Moglea was launched in May of 2012 by Chad and Meg Gleason. After moving to Chad's family farm in Audubon, Iowa, they bought a century-old letterpress and started creating the Moglea line. Meg sought to bring unexpected processes like dip dye and hand painting to the fine stationery market. Eventually the business outgrew the Audubon space and they moved the business to Des Moines, Iowa in the fall of 2018 where they continue to manufacture hand painted paper goods.
Each Moglea piece is given precise attention, and every piece is intended to be a work of art that must be shared. Cards are dipped, one at a time, into custom blends of pigment and organic dyes. Each product is finished on an antique press where it is foil stamped, printed or die cut using traditional letterpress printing. The jubilant use of color and unexpected patterns create a stimulating product line that feels fresh and original.