Cloth and Paper's founder Ashley sitting outside at a cafe enjoying a coffee while planning

I've been a paper-loving, pen-hoarding, notebook collector for as long as I can remember. In fact, my collection had become so overwhelming at one point that my now husband requested that I sell some of my stash off before we moved in together when we got engaged. Little did he know that his life would be filled with pen, paper, gold foil, and all things planner related 7 years later.


Established in 2015, Cloth & Paper was birthed from necessity! I had left my corporate job of 9 years and needed to devise a plan on what my next career move would be. While on the hunt for a new planner, I noticed that there weren't any on the market that quite fit my minimal aesthetic or needs. It was at that point my journey down the paper trail began.


I spent endless hours and days designing my own planner inserts from scratch with no previous background or education in graphic design. Shortly after, a stationery business blossomed and the line grew to offer leather planners, luxury pens, and more quientessential styles. I ran C&P alone for the first year and a half, testing my true abilities as an entrepreneur. Today, I am still head designer AKA mastermind behind it all working with a small creative team based in Richmond, Virginia.

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