Mother daughter co founders Gina and Anahata Katkin originally started PAPAYA in Los Angeles, USA with just 20 greeting cards. Using Anahata’s collection of personal sketchbooks, art journals, paintings and design alongside Gina’s savvy business acumen and vision, the pair began to share what has become PAPAYA’s signature aesthetic. PAPAYA has remained true to its roots through the years pulling art and inspiration from within, and creating a celebrated library of off-beat muses, icons and botanical illustrations. PAPAYA’s product collections feature Anahata’s current works and are supported by a small team of female designers. PAPAYA is proudly owned and driven by independent female creatives.
FIREWEED is a celebration of the botanical matrix. Flower and plant specimens have been lovingly suspended in time through the art of pressing and drying. Pulling inspiration from the arts n' crafts movement of the 70s, the Victorian Era archives, Floriography and fond personal memories. FIREWEED is a modern day, interpretative revival of a centuries old tradition based on raw and heartfelt illustrations by artist and co founder, Anahata Katkin.