About Botanical PaperWorks
Botanical PaperWorks is the world-leading producer of eco-friendly seed paper products that grow into wildflowers, herbs or vegetables. Our mission is to help spread beauty and reduce waste by sharing biodegradable seed paper made from post-consumer material.
With 20 years of experience making seed paper under our belt, we manufacture and design a variety of products including wedding invitations, wedding favors, event stationery, memorial pieces and corporate promotional products.
Our clients are both individuals and companies who want to make good environmental choices and celebrate important life events in an eco-conscious manner.
From couples purchasing wedding favors, to Fortune 500 companies like Starbucks, Sony and TimeWarner looking to send a green message, Botanical PaperWorks is trusted for events, branding and celebrations around the globe.
In 2016, we shipped enough seeds to provide a blooming natural habitat for bees, butterflies and birds that could stretch from sea to sea and cover ALL of North America!
Our guiding principles
PASSION: We are passionate and proud of what we do. The tangible gift of paper and its personal touch in this crazy speed of the digital world is a beautiful thing!
CUSTOMER FOCUS: We understand the importance of putting the customer at the centre of all of our efforts. It may be the millionth time we’ve answered the question, but it’s the first time they may have asked it.
TEAMWORK: Contribution to our collective energy helps elevate us to extraordinary. Everyone has something to contribute. Respect. Appreciate. Encourage. Grow.
QUALITY: The seed paper we create is the very best in its class. It’s that way because we never stop thinking of ways to improve upon our processes.
ECO-CONSCIOUSNESS: We’re proud to help empower consumers and businesses to make better choices for our planet. You lead by example, reducing, re-using and recycling. The health and future of our planet is in all of our hands.
Heidi Reimer-Epp, CEO & Co-Founder
Hi, I’m Heidi. After 20 years of running Botanical PaperWorks, I can say that it’s been the ultimate expression of my creativity. Weird, right, business as an act of creativity? I really feel that way because every day, we get to dream and create and connect with our team and our customers around the world.
I love hearing how our products have helped people celebrate their important life events. I love how we’ve partnered with our customers to plant acres and hectares of habitat for endangered species like bees and butterflies. And I’m proud of the company that we’ve grown from a small seed, an idea that my Mom Mary and I “planted” way back in 1997.
Some fun things to know about me: In my free time, I knit socks for my friends and family, I’m a bit of a sci-fi nerd and I love classical music. I always have two or three books on the go. And I adore my family and our guinea pigs.
(Heidi is Chair-Elect of the PPPC National Board, board member of Red River Mutual Insurance, and the author of three published books on papermaking and bookbinding.)
Bryce Saunders, COO
Hi, I’m Bryce. I look after the hustle and bustle of operations at Botanical PaperWorks. With a background in mechanical engineering, I love working on process improvements with our team and finding new and innovative techniques to bring projects to life. The 8 years I’ve spent here have been the most fulfilling of my career.
Some fun things to know about me: I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife and our 2 children, and I love playing rec league hockey here in Winnipeg. I have a beagle and a pug at home, and dream of one day getting a puggle (half pug half beagle)!
Awards & Accolades
Innovation in Print - 2017 MPIA Name In Print Awards
Silver Award for Best In Green - 2016 PPPC Image Awards
Bronze Award for Best Self Promo - 2016 PPPC Image Awards
Silver Award for Best In Green - 2015 PPPC Image Awards
Silver Award for Best In Green - 2014 PPPC Image Awards
Bronze Award for Best In Green - 2014 PPPC Image Awards
Small Business Nomination - Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Winnipeg Awards
Best Wedding Invitation - 2014 Canadian Wedding Industry Awards (Manitoba & Saskatchewan)
Best Overall Wedding Stationery Suite - 2014 Canadian Wedding Industry Awards (Manitoba & Saskatchewan)