Coppertops launched in Denver in Spring 2013, selling personalized paper products in a hosted party setting. The creation of our Bottle Wrap <link> opened huge, exciting doors. In Spring 2014, we found our first retail partner, and later that summer, Argonaut (Colorado’s largest wine and liquor retailer) agreed to sell our products. By Christmas 2014, we were in nearly 20 stores in the Metro Denver area, and had received approval as a vendor in Whole Foods Market’s Boulder wine shop.
We’re not stopping there. We’re aiming to change the definition of paper for party people – to make the act of giving a bottle of wine as thoughtful and sophisticated as the bottle itself. As young and growing company, we’re excited to be able to work closely with our retail partners, learn valuable lessons from our customers, and create innovative products that we’ve been looking for ourselves.
Even as we shift our business model to include a strong wholesale component, expand our product line, and enter new markets, we’re dedicated to sustainability and conscientiousness all the way along our production cycle.
We know it’s tricky to try to build a paper company at a time when global warming has everyone a bit environmentally on edge. So, while, yes, we deal primarily in paper, we’re committed to making both our products and our company as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible. We print on recycled content paper, use vegetable ink, source all components of our products conscientiously and domestically, and make every effort to limit the packaging on all of our products. Our bottle wraps are even compostable! And sometimes, we get a brilliant idea for how to up the ante on our green conscience and develop a product that is true to our vision and truly sustainable – like our flour sack wrap. <link>
Even beyond our “green” efforts, we are committed to having a positive impact on our community, especially here in Denver. That’s why we work with smaller, locally owned printing presses like Golden Bell, a family-owned business in Denver that is Colorado’s second oldest commercial printing press.