Dragonfly Couture Stationery was founded in 2004 by Ling Warlow, the original creative force behind the company. Although Ling was born at art school, she never quite made it back there. After pursuing various less satisfying careers, in 2004 she decided that life was too short not to dedicate it to her passion for paper, printing and creating beautiful stationery. Dragonfly Couture Stationery was born!
The Dragonfly is a symbol of change and transformation, signifying messages of wisdom and enlightenment and communication from the elemental world - when the dragonfly appears, look around you for a message. Some stories suggest that dragonflies are in fact fairies; we simply have to look at the a certain way to see them for what they truly are. (Thanks to Jessica Dawn Palmer and the Definitive Guide to Animal Wisdom (pub. element for HarperCollinsPublishers Limited 2001)).
Green Weddings & the Feelgood Factor
Dragonflies and Damsel Flies are extremely sensitive to environmental change and environmental pollution.
We are all aware of our effect on the environment and paper production ultimately also has an impact. Dragonfly aims to give you an exceptionally broad range of choice, and it is not always possible to source ingredients either locally or from sustainable sources. Dragonfly Couture Stationery has an environmental policy which is central to what we do. We are committed to recycling all our waste and using as many offcuts from our production line as we can; we work with local schools and training providers to provide materials for arts and crafts courses; we have sourced a fantastic range of recycled paper and board - ask about our papers made from recycled bank notes; we are currently investigating the possibility of making our own paper to use up all the offcuts which are an unavoidable by product of stationery production.
The feelgood factor comes from our support of local charities and community initiatives including our regular annual support for Claire House through the Circus Starr programme; support for Alder Hey Childrens Hospital through sponsorship of annual charitable publications; providing our services for free at fundraising events such as Anthony's Grand Summer Ball (in support of Mesothelioma UK), the annual Red Cross Ball, plus local fundraisers in support of Breast Cancer Research and www.clicsargent.org.uk. Please ask for further details.
Independent Wedding Services
Dragonfly Couture Stationery is a 100% independent business, committed to providing excellent customer service, high quality design and outstanding products. We do not believe it is either morally fair or good business sense to pass on to our clients the commission charges expected by some venues in exchange for a recommendation.