The Gifted Blog

May 11, 2012

Paper Tiger Shanghai | Sponsor Hello

Today I'm excited to introduce you to a new sponsor: Paper Tiger Shanghai. I reached out to the owner of this fabulous small business because I thought her recycled gift wrap would be a great fit with the blog.

Lucy Young, Paper Tiger Shanghai's owner and designer, is a Chinese-American entrepreneur who moved to Shanghai in 2005 with her family. When she looked for gift wrap in her new hometown, all she could find were designs that were very western. "The Chinese custom of gift wrapping is still fairly new," she writes, "It's more common to give money in red envelopes than to give a gift."

Wanting contemporary gift wrap that reflected China's rich art and design history, Lucy set out to fill the niche herself. Paper Tiger Shanghai was born in 2007 and Lucy's paper is now sold in several shops in Shanghai and Beijing, and on Etsy.

I really love Lucy's story and the way she is bringing a Chinese aesthetic to a practice that is seen in China as western. You can see some gifts I wrapped in Paper Tiger paper here. It's lovely.

Please give Paper Tiger Shanghai a warm welcome and check out Lucy's work!
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{Images via Creative Hunt & Paper Tiger Shanghai: 2 + 3}

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