The word PAPYRUS (PAH·PIE·RUS) comes from the earliest form of paper crafted from the papyrus plant. The company was founded in a family kitchen over 60 years ago, inspired by a love of fine art and a vision for products of uncompromising quality from which genuine personal connections could be made. Today, there are more than 200 PAPYRUS retail locations across Canada and the United States offering an ever-expanding array of distinctive and luxurious merchandise, including stationery, custom-printed announcements and wedding invitations, products for entertaining, high-end greeting cards, gift wrap, gift bags, stationery, personalized note cards, journals, unique gift items that combine creativity with flair.
Dominque Schurman is the CEO of Schurman Retail Group which owns retail brands such as Papyrus. We sat down with Dominque to find out more about how she runs her business and her secrets to confidence.
Describe your company in a few words. What style need does it fill?
Our company is in the relationship business. We strive to inspire people to reach out and connect with others in a style that reflects their personal sensibility. As such, within our brand principles of designing products of the highest quality and style, we strive to provide a diverse and dynamic selection.
Describe your personal ‘go to’ style.
My personal style is classic blended with old world glamour. I love the eclectic mix of contemporary and vintage.
As a female founded business, how do you interpret the Vionic Secret: ‘Style. It doesn’t have to hurt’?
In my view, it means that everyone should be themselves. If you are true to yourself, your genuine passion will shine through.
What’s empowering about a confident woman?
I believe confidence inspires confidence. When we see confident leaders, they set the tone for others and as such, inspire growth.