Paper Canoe is an art + stationery company, based out of Lorette, Manitoba (Canada). We own an independent fabric line, create custom illustrations for businesses, as well as run a retail/wholesale division of a nature-inspired, eco-friendly paper line (including greeting cards, note cards, journals, art prints, and more).
All designs are by Canadian Illustrator, Leanne Thiessen, involving a mixture of hand drawn, watercolour and vector elements.
All of their wholesale products are printed locally or in house, and most are composed of Canadian-manufactured 100% PCW recycled paper. With the exception of their Art Prints, their recycled paper is Canadian made, and their FSC printer is local to them, allowing them to support our nation’s economy and local businesses while being kind to the environment. They have also eliminated most plastic (woot!), and the remainder being used is PP5 and recyclable in many recycling programs in Canada.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Leanne Thiessen is the Illustrator and owner of Paper Canoe. Her passion for art stems from a very young age, a childhood filled with camping, canoeing, loving and respecting the outdoors – where she draws much of her inspiration from. A mother of four children, her illustrations are often created with Littles running around or drawing right beside her. Her illustrations aim to amplify the beauty in things with simplicity, and often have a nostalgic, modern edge.