Recently via Twitter I was introduced to Vivid Wrap Ltd., located in Bath, England. The company's decorative papers are gorgeous, and yes, printed in such bright and beautiful colors, the name is an apt description.
Created by Professor Marjorie Lee WooWhile checking out Vivid's Facebook page, I was delighted to come across photos of paper fashions created by professors and students from the LIM College of Fashion and Visual Merchandising in New York.
Created by Alexis & Lisa Michaelides
They used Vivid Wrap to create couture apparel for the first Paper Runway competition sponsored by Kate's Paperie at the National Stationery Show this past May.
Vivid's papers are handmade in India from recycled cotton that is screen printed, also by hand, with water-based inks.
Created by Edin GuironAfter many years of working for Hallmark, Steve Williams launched Vivid Wrap in 2007. Gift wrap, bags, and boxes are stocked in fine British stores and museum shops, and the company is expanding to outlets in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Asia.
Created by Gina MercatiliIn the video you'll see Vivid papers being created... it's a fascinating process to watch, and as an avid piano jazz fan, I have to say I sat back and enjoyed the music too. A nice little break at this busy time of year.
photo credit: Steve Williams