About ImPaper

ImPaper (Impact Paper) is a paper goods brand with every product purchased contributing to a specific cause to help improve the lives of others. These contributions include tree planting, vaccinations for diseases, and giving meals to the poor. We offer over 400 original products in a wide range of styles, materials and sizes with strong environmental and carbon footprint practices at our core values. To date, ImPaper has given over 4000 meals, 1200 tetanus vaccines, 2000 antimalarial pills and more. Customer’s love our concept and whimsical designs.

Founding ImPaper

ImPaper was founded by Christine Phan and Kevin Nguyen during their second year of University. ImPaper was the result of their passion for design, sustainability and giving back.


Christine Phan

Christine is the mastermind designer at ImPaper, taking ideas to production. Christine will graduate from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (with distinction) in 2017. She has been heavily involved in the community taking on various leadership and volunteer roles. She has also worked on a science endeavour to solve the problem of radiation in space through genetic engineering, specifically in the application of protecting astronauts on space missions that brought her all the way to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In her free time, Christine enjoys baking, watching Netflix and being involved in the community.

She is passionate about design, health and solving inequality. Christine has appeared on Alberta’s Council for Global Cooperations Top 30 Under 30 list.

Kevin Nguyen

Kevin drives the company’s vision, strategy and growth. Kevin will graduate from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (with distinction) in 2017. He has worked for over 20 companies by the age of 20, with work experience in Big 4 Accounting, Oil/Gas & Energy, Financial Services and FX Sales, and Retail. His entrepreneurial roots began at a young age. In his free time, Kevin enjoys playing sports, reading, and working on personal projects that interest him.

He is passionate about design, social entrepreneurship and is not afraid to think big and pursue ambitious ideas.



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