about cat & chiara
Luna & Sol Collective Design was stemmed from our love of graphics and art. We wanted to create unique and quirky wedding invitations that differs from what is currently offered in the market. We wanted to produce stationery that represent personality and show the originality of each couple.
Our team of two comes from various backgrounds and brings expertise to the brand. Ranging from handmade art, fashion and product development, to graphic design and digital & marketing design. We sure know our craft!
Just as the moon is a contrast from the sun, we have very different personalities and design styles which you will come across in our archives. When we combine our strengths; magic happens and resulting in Luna & Sol.
We believe there should be no limitations to creativity. Which is why we have curated various service plans to suit all budgets. We want to help you to narrate your love and the perfect wedding stationery.
We care about what is produced into the world and reducing negative impacts to the environment.
Our SEEDED PAPER range grows into plants, so your guests don’t have to throw the invitation away. Even if they do throw it away, it will decompose and grow somewhere on this earth instead of sitting in landfill. The invitations are made on a special air-dried paper that is pressed with wildflower and basil seeds. We then design exclusive stamps to finish the art on the paper or print on high quality recyclable vellum paper to avoid the use of direct printing and heat that would damage the seeds.
We don’t use metallic foiling because although it is ‘recyclable’; there is a difference between ‘biodegradable’ and ‘compostable’. Anything technically degrades into small pieces, but only natural materials can decompose into the earth.
We design to reduce as much wastage as possible.
Our size templates were specifically measured to print with as less paper trims as possible. Some people don’t think this is crucial but any waste saved can save the consumer’s hip pockets, our costs AND resources to take less from manufacturing and environment.
Apart from the standard invitation templates, one of our ALL-IN-ONE range folds itself into an envelope. It can be finished with a wax seal, ribbon or stickers! This zero wastage approach reduces any extra envelope requirements. You can add a stamp on the outer side of the invitation and send away! Pretty neat idea right? It saves the planet AND potentially your wedding budget.
We bring fashion design and product development experiences to the table, not to mention our own style and personalities.
We both design for the brand: Chiara represents quirky graphics whilst Cat focuses on contemporary art. We create mood boards to inspire us for design. We also help our customers to visualise their ideas, taking it out of their head and on to digital art, and ultimately creating beautifully-made invitations & stationery
punch of personality
SCREW BORING! We want to represent the couple as they are.
Whatever their styles, interests and story. We want to represent them.
The overall mood is fun and contemporary and gives space on paper to showcase your personalities.
Check out our FUN mood stories and designs
Our products are made in London with our collaborative partner Katie Back at Back 2 Back Prints, whom fully commits to using environmentally conscious sourcing and printing methods.
‘‘ I created Back 2 Back Print Studio, not only because of my love for paper and printing but it also strengthened my core values and passion to produce printed products without causing harm to our environment.
All materials have been carefully selected, from sourcing FSC paper to recycled materials to tree-free alternatives. These innovative eco-friendly materials do not compromise on quality and makes a world of difference to our impact on the planet.
We want to give back what we take from the world, therefore 5% of our profits are donated to One Tree Planted; a charitable organisation that plant trees around the world to fight against deforestation’’ – Katie Back
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