Paper Greats

We create the most beautiful paper products to take the guess, stress and mess out of your life.

Heather
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Project Ends on July 3, 2019

Project Description

 

Consumers want convenience. Convenience comes at the expense of having something beautiful in your life (think of 80% of the things you see at Costco). Life is stressful and messy- kids have a never-ending schedule and mom does too.

We’re expected to do so much more than we’ve done in the history of human kind and yet, we’re supposed to look great doing it (Instagram anyone?). No one knows how to really recycle, let alone compost. Consumers with advanced degrees stand before recycling bins completely perplexed on whether or not an item is recyclable and if it is, which bin does it go into?

The US Paper Industry reached a value of $20.5B in 2017 and is expected to reach close to $22B by 2023. Everyone needs more time. It’s time to have more time. It’s time to be able to do it all.

Families look different today than they did 50 years ago- mom doesn’t often have time to stand in front of the sink. She’s also running to a job, the school, on errands (hence our line of notes and notebooks) and needs a break or something to smile about.

Every single product in the Paper Greats line provides more convenience, helps her feel she has it a little more together and gives her time, all the time.

Paper Greats products are beautiful at the lowest cost to the planet. They are convenient and accessible to everyone. All our products are 100% nationally recyclable and compostable in the US, which takes the guess work out for consumers. And have you seen Social Media? We slay.

We will be spending the money we raise to fund our national recycling program with Terra Cycle as well as the inventory of the cups themselves. Paper Greats will be the first PLA cup to be nationally recyclable and compostable in the US. Most other cups made of the same components end up in landfills or in our oceans. How, you ask? Most municipalities that participate in recycle programs in the US lack the resources- they simply don't have the machinery that is required to process these materials (our cups, along with hundreds, if not, thousands of others!). This is why it is so important for both company and consumer to get involved.

Heather K. Terry Co-founder & Executive Sensei: Heather has worked within CPG start-ups for over 10 years. She is one of the founders of NibMor Chocolate which can be found in thousands of retail locations within the US. She started and ran Ggachi Bakery in Greenwich, CT and is the author of From Broadway to Wall Street: Cautionary Tales of an Unlikely Entrepreneur (available on Amazon). Most recently, Heather was the VP of Sales for S.W. Basics, an all natural skin care company where she significantly grew the company's brick and mortar door count and helped revamp the ecomm strategy with several large ecomm partners. Heather is and has been an advisor to dozens of start-up ventures. She is a graduate of Valparaiso University, has her masters degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, is a graduate of The International Culinary Center, and is currently working on her Certificate of Marketing at The Wharton School.

Selina Fletcher Co-founder + Idea Jedi: Selina worked as a Professional Organizer and then spent a decade in the financial industry using her attention to detail and highly organized personality to support C-Suite Executives. Most recently she worked at Bridgewater Associates, a globally recognized investment manager and prior to that at MKP Capital. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and holds a master’s degree from SOAS University of London. Selina loves finding ways to create less stress, less mess, and more smiles. She enjoys making people happy, entertaining, and saying no to dishes.

 

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The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

 

1. I have a question. Is there a contact email I can reach out to?

Please email pippa@papergreats.com

 

2. I would like to learn more about TerraCylce. Can you point me in the right direction?

Please check out https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/

     

     

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    05/23/2019
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    05/22/2019
    The Scribe
    $ 75
    Sue
    05/16/2019
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    Larisa
    05/14/2019
    The Bev
    $ 30
    Victoria Frank
    05/06/2019
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    $ 75
    Christine
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    The Pack
    $ 50
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    Hans
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    $ 30
    The Bev

    Calling all coffee lovers. Do you want to be the first to receive our coffee cups? Do you want to have them in your hot little hands before anyone else? Well here is your opportunity. Cheers to strong coffee, short short commutes and productive days. Be the first to receive a variety pack of 15.

    12 Supporters
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    $ 50
    The Pack

    Hopefully you are already part of our flock and love our great world of paper. If not, welcome new fine feathered friend! Let’s keep this paper party going with the PG Party Pack. You will receive 50 ct of our Great Plate, 50 ct of the Nish, The Mat (our double sided placemats)

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    The Scribe

    Selina’s mom likes to say if she doesn’t write it down then it doesn’t exist. If you are like Suzie then you will enjoy The Scribe. You will receive one of each of all our notepads and notebooks so you can write to your heart’s delight.

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    Be The First

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    The Name Drop

    We name our products after the people we love. Now so can you! Work closely with the Paper Greats team to name a product after someone you love or yourself as we are all about self-love, too. Do you remember in the early 90’s when it was all the rage to buy and name a star? While that was totally rad, it required a telescope and darkness. No late nights or astrologer equipment required.

