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Welcome to Sarah Loves Cards

Sarah Loves Cards

Thank you for visiting my Sarah Loves Cards website and blog. After operating as a Phoenix Trader for 13 years I was, as you can imagine, devastated when the company  ceased trading.  This was primarily due to a failed and costly expansion into the US market. Thankfully the Greeting Card Industry (Printers and Industry Experts) rallied round. They helped to breath life back into the UK operation.

On 1st February 2018 the business relaunched as Flamingo Paperie. I signed up as a Pioneer Partner so that I could continue to supply you with their fabulous products.

Like Phoenix Trading, the Flamingo Paperie business will focus on greeting cards, wrapping paper and notecards  all year round. In the Autumn/Winter Charity Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars and Advent Calendar Cards will be added to the range. Flamingo Paperie products will represent at least 90% of my product range. I will also offer you a small range of complimentary products under my umbrella company Sarah Loves Cards.

I will continue to fly the flag for British design. My entire range will have been designed and manufactured in the UK using UK sourced, environmentally accredited materials.

Sarah Loves Cards Championing British Art and Design

What ever happened to Phoenix Trading?

Flamingo Paperie launches from the ashesFlamingo Paperie emerges from the ashes of Phoenix Trading

Phoenix Trading closed for business back in August 2017 following an unsuccessful and costly launch into the American market place. The story of this popular British business, however, did not end there. The undying determination of its Traders and Directors and the tremendous support of its customers and the UK Greeting Card Industry has resulted in  a new, stronger business rising from the ashes.

Robin Bradley, Original Founder and Art Director of Phoenix Trading and Sheila Shaw, Operations Director at Phoenix Trading, hatched Flamingo Paperie in February 2018.

A new management team and business structure

Stuart Millar, Phoenix Trading’s most successful trader, joined Robin and Sheila as  Sales Director to launch the new business. Stuart had a team of 200 business leaders and 6000 fellow traders at Phoenix Trading. He, therefore, had a wealth of direct selling experience to bring to the table. The new streamlined management team has taken all of the lessons learnt from the failure of Phoenix Trading. A fabulous new business has been created that is more suited in format to the working practices of this century. There is no longer a costly head office to run with hundreds of staff. The Directors now work remotely and all of the major business functions are contracted out.

The same strong ethics

The business structure has changed but the philosophy and ethics that attracted me are still the same. Currently 100% of Flamingo Paperie’s products are designed and printed in the UK.   The business continues to apply best practice to all issues that affect the environment such as sustainable paper sources, biodegradability and recycling.

Artists' PaletteUnrivalled Heritage

The Directors can draw on Phoenix Trading’s 22 year history and therefore the many relationships that they have established with artists and manufacturers. Flamingo Partners, therefore, have access to some of the best greeting card artists in the business. They have a top quality and unique product range and an unrivalled earning opportunity.

Exciting Business Opportunity

We are looking for new Partners to join us on this journey. Are you a self confessed “Paper Stationery Addict”? Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to earn an additional  part-time income? Then please request a business information pack using the contact form below. Alternatively, please follow this link.

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