Each of our cards takes a single poem and gives it space and a decorative presence. We commission illustrations for each poem from a range of contemporary British artists and illustrators.
All our cards are printed on FSC-accredited paper sourced from James Cropper Mill, one of the few remaining paper mills in the UK, situated in the pretty village of Burneside on the River Kent in the Lake District, Cumbria.
The paper making heritage on the site of the James Cropper mill stretches back to 1753, when production began on the site of a former woollen cloth treatment mill. The change from textiles to paper reflected the changing nature of industry in Cumbria, as printers in Kendal began to require more and more paper to satisfy public demand for books. It was in 1977 that James Cropper, established in 1845, concentrated paper production at Burneside Mill.
Visit www.jamescropper.com for more information.