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    The Cast Lesson

    Learn how to podcast with HKT

    a. Testing testing one two test test. It is time to let your voice be heard. Learn all of the ins and outs and become a podcast master with Heather by your side. You don’t need a fancy sound studio to get the ball rolling. After this session you will know exactly which mic to drop.

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    The Miracle

    True Moringa Swag Miracles are real…and they grow on trees! True Moringa products reign supreme among natural oils because unlike comparable oils (argan, jojoba) moringa oil is naturally rich in the cytokinin zeatin which is known for stimulating cell division, growth, and delaying aging of cells. Moringa is also rich in crucial fatty acids and antioxidants that fight free radicals that cause premature aging. This product is great for all skin types. Lightweight and easily absorbed, the presence of long-chained hydrocarbons make True Moringa an extremely smooth and dry oil that will not clog pores, leave a greasy after-feel, or stain clothes. Dry or mature skin will benefit from it’s anti-aging and hydrating properties and oily or problem skin will benefit from its ability to soothe redness, minimize scars, even skin tone, and protect against breakouts.

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    The CFO

    2 hour session with a seasoned external CFO. Sona Banker has been working with small businesses for over a decade. She can talk you through financials, give you a one on one crash course or help you strategize your business financial future.

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    The Meal Plan

    Would you rather tame a lion than think of another dinner to prep for the family? We totally get it. Kinney Lane is for you. Perfect for a Fairfield County Mom - this service is designed to provide seamless meal solutions that are healthy, delicious and ready to heat and eat - no cooking required. 3 meals for a family of four. Fairfield County,

    *CT ONLY

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    Lauren Gabrielson custom blouse package

    Choose your style with one of Lauren Gabrielson's custom blouses. You choose the style and color.

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    The Author

    Lindsey Smith – 1:1 book session Ever wanted to write a book but didn’t know where to start? Or have a book but don’t know what to do next? A 1:1 with Lindsey Smith, aka: The Food Mood Girl, who is a Pittsburgh-based author, health coach, and speaker nationally recognized for her work should be able to help you solve that. Best known for her books Junk Foods & Junk Moods and Food Guilt No More, Lindsey has reached thousands of people looking to enhance their mood, decrease their anxiety and learn to love themselves just a little more. Lindsey has been featured both on-stage and in the media nationwide. She’s been featured on the Zagat documentary Hangry, presented as a TEDx speaker, the Lisa Oz Show, MindBodyGreen, CBS News, and in Girl’s Life Magazine, and is a regular media fixture for Today Show Food and Huffington Post.

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    The Shoot

    Julia D’Agastino 2 hour photoshoot Do you live in the NYC/CT area and have dreams of upping your Instagram feed and living room walls? Flash your pearly whites and show of your best bend and snap with Julia behind the lens. It will be a session of bests – best lighting, best angles, best self, best time - we promise!

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    The Web

    Alverez Branding Comapny. Do you excel at Uber Eats and the Google but could use some help on your business website? Work with Casey Alvarez and the Alverez Branding Company to help tweak your website to ensure it catches your client’s eye and keeps them coming back for more. You focus on building the business and let Casey help strengthen the foundation your site will grow on. 5 hours of services.

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    The Consult

    Consulting with HKT. Have a great product but don’t know what to do next? Want to be empowered and inspired? We have just the gal for you - Heather has been in CPG for over 10 years and has worked almost every job within a start-up. She thrives on getting you the answers you need quickly from people who have really executed in business. Empowering and inspiring entrepreneurs just happens to be her superpower. 2 hour session.

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    The Covery Box

     

    The Covery Box Because you’re worth it and so is everyone else. There is a true beauty in remembering we aren’t alone. Recovery isn’t easy but maybe a small box of love can brighten a day and bring a smile. Customize a box and send to yourself, a friend or even a stranger. Each box offers encouragement, comfort and inspiration at any stage of recovery. There’s a strength and positivity that comes from receiving a special something when you are dealing with something not so light.

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    Monetary Contribution

    Just Because I Care

    9 Supporters
    Contribute
    $ 30
    The Bev

    Calling all coffee lovers. Do you want to be the first to receive our coffee cups? Do you want to have them in your hot little hands before anyone else? Well here is your opportunity. Cheers to strong coffee, short short commutes and productive days. Be the first to receive a variety pack of 15.

    12 Supporters
    None available
    $ 50
    The Pack

    Hopefully you are already part of our flock and love our great world of paper. If not, welcome new fine feathered friend! Let’s keep this paper party going with the PG Party Pack. You will receive 50 ct of our Great Plate, 50 ct of the Nish, The Mat (our double sided placemats)

    6 Left
    4 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 75
    The Scribe

    Selina’s mom likes to say if she doesn’t write it down then it doesn’t exist. If you are like Suzie then you will enjoy The Scribe. You will receive one of each of all our notepads and notebooks so you can write to your heart’s delight.

