Our very own ‘once upon a time’
Sophie Heatley, founder of Sea and Paper, started her career in graphic design, production management, and visual merchandising. With a love of paper and printing and a passion for graphic design, launching her own event stationery business had always been a dream. She knew she wanted her brand to be boutique and luxurious with the highest quality products available. She also wanted it to be affordable to everyone.
That’s exactly what she chose to create in 2020.
Sea and Paper launched, grew quickly, and thrived. Eventually she realised that she wanted to offer her customers even more.
'I’ve always had a keen eye for quality, and it was a point of pride within my business. If we were going to start selling other products (like wax seals), they simply had to be high quality, modern, and beautiful!'
We're proud to say that Sea & Paper is 100% Australian owned and truly exists for the customer. All our designs are exclusive and created in-house. Now, Australians can find high quality, unique, charming boutique stationery, wax seals and accessories all in one place.
In May of 2022, we opened very own showroom in Eltham, Melbourne to provide brides, grooms, event planners, DIYers, and stationery lovers the opportunity to view, touch, and fully experience our products in person. Our showroom is also open for one-on-one consultations, workshops and more!
Fast forward to 2023 and we are now a bright & passionate team of 6 women who are here to assist you with creating your dream stationery and to ensure we send out all of your products as quickly as possible!
Kayla - Design & Marketing Co-ordinator
Emily - Production & Warehouse Co-ordinator
Carla - Showroom Assistant
Georgia - Production Assistant
Why do we specialise in wax sealing?
During the business building stage, Sophie was searching for wax seals to add as an offering to her customers, and it quickly became clear that the Australian market was significantly lacking.
"It was difficult to find anything high quality, modern, and ideal for the wedding industry and DIY consumer. It was important that our range included products to use at home, as well as high quality pre-made items"
Sophie individually designs each Sea & Paper wax seal stamp in the Melbourne Studio. Every single wax seal stamp is made with superior materials and finishes, and is then quality tested for durability, craftsmanship, and ease-of-use. We provide the largest range of wax sealing accessories, designed for everybody to easily use at home. We also understand that people are often time poor or lacking in confidence. That’s why our range also includes wax seals that are already handmade, self-adhesive, and ready-to-use!
We are passionate about what we do and look forward to what the next chapter will bring.
Thanks for following along with our journey.
Sophie & the Sea + Paper Team x