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SoWa Vendor Spotlight: LOVE POP

I'm sure you've seen these quirky origami-like cards around New England, but a Lovepop is more than just a greeting card, it's some serious love in an envelope.

The intricate 3D paper sculptures are designed by naval engineers on cutting edge software and then hand-crafted in the Asian art form of slice form kirigami. Whether it’s a wedding or a birthday, if you’re saying thanks (for not mentioning that thing that happened in Vegas) or celebrating (a co-worker’s compulsive love of cats), they’ve got you covered.

Lovepop founders Wombi Rose and John Wise became best friends at Webb Institute training to become naval architects. After school, the duo traveled to Vietnam where they discovered incredible hand-crafted paper cards. They headed back to Boston and put the cards in the hands of friends, family, and strangers--and watched. That moment when someone opened a card and saw the paper sculpture revealed for the first time became their obsession, and Lovepop was born.

The two launched Lovepop out out of the Harvard Innovation Lab in late 2014. Since then, they were named to the 2015 Techstars class, nominated for 50 on Fire by BostInno, gained the confidence of professional investors, and have been featured on The View, Shark Tank, Good Morning America and more!

When they’re here: Every Sunday!

SoWa Vendor Spotlight: Red & Wolf

Red + Wolf isn't just your average stationary vendor here at SoWa Boston.  The eco-friendly greeting cards do more than put a smile on their receiver's face, they help raise money and awareness to the beautiful endangered species that grace each card and print bought.  Whether you're more of a Rhino or just plain "Turtley" awesome, Red + Wolf has a design for you. 

Behind these amazing watercolor illustrations is Rachael and her trusty German Shepherd rescue, Chaco.  Rachael says her inspiration for the company are these incredible endangered species as well as the dying art of the hand-written note.  Not only is Rachael helping us stay connected, but she's doing an amazing job at helping preserve our planet and the creatures in it.

For every card or print sold, $1 goes to The Wildlife Conservation Network.

Find them online, on Facebook, Instagram and Etsy!

When they're here: June 26, July 31, & August 21!