MEET THE FOUNDER:
Growing up as an immigrant in Canada, artistic expression has always been a secondary thought. There was a pressure to be in a successful nine to five career. I started The Washi Studios to create a community that supports and encourages artistic expressions and endeavors. I want to launch tapes (as well as other stationery supplies) designed by artists in the community so that they can get the opportunity to pursue and sustain their passion and talent.
The Washi Studios is a small business located in Mississauga, Canada. All our products are packaged and shipped from The Great White North (that's Canadian joke, sorry!).
We want to bring beautiful washi tapes to Canada (as well as the rest of the world) in a timely manner. We are a small team (a small family of 2 humans and 2 pups), dedicated to bring you the best experience shopping at The Washi Studios.
We try our best to use recyclable, reusable, and compostable materials with our operation. We want to leave as little carbon footprint in our planet and we hope to encourage our customers and other businesses to do the same!
WHY IT STARTED
NO MORE LONG SHIPPING TIMES FOR CANADIANS
Purchasing journaling items from stores outside Canada is usually a waiting game. Many stationery supplies are shipped outside of Canada and can take up to three months to arrive (it's insane).
The Washi Studios was created to cut the waiting time for Canadians. Ideally, our washi tapes should arrive within five to ten business days within the country (using Canada Post).
Although our focus is on Canada, we also offer washi tapes internationally! We hope to grow enough to have a branch in the USA to bring our washi tapes internationally faster!
One of our main goals is to bring in many artists into the team to create unique, one-of-the-kind washi tapes for our customers! We believe in creativity and we want to give artists the ability to express themselves creatively through our washi tapes.