4 Handmade Paper Goods Business Success Stories [2022]

4 Handmade Paper Goods Business Success Stories [2022]
Start A Handmade Paper Goods Business

The handmade paper goods market is growing globally due to the increase in environmental consciousness among people. The gift of handmade is a tradition with a long history. According to data collected by the US Census Bureau, each year the number of handmade goods made by individuals in the USA rises by 3%. Handmade paper goods are not an exception.

The handmade paper goods market size is expected to reach $7.3B by 2020. The business of crafting paper goods was largely untouched until the start of Etsy, which has since grown into an international curated marketplace. Those who could craft unique and innovative pieces landed themselves a successful eCommerce store, living off of bare-bones websites and making their creations available to customers far and wide.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a handmade paper goods business:

1. Chirps & Cricket Design Studio ($13.2K/year)

Abigail Butler (from Denver, Colorado, USA) started Chirps & Cricket Design Studio over 7 years ago.

$1.1K / month
1 founders / 0 employees
Denver, Colorado, USA

Case Study

Hi there! My name is Abigail Butler and I am the designer, maker and owner of Chirps & Cricket Design Studio. Chirps & Cricket is a small, Denver, Colorado-based design studio specializing in graphic design services, custom illustration, handcrafted paper goods and bespoke invitations.

Illustration, design and packaging for The Patient Zeros ‘Born Again’ EP. The band requested a hand-drawn illustration with a psychedelic feel.


2. The India Craft House

Shop for Authentic Indian Craft online. Unique, handcrafted gifts from across the country. Promoting fair trade in support of the artisan. The India Craft House brings you a wide range of beautiful products from jewelry & stoles to baskets, curios & more for home, corporate & occasion gifting

  • Business rank: #492K

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  • Business rank: #502K

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4. Michel Design Works

Michel Design Works is a comprehensive Gift, Home and Lifestyle brand. We bring you beautiful, high quality items for every room in your home.

  • Business rank: #652K

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