Local production, eco-friendly materials, recycling, upcycling, handicraft… if you would like to find out how these principles of sustainable development manifest themselves in papelote products, please read on :)
In the context of our products, eco-friendly materials are represented above all by paper from sustainably managed forestry, or is recycled. The wood to make our pencils is sourced in the Czech Republic, we use 100% natural wool felt. All the paper which we use is eco certified.
All Papelote products are locally made, most of them being Central Bohemia patriots, there is also a handful of proud descendants of the South Bohemia region, and none come from any further afield than Moravia.
In Spanish, the word papelote means a discarded scrap of paper which can be used to make something new.
Papelote embraces upcycling even in its very name – in Spanish, the word papelote means a discarded scrap of paper which can be used to make something new. In our production, we periodically use leftover materials to create the limited edition Papelote Take Two, on a regular basis, we turn ‘waste’ paper into paper bags, or there are pads whose covers are made from the leftover tape used in the Professio range notebooks. Seconds?Rejects? still get a chance in our spring clearance, offering our customers an opportunity to unleash their imagination in personalising them.
Even products which come from the printers require a fair bit of manual input. Notebooks will not bind themselves, Envelopes are not glued by a robot and the precise knots in sewn binding likely require somebody to put their reading glasses on. Fabric and Tyvek products are made in the Lidice area, some are created in our own workshop, so there are quite a few hands involved in our handmade production.
For which, Thank You all!