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The term Matere ['Mat-air'] refers to the essential matter or substance that something is composed of and its essential characteristics. This underpins the level of thought inherent in material selection and the full product journey. We value the idea that considered style should not exist without equally refined substance. The ‘matter’ matters.

 

 


Strong environmental values are intrinsic throughout everything we do. All of our paper-based materials have been sourced using proven sustainable forestry such as FSC certification. We also ensure these are fully recyclable. 
 

 

During the development process, we focused on finding highly sustainable materials and suppliers. For our first range, we chose to use paper made from recycled coffee cups for two of our softcover notebook covers (Khaki and Kyoto print). This innovative process ensures all plastic is removed and used for other purposes, before forming a beautiful new paper sheet from the remaining pulp. Single-use coffee cups are usually non-recyclable and would be destined for landfill without such a process.

Shop our softcover layflat notebooks made with recycled coffee cups here

 

 


We used recycled leather offcuts for one of our hardcover layflat notebook designs. This is a more sustainable way to achieve a premium leather bound book with the same durability and high quality. The offcuts we use are retrieved from tanneries and would otherwise have been discarded.

Shop our hardcover layflat notebook made with recycled leather offcuts here.

 

 

From our grass paper packaging labels to paper box filler, FSC certified stickers and cards made using waste from brewer's grain, every aspect of our packaging has been scrutinised and refined to be highly sustainable and fully recyclable. 


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