(May 4, 2010) – English Paper Company announced today the acquisition of Sharp & Sally. Sharp & Sally is a popular boutique paper company designed by Sally Ball Sharp. They are best known for their classic, yet whimsical designs including fold over notecards, invitations and holiday cards. Working with English Paper Company, this top selling stationery line will offer albums to retailers for the first time with two new albums in Holiday and Everyday designs. Sally Ball Sharp will continue to design for the line.
Sally’s background prior to launching her stationery line was interior design and photo-styling, working for House Beautiful magazine, Martha Stewart and propping photo-shoots for Williams-Sonoma brand catalogs. Her aesthetic is a contemporary update on classic style.
English Paper Company is delighted to acquire the Sharp & Sally brand.Sally Ball Sharp is one of the best designers in the industry,” said Whitney English Kolb, CEO of English Paper Company. “She has a time-honored brand, and her customers are very loyal. This will only grow as we expand the line by introducing it to our retailers.”
English Paper Company is a trusted resource in the social expression industry with brands like Whitney English, Hicks Paper Goods, Askew Design, Citrus+Clover, Oh, How Lovely, French Blue Designs and PaperConcierge.com. English Paper Company is committed to providing that same innovation, quality, customer care and service for Sharp & Sally. English Paper Company will drive sales, marketing, customer service, fulfillment and accounting for the line.
“I am thrilled to be joining the English Paper Company,” said Sally Ball Sharp, with Sharp & Sally. “I’ve admired the Whitney English line for years and I know this a great fit for us. Our customers will love being able to buy from both the Whitney English line and our line in one order! Our design sensibilities will complement each other well.”
Sharp & Sally will continue to fulfill orders through their warehouse in Jacksonville, Florida until June 1. Starting June 1, the Sharp & Sally line will be available through English Paper Company and their retailers.
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