We love paper. We love note cards. We love crisp, clean notebooks. And our kids love to create copious amounts of art. Each on a fresh sheet of pristine white paper. And this niggles at our eco-conscious side. But we’re not willing to sacrifice stationary style for sustainability, and thanks to Canadian company Ecojot, we don’t have to. Instead we can scribble in fine style knowing that not a single tree was sacrificed for our love of paper.
Ecojot’s deliciously-patterned range of stationary is made from 100-per-cent post-consumer waste paper, printed with chlorine-free, biodegradable, vegetable based inks, and made at a mill that runs on landfill gas. Their products are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, which is an independent international non-profit that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. To top it all off they donate a portion of their proceeds to evergreen.ca.
They make “cahiers” (does that take you back to elementary school anyone?), file folders, sketch pads and notepads with covers ranging from natural to those covered with riotous flower gardens and whimsical menageries. They also have a kids’ line, so we can nurture their love of exuberant art projects with sustainable paper.
Gosh, we’d almost feel anti-green if we didn’t stock up.
You’ll find a list of local retailers on their website: www.ecojot.com.
Note: we’ve yet to find the full line anywhere, but we’re having a great time mixing and matching.
This is the second in our three part list of Valentine’s gift ideas for you and your tots. If you’re looking for great kids’ books, check out yesterday’s yoyomama, and tomorrow we’ll be covering chocolate.