Cheeky Mantwa is a joyful stationery brand with a commitment to sustainable design, inclusion and quality production.

Cheeky Mantwa Books is the sister company publishing children's book that instill pride and belonging in little ones.

Vision

 
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. The first in a series of Children's books was was published in June 2022 in partnership with Little Steps Publishing.

Sustainability

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 Mielie and Noissue Mailers that all products are shipped out in. By planting trees across Africa, Mielie Mailer is able to make it easy for us to join their noble mission to mitigate climate change. 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!
 
*FSC Certified means a product derived from wood/trees has been made to meet the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council. A globally recognised certification. This is a fab thing to be!
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Giving Help & Offering Hope

Cheeky Mantwa was founded for a purpose; to spread joy, to operate sustainably and to show kindness to others.
We provide meals through peanut butter and jam sandwich donations via the amazing Ladles of Love who distribute them to those most in need. Previously we gave cards and this will come back again soon. One of the greatest gifts you can give someone is the feeling of empowerment, possibility and hope! We believe that receiving a card packed with inspirational words can change a life. Words of joy and kindness that can inspire someone to believe in themselves and to know that someone out there cares may just be the thing that sets off a beautiful joyful journey of discovery for both the giver and the receiver. We are always open to hear your charity recommendations.