Botanical PaperWorks is a world-leading supplier and manufacturer of eco-friendly seed paper products that grow into wildflowers, herbs or vegetables.

Our mission is to help spread beauty and reduce waste by sharing biodegradable seed paper made from post-consumer material.

With 20 years of experience making seed paper under our belt, we manufacture and design a variety of products including wedding invitations, wedding favors, event stationery, memorial pieces, and corporate promotional products.

Our clients are both individuals and companies who want to make good environmental choices and celebrate important life events in an eco-conscious manner. From couples purchasing wedding favors to Fortune 500 companies like Starbucks, Sony and TimeWarner looking to send a green message, Botanical PaperWorks is trusted for events, branding, and celebrations around the globe.

Each year we ship enough seeds to provide a blooming natural habitat for bees, butterflies, and birds that could stretch from sea to sea and cover ALL of North America!

Celebrating 25 Years of Growth

Twenty-five years ago, a seed of innovation and creativity was planted. It started with a teacher’s desire to use classroom paper waste bound for the landfill. The resulting handmade papers were beautiful and coveted. Eventually, Botanical PaperWorks was founded by that teacher, Mary Reimer, and her entrepreneurial daughter Heidi Reimer-Epp.
 
Mary and Heidi started their handmade-papermaking company with the mission to celebrate the forests and grasslands of the Canadian prairies. Along the way, they discovered that not only could they add leaves, petals, and grasses to paper, they could also add seeds. By adding seeds, the paper became “plantable.” That meant you could plant the paper in soil to grow flowers and leave no waste behind.
 
This innovative seed paper became their new passion. After many years of research and development, Botanical PaperWorks created their signature seed paper­ — a strong, growable and printable eco-friendly paper embedded with seeds.
 
Today Botanical PaperWorks is a large and diverse team dedicated to helping individuals and businesses reduce waste and do something good for the planet. These customers share Botanical PaperWorks’ mission to Leave The Earth A Better Place.
botanical-paperworks-anniversary-1

After 25 years in business, Botanical PaperWorks continues to grow both its product line and geographic reach. Notably, in 2021, Botanical PaperWorks launched a new line of handmade soaps which are minimally packaged and made with natural, vegan ingredients. The soap line gives individuals and organizations another sustainable, handmade product to celebrate important life events or promote their businesses.

Thank you to every customer and employee who has supported Botanical PaperWorks over the last 25 years. Looking ahead to the next 25 years, Botanical PaperWorks promises to create more innovative products so everyone can reduce waste and do good things for the planet in the years to come.

WBE Canada Certified

Botanical PaperWorks is certified as a Women Business Enterprise by the Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada), Canada’s largest third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women.

We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government organizations today and we are proud that we can add diversity to your supply chain.

Canadian Women Brand Emblem - WBE Canada Certified

Watch the video to hear from Botanical PaperWorks CEO, Heidi Reimer-Epp as she tells the story of how a mother-daughter duo took a leap of faith and built a thriving, global seed paper company together. From how they first came up with the idea, to how seed paper is made, take a behind-the-scenes look at the company!​

Our Guiding Principles

1

Passion

We are passionate and proud of what we do. The tangible gift of paper and its personal touch in this crazy speed of the digital world is a beautiful thing!

2

Customer Focus

We understand the importance of putting the customer at the center of all of our efforts. It may be the millionth time we’ve answered the question, but it’s the first time they may have asked it.

3

Teamwork

Contribution to our collective energy helps elevate us to extraordinary. Everyone has something to contribute. Respect. Appreciate. Encourage. Grow.

4

Quality

The seed paper we create is the very best in its class. It’s that way because we never stop thinking of ways to improve our processes.

5

Eco-Conciousness

We’re proud to help empower consumers and businesses to make better choices for our planet. You lead by example, reducing, re-using and recycling. The health and future of our planet is in all of our hands.

Our Commitment to Diversity
& Inclusion

At Botanical PaperWorks, we employ a diverse workforce. Our company is certified as a woman-owned enterprise and our team members represent a wide range of demographic, experiential and cognitive diversity including age, race, gender, sexual orientation, colour, religion, education and abilities. We are committed to seeking a diverse pool of applicants for our job postings by using a variety of inclusive recruiting methods.

 
Botanical PaperWorks is committed to workplace inclusion. We strive to create a workplace where it is safe to speak up, be heard and feel welcome. We value the opinions and experiences each and every employee because to live out our company values at our best means doing it together. We seek input during regular check-ins, weekly meetings, company lunches and on our intra-company message boards. We celebrate milestones and achievements together. We support individual team members to grow in their specific life circumstances with tailored work schedules and professional development opportunities. We are thankful for our amazing team!

Our friendly, energetic team works together to reduce waste and make a positive impact on both people and our planet. Positivity, kindness, and continuous personal growth are encouraged in everything we do. By supporting each other, as well as our valued customers, we’ve built a culture that sets us apart.

Group picture of the Botanical PaperWorks team

Awards & Accolades

Gold Award for Most Creative New Promotional Product
2018 PPPC Image Awards

Bronze Award for Made in Canada – 2018 PPPC Image Awards

Bronze Award for Most Beneficial Sales & Marketing Aid
2018 PPPC Image Awards

Innovation in Print – 2017 MPIA Name In Print Awards

Silver Award for Best In Green – 2016 PPPC Image Awards

Bronze Award for Best Self Promo – 2016 PPPC Image Awards

Silver Award for Best In Green – 2015 PPPC Image Awards

Silver Award for Best In Green – 2014 PPPC Image Awards

Bronze Award for Best In Green – 2014 PPPC Image Awards

Small Business Nomination – Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Winnipeg Awards

Best Wedding Invitation – 2014 Canadian Wedding Industry Awards (Manitoba & Saskatchewan)

Best Overall Wedding Stationery Suite – 2014 Canadian Wedding Industry Awards (Manitoba & Saskatchewan)