Chirply takes crowdsourced design, and then creates stationery products (like wrapping paper, cards and more) from it that you can buy for yourself or others. In fact, one of Chirply’s own site designers submitted his own work. It got some great votes and then that designer was contracted by an apparel company for their clothes.
Now here’s the catch — good design isn’t cheap. Each card will cost $4 (or any 10 for $25), but shipping is at least included. There’s a good reason for the cost, beyond the design: Every card is 100% post-consumer recycled.
The Chirply team is taking the site live today, after a private soft launch a few weeks ago. Typically speaking, a Chirply user will vote on 30 different designs, and so far over 100 have been submitted. For the retail launch, 12 have been chosen and many more will come as the site takes off.
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