U Brands is a California-based company obsessed with bringing design, innovation, and productivity together. We know people don’t just work from the office anymore; sometimes it’s the kitchen table or even that coffee shop with the really good lattes! Regardless of where we are, we need the tools that will help keep us inspired anywhere that our work takes us. We are driven to create those tools, making useful products which are both versatile and elegant. We call ourselves a stationery company, but at our core we are a company of designers, innovators and trendsetters — a team of individuals who have great respect for the process, leaving no detail unturned.

We are passionate about providing unique, well-designed products that will leave you feeling inspired. In addition to this, we are a company that gives back; every time you purchase a product from us, we donate a portion of our proceeds to the Kids in Need Foundation. Anytime we find ourselves with extra inventory, we donate it to our local schools.

Design inspiration comes to us from the basic fundamentals of design, architecture, and fashion. Whether it be a gorgeous piece of furniture, a beautiful print, or a current trend that cannot be ignored. We are habitual about trend research, ensuring we are staying relevant in all of our efforts. Consistency is key, and this can be difficult to accomplish when trends are changing faster than ever. We allow for design flexibility to achieve a given look while maintaining our company's brand aesthetic. Additionally, we embrace and are influenced by the diversity of the people we hire. Each person brings a different perspective driven by their background, experiences and skillsets.

We originally looked into custom tissue paper to use for our new mystery boxes, but have since used it in packages for a variety of orders, giveaways, and promotions. Overall, the custom packaging has helped elevate how we are able to present our brand. It creates a consistently fun and boutique feel from the moment an order is placed, all the way through to receipt of the package. After reviewing several options for custom tissue paper, noissue gave us the best options and a great price! The upload process was so easy to use, and I loved that we could even specify the exact colors we wanted.

Sustainability is an important aspect of our business. We understand that deforestation is a large part of environmental challenges we face today, so all of our paper products come from responsibly sourced forests. There are often challenges with finding factories that use responsibly sourced products, so this type of paper is more expensive and requires specific audits. As this trend becomes more of the norm with other manufacturers, this will allow us to leverage supply chains and we know our customers appreciate our commitment to being responsible.