I have a thing for beautiful paper goods: simply bound notebooks, a well laid-out planner, pocket-sized journals. And, going on year three of working from home, my home office could use a bit of a pick-me-up.
Enter Wisdom Supply Co., a California-based purveyor of well-designed, appealingly simple notebooks, calendars, planners, pencil cases, and writing instruments. Even better, everything is low-waste, “recyclable, repairable, and reusable.” The company began when founder (and plastic waste activist) Heather Itzla noticed how much waste back-to-school shopping produced each year in the way of plastic binders, spiral-bound notebooks that can’t be recycled, and bound-for-the-landfill pencil cases.
And so Itzla and her co-founder, Nicole Kozlowski, an environmentalist and ocean advocate committed to reducing disposable culture, started Wisdom Supply Co., named after the world’s oldest known bird. Their mantra? “Waste is a design flaw.”
All of Wisdom’s low-waste office and school supplies are affordably priced, too. Take a look at a few of the offerings: