Back to School – Eco Style

It’s that time of year! Pencils, paper, and notebooks oh my! While you’re loading up on back-to-school supplies for your children, don’t lose hope in finding eco-friendly school supplies. O’Bon is one brand of eco-friendly school supplies that offers nature inspired patterns and supplies.

In its infancy, O’BON was founded on the simple idea that basic products, such as pencils and notebooks, could be made much more responsibly, and contribute to making the world a better place.

At the time, our trademark product was a pencil made from used newspaper, and it accurately embodied what we hoped to achieve. By being made from newspaper instead of wood, the production of our newspaper pencils didn’t damage the environment. And, since newspaper was more durable than wood, the graphite inside was protected better and so lasted longer.
As our message and brand gradually grew, so too did our product line. We began to produce notebooks with paper made from sugarcane pulp, a great alternative resource to wood, and binders made from recycled card stock and cardboard.

As the early-00’s passed, we made a commitment to produce products that were not only eco-friendly, but also extremely attractive. Our belief continues to be that environmentally friendly products don’t have to come in boring designs or earthy green and brown tones. No, we believed in something different, and today, we boldly claim to have the best designs, colors and themes found in stores. 

 This year, we started two new projects that we are extremely passionate about. The first, the O’BON School Program, gives us a close relationship with a growing number of schools and a platform to educate kids about the environment, recycling and deforestation. It’s also a great way for kids to use O’BON in fundraising for the clubs they love and to exchange outdated wood pencils for brand new, recycled ones. 

O’Bon offers notebooks, binders, pencils, and even artist pencils for your budding environmental activist. 🙂  Prices are really reasonable at $6.00 for a binder and less for journals, pencils or small notebooks. I received the strawberry journal and O’BONanza 2B pencil pack to review. They are really colorful and cheery. You can never have enough notebooks and jotters! I was really impressed with the colorfulness of the products and they’re great quality! The journal is really small – perfect size for your purse or diaper bag!

Check them out at their website for more information and get your little one off to school with eco-friendly school supplies!

I received these products free of charge adn all opinions expressed are my own.


About palaciosamantha
I'm a Social Media Manager for a large home decor company who enjoys staying current in trends in both the fashion and home industries. I have a passion for writing, art journaling, expressive painting, and photography. My greatest loves are my two children.

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