Cheeky Mantwa is a greeting card and stationery design house first launched in 2001 by the founder, Katie Mantwa George when she was a teenager and sold in her mother’s gift shop in London. At the time, the card collection was called Sticky People, based on a stick drawing of Katie’s beautiful sister, with her long curls blowing in the wind.
After 20 years in hibernation, Katie re-launched the brand in 2020 after moving to Cape Town, next door to her country of birth; Eswatini. Cheeky Mantwa has re-emerged as an inclusive, sustainable, joyful, luxury design house with minimalist design allowing you to say the words you want to say. Sticky People is the first Cheeky Mantwa collection paying respects to little teenage Katie’s dream.
Due to Katie's passion for empowering others, Cheeky Mantwa gives peanut butter and jam sandwiches to those in need with every order made!
When Cheeky Mantwa was founded, Katie wanted to ensure only the most sustainable materials and production partners were used in the UK and South Africa and that designs were inclusive and joyful, always. All paper used is luxurious matte FSC Certified* or 100% recycled paper with traditional letterpress print. 100% recyclable postage and packaging, including biodegradable stickers. Cheeky Mantwa postage is carbon neutral thanks to the power of the plastic free compostable Noissue Mailers that all products are shipped out in. By partnering with Noissue we continue the global compostable mailer mission that leaves no trace apart from soil enhancer.
Letterpress printing is the printing method with the lowest carbon footprint in comparison to other printing methods and due to the way it embosses the paper, it also beautiful and perfectly luxurious!
WHY I LOVE THEM
Katie was an Epiphany supporter long before she joined our family on the local list. To now be listing her on her own page is a really special task for me and something I have been looking forward to for the longest time!
After receiving my first array of Joyful, Cheeky Mantwa Stationery I was completely hooked.
The quality, finishes, attention to detail and paper that Katie uses are in a realm of their own. I recently stocked up on her card sets which come in handy almost every other week, and my desk planner is used daily!
Over the last year I have watched this beautiful brand grow with special additions to their stationary and gifting range that bring back the beauty of hand delivered presents and old school organisation.
If you love the feeling of heading into the new year with a shiny new pen, or believe writing of the birthday card is just as special as the gift itself, look no further.