N
Seattle WA 98103
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Shopping Cart

Items can be left in the cart for 60 days.

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Our shopping cart uses an address verification system. It creates a safe shopping environment by assuring that the person using your credit card is you. If you enter an address in the billing field that does not match what your bank has on file for you, the card will be rejected. For more about secure shopping please see the bottom of this page.

You can also make payments via Paypal to kevin [at] To make a direct payment visit this page

International Orders: Due to our address verification system, the easiest way to process orders from outside of the US is to complete the checkout process up to the confirmation page and--if an error message is received when the order is submitted--email the complete contents of the confirmation page to "ote [at]". Your order will be processed by hand offline.

Include: your cart contents, billing address, contact information and credit card info


We pack carefully to ensure your purchases arrive in perfect condition. We always insure your UPS package at full value. With UPS you will receive a tracking number if you have provided a valid email address. USPS packages only ship with delivery confirmation, no tracking information is available.

Costs: Our standard shipping and handling rates range from $2.50 to $18 depending on weight, speed, distance, value and service selected.

You can estimate the costs if you put items in your shopping cart and proceed to checkout. No credit card information is necessary to see the shipping rates, just your zip code. Paper is light, most of our shipments are under 10#.

Signature: All UPS shipments are sent requiring a signature; the driver will not release the package without a signature. Please be sure to provide a shipping address where there will be someone to sign for the package.

The map below shows the expected travel time from Seattle to you. Travel time is in business days.

International Shipping

International orders are accepted but shipping options are limited and brokerage fees and duties are the customer's responsibility. Additional handling fees may apply. This UPS page shows their brokerage fees.

Canada: For orders being shipped to Canada, please select UPS Standard or USPS Global Priority Mail as the shipping method. For orders with a total value over $19.99 to Canada please prepare for a $20 custom clearance fee. Brokerage fees may be as high as $50 for orders over $200.

Everywhere Else: For orders outside of the US and Canada please select UPS Expedited, UPS Worldwide Express or USPS Global Priority Mail for proper calculation of shipping costs.

We do not provide free samples outside of the states.

Additional Shipping Fees

If UPS has to correct the address you provide, there will be $11 charged to your credit card by UPS. This and all shipping charges are not refundable. If you have provided an inaccurate or incomplete address for USPS packages it will void your insurance and we will be unable to assist you with a loss or damage claim.

We are not responsible for delays due to incomplete or incorrect addresses.

UPS cannot ship to a post office box address.

You can add "No Signature Required" to your order for $2.00, but this voids any shipping insurance (The button to add this is at the bottom of this page)

Damaged Goods

If you receive your order in damaged condition, have the UPS/USPS driver inspect the contents with you. Have the UPS/USPS driver verify the damage. Please then notify us to begin the claim process.

For damaged or missing items claims must be made within 7 days. We will respond quickly. Please do look through your package carefully before calling as most often the item has just been overlooked. For ribbon yardage, we ship multiple purchases combined on one spool for protection in transit.

Timing Your Order

Invitations: We recommend having your invitations in your possession four months before your wedding. This allows ample time for construction and addressing. It also builds in recovery time if you have made an error in the proofing or in the quantity ordered.

Once you submit your order, it takes 2-3 days to receive your proofs. You then need to carefully review them. If you have changes that you need to make to your proofs it will take another 2-3 days for the changes to be made. Once you are satisfied that the proofs are accurate, approve your proofs and make payment to start your order.

Your order will ship one week from the day you approve your proofs.

Orders of more than 250 invitations may take longer.

Ribbon Orders: Most items are in stock and ship within 24 hours of your payment. Some orders require additional processing time but most do not exceed 72 hours. We understand timing is important, be assured every effort is made to fill your order quickly and correctly.

As much of the ribbon we sell is manufactured overseas, backordered items can have extended delays. You will be contacted ASAP if your item is unavailable and refund or substitution options will be available to you.


We accept returns on most items. Please contact us prior to returning an item for a return authorization and to assure proper handling. All returns are subject to a 3% payment processing fee, there is a 20% restocking fee on some returns. All returns must be authorized within 7 days and reach us within 14 days from delivery date.

Items must reach us in original condition and be properly marked. Credits for returned items may be in the form of a PayPal payment, a return to your credit card, or a check.

Cut ribbon purchases and custom items are not returnable.

Before you make a purchase we recommend you request a sample. Computer monitors do not show true colors. Really, we like to send samples!

Secure Shopping

You can shop at online with confidence. We offer safe and secure credit card and transactions for our customers. We use 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions. It is industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information. The comply with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.

Will Call

Our retail store is open! We are available from 8-6 Monday - Friday in our new North Seattle location. While you are here you can pick up a card for Mom, or ribbon yardage for your next project or you can sit down with our staff to discuss your invitation needs.

We are at 77th and Aurora Ave N on the east side of the street. You can park on the street in front of our building in 1 hour parking except during the hours of 3-7. From 3-7 you can park along 77th.

From I-5 North or South:

Take the 85th St. exit
Take a right at the light onto the freeway entrance (access to Northbound and Southbound I-5).

Will Call
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$15 Cutting Fee
Midori Drop Ship Fee

Our handmade papers are formed one at a time with a mould and deckle. They are made with 100% post industrial waste and are 100% tree free, acid free paper. Embedded in this stock is our unique North American Wildflower seed blend. The seeds will need four hours a day of direct sunlight with constant watering until established. The plants can grow to as tall as three feet. The seeds include Spurred Snapdragon,Tussock Bellflower, Creeping Thyme, Lilac Godetia, Foxglove, Catchfly, Monkeyflower, English Daisy, Red Corn Poppy and Showy Evening Primrose. This blend is specifically designed to allow us to print directly onto the handmade seed paper and for safe propagation across North America.

This card has the text printed on the textured side of our stock, on the reverse is a smooth surface that feels luxurious under your fingertips.

Buttercrunch after 2 weeks Click for larger image

Germination may begin as quickly as one week or may take up to six weeks depending on your regional growing zone and planting depth.  We recommend just 1/4 inch of soil coverage.

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Local/International 206.462.7022, Fax 206.462.7024 Toll Free US 1.888.294.1526