Karten Design Fabrik is a boutique greeting card company based in Berlin, whose products are sold in design stores and art galleries worldwide. Karte's aesthetic represents careful and thoughtful design that reflects the understated vibrancy of the city in which it was created. Products are printed locally on paper from sustainable forestry or 100% recycled paper, and all products are printed carbon neutrally whenever possible.

The Team

Karte is the brainchild of Australian couple Liz McKeown and Garreth Reardon. Liz has a professional background in design and focuses on the creative direction of the products, while former lawyer Garreth handles the operations and management of the business.

Attracted by Berlin's vibrant creative scene, the two left their home in Sydney, Australia in 2011 with the goal of settling there and turning their ideas into a stationery business. With limited German skills and dwindling savings, their first collection was designed and handmade in their living room during a snowy Berlin winter.

Liz and Garreth have left behind the initial challenges of building their business in a foreign language 10,000 miles from home and are now enjoying the slower pace of their lives in Berlin. They devote their energy to raising their child and selling their products to new customers around the globe.

If you are interested in our products or in working with us, please contact us. We will be happy to advise you, answer your questions and send you a sample package of our work. We look forward to working with you.

Inset: Shakespeare & Sons, one of Karten Design Fabrik's Berlin based Stockists

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