Sam and Rachel are a boss babe duo that have been designing websites for the past 6+ years. We started out as what you would call “competition,” and joined forces in 2014 to create Northfolk - a boutique website and design company.
What started out as 2 women who wanted control of their busy lives and schedules quickly became a dream and a quest for the perfect planner.
Founded by Sam and Rachel in April of 2017, Northfolk Paper is located in beautiful Alaska & Colorado.
It's all History
In early 2017 the foundation for the Archive Planner was set. We spent every free moment navigating every detail of a product based business and large scale production. Every single part of it was new territory for us.
Late summer of 2017 we crashed and burned with our first printer. We had to refund pre-orders, get new samples and pretty much start from square one. While it was discouraging, we kept moving forward.
By late 2017, we had a new printer lined up and books on the printing press. Our first order of planners was shipping the first week of February and in our hands by early April (we had some delays).
During that time, we worked on marketing, packaging, etc. And we STRUGGLED. The pieces just weren't fitting together the way we wanted.
A few weeks before our planners were set to arrive, we made a decision that we had been tossing around for a few months. We went back to our roots and decided to run our new gig under our beloved Northfolk. It was a hard decision, but one that just felt right. And ironically, all those little pieces finally started to come together.
Here and Now
Our books are HERE! They are ready to ship! And you can buy one TODAY. The Archive Planner by Northfolk is officially out there on the market.
These are our very first edition planners, which we lovingly refer to as our “beta books.” What does that mean? We already have a laundry list of changes for the second round of books. We are using our new planners, testing them, finding things we want to improve on and asking for your feedback! We want you to be part of our #northfolktribe and help us to create a planner that YOU love.
* Did you know that we have to plan new products 6 months to a year in advance?! Crazy right?! So while everything seems focused on our first edition planners right now, our days are being spent working on our 2019 product line.
North to the Future
We are currently planning, drafting and testing our second round of planners and all our new products that we will be launching next year. We are refining our flagship UNDATED planner. We have a DATED weekly version in the works. And we have an absolutely gorgeous lineup of accessories that you will be dying to get your hands on.
Wanna know more??
So if anything, this first print run has been a learning experience. We have decided to really spend the extra time giving 110% to our 2019 product lineup.
While you might see bits and pieces of our Northfolk brand while we continue to market our Archive Planners, we will be doing a large re-launch for 2019 when we will debut our new Northfolk product lineup.