Paperworks Studio (PWS), a division of The Utopia Foundation, is a unique, mission-based, market-driven social enterprise that places people with disabilities and disadvantages together with artists, engineers and designers to create unique, handmade recycled paper products (predominately greeting cards) for commercial sale.
Despite living with disabilities or other disadvantages, Paperworks Studio artists want to be part of the workforce and enjoy the rewards of their success. We give these talented individuals the opportunity to work within a supportive environment where they may demonstrate their talents, learn new life skills, build their self-esteem, and maximize their potential for independence and self-sufficiency.
The Best In “Raw” Ingredients
The spirit of love, partnership and shared vision of Paperworks Studio represents the very best in collaborative community arts. While everyone may have different abilities, the entire process requires the diverse abilities represented by all participants. All are equally important, all are stakeholders, and all involved learn a valuable and rare lesson – that a community is only as rich and as strong as the collaborative, collective visions and dreams of its members.