Emily and Rachelle grew up inspired by each of their grandmothers' artistic and eclectic expressions of life. The imprint that Mary Wiley and Norma Jean Valentine left on their girls is widely responsible for the creative endeavors they both felt drawn to pursue. As adults, Emily and Rachelle's respective careers crossed paths while working for the same, private graphic design firm in the famed Orange Circle of Orange, California. Both grew weary while day after day churning out the passionless projects of mainstream graphic design. After discovering a common enthusiasm to revamp the paper industry with their wealth of creative aspirations, Emily and Rachelle left to found their partnership, E and R Design Group. Emerging from this business endeavor, they have artfully constructed the groundwork for the launch of their fashionably classic line of paper goods they ecstatically call 'Wiley Valentine.' With generations of creativity behind it, Wiley Valentine provides the platform for everything the girls set out to accomplish in the paper industry while dancing with the edge of creative genius.
At Wiley Valentine we understand that, as a people, we share one planet. For the paper industry of yesterday, producing the absolute best in paper quality came at a great price for the environment; however, we view that as a problem of the past. An ancient Native American proverb states that "we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." In response, we have embarked on our journey to become a 100% sustainable paper company. To date, all paper that Wiley Valentine prints is either 100% recycled PSC or 100% cotton, a natural, renewable resource (no trees . . . yay!!), and we maintain our environmental standards for everything we create. Here at our design studio, we reuse all of our already 100% recycled fax paper and shred every mock-up and misprint to reuse in our resourceful (and colorful!!) packaging material.
We hold with paramount importance the commitment to reduce our carbon footprint and to produce our paper delights at the highest creative level. While we have begun in significant ways to environmentally improve on how we run our business, we recognize that the conviction to protect our global, natural resources results is a journey that extends far beyond our walls at Wiley Valentine. We not only seek innovative solutions for our industry, but we also do the same in each of our personal lives. And we make this holistic change not just for ourselves alone, but for our families and for the generations to follow. It's never too little!! It's never too late!!