Paper Tiger Shanghai creates gift paper with designs to reflect the richness of Chinese traditional art, Shanghai’s art deco period, and Beijing’s hutong past.

The collection of contemporary and vibrant paper is produced using 100% recycled paper and soy-based ink.  The deliberate mix of traditional and contemporary is coupled with the goal of making gift wrapping fun and expressive for the giver, and something special for the receiver.  Paper Tiger’s gift paper collection is created to be reversible, for a two-in-one use.  Featuring a pattern on one side, and a complementing pattern or colors on the reverse side. The paper is produced as sheets of 600mm x 870mm or 23.6in x 34.2in and printed on 100% recycled paper using soy-based ink.


In the Press:

Paper Tiger Shanghai has been featured in Elle Deco China, That’s Shanghai, Space Magazine, City Weekend, Talk, Shanghai Family, SH Magazine, Lohas Magazine, Shanghai Daily Newspaper, Travel + Leisure Asia, Wallpaper*, Malaysia Airlines Magazine, Time Out Beijing, BIBA, Moment, Beijing Kids Magazine, Time Out Shanghai, Lifestyle, The Gifted Blog, AD Magazine China, The Global Times, and in Holland (Brabants Dagblad, BN De Stem, Eindhovens Dagblad, De Stentor, PZC, Tubantia en De Gelderlander).  Also featured in The Hunt Guide - Shanghai edition.

 Press images are available upon request.


Our Story

Paper Tiger Shanghai began as an idea by Lucy Young in 2006 in answer to an unsuccessful search in Shanghai for quality gift paper that reflected Chinese culture in a contemporary style.   The idea became a reality and the first paper collection rolled out in 2007 with great success and was followed by a small collection of note cards inspired by Shanghai’s historic former French Concession ironworks.   Since then, more paper products have been added to the line, but gift paper remains the key focus for Paper Tiger.  When not creating new paper patterns, Lucy can be found searching for unique and special boutiques in Shanghai and creating a hit list of her favorites on the Instagram feed @ShanghaiGet

Born and raised in New York,  Lucy's Chinese heritage originates in Shanghai and Chuanzhou.   She has lived and worked in Asia since 1993 and has resided in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing.   She is based in Shanghai with her family.

Previously, Lucy was the head of marketing and communications for a global children’s brand and television network ‘s Asia-pacific office.