ABOUT ORIGIN STATIONERY
Our focus is bespoke paper design and beautiful stationery and our varied and extensive product offering will leave you spoilt for choice. At Origin, we believe that stationery is an extension of your personality and has a role to play in creating your own beautiful lifestyle
Long time firm friends and now business partners, Karen & Francie are the faces behind the Origin Brand.
With Karens extensive knowledge and experience in the printing industry & corporate world, and Francie’s experience within the scrapbooking & creative crafts retail industry, they knew that they could marry their skill sets together to build their own business that reflected their love of paper and all things beautiful. And so Origin stationery was formed in 2014. While constantly developing their own line of products, Origin stationery is proud to be the official licensee of the Lou Harvey Brand.
Our focus is bespoke paper design and beautiful stationery and our varied and extensive product offering will leave you spoilt for choice. At Origin, we believe that stationery is an extension of your personal style and has a role to play in creating your own beautiful lifestyle.
These days one adds greater interpersonal value when time is taken in buying, writing & sending your own handwritten mail or notelet & so we cater for this market creating products that leave the perfect stylish & intimate first impression. We create beautiful stationery products including: planners & notepads, cards, gift wrap, decor room art prints, partyware, novelty stationery items & a beautiful range of printed pillowcases. All our products are proudly printed locally in Durban, South Africa.
Karen who is director of the Origin brand is also a Senior Accounts Manager to various large national and international corporate brands at DNA Print Pty Ltd, the proud printer of the Origin stationery range. We also offer any paper related print from small right up to very large custom print runs, for small businesses to large international corporates,
Karie: The “organized driving force” behind our Origin brand, if it were not for her, our business, product lines & store outlets would not have expanded so rapidly over the last 3 years.
When not taking over the world or saving it, Karie can be found outdoors spending quality time cultivating relationships with her family & friends of whom she is passionate about. She is mom to precious Kelsey & Trent and wife to Brenton, aka best friend, exercise partner, coffee maker, sounding board, voice of reason, etc!
The “daydreamer/pretty things maker” behind the Origin Brand.
After studying a B-com degree, Francie realized very quickly that the “corporate stuff” wasn’t for her. So began her adventure into the creative world…& has not looked back since!
It started with exploring her love for paper crafting which followed with the opening of her first Scrapbooking shop along with a gorgeous coffee shop to boot. Over the years this has evolved into more of a creative lifestyle retail space which she still currently owns & manages. Other than that, she’s just a girl married to “the guy” as he is more affectionately known – aka DR Jermyn with whom she spends the majority of her down time with, doing LIFE.