Paper has always had an intimate relationship with people. For those who enjoy this medium, Kami is a treasure trove full of exquisite paper, hand-bound albums, journals, notebooks, unique gift cards, and fine Italian stationery sourced from around the world.
No matter how much we love our phones, social media, internet, and the various conveniences of modern life, we always get excited about books and paper for the varying texture, rustle, crispness and smell. The written word, whether our own or someone else's, expressed in personal or professional affairs, creates a sensory experience, especially when on beautiful papers.
We want to share with you the joy of fine paper and excellence in book binding - both to wholesalers who are seeking the rare and unique, and to our retail customers via our concept store Kami in Brunswick Street, Melbourne and from our online store.
In 1989, inspired by our love of all things paper, my family began our paper and book binding business, culminating in the concept paper store, Kami, opening in 2008 in Melbourne.
Since then our passion for paper has grown from strength to strength. We have a small and talented team making handmade unique products, journals, cards and photo albums in our Melbourne studio. We also hold a fascinating and wonderful stock of the most amazing papers sourced from around the world.
Our creative team is passionate about paper and we are constantly looking forward, coming up with new ideas from current trends, always using paper as our inspiration!
The majority of our papers are sourced from Fair Trade companies in Nepal and from Japanese family run artisans creating traditionally designed Japanese papers. The Nepalese papers are made from the Lokta bush which is trimmed and continues to grow therefore not using any trees in the manufacture.
You can find us nestled in the heart of Melbourne's creative community surrounded by charming cafes and boutiques.
We welcome you to Kami, and we hope you enjoy our paper as much as we do.
Yupin & Jean