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Webster’s Fine Stationers: Profile

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I recently walked into Webster’s Fine Stationers to find out a little more dsc07135about their independently owned business. I barely got through the door before I heard “grab a cup of coffee!”. At the table by my side, complimentary coffee (from local Pasadena Coffee Co.) was made available. I grabbed a cup and  proceeded to peruse quirky notepads, one-of-a-kind greeting cards, office supplies, and, my favorite aisle, a surplus of pens and pencils, all colors of the rainbow.

dsc07139 Store owners, Lori and Scott Webster, opened the doors to their remodeled shop in October of 2007. Their mission is to build community while bolstering local economy by providing office supplies, stationary and novelty gift items. Participating in a toy drive for Five Acres (Altadena locals) around the Holidays is just one way they give back to the community and, being locally owned, a greater portion of their tax dollars go directly back  into the city.

The Websters currently employ 4 locals who, along with incoming customers, are Lori and Scott’s favorite part of the job. Finding exactly what you need is their priority and they take the time to inquire how they can be of better service to make the store an even more user friendly and welcoming place to shop.

Webster’s Fine Stationers is a family owned business located in the heart of Altadena, CA and, their mission?, to serve. Whether you have a question about note cards, envelopes (their most popular item), stationary or stamps – Webster’s has the answer…and a whole lot of heart.

The Websters Team

The Websters Team

Webster’s is located at 2450 N. Lake Ave., Ste. B, Altadena – (626) 797-1135. Walk in, grab a cup, engage in a little local conversation and enjoy one-of-a-kind finds. I managed to walk out having purchased my favorite pen!

Mon. – Fri. 9:30 am to 6:30 pm * Sat. 10 am to 6 pm * Sun. 11 am to 5 pm

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But… don’t they sell Hallmark greeting cards printed in China and Southeast Asia using maximum-polluting processes and gifts made overseas by child labor?

Oops.

Mike

Comment by Mike

No, as a matter of fact, we don’t sell Hallmark greeting cards….that would be in the Hallmark store next door. We sell greeting cards and calendars that are made in the US by several different manufacturors, most notably Amber Lotus. Amber Lotus products are printed on recycled paper using soy-based inks. In their most recent catalog they state:
“Because the paper we use to make our calendars contains fibers from magazines that were printed but not sold, we cannot call it 100% recycled paper. What we have dtermined from an independent audit of the paper mill is that the paper qualifies to be labeled as 100% recycled/54% post-consumer waste content. We will continue to explore the frontiers of green publishing as we have done throughout our 21 years in business. In adition to offsetting our entire carbon footprint with donations to NativeEnergy, we will plant more than 50,000 trees worldwide this year in our efforts to give something back to the planet and to future generations.”

If you read our mission statement on the Webster’s Fine Stationers web blog, you’ll discover that we are committed to helping improve the environment by buying earth-friendly and recycled products….and no children were harmed in production thereof. We are also especially committed to buying local products when possible….several of our vendors are located right here in Altadena (jewelry and cards), in Los Angeles (Terra Traditions custom photo albums) and on the West Coast (International Arrivals, Laughing Elephant, Flavia, The Painted Word).

Comment by Lori Webster

I love fine stationery and just received a gift of exceptionally beautiful notecards made of recycled paper and printed with soy-based ink. You are stocking wonderful products! Thank you for your local vendor focus.

Comment by Sunroom Desk

We’re so glad you’re happy with your notecards! Thank you for your sweet comment.

Comment by Lori Webster




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