    12 Left
    3 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 100
    Be The First

    Can't decide between our cups and tableware- GET IT ALL! Be the first to throw the ultimate PG eco party!

    14 Left
    6 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 5,000
    The Name Drop

    We name our products after the people we love. Now so can you! Work closely with the Paper Greats team to name a product after someone you love or yourself as we are all about self-love, too. Do you remember in the early 90’s when it was all the rage to buy and name a star? While that was totally rad, it required a telescope and darkness. No late nights or astrologer equipment required.

    3 Left
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    $ 500
    The Cast Lesson

    Learn how to podcast with HKT

    a. Testing testing one two test test. It is time to let your voice be heard. Learn all of the ins and outs and become a podcast master with Heather by your side. You don’t need a fancy sound studio to get the ball rolling. After this session you will know exactly which mic to drop.

    1 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 40
    The Miracle

    True Moringa Swag Miracles are real…and they grow on trees! True Moringa products reign supreme among natural oils because unlike comparable oils (argan, jojoba) moringa oil is naturally rich in the cytokinin zeatin which is known for stimulating cell division, growth, and delaying aging of cells. Moringa is also rich in crucial fatty acids and antioxidants that fight free radicals that cause premature aging. This product is great for all skin types. Lightweight and easily absorbed, the presence of long-chained hydrocarbons make True Moringa an extremely smooth and dry oil that will not clog pores, leave a greasy after-feel, or stain clothes. Dry or mature skin will benefit from it’s anti-aging and hydrating properties and oily or problem skin will benefit from its ability to soothe redness, minimize scars, even skin tone, and protect against breakouts.

    20 Left
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    $ 1,500
    The CFO

    2 hour session with a seasoned external CFO. Sona Banker has been working with small businesses for over a decade. She can talk you through financials, give you a one on one crash course or help you strategize your business financial future.

    1 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 200
    The Meal Plan

    Would you rather tame a lion than think of another dinner to prep for the family? We totally get it. Kinney Lane is for you. Perfect for a Fairfield County Mom - this service is designed to provide seamless meal solutions that are healthy, delicious and ready to heat and eat - no cooking required. 3 meals for a family of four. Fairfield County,

    *CT ONLY

    1 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 400
    Lauren Gabrielson custom blouse package

    Choose your style with one of Lauren Gabrielson's custom blouses. You choose the style and color.

    3 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 1,500
    The Author

    Lindsey Smith – 1:1 book session Ever wanted to write a book but didn’t know where to start? Or have a book but don’t know what to do next? A 1:1 with Lindsey Smith, aka: The Food Mood Girl, who is a Pittsburgh-based author, health coach, and speaker nationally recognized for her work should be able to help you solve that. Best known for her books Junk Foods & Junk Moods and Food Guilt No More, Lindsey has reached thousands of people looking to enhance their mood, decrease their anxiety and learn to love themselves just a little more. Lindsey has been featured both on-stage and in the media nationwide. She’s been featured on the Zagat documentary Hangry, presented as a TEDx speaker, the Lisa Oz Show, MindBodyGreen, CBS News, and in Girl’s Life Magazine, and is a regular media fixture for Today Show Food and Huffington Post.

    1 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 500
    The Shoot

    Julia D’Agastino 2 hour photoshoot Do you live in the NYC/CT area and have dreams of upping your Instagram feed and living room walls? Flash your pearly whites and show of your best bend and snap with Julia behind the lens. It will be a session of bests – best lighting, best angles, best self, best time - we promise!

    1 Supporter
    None available
    $ 500
    The Web

    Alverez Branding Comapny. Do you excel at Uber Eats and the Google but could use some help on your business website? Work with Casey Alvarez and the Alverez Branding Company to help tweak your website to ensure it catches your client’s eye and keeps them coming back for more. You focus on building the business and let Casey help strengthen the foundation your site will grow on. 5 hours of services.

    1 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 500
    The Consult

    Consulting with HKT. Have a great product but don’t know what to do next? Want to be empowered and inspired? We have just the gal for you - Heather has been in CPG for over 10 years and has worked almost every job within a start-up. She thrives on getting you the answers you need quickly from people who have really executed in business. Empowering and inspiring entrepreneurs just happens to be her superpower. 2 hour session.

    2 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 50
    The Covery Box

     

    The Covery Box Because you’re worth it and so is everyone else. There is a true beauty in remembering we aren’t alone. Recovery isn’t easy but maybe a small box of love can brighten a day and bring a smile. Customize a box and send to yourself, a friend or even a stranger. Each box offers encouragement, comfort and inspiration at any stage of recovery. There’s a strength and positivity that comes from receiving a special something when you are dealing with something not so light.

    10 Left
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    Select this